Names & Numbers

I can’t estimate how much comp data I reviewed the past 10 years: benchmark, benchmark, benchmark, and individual comp in mass. A lot of names as well, but I’m terrible at names – I put sticky notes on the colleagues next to me so I can act like a decent person. But behind all people […]


Pay Equality

We are a company that strives to do the right thing. Equal pay for equal work should be a given but it often isn’t. Women are outpacing men on college degrees yet still earn only 79% of what a man earns, and this statistic is often worse for women of color. Spotify signed the equal […]



Heads and tails of the fire-breathing Compensation and Benefits dragon (Part 2)

In my last post, I compared compensation and benefits to a fire breathing dragon. The tail is all the essential but basic stuff that we all need to reach our goals: benchmark and percentiles, promotion guidelines, mobility, pension and benefits. But we all have the same goals (attracting and retaining top talent, rewarding business results […]