Pay Satisfaction Reporting Made "Clear and Fair"

April 29, 2013 | Ann Bares | Compensation Force
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A client of mine with a gift for distilling information recently came up with a simple and elegant chart that tracks employee perceptions of the company's pay program.  As someone who believes there is still a place for the straightforward, low-tech solution (like this one), I wanted to share a version of the chart here, for comment and reaction.
Essentially, it works like this.  Employees go through a simple process where they rate the pay program on a scale of 1 through 10 (1 being the least favorable rating, 10 being the most) based upon their perception of it being "clear" and "fair."  The results are shared in the form of a scatterplot, like the example I've created and shared below.