• 4 in 10 companies considering executive pay reform: 5 things to know

    Nearly half of employers are considering making changes to employee benefits, compensation, total rewards or executive pay programs this year or next, with about 40 percent of companies considering executive pay reform, according to a Willis Towers Watson survey.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Hospital CFOs see compensation rise in 2017

    Hospital and health system CFOs saw increases in total cash compensation from 2016 to 2017, according to a SullivanCotter report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  • How workers negotiate salary across 27 US cities

    Only 39 percent of U.S. workers tried to negotiate a higher salary at their last job offer, with workers from New York City being the most likely to negotiate, according to a survey from staffing firm Robert Half.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 72% of employers are not confident they have closed pay gaps

    Although nearly 75 percent of organizations have started working to address pay equity, only 28 percent of organizations believe they have successfully closed existing pay gaps, according to a Gartner report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 4 reasons for employers to address pay equity

    Although the average role-to-role pay gap is 7.4 percent, the average employee perception of the gap is 15 percent, an impression that can harm employees' work quality and intent to stay with an organization, according to a Gartner report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 9 statistics on executive pay based on size, type of hospital

    CEOs, CFOs and COOs saw increases in total cash compensation across different sizes and types of hospitals and health systems from 2016 to 2017, with the highest median compensation increases among COOs of independent health systems, according to a SullivanCotter report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Why pay rates fall behind America's job growth: 4 things to know

    Average hourly earnings in the U.S. were 2.9 percent higher in January than a year earlier, but pay has been slow to move despite job growth for several reasons, The New York Times reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 6 reasons US wage growth is at its highest since 2009

    U.S. wages rose at their fastest pace in eight years and the nation added 200,000 jobs in January, including 21,000 hires in healthcare businesses, according to a CNNMoney report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 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 -

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