"Ace your year-end review" by Marshall Loeb
DATE: December 7, 2006
With all the distractions the end of the year brings, it's easy to neglect your day-to-day work. But this might be the most important time of year to focus on your job and your career. Many organizations hold year-end performance reviews, and acing them is often your ticket to a pay raise or promotion.
"McGuire's big freeze " by Julie Forster, St. Paul Pioneer Press
DATE: December 1, 2006
Facing investigations and lawsuits in a backdating scandal, UnitedHealth's embattled CEO steps down, as a judge freezes millions of dollars of his retirement benefits and stock options.
"SMALL BUSINESS; Health Care at a Premium" by Eve Tahmincioglu
DATE: November 30, 2006
Entrepreneurs have plenty of things to keep them awake at night worrying: payroll, inventory, pricing, competition. For Jere Smith and her husband, Don Lueders, the main thing is health insurance. Many small-business owners struggle with the high cost of health insurance, but it is even more critical for entrepreneurs.
"17 steps to a bigger paycheck" by Dana Dratch, Bankrate.com
DATE: November 29, 2006
Dana Dratch provides a succinct list to help guide any worker into finding their next job.
"Construction CEOs get fattest pay raise" by Jeanne Sahadi
DATE: November 21, 2006
The Conference Board used data from Salary.com?s CompAnalyst Executive in its recent Top Executive Compensation Survey. Jeanne Sahadi examined the results of the survey in her article.
"Salary Envy" by Tara Weiss
DATE: November 14, 2006
Talking about your salary with co-workers may be among the touchiest of office taboos. Read this article by Tara Weiss for advice on handling a tricky workplace situation: when a colleague with the same job description earns more.
"Your pay is all about you" by Jeanne Sahadi
DATE: November 6, 2006
In this slide show, CNNMoney.com senior writer Jeanne Sahadi examines pay secrets and myths.
"What We Earn"
DATE: November 1, 2006
The Richmond Times Dispatch examined the findings of a recent compensation survey completed by Salary.com and sponsored by the Titan Group LLC. The article reports on the competitiveness of the Richmond job market.
"Can You Have the Job of Your Dreams?" by Moira Herbst
DATE: October 24, 2006
This article examines dream jobs and the pay reality. While some are able to attain high salaries, most are left to dwell on lower pay. In her article, Moira Herbst uses Salary.com data and speaks with our Vice President of Compensation, Bill Coleman.
"Small biz can lead to big pay" by Jeanne Sahadi
DATE: October 18, 2006
Executives at small companies don't make as much as their Fortune 500 counterparts, but many still rake in six figures. CNNMoney.com Senior Writer, Jeanne Sahadi, analyzed the results of the recent Salary.com Small Business Executive Compensation Survey. She looked and industries and geographies where CEOs are able to earn the most (and least).
"Small Employers, Bigger Paychecks" by Mary Crane
DATE: October 17, 2006
Mary Crane at Forbes.com examines the results of Salary.com’s recent Small and Medium Size Business Executive Compensation Survey. She examined the trends in small business executive pay and how they correlate with the economy.
"UnitedHealth's McGuire Could Leave With $1.1 Billion" by Charles Forelle and Mark Maremont
DATE: October 17, 2006
UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s soon-to-be-former chief executive, William McGuire, could walk away from the company with about $1.1 billion in stock options, retirement payouts and other benefits, according to an examination of securities filings. Forelle and Maremont spoke with Salary.com?s Senior Vice President of Compensation Bill Coleman.
"For educated workers, things are looking up" by Diane E. Lewis
DATE: September 30, 2006
Diane Lewis examines the current Boston area job market and examines the trends for college educated job seekers and those without degrees. Things are looking up for some workers in high demand industries.
"Another Increase in Compliance Costs" by Sarah Johnson
DATE: September 21, 2006
CFO Magazine’s Sarah Johnson examines the recent results of a compensation survey completed by Salary.com and the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association. Since last year, compensation for compliance and ethics officers has risen more than 12 percent. Johnson argues that the fallout from Enron and other corporate scandals—and the advent of Sarbox— has companies coddling these managers.
"Small-Business Secrets to hiring" by Karen E. Klein
DATE: August 14, 2006
Business Week’s Karen Klein looks at ways small businesses can attract and retain high performing employees. Her analysis looks at the career opportunities, work environment and compensation.
"Options Problem Hits McAfee" by: Red Herring
DATE: July 28, 2006
Red Herring examines the impact of McAfee’s ongoing review of its stock option policies and how its missteps and new SEC disclosure rules will put pressure on board compensation committees to do a better job.
"New rule to expose pay packages" by: Elliot Blair Smith
DATE: July 27, 2006
USA Today looks at the impact of disclosing top executives’ pay and the fact that it could add tens of millions of dollars to the compensation totals some companies report to their shareholders. Salary.com’s Senior Vice President provides his expectations for investor reaction and the backlash on public companies.
"Earning power" by: Laura Smitherman
DATE: June 18, 2006
With help from Salary.com's database of executive compensation information, Laura Smitherman evaluates Maryland's highest paid executives. Salary.com is the largest provider of executive compensation data from surveys and proxy filings for named executive officers, with over 12,000 U.S. public companies and 50,000+ senior executives covered - more than twice as many as the nearest competitor.
"How Much Should Dads Make for Housework?"
DATE: June 16, 2006
SUMMARY: Because of the widespread popularity of Salary.com's 2006 "What is Mom's Job Worth" study, the compensation experts at Salary.com decided to also evaluate Dad's worth. Good Morning America covered the story for Father's Day. Dads and their families can also view the full What is Dad Worth? study, as well as use the Dad Salary Wizard to price their dad job based on their particular fatherly duties and geographic location.
"Mommy Money-Bags" by: Elizabeth Turner
DATE: May 17 , 2006
SUMMARY: Elizabeth Turner of Parent's Magazine highlights the results of Salary.com's popular "What is Mom's Job Worth" study. Readers then weigh in on their take on what Stay at Home and Working Moms should earn in the Parents.com blog.
"What Is Mom's Work Worth?" with Ed Gordon
DATE: May 12, 2006
SUMMARY: NPR's Ed Gordon interviews Salary.com's Senior VP of Compensation, Bill Coleman, about Salary.com's "What is Mom's Job Worth" study and new Mom Salary Wizard. Coleman talks about how Salary.com valuated what a Stay at Home and Working Mom's salary would be taking into account the variety of "mom jobs" that she does.
"Moms are Priceless at Home and Away" by: Al Neuharth, USA Today Founder
DATE: May 11, 2006
SUMMARY: USA Today Founder Al Neuharth takes a look at Salary.com's valuation of the Stay at Home and Working Mom and looks back on his own working mom and what she was worth.
"Great expectations" by: Andrea Coombes
DATE: May 9, 2006
SUMMARY: MarketWatch's Andrea Coombes talks to Salary.com's Director of Compensation Joe Kilmartin about what the Class of 2006 can expect to be paid in their first jobs coming out of college. "Twenty percent are not going to get $40,000 to $50,000 and certainly 14% are not going to get $50,000 to $60,000 unless they go to work for Dad," says Kilmartin.
"Being a Mom Could Be a Six Figure Job" by: Jeanne Sahadi
DATE: May 3, 2006
SUMMARY: CNN Money's Jeanne Sahadi takes a look at Salary.com's annual "What is Mom's Job Worth" study with Salary.com's Senior VP of Compensation, Bill Coleman. Coleman talks about the duties moms perform in their job as mom and how much they should be paid for these duties, if in fact moms were paid. Moms can also use the new Mom Salary Wizard to price their "mom job" in their particular city and based on their mix of mom jobs.
"Few Layoffs by Employers in Hurricane-Hit Areas" by: Kathy Gurchiek
DATE: April 14, 2006
SUMMARY: The Society of Human Resource Management's Kathy Gurchiek talks to Salary.com's Director of Compensation, Joe Kilmartin, about results from Salary.com's Survey of Compensation Practices in Areas Affected by the 2005 Hurricanes. The survey showed that the majority of employers in the hurricane-affected areas along the Gulf Coast stood by their employees. “They wanted to show their loyalty to their employees,” Kilmartin said. “They were pretty successful in keeping most of their employees.”
"Software Engineers Top List of Best Jobs" by: Ellen Wulfhorst
DATE: April 12, 2006
SUMMARY: Ellen Wulfhorst of Reuters takes a look at Salary.com and CNN Money's study ranking and profiling the Best Jobs in America. According to the list, the job of software engineer came up #1. Software engineers enjoy strong growth prospects, average pay of $80,500, and the potential for creativity in the workplace.
"Software engineer: Best job in America?"
DATE: April 12, 2006
SUMMARY: CNET profiles a variety of blogs discussing the results of Salary.com and CNN Money's study of the Best Jobs in America. According to some of the blogs CNET profiled, the list made some bloggers take a second look at their own careers.
"Most Satisfied Employees Work Longer" by: Rob Kelley
DATE: April 12, 2006
SUMMARY: CNN Money's Rob Kelley takes a deeper look at the results of Salary.com and CNN Money's study on the Best Jobs in America. According to the survey, the most satisfied workers in America are the workers that have an easier time scheduling time off, more telecommuting options, and flexible hours. These workers are not only happier, but they work longer hours than the average employee, making their employers happy also.
You Have an Offer From Another Company: What Do You Do? by: Gaston F. Ceron
DATE: April 10, 2006
SUMMARY: The Wall Street Journal's Gaston Ceron talks to Salary.com's Senior VP of Compensation, Bill Coleman, about the ins and outs of negotiating with your present employer when you have another outside offer on the table. "It can be done," but "it is sort of a dicey and delicate thing to deal with," says Coleman.
"On the Money with Joe Kilmartin" with: Steven Pomeranz
DATE: April 10, 2006
SUMMARY: Listen to On the Money host Steve Pomeranz talk to Salary.com's Director of Compensation, Joe Kilmartin, regarding job growth, job creation and the condition of the job market in Florida.
"US hurricane-area firms face labor shortage -study" by: Ellen Wulfhorst
DATE: April 5, 2006
SUMMARY: Reuter's Ellen Wulfhorst speaks to Salary.com's Director of Compensation Joe Kilmartin about the results of Salary.com's Survey of Compensation Practices in Areas Affected by the 2005 Hurricanes. According to the study, two-thirds of the companies said employee recruitment and retention was a problem since the storms.
"Survey: Of 119 Storm-Hit Companies, Most Retained Staff, Benefits" by: Alan Sayre
DATE: April 5, 2006
SUMMARY: AP writer Alan Sayre discusses the results of Salary.com's Survey of Compensation Practices in Areas Affected by the 2005 Hurricanes with Joe Kilmartin, Salary.com's Director of Compensation. According to Kilmartin, the 2005 hurricanes taught America a lot in terms of administering compensation and benefits to workers who jobs are affected by catastrophes such as Katrina.
"Katrina Doesn't Force Layoffs"
DATE: April 5, 2006
SUMMARY: CNN covers Salary.com's Survey of Compensation Practices in Areas Affected by the 2005 Hurricanes, which reveals that the 2005 hurricanes forced layoffs in only 5 percent of companies, while only 2 percent of companies had to reduce salaries.
"Essential Components of Effective Performance Management" by: Bill Coleman
DATE: March 24, 2006
SUMMARY: Salary.com's Senior VP of Compensation, Bill Coleman, contributes a byline article to Business Edge, the newsletter of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. According to Coleman, most organizations today claim that they pay based on performance, but while "the concepts, tools and management's intentions are terrific; the problem is widespread failure in execution."
"How Most Admired Companies Find The Best Talent" by: Anne Fisher
DATE: February 23, 2006
SUMMARY: Fortune's senior writer Anne Fisher cites results from Salary.com's 2005/2006 Employee Job Satisfaction and Retention Survey on the large number of employees who may be looking to leave their jobs this year. Fisher offers tips to employers on how to attract and retain talent in the improving job market.
"When Does It Make Sense To Relocate?" by: Jennifer Lawler
DATE: February 8, 2006
SUMMARY: Bankrate.com reporter Jennifer Lawler talks to Salary.com Compensation Consultant Gigi Gao about factors to weigh when considering moving to accept a job offer. According to Gao, "You always want to ask: Will you fit in or not? Talk to people at the place where you'll be working. What do they do outside of work? That will become part of your life." Yahoo! Finance picked up Lawler's story.
"Are Bigger Paychecks Around The Corner?" by: Chris Isidore
DATE: February 3, 2006
SUMMARY: CNN reporter Chris Isidore turns to Salary.com's Senior VP of Compensation, Bill Coleman, for some commentary on the expectation that wages are going to grow this year in the wake of the lowest unemployment rate since July 2001. Employers "know there is a larger trend than in recent years for people to leave," Coleman says. "They realize that in order to meet growth goals, they'll have to pay the people they want to keep as well as to hire the people they want to lure in."
"Are You Underpaid - Or 'Overtitled'?" by: Anne Fisher
DATE: February 1, 2006
SUMMARY: Fortune's Anne Fisher tackles the concept of "overtitling" in her "Ask Annie" column following the release of Salary.com's 2005/2006 Employee Job Satisfaction and Retention Survey. The survey found that many employees are earning so much less than their apparent market value that many of them had probably been overtitled, or given a more senior job title than their actual job description merits.
"Are You Fairly Paid" by: Elizabeth Levin
DATE: January 31, 2006
SUMMARY: "More than 80% of workers who feel as if they are underpaid actually are not," writes Wall Street Journal reporter Elizabeth Levin. "Instead, they are either overpaid, fairly paid, or holding job titles that don't match the work they do." Levin looks to Salary.com's Senior VP of Compensation, Bill Coleman, for some insight into the phenomenon of "overtitling." Coleman notes that job titles are essentially worthless, and that an employee should consult salary surveys and industry studies to really get a sense of what they should be paid.
"Overpaid and Underworked?" by: Marilyn Gardner
DATE: January 31, 2006
SUMMARY: Salary.com's Director of Compensation, Lena Bottos, talks to Christian Science Monitor reporter Marilyn Gardner about the results of Salary.com's 2005/2006 Employee Job Satisfaction and Retention Survey. Bottos talks about the large number of employees who are looking to leave their jobs this year because they feel as if they are underpaid. "The reality may be, you might be being paid fairly," says Bottos.
"Survey Finds 65 Percent of Workers Looking Around"
DATE: January 30, 2006
SUMMARY: This Reuters report on Salary.com's 2005/2006 Employee Job Satisfaction and Retention Survey was picked up by a large number of print, television, and radio outlets. The report focuses on the fact that 65% of workers are either "likely" or "very likely" to leave their jobs within the next three months. Yahoo! News picked-up this report.
"Surviving A Layoff" by: Gerri Willis
DATE: January 26, 2006
SUMMARY: In another edition of 5 Tips CNN anchor Gerri Willis looks to Salary.com's Senior VP of Compensation, Bill Coleman, for some advice on how workers can survive a layoff. Coleman helps out with some general information about severance packages.
"Hey, Where's My Raise?" by: Andrea Coombes
DATE: January 23, 2006
SUMMARY: Marketwatch's Andrea Coombes tackles the results of Salary.com's 2005/2006 Employee Job Satisfaction and Retention Survey. According to the survey, many workers hope to leave their jobs in the next three months because they believe they are underpaid. In reality, most of these workers are paid fairly relative to the market. Coombes looks to Salary.com's Senior VP of Compensation, Bill Coleman, for analysis.
"Nontraditional Jobs That Pay $100K" by: John Rossheim
DATE: January 22, 2006
SUMMARY: Monster's John Rossheim knows that it is no secret that doctors, lawyers, traders, and senior executives typically earn six figures or more. But in this article, he enlists the help of Bill Coleman, Senior VP of Compensation at Salary.com, to find out where the $100,000 jobs for the rest of us are. "Real estate agent- that's one of those quiet little jobs where you can make a boatload of money," notes Coleman.
"Some Glamour Jobs Simply Don't Pay" with Frank Langfitt
DATE: January 20, 2006
SUMMARY: NPR's Frank Langfitt interviews Salary.com's Senior VP of Compensation, Bill Coleman, about Salary.com's Glamour Jobs Survey. Coleman talks about top voted glamour jobs such as fashion designer and interior decorator, as well as the salary "glamour discount" workers in this profession may be taking.
"Career Center: Top Career Trends" by: Marty Nemko
DATE: January 19, 2006
SUMMARY: Marty Nemko of U.S. News and World Report tackles the top career trends of 2006, including one of Salary.com Top 10 Salary Trends For 2006, telecommuting. As gas prices rise and traffic thickens, telecommuting makes perfect sense in this day in age and could be more feasible for employers in 2006.
"Think You're Underpaid? Take a Closer Look" by: Katherine Reynolds Lewis
DATE: January 18, 2006
SUMMARY: "People believe they're being cheated, which is generally not true," says Bill Coleman, Senior VP of Compensation at Salary.com. Newhouse News correspondent Katherine Reynolds Lewis talks to Coleman about his take on the results of Salary.com' 2005/2006 Job Satisfaction and Retention Survey.
"Love Your Work" by: Jean Chatzky
DATE: January 17, 2006
SUMMARY: Special to the New York Daily News, finance columnist Jean Chatzky cites results from Salary.com's 2005/2006 Job Satisfaction and Retention Survey. According to the survey, 65% of workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. Chatzky tries to set these workers on the path to job satisfaction.
"A Happy New Year For Job Seekers" by: Anne Fisher
DATE: January 11, 2006
SUMMARY: Fortune's Anne Fisher cites Salary.com's Top 10 Salary Trends For 2006 in her "Ask Annie" column about job seeking in the new year. According to Salary.com, one of the hottest compensation trends for 2006 will be "a commitment by employers to expand their use of work-at-home programs."
"Worker Contracts: Be Aware" by: Margaret Price
DATE: January 10, 2006
SUMMARY: New York Daily News reporter Margaret Price enlists the expertise of Steve Weatherhead, Senior Corporate Counsel at Salary.com, for some advice to workers who are about to sign an employment contract. From confidentiality agreements to noncompete clauses, Weatherhead offers New York Daily News readers some helpful tips.
"Bought, and Waiting for the Ax to Fall" by: Matt Villano
DATE: January 8, 2006
SUMMARY: New York Times Career Couch columnist Matt Villano explores what kind of options employees may have when they learn that their company is about to be acquired and their job could be in danger. Villano turns to Salary.com's Senior VP of Compensation, Bill Coleman, to lend some advice to these worried workers.
"Make More Money At Work" by: Gerri Willis
DATE: January 6, 2006
SUMMARY: CNN Money's Open House anchor Gerri Willis cites Salary.com's Personal Salary Report as a good tool to use when trying to get a raise. Check out Gerri's five tips on how to make more money at work, or watch a clip of her report on Open House.
"Seven No-Nos When Asking For A Raise" by: Scott Reeves
DATE: January 5, 2006
SUMMARY: "If you ask for a raise and don't get it, most people walk away," says Salary.com's Senior VP of Compensation, Bill Coleman. "That's just the first step. Your response shouldn't be whining, sulking or storming out of the office. You should ask your boss, 'What do I need to do to get the raise I think I deserve?'" Click on Forbes reporter Scott Reeves' full article to see more no-nos when asking for a raise.
"Small Companies Woo Finance Staffers" by: Helen Shaw
DATE: January 4, 2006
SUMMARY: Salary.com's Senior VP of Compensation, Bill Coleman, helps CFO.com reporter Helen Shaw outline the challenges that small companies are going to face in retaining employees in 2006. Larger companies may be offering bigger salary increases this year, along with 401K matching and tuition reimbursement, that may lure employees away from smaller companies. This CFO.com piece offers suggestions on how small companies can defend against this threat.