• Median CEO to employee pay ratio is 140 to 1: 5 things to know

    As public companies become required to disclose the pay ratio of their CEOs and median employees for the first time this year, Equilar conducted an anonymous survey of 356 public companies to identify the CEO pay ratio they plan to report in their 2018 proxy statements.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Care New England merger prompts senator to propose hospital executive pay reform: 6 things to know

    A top Rhode Island senator is proposing stricter rules for hospital executive pay out of concern that Providence, R.I.-based Care New England's leaders could eventually get a golden parachute as the health system moves to merge with Boston-based Partners HealthCare, according to a WPRI report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Massachusetts salary program fights gender wage gap: 4 things to know

    Massachusetts launched the state's first salary negotiation workshops to help women negotiate better pay, according to a WBUR report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Viewpoint: 5 reasons 'pay for performance' fails physicians and patients

    Pay-for-performance programs can harm physicians and patients, most notably when recognizing that physician skill is not the only factor that determines care quality, argue Kip Sullivan, member of the Health Care for All Minnesota Policy Advisory Committee and Stephen Soumerai, professor of population medicine at Boston-based Harvard Medical School, in a STAT op-ed.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 7 tech, finance giants banning the salary question

    Several major U.S. companies will not ask prospective employees about their salary history at offices nationwide after their home state or city banned the question to encourage pay equity between male and female applicants, according to a Bloomberg BNA report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 11 states, cities banning the salary question

    A growing number of U.S. states and cities are banning employers from asking applicants about their salary history to encourage pay equity between male and female employees, according to a Bloomberg BNA report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 10 ways compensation committees can best guide executive pay and performance

    As CEO incentive pay packages bring attention to transparency issues in executive compensation, a group of directors and chief risk officers from The Directors and Chief Risk Officers Group published a set of guiding principles for compensation committees around the governance of risk related to pay and performance.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 3 ways workplaces define the gender pay gap

    Women earn approximately 80 cents for every dollar men make, frequently referred to as the gender pay gap, but the difference in pay is often discussed under terms with other definitions, CNNMoney reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  • North Carolina hospital to boost nurse pay in effort to increase retention rate

    Rocky Mount, N.C.-based Nash UNC Health Care plans to raise compensation for nurses within the next month to keep them from leaving for higher-paying jobs in different counties, according to the Rocky Mount Telegram.  By Alia Paavola -
  • 5 reasons companies are doling out bonuses and raises this year

    As corporations consider how government tax cuts are affecting employees and business investments, economists speculate whether the these cuts are the reason why companies are announcing bonuses and raises, NBC News reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Why Amazon's salary policy may hurt women: 4 insights

    As more U.S. states and cities become forced to follow a law that bans employers from asking job candidates about prior salary, Amazon voluntarily pledged to ban the salary question, a policy that could potentially hurt female candidates, according to a Quartz report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • CEOs of top 350 US companies earn $15.6M on average

    CEOs significantly outpace the average American's pay rate, particularly when examining those leading the top 350 U.S. companies, who earned $15.6 million on average in 2016, according to a CNBC report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Can pay ratio disclosures control CEO salary? 5 insights

    Public U.S. companies will be required to compare their CEO's compensation to the median pay of all employees beginning this year, leaving company boards to speculate whether these disclosures may rein in CEO pay, according to an analysis in The Washington Post.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 4 reasons companies do not want to disclose CEO pay ratio

     A rule approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission will require public U.S. companies to disclose pay ratios between the CEO and employees for the first time, leaving many company executives worried about how the disclosure will affect their company's operation, according to a Bloomberg report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Top CEOs make more in a week than Bangladeshi workers earn in a lifetime

    CEOs from the top five global fashion brands only have to work four days to make what a Bangladeshi garment worker will make in a lifetime, according to a report from campaigning group Oxfam International.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Nearly 1 in 4 employees get zero benefits from their employer: 5 insights

    Twenty-three percent of full-time employees in the U.S. do not receive any benefits from their employer, such as health insurance, retirement savings plan or paid vacation, according to a recent Clutch survey.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Among 'most promising jobs,' healthcare positions pay best

    Healthcare-specific jobs had the first and second highest median base annual salaries on LinkedIn's list of the 20 most promising jobs in 2018.   By Megan Knowles -
  • The highest- and lowest-paying positions at Amazon

    As Amazon chooses a city to house its second headquarters, thousands of job seekers are looking to the e-commerce giant for career opportunities, according to a report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Company performance may suffer if CEO salary not justified to employees: 4 takeaways

    When the gap between the salary of a CEO and an average worker is seen as unfair, employee resentment can harm a company's productivity, according to a report from Boston-based Harvard Business School.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 3 salary negotiation tips for women

    Lack of transparency significantly contributes to pay inequity between women and their male peers, particularly when women do not realize compensation can be negotiated, according to a post in the Chicago Tribune.  By Megan Knowles -

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