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How to Talk About Pay at Work

We all know the reason for work – we work to get paid, so why is the conversation of salary so awkward and taboo?

“Pay is a deeply personal issue for everyone. Dissatisfaction with pay can make a huge impact on employee engagement and how likely they are to stay at your company.”

Employees can easily search for salary information online or ask friends working at your competitors about their pay and benefits. With so much (mis)information swirling around, you’re going to need a plan for the next time an employee asks to talk about their salary. This is how to talk about pay at work.

Check out my guest post titled How to Talk About Pay at Work, featured on Zenefits blog today!

Megan Coen

Megan Coen
Vice President – SharedHR, HR Technology Consulting

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