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Articles by Fay Hansen

Merit Pay Produces Pay Discrimination

November 5, 2008
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A new and particularly compelling study indicates that even when women and minorities receive the same starting salaries and performance ratings for doing the same job under the same supervisor, their merit increases are smaller than those awarded to their white male counterparts.
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Special Report Compensation & Salary Forecast—Where's the Merit-Pay Payoff

November 5, 2008
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It doesn’t exist, several recognized experts say. The issue for companies is not whether they should be paying more for performance compensation programs, but whether they should be paying less.
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Compliance Pitfalls Arise in Negotiations on Starting Salaries

October 16, 2008
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Under pressure to land top candidates, recruiters and hiring managers may yield to starting salary demands that touch off wage discrimination claims down the road.
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Onboarding for Greater Engagement

October 8, 2008
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Recruiters and HR executives can boost engagement and retention with a yearlong onboarding process that coordinates all the players.
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Companies Brace for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' List of Compliance Evaluations

September 23, 2008
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Self-audits can provide protection from the dreaded on-site investigations that occur when the agency suspects discriminatory hiring practices.
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Recruiting in the World of ICE

September 4, 2008
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Recruiters and human resource professionals are sitting at the center of the new criminalized workplace, where employees turn on one another and executives can end up in jail.
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Evaluating Recruiting Effectiveness

August 22, 2008
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HR executives place a high priority on recruiting but need to build a business case for additional resources to boost efficiencies.
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The Dual Role of Recruiting and Engagement

August 12, 2008
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At the most basic level, the success of any organization hinges on recruiting managers who can fill the ranks and engage employees.
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International Jet Maker Navigates Turbulent Skies of Recruiting

July 22, 2008
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In 2000, Textron could fill only 6 percent of the openings in its top 180 positions from within. Today, the internal promotion rate for those jobs is 74 percent and moving toward the company’s goal of 90 percent.
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Recruiting Independent Sales Reps

July 9, 2008
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When sourcing chews up too much time, tapping an outside firm may be the most cost-effective approach.
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