Category Archives: Compensation Administration

Establishing an effective compensation administration program requires job analysis, job evaluation, and job pricing. A successful program will help attract top talent, retain core employees, and encourage longevity while efficiently using financial resources. Our articles and tips on Compensation Administration will provide you with How to information on compensation challenges including software, payroll, tax, and communication.

Steps and Timeline for EEOC Collection of Employer Compensation Data

As we discussed yesterday, part of the federal government’s plan to achieve pay equality for men and women involves the collection of compensation data from federal contractors.

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EEOC Moving Forward with Plans to Collect Compensation Data

In his 2015 State of the Union speech, President Obama pressed Congress to “pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work.” Although the president’s plea for the passage of stronger pay discrimination laws is unlikely to sway the Republican-controlled House and Senate, the federal enforcement agencies have been working behind the scenes to bolster existing laws.

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What’s Your Market Position?

Yesterday, we looked at tips from BLR’s Senior Compensation Editor Sharon McKnight, CCP, SPHR, on aging your salary data. Today, McKnight’s insights on figuring out your market position—are you leading, lagging, or lead-lagging?

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Keys to Aging Salary Data Effectively

If you’ve worked in compensation a while you probably know all there is to know about “aging” data. If you’re new to comp, however, and aging data is a bit of a mystery, read on for practical tips from BLR’s Senior Compensation Editor Sharon McKnight, CCP, SPHR.

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Show Me (More Than) the Money: Nontraditional Reward Assessment Checklist

Yesterday, we looked at the factors that comprise a total rewards framework—which goes well beyond the actual dollars and cents you pay your employees. Today, a nontraditional reward assessment checklist.

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Total Rewards vs. Total Compensation: Are You Muddling the Two?

A total rewards framework is a comprehensive way of looking at how employers pay their employees. It is now finding its way into the thinking of compensation and human resources professionals at more and more companies.

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Pay Deductions—What About Exempt Employees?

In yesterday’s Advisor, attorney Ted Boehm explained the rules governing deductions in pay for nonexempt employees (and how to avoid the pitfalls); today, he presents the facts regarding deductions and exempt workers.

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Employee Pay Deductions Can Cost You—Be Careful!

Some employers believe that deducting from an employee’s pay can be done at their own discretion. However, the law scrutinizes pay deductions very closely, and the scope of acceptable situations for them may be far narrower than you think. Attorney Ted Boehm shares what you need to know.

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Silence Isn’t Always Golden—Communicate Your Total Reward Statements

In yesterday’s Advisor, consultant John Rubino described total reward statements and what employers should include in them to maximize their effectiveness; today, Rubino’s thoughts on how to communicate these statements to employees.

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Put It All on Paper—Total Reward Statements

If you want to retain employees, they need to feel valued. Employers can show workers just how much they’re being compensated for their efforts—beyond just their base pay—through total reward statements. Consultant John Rubino has some tips for crafting and communicating these overarching compensation reports.

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