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Recent Court Case Illustrates Employer’s Pay Missteps

Equal pay for equal work remains more a platitude than a reality in the United States, with women still earning just 77 cents for each dollar a man makes. However, as a recent court case illustrates, there are some solid remedies available to women who experience unfair pay disparities.

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How to Use Market Data to Determine Salary Range

When in doubt about how to set an accurate salary range for a given position, market survey data are crucial. That’s Compensation 101-level stuff. What’s not always so clear, however, is what to do with those data.

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Ask the Right Questions—Find the Right Answers

Many leaders believe they must have all the answers—that it’s their responsibility to have the answer to every question and the solution to every problem. In my estimation, it’s more important to ask the right questions than it is to always have the answer.

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Looking at Plan Performance Through the Lens of Different Groups

Yesterday, Laraine McKinnon, defined contribution director at investment management company BlackRock, provided some insights on legacy 401(k) plans that may have fallen out of date. Today, her thoughts on forecasting outcomes by groups.

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Is Your 401(k) Plan Out of Date?

Like an old house that was cutting-edge when it was built but hopelessly archaic today, your 401(k) may have fallen behind the times. Is this true of yours? And, if so, what can you do about it?

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Strategies for Smart Salary Surveys

Yesterday, we got some important guidance on job descriptions as they relate to your compensation program, courtesy of John Rubino of Rubino Consulting Services. Today, Rubino’s thoughts on salary surveys: the good, the bad, and the potentially illegal.

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The Key Role of Job Descriptions in Pay Programs

It’s easy to think of job descriptions as an HR compliance tool—which they are. But it’s also important to remember that they play an important role in your compensation planning as well.

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Performance Management Survey—What’s Really Happening?

Performance management is not only important for identifying your high potential employees, but it also has a great impact on your compensation programs and documentation practices. What’s happening with performance management in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!

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Boomers and Xers Look at Short- and Long-Term Pay Differently

Yesterday, we got some insights from Laura Fries, managing director and executive vice president at Baker Tilly, on pay strategies to retain up-and-coming Gen Xers. Today, her thoughts on short-term versus long-term pay for different generations.

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New Pay Strategies Needed to Incentivize a New Generation of Executives

In the upper reaches of corporate America, the largest generation on record is retiring—and a new generation is getting set to take over. And Gen Xers aren’t looking for the same things, compensation-wise, their Baby Boomer predecessors were.

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