Banning Salary History: One Step Toward Establishing Pay Equity

Anyone who has ever completed a job application remembers the dreaded portion requesting salary history. It was a trap, really, as potential employers were able to contact the former jobs of their applicants and request that history themselves. So even if you desired more money, it was nearly impossible to request that without contractual pushback.…

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Can HR Data Make For A Happier, More Productive Workplace?

Data mining and the use of analytics are typically applied to companies in an effort to improve operations to better the customer experience. However, what about using analytics to better the experience of employees to improve business functions and bottom line results? Forrester Research in 2016 conducted a study on this growing trend of people…

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Is Massachusetts Prepared for the State’s Equal Pay Act?


The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) will go into effect on July 1, 2018, almost two years to the day when the bipartisan pay equity bill was passed. The bill is meant to ensure equal pay for comparable work for all Massachusetts workers and equal opportunities to earn competitive salaries in the workplace. While July…

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