3 Quick Ways to help HR justify Salary differences at Work

3 Quick Ways to help HR justify Salary differences at Work
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It’s the story of every other organisation and HRs are usually the ones, who find themselves caught in a fix when explaining salary differences to their employees. The reason for salary differences is a mix of various factors such as industry experience, age, education, previous salary drawn, skillsets, etc., so it’s certainly not an easy thing for the HRs.

It is quite common for two employees of same job profile to be on different pay levels at any given organisation. Nevertheless, it is also hard to digest the fact for any employee that he is making less than his co-worker of the same job title despite tackling and handling same responsibilities. This is the reason businesses forbid their employees to talk about salary.

On the other hand, an increasing number of companies are developing workplace policies and protocols that value transparency. This practice helps to reduce the odds of an employee complaining about his/her salary, since it will be quite easy to determine as how the salary was fixed.

However, if you still find yourself in a fix when it comes to explaining salary differences to your employees, then keep the following pointers in mind:

     1. Certifications

Yes, certifications not only back a candidate’s expertise in a particular subject or category, they also infer that the candidate was willing to put in extra efforts to improve. As a talent acquisition expert or HR manager, whom would you prefer to hire? A fresher who is just out of the college or someone of the same educational qualification but with additional certifications?

In addition, other factors come into play. For instance, a skilled candidate who made peanuts at his/her last job may get a highly lucrative pay. Age plays a pivotal role as well. According to a report, older employees are likely to make more compared to the younger ones.

     2. Experience

Yes, though two employees may hold the same job title, but the person who just graduated from an engineering college is certainly not on the same level as a person, who has been in the industry since the last three decades. This is because industry experience plays a crucial role.

     3. Education

Just like a college graduate makes more than a chap with a high school certificate. Yes, graduate degrees help earn more than the high school pass-outs. As one needs to spend money in order to generate more, this stands true for academia as well.

Takeaway

It is perfectly logical for any employee to aspire to make more particularly when he/she feels that the same chap in the office doing the same job is making more than him/her. Nevertheless, HR managers by having a transparent approach when it comes to discussing salary can eliminate any disputes.

Brushing up on the afore-mentioned pointers should help entrepreneurs and HR managers to convince their employees that everyone in the organisation is being paid fairly.

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