I’ve been racking up the frequent flyer miles lately speaking about internal pay equity. (I’ll be in Richardson, TX next week for the Texas Total Rewards Conference – stop by and say hi if you’re there!)
My presentations have been well received, and I’m glad to see that people are interested in proactively looking at their compensation programs for internal pay equity. That’s why I’m really excited to announce that I’ve just signed a contract with Apress for a new book, Compensating Your Employees Fairly: A Guide to Internal Pay Equity, that will be published in April 2013!
Here’s the publisher’s description:
Compensation fairness is a universal preoccupation in today’s workplace, from whispers around the water cooler to kabuki in the C-suite. Gender discrimination takes center stage in discussions of internal pay equity, but many other protected characteristics may be invoked as grounds for alleging discrimination: age, race, disability, physical appearance and more. This broad range of vulnerability to discrimination charges is often neglected in corporate assessments of how well compensation systems comply with the law and satisfy employee norms of fairness. Blind spots in general equity constitute a serious threat to organizational performance and risk management. In Compensating Your Employees Fairly, a respected practitioner and consultant laws out in practical terms everything you need to know to protect your company along the full spectrum of internal pay equity issues, including all the technical methods you need to optimize compliance and minimize risk.
Compensating Your Employees Fairly is a timely survey and comprehensive handbook for compensation specialists, HR professionals, EEO compliance officers, and in-house counsel. It provides all the information you need to ensure that compensation systems are equitable, auditable, internally consistent, and externally compliant with equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. The author presents technical information – both legal and statistical – in common-sense terms. Her non-technical breakdown of complex statistical concepts distills just as much as practitioners need to know in order to effectively deploy and interpret the standard applications of statistical analysis to internal pay equity. The focus throughout the book is on real-world application, current examples, and up-to-the-minute information on recent and pending wrinkles in the evolving legal landscape.
I’ll post more information as it becomes available – stay tuned for details!