nick at leippe.com
Thu Aug 16 16:24:18 MDT 2007
On Thursday 16 August 2007, Steven Alligood wrote:
> Hill, Greg wrote:
> > This is why everyone's salary should be known to everyone else, and if
> > they feel they deserve to make more, they need to prove their worth.
> > Good luck convincing HR of that, but if I had a company, we'd have
> > everyone's salary on the intranet. I realize that the mediocre
> > employees would see this badly, but they'd leave and hopefully be
> > replaced by people worth paying the higher salary.
> > Greg
> You miss the point that HR doesn't care if you are paid what you are
> worth. They get paid to get the best talent possible for the least
> pay. If they can find a senior admin that they can pay less than the
> juniors, they will do it. Published salary information is a very bad
> idea for the HR model.
> It is also a bad idea for a general workforce. If one guy makes a lot
> less and is happy with it, why put him on a comparison chart to show
> that he makes less than everyone else? He will either figure it out, or
> doesn't need to know.
There is a really good book about a company that was very successful by
ignoring the 'usual way of doing things'. Go figure.
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