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What HR needs to teach managers about salary ranges

By bethanye McKinney Blount / March 20, 2018

A few weeks ago I wrote about how AB-168 is changing culture around salary ranges.  As of California companies must (upon reasonable request) share the salary range for a role with a candidate. Other non-California companies are following suit, like Amazon and Progressive.  Our most recent blog post discussed how you can use job levels and salary…

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Understanding Salary Bands and Job Grades

By bethanye McKinney Blount / February 27, 2018

At Compaas, we talk a lot about Salary Bands and Job Grades (or Job Levels). Not only in blog posts, but every single day. Salary Bands and Job Grades are essential frameworks in any compensation strategy. We use them throughout our compensation analytics software to help companies dig into how they pay their employees. What’s the…

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Don’t ask for salary history: why CA AB-168 matters to your company

By bethanye McKinney Blount / February 13, 2018

If you’re unfamiliar with recent changes in California law around compensation, this article is a good starting-point. Though Amazon isn’t directly affected by California AB-168, they have stopped asking for salary history from candidates. From my perspective, this is both very smart of Amazon and very cool. Of course I say this as CEO of…

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