It’s becoming more common for employee resource groups to voice their concerns about internal pay equity. Over the last year, we have been getting more calls from leaders either responding to requests or proactively doing their due diligence to ensure they are rewarding their people equitably. As trends in pay transparency increase, it is also important to consider the position your managers are often in. Another frequent situation we hear about is employees approaching managers with data from online sources about what their job is worth in the market and/or with questions about why their peer in the organization is being paid more than they are.
Recently, I was working with a General Counsel who was tasked with putting together an analysis of the pay for their top five leaders in preparation for their annual Board Meeting. As pay equity regulations trend towards increased levels of transparency and as organizations respond to the COVID-19 impact on the US economy, it is no surprise the Board wanted to take a closer look at their executive pay.
A frequent question our clients have been asking is what to do with compensation now that their workforce is remote and choosing to relocate.