Hot Topic: Pay Equity

Here on this page, you can browse our library of publications about pay equity issues.

Pay equity is about rewarding people for their work equally based on the value they create, regardless of gender, race or other factors that are unrelated to performance.

For such a sensitive subject, pay equity can create a significant advantage. The key is to avoid superficial analyses that create as many problems as they’re supposed to fix. That’s why it’s important to understand the job- and performance-related factors that can explain variations in pay. That way, you can identify ways to improve within the context of your specific environment—then, in plain language, update shareholders, employees, customers, and the media on your pay equity-related initiatives.

Need more? We’re here to help. See how we can help you understand and manage pay equity considerations or just contact us directly.


Gender Pay Equity: 15 Questions and Answers for You and Your Compensation Committee

By popular demand—from attendees, that is—here’s an FAQ on gender pay equity following up our discussion at the 2018 WorldatWork Total Rewards conference.

Takis Makridis · 6/25/2018


False Positive, False Negative: Beyond the Surface of Gender Pay Equity

In this article featured in the June/July 2018 issue of Workspan Magazine, we make the case for rigorous analysis to help explain variations in pay, then discuss ways to form an effective plan of action.

Josh Schaeffer · 6/6/2018


Pay Equity Gathers Steam

While CEO pay ratio has dominated discussions lately, a much larger emerging issue is pay equity—statistically studying compensation throughout an organization to make sure there are no unexplainable differences linked to gender, race, or ethnicity. Here’s a primer on what you need to consider as you get ahead of this issue.

Takis Makridis, Narine Karakhanyan, and David Thomas (of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati · 12/5/2017