Skills Gap? No, Wage Gap

Hiring Technical People

If you are willing to pay a reasonable wage for people who already have the skills, there are many people who would gladly work for you. Employers want their experience at a new person’s wage. If you want to hire people will scarce skills and pay them an insufficient wage, you might think there is a skills “gap.” It’s wage gap. That’s a tight wage for that much experience. I almost always see a wage gap.

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Your Rights Regarding Wage Disputes


Wage disputes can arise in almost any work environment, even productive and happy ones which operate smoothly and without incident. Employers sometimes may even be unaware that a violation has occurred, which makes it all the more important that you as an employee have a strong understanding of employment law and your right to fair wages for the work you engage in. Career Advice Wage Disputes employee rights

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Transparent Wage Policies: Honest or Chaos Provoking?


A common policy found in many businesses is a prohibition against the disclosure of wage information. Keeping wages under wraps also prevents employee jealousy about managerial and executive salaries. A non-disclosure policy is particularly useful when employees with the same job descriptions are not being paid the same, keeping in mind there can be many legitimate, nondiscriminatory reasons for wage differences. HR Leadership compensation wage wage policies

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Industry Wages: What are Companies Paying in Salaries?

The Undercover Recruiter

Industry Wages: What are Companies Paying in Salaries? Employer gender pay discrimination pay gap RS Components Salary wagesAs a recruiter or hiring manager, it is important to know how much the role you are advertising pays on average, this not only helps keep you competitive in a busy market but allows you to fill roles quicker and avoid lengthy negotiating periods. To help employers and recruiters stay ahead of their competition, RS. View Article.

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Minimum Wage: Basics You Should Know

Evil HR Lady

Minimum wage laws require that you pay your employees at a certain level, but even that can vary depending on whether an employee receives tips or not. Federal law requires that all workers earn a minimum wage in each state. In most states, employees who receive tips can be paid a lower wage of $2.13 per hour, but their tips must be enough to make their total compensation meet the minimum wage, which is $7.25

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Why It Matters: The Minimum Wage Debate

Career Realism

Minimum wage is currently a hot topic everywhere. Nationally, there's ongoing debate about raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, while at the state level many local governments are wrestling with their own minimum wage increase proposals as they keep an eye on things on the federal level. The Effort To Raise Minimum Wage The U.S. House of Representatives is gearing up to vote on a bill to gradually raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25

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Staff Development, Benefits & Compensation for Low-Wage Workers


Those who work in low-wage jobs are often left out of the conversation. Why Low-Wage Workers Matter. of American workers are in low-wage jobs. 1 The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that in 2013, nearly two-thirds of workers in jobs that pay federal minimum wage or less are in the service industry. The answer to how we better engage and develop our low-wage employees is a mix of compensation, benefits and staff development.

4 Big Ideas to Look Smart: The $15 Minimum Wage

The HR Capitalist

If you watch Fox News or MSNBC, I already know how you feel about the prospect of the $15 an hour minimum wage: - Fox News Viewers - It's Jobs or CPI armagedon! MSNBC libs - This is a living wage, people. Here's 4 big ideas to keep either of the extremes at bay (arch conservatives or liberals) when this topic comes up. -- A one size fits all minimum wage nationally doesn't make sense. $15 Have a take on the topic of the $15 minimum wage.

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Women, Work, and Wage Inequality

Ms. Career Girl

The post Women, Work, and Wage Inequality appeared first on Ms. That’s the current estimate of how long it will take for gender wage inequality to fade away. The post Women, Work, and Wage Inequality appeared first on Ms. Work Wage InequalityCareer Girl. It’s no secret that there’s probably some guy in your company who gets paid more for doing the same job you do.

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5 Steps to Better Wage & Hour Law Compliance


I am making these statements from the perspective of an HR professional, consultant and HR instructor that has dealt with Wage & Hour issues for a long time. With that said here are five (5) steps to better wage and hour law compliance. My list of things may help you avoid a wage & hour investigation or, if you have one, may help you come out better as a result. Wage and Hour Compliance Tips. The Official Disclaimer.

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Know Nothing About Tipped Wages

Evil HR Lady

This is why Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin’s campaign to raise the tipped minimum wage to at least the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 Minimum wage is still $7.25 per hour (federally) or whatever your state minimum wage is. To keep reading, click here: Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Know Nothing About Tipped Wages. The post Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Know Nothing About Tipped Wages appeared first on Evil HR Lady. $2.13

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Solving Wage Disparity by Empowering Women to Negotiate


According to the researchers “… we find that men in contrast to women prefer job environments where the ‘rules of wage determination’ are ambiguous.” ” Women enter negotiations with pessimistic expectations about what wage increases are available, and thus if they do negotiate, they don’t ask for much: 30 percent less than men. If you are trying to rectify the wage inequality what you need to do is empower women to negotiate by telling them it is OK to negotiate.

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Five Steps to Better Wage & Hour Compliance


I am making these statements from the perspective of an HR professional, consultant and HR instructor that has dealt with Wage & Hour issues for a long time. With that said here is my list of 5 things that may help you to better wage & hour compliance. Additionally, there are variations on wage & hour issues that vary by states and also municipalities. Business HR education safe harbor policy training employees wage and hourly compliance

Will Relocating for a Higher Wage Leave You Worse Off?

Career Alley

Over time, you gain the experience and the skillset needed to make that progression to a higher wage. So, you will be receiving a higher wage. “ The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. ” – Oliver Wendell Holmes. Read more at Every professional understands that when you start work, you begin with a certain expectation when it comes to salary.

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Unequal Pay and Unequal Opportunities: New Data On the Gender Wage Gap


A new study by Payscale adds depth to the gender wage gap discussion. They peg the current controlled wage gap at 2.7% and the uncontrolled wage gap at 25.6%. To arrive at the controlled wage gap, Payscale compared wages in identical jobs: HR Manager to HR Manager. To arrive at the uncontrolled wage gap, Payscale compared sector earnings to sector earnings: women in HR to men in HR. Pascale Family Wage Gap.

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Can Virtual Reality Training Close the Gender Wage Gap?


Now it is being suggested as a way to train women to be better negotiators in order to reduce the wage gap between men and women. Some companies are eliminating wage negotiation entirely as I talked about in Future Friday: Will employees be setting wages in the future? Of course the inability or unwillingness to negotiate for a salary is not the only thing that causes the wage gap. HR gender wage gap negotiating negotiations training vr

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Here's the Best Minimum Wage Increase Idea I've Ever Heard.

The HR Capitalist

Can't take credit for this but it's gold - A recent episode of the Recode/Decode podcast featuring Bradley Tusk, the 3rd Party Legal Counsel for Uber , included a great idea for a minimum wage hike Tusk thought would bring both sides to the table: . Raise the minimum wage to $15-20 per hour. .

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What They Aren’t Telling You About the Gender Wage Gap


First let me start off by saying I believe the wage gap is real. The wage gap is an issue according to what I know about being a woman and according to research, which tells us that women are making on average $.78 However, I have personally encountered wage disparity early on in my own career, and I believe it was because I was a woman. Why Wage Disparity Exists. But What About Women and the Wage Gap. Talk to them about the wage gap.

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UW Study On $15 Minimum Wage Bad News For Liberals.

The HR Capitalist

If there's anything that will get a healthy dinner conversation going (or get people fighting), it's the idea of the $15 minimum wage. A better wage for core entry-level workers is hard to argue against as a reasonable person. Fortunately, there's some research pouring in on the minimum wage that seems to be based on reality, not theory. . There’s bad news from Seattle for advocates of a $15-an-hour minimum wage law.

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Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report: Are Tech Wages Really Flat?

The HR Capitalist

For many of you, it doesn't feel like tech wages are flat, does it? Here's your chart of average tech wages: But the survey confirms what we all know below. Raise your hand if you feel like wages are flat. One of the best salary surveys that you will find from a vendor is the Dice Tech Salary Report. See the 2018 version - released last week - by clicking here.

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What Will Wage Growth Look Like in 2016?


Wage growth is a thornier subject than it first appears. In other words, while wage growth may seem simple – average wages went up in America in 2015 and that’s grand! Total compensation, the shape of the economy and even your geography have so much to do with the impact of wage growth, and how that impact is felt. Since the 2008 crash wage growth has been slow in America. While job growth was strong in 2015, wage growth lagged at 2.5%

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What Sheryl Sandberg Doesn’t Understand about Minimum Wage and Childcare

Evil HR Lady

She writes: To start, it’s long past time to raise the federal minimum wage. Two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women. Raising the wage would reduce pay inequality and help millions of families living in or near poverty. It sounds good but raising the federal minimum wage means you raise the cost of everything. Raising the minimum wage. To keep reading, click here: What Sheryl Sandberg Doesn’t Understand about Minimum Wage and Childcare.

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Men’s Height and Women’s Weight Impact Wages


But in all cases, shorter men and fatter women experience, on average, wage and advancement discrimination. Now researchers at Exeter University have shown a clear connection between wages and height for men, and wages and BMI for women. Men’s wages dropped $2125 US with every 2.5 Women’s wages dropped $4250 US with every 28 pounds above the average. HR employment discrimination wage discrimination

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Career News: The Racial Wage Gap and My Interview

Competitive Resumes

Racial Wage Gap research. The racial wage gap needs more attention and focus because it affects millions of people. I explained before I am looking for more studies on the racial wage gap. To help close the racial wage gap, job seekers who are affected must negotiate more than they do. Here are a few of it’s findings: Black men’s average hourly wages were 22 percent less than those of white men in comparable jobs; in 1979, the wage gap was 16.9

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Bridging the Gender Wage Gap: Knowing When and How to Ask For a Raise

Ms. Career Girl

Even though women, for the first time in our country’s history, represent over fifty percent of the workforce, and even though more women than men hold degrees in advanced education, there still remains a wage gap. Although experts have attempted to account for the wage gap in various ways, it’s been firmly established that part of the problem is women are much less likely to ask for raises than do men.

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How Does the Cost of Living in the UK Compare to Wages?

The Undercover Recruiter

How Does the Cost of Living in the UK Compare to Wages? Uncategorised cost of living house price Salary UK wageIt’s a depressing fact that a large portion of your salary will go towards basic living costs, predominantly the cost of your accommodation. And though there are far more glamorous things that I’m sure we would all rather spend our money on, putting a roof over our head comes in as the top priority, so it’s important. View Article.

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3 Ways To Avoid A Minimum Wage Job After College

Career Realism

Worse, that number has increased by 10% since 2001… and with more bright-eyed graduates entering the workforce all the time, it’s a fair assumption that competition will only continue to increase… That means that new graduates, who bought into the promise that their degree would grant them access to the inner circle of success, opportunity, and wealth, need to do something else to stand out and avoid the low-wage and part-time positions they’re being forced into.

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Why the New York Times Endorsed a $0 Minimum Wage (and You Should Too)

Evil HR Lady

The minimum wage is almost always a matter of controversy. Right now, people are pushing for a $15 per hour minimum wage. So, why did the New York Times argue for a removal of the minimum wage altogether ? Here’s their logic: An increase in the minimum wage…would restore the purchasing power of bottom-tier wages. It would also permit a minimum-wage breadwinner to earn almost enough to keep a family of three above the official poverty line.

The Minimum Wage in America Must Rise, So Says Giant Company CEOs

Evil HR Lady

JP Morgan Chase is raising it’s internal minimum wage from $10.70 Wages for many Americans have gone nowhere for too long. JP Morgan Chase has every right to pay their employees whatever they want to, as long as it is equal to or above the mandated minimum wage in every state. To keep reading, click here: The Minimum Wage in America Must Rise, So Says Giant Company CEOs per hour to $12.00 per hour.

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NFL Cheerleaders: Minimum Wage for a Job Where You Don’t Even Get to Pick Your Own Hair Color

Evil HR Lady

And with that job comes a minimum wage paycheck? Here are some highlights: To keep reading, click here: NFL Cheerleaders: Minimum Wage for a Job Where You Don’t Even Get to Pick Your Own Hair Color. The post NFL Cheerleaders: Minimum Wage for a Job Where You Don’t Even Get to Pick Your Own Hair Color appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

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What is Your Job’s Real Hourly Wage?

Career Realism

So it’s important to know your REAL hourly wage not what your paycheck says, not the one you think you’re worth… you want to know the real return on your investment of time. They both agreed they had never really looked at their pay this way and were willing to run through the exercise of calculating the “REAL Hourly Wage.” ” The formula I use with my clients is the following: [Your Real Hourly Wage] = [Your Adjusted Income] ÷ [Your Adjusted Job Hours].

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Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show


Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show. New Economic Research Backs Overwhelming Public Support for Minimum Wage Increases to Help Rebuild Economy. An increase in the minimum wage could help bolster the sluggish economic recovery, according to two new, groundbreaking studies. Raising the minimum wage can help our economy recover while helping the millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet in low-wage jobs. Be our Friend.

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5 Things to Know About The Yelp Employee Who Got Fired Complaining About A Living Wage in San Fran.

The HR Capitalist

Talia Ben-Ora posted an open letter Friday afternoon to Yelp chief executive Jeremy Stoppelman, saying she wasn't earning a living wage while working in customer support at Eat24, Yelp's San Francisco-based food delivery arm. Many of you saw this, but it's too good not to talk about here. A Yelp employee recently got fired for writing a post taking her company and CEO to task for not paying her better so she could live in the Bay Area.

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Gender Wage Gap: Are College Major Choices to Blame?

Ms. Career Girl

On the other hand, gender discrimination may be harder at work than ever in our decision to pay men with “important” jobs like business and computer science higher wages than women in “softer” fields like medicine and sociology. Then again, it could be that genders tend to function differently and part of the wage gap isn’t about discrimination but simply about what makes more money. Whatever the case, it’s a notable twist to the usual gender wage gap discussion.

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Low Wages: 13 College Majors To Avoid Like The Plague

Career Realism

Just be sure you have a solid personal finance strategy to offset your low wages so that you’re properly prepared for retirement. The post Low Wages: 13 College Majors To Avoid Like The Plague appeared first on CAREEREALISM. The Millennial Generation of college students/graduates has really gotten the short-end of the stick. For those who have already graduated from college or are close to it, they were likely unaware of the consequences of the degree they chose.

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Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show


Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show. TOPIC: Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show. Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show. New Economic Research Backs Overwhelming Public Support for Minimum Wage Increases to Help Rebuild Economy. An increase in the minimum wage could help bolster the sluggish economic recovery, according to two new, groundbreaking studies. Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show.

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Pros and Cons of Florida Voting in the $15 Minimum Wage - It's Complicated.

The HR Capitalist

By now, most of us have reached a steady state conceptually related to raising the minimum wage. Reasonable people can agree that we should pay people as close to a living wage as we possible can, right? 2--The big hidden cost here is wage compression in any organization.

An open letter to everyone who is concerned about the wage gap

Penelope Trunk

First of all, a confession: I think the wage gap is fine. In this post, I will tell you what you can do to close the wage gap. And that’s a much bigger problem than a simple wage gap. I am paid much less than men with my experience and track record, and I don’t care, because I want to be with my kids. Still, I know many people are passionate about closing the gap. First of all, there are more women than men who are qualified to go into STEM but women are not interested.

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Pay Increase: How Not to Ask

Catherines Career Corner

Written by Catherine Adenle Asking for a pay increase could be nerve-wracking regardless of your position in an organisation. In this slow economy, it’s even a bit risky if you are not cautious about having a justifiable strategy when you ask [.] Related posts: Thrive and Get Noticed at Work: 50 Tips. Want a Fatter Salary? These 5 Things Are More Important! Get the Job, Keep the Job and Lead! You Are the Pilot of Your Career Plane. The 5 Gifts to Give Your Employees.

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McDONALD'S: Achiever Guilt, Worker Drive and The Riddle of a Working Wage.

HR Capitalist

Not sure if you saw this last week, but the McDonald''s annual shareholders meeting was targeted by wage activists looking to bump the entry level wage at the fast food giant from 8 or 9 dollars an hour to - wait for it - $15 per hour. Workers chanted "Hey McDonald''s You Can''t Hide, We Can See Your Greedy Side," and "No Big Macs, No Fries, Make our Wage Supersize," as the arrests were made. They stay at the low wage.

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Internships, the Training Wage and Finding a Graduate Job

Position Ignition

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Wages, Savings and Hiring: How the Workplace Is Hostile to People with Disabilities


This week a friend of mine was finally able to access disability benefits. It was a months long alienating and depressing process. In truth, he would have been happier to continue working but no workplace was able — or perhaps willing — to make the kind of accommodations he needs. That’s why we’re reading reading […]. HR american disabilities act disabilities hiring

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The Most Messed Up Chart You'll Ever See Related to Wage Increase History in America.

HR Capitalist

This chart shows the percent change year over year of wages for hourly and non-supervisory employees. You want to see some #@**? Take a look at the chart below and let's talk about it after the jump. Five Observations: 1. Although there's some other things that can go into this, this is basically a chart that shows relative merit increases for these workers.

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