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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do You Give a Group a Raise--and Not Alienate Others

December 30, 2004
Related Topics: Compensation Design and Communication, Dear Workforce, Compensation
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When a position of ours has morphed and the salary range needs adjustment, all employees in that position are given an increase at that time, equivalent to the amount the range minimum was raised. My concern is that this ends up giving pay increases to employees who already are paid above market wages, with no consideration of their performance. Also, such "group raises" seem to create a rumor buzz that results in lower morale for employees in positions that do not get an adjustment. How do companies successfully adjust their ranges without creating the "what about mine" syndrome, while also addressing the employees who are already above market?
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