Compensation Insights BLOG

Join Vivient partner, Bertha Masuda, at the 2018 WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference, May 21-23, 2018 in Dallas, “Inspired Thinking”. Bertha will be a featured compensation expert speaking about the latest trends in compensation for gig-economy and new economy employees and executive talent: “Fresh, Fearless & Formidable: Practical...

By Don McDermott at D.G. McDermott Associates We are often asked how, specifically, a compensation consultant adds value to a business. It's important that all businesses appreciate the importance of creating a well-thought through compensation strategy and incentive rewards structure because after your customers, your employees...

By Melissa Cueto at Vivient Consulting Effective January 1, 2018, California joined a handful of other cities and states to pass A.B. 138, a law barring employers from seeking previous salary information from prospective employees, or relying on previous salary information when making an offer.

By Susan Malanowski of Wilson Group In working with compensation consulting clients in the development and management of base pay programs, at Wilson Group, we frequently hear about or receive questions about the geographic "cost of living" being used to determine or justify salary and pay rates....

By Lauren Belcher at Phillip Blount and Associates Despite our growing economy and rising stock market, one thing remains consistent – salary budget increase projections.   National, industry-wide projections are stagnant, for the fourth consecutive year at a projected median of 3.0 percent (average, 3.2 percent) for...

Private companies often have challenges recruiting and retaining top talent. Vivient Consulting’s Bertha Masuda, CECP, and ThreePoint Consulting’s David Rhoads offer advice on implementing and maintaining effective private company compensation and incentive plans in this video Plans With the X Factor — Private Companies’ Quest for Effective Incentives from...