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The Decline and Fall of “Pay for Performance”

Originally posted on The Compensation Times:
[This article was originally published for the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association “Quick Notes” and can be found here.] Congratulations on your new hire. “Ron” looks to be a promising new employee. He came…

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Stop Gender Pay Inequity – Repeal (Part of) the Equal Pay Act

Originally posted on The Compensation Times:
Well not all of it, of course.  Most of it, along with the other anti-discrimination laws, are crucial to fighting intentional discrimination.  However, one particularly nagging part of the Equal Pay Act actually enshrines…

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How Your FQHC’s Merit Program Causes Gender Pay Inequity

Yes, you heard me correctly, your “bona fide” merit program perpetuates gender pay inequity.   It is not hard to figure out… if women take time out from the workforce, they will have fewer years of your 3% average merit … Continue reading

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Incentives Don’t Work, Yet We Keep Using Them

Originally posted on The Compensation Times:
For those who haven’t read Daniel Pink’s “Drive,” the best-selling book on what really motivates us today, make the time to do so, because it will illustrate to you quite clearly why it is time…

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2016 Resolution #8 – Ensure Base Pay is Predictable

Originally posted on The Compensation Times:
Resolution #8 – Examine your base pay program from the perspective of employees, and ask yourself whether they can “predict” changes to their pay. For the vast majority of jobs, hourly wages or annual…

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