Top performing organizations value their people more, discuss compensation openly, embrace modern compensation practices and pay people based on their performance.
PayScale, Inc. the leader in cloud compensation has released the 2016 Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR). Based on data from nearly 7,600 survey respondents representing executives, line of business managers and human resource practitioners, the report reflects current attitudes about compensation, business growth, hiring and retention.
The latest annual report shows that the most successful companies are adopting open conversations with employees about their salaries and implementing pay increases that reflect individual employees’ performance.
The research also shows that most employers consider retention to be their number one priority and they believe annual performance reviews are largely ineffective.
“We are in the midst of a sea change in the way companies think about compensation. More employers realize the importance of adopting innovative approaches to pay in order to retain the people who are making the largest impact,” said Mike Metzger, President and CEO at PayScale.
“Although these modern compensation practices require a cultural shift for many organizations, our research shows there is significant benefit in abandoning traditional compensation practices in favor of more transparency around compensation and variable pay practices that recognize an individual’s contribution to the business.”
Here are some of the key findings about pay practices and employer attitudes from the 2016 Compensation Best Practices Report:
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“Increasingly, companies realize they no longer hold all the cards when it comes to pay and many of the tried and true HR methodologies for determining pay are ineffective in today’s competitive talent market,” said Lisa Rowan, Vice President of the HR and Talent Management Service at the analyst firm, IDC.
“These forward-thinking organizations want more innovative compensation management technologies to help them respond to changing market conditions in real-time and also to employ variable pay bonuses that reflect the relative value of employees to the company.”
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