October 12 2010 - Unjustified increases
for a few CEOs can lead to "legitimate" salary increases for others.
October 8 2008 - A recent report from Compdata Surveys shows that
cell phones are the most popular executive perks in the United States.
September 26 2007 - Jeffrey Pfeffer said organizations can be misguided if they use incentive pay based on the belief
"that if employees were just compensated appropriately, virtually every organizational and management problem could
September 18 2007 - (News release) Market realities are forcing today's employers to strike a balance between reducing benefit costs while better addressing employees' lifestyle and financial concerns.
August 27 2007 - The Compensation Data 2007 survey shows that competition for top
employees is increasing with 96.1 per cent of organizations actively recruiting, voluntary turnover at 12.3 per cent
for all industries, and total turnover at 18.3 per cent.
August 27 2007 - A recent survey has shown that many US companies are seeking to remain globally
competitive by significantly decreasing the size of their equity awards to non-US executives, a significant change in
June 29 2007 - The Society for Human Resources Management's annual benefit survey found little difference
between the employee benefits on offer in 2007 and the previous year with only a slight reduction in the percentage of
organizations offering some financial and compensation benefits.
June 29 2007 - The summer vacation season is here and a new survey shows that there has been
little change in the number of vacation days offered to exempt employees since 2005.
February 12 2007 - A comparison of public policies for working families in 173 countries shows that
while the US performs well in protecting individual employees from workplace discrimination on the basis of race,
gender, age, and disability it is less effective in supporting family life.
January 23 2007 - The Compensation Data 2006 survey of more than 5300 employers reveals
that salaries within utilities have largely stood still over the last three years. The survey found that education and experience are responsible for large disparities. For example, electrical engineering managers with eight years relevant experience and a bachelor's degree earned an average of US$99 148; 51.8 per cent more than a senior-level, cable construction technician with one year's experience and a high school degree.
January 12 2007 - A recent survey found that workers below management grade are more likely to make full use of their holiday
entitlement compared to executive and middle-level employees, who tend to take long weekend vacations. While
employees value time away many feel obliged to work and stay in touch with their organizations on their days off.
May 19 2005 - A survey of 994 outplaced employees and managers by global career
services company Lee Hecht Harrison found that far
more of today's job hunters want to receive a laptop than a company car
from their next employer.
April 20 2005 - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day symbolizes the day each year that women's wages catch up to men's wages from the previous year:
July 7 2003 - A study by Lisa A. Barron, assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine's Graduate School of
Management, indicates that women who negotiate job offers generally ask for lower initial
salaries than do men.
July 3 2003 - The Society for Human Resource Management
(SHRM) today said the Department of Labor's efforts to update the Fair Labor Standards
Act (FLSA) will clarify the extremely complicated regulations, and also open the door for
nearly 1.3 million more American workers to receive overtime pay.
May 9 2003 - African Americans and Latinos in California still earn less
per hour than whites, according to a recent study by the Public Policy Institute of