Category Archives: Rants

Sometimes the absurdity of what others say is just too much…

Market Pricing is NOT Job Evaluation

Okay, I’ve had it.  Normally, while known for being opinionated about my profession, and having climbed up on several metaphorical soap boxes in my time, I can take a lot.  Today, not so much.  A few weeks ago, World at … Continue reading

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Tools Don’t Substitute for a Compensation Program

Not too long ago I had the opportunity to spend several days with a health center working through a job evaluation exercise.  What makes this client somewhat unique is that the CEO has a human resources background, which certainly makes … Continue reading

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Bad Compensation Data Leads to Bad Decisions

There are competing problems in compensation management to deal with, competing mostly to be the factor that creates the most bad decisions — a misguided direction toward over-reliance on labor market data, and what can best be called a veritable … Continue reading

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Quickly Ban any Bans on Talking About Salaries

A lot of “compensation tips” arrive in my inbox, from a lot of well-meaning folks, some of whom you probably consider to be “experts.”  One of today’s includes a tip cautioning employers about their rules banning talk about salaries.  Basically, … Continue reading

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Questionable Logic Taints Compensation Literature

Like any other field of study, the conclusions drawn by authors suggesting courses of action to be taken by their readers require that the underlying facts and logic be sound.  It is clear from reading a number of recent articles … Continue reading

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