mystery of pay


Compensation Conversations:

A Manager's Guide to 3 Common Questions

What is the Question Behind the Question?

As leaders, our role is to lean into the conversations about pay. Help understand employees’ perspectives, values, and beliefs. Be open-minded. Then have a factual conversation about pay, but always, always make sure you understand the question behind the question.

Let’s explore how to navigate three common compensation discussions.

  • Scenario 1: New Hires Make More Than Me
  • Scenario 2: My Research Says I should Make More
  • Scenario 3: Where Is My Promotion?

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