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6 Costly Ways Startups Get Salary Benchmarking Wrong

Compensation Plan

6 Costly Ways Startups Get Salary Benchmarking Wrong

Learn common high-growth missteps that can mean big losses in recruiting, retention, runway, and equity.
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#HighGrowthMatters spotlight: Head of People Trav Walkowski on Honoring Evolving Employee Preferences

#HighGrowthMatters spotlight: Head of People Trav Walkowski on Honoring Evolving Employee Preferences

This interview with Trav Walkowski, Partner & Board Chairperson at Employmetrics, explores the 4 day work week, making time for “deep work” away from...
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OpenComp Feature Release Recap, April 2022
How to differentiate between good and bad compensation data

Compensation Plan

How to differentiate between good and bad compensation data

Whether you have ten employees, 50, or more, it’s essential to ensure you have access to reliable compensation data that helps you attract and retain...
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What is a compensation strategy, and why is it important?

Compensation Philosophy

What is a compensation strategy, and why is it important?

When managing a high-growth or recently funded organization, deciding how to pay your people can sometimes feel like navigating uncharted waters....
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Pay Equity Best Practices: A Guide for Startup CEOs

Compensation Philosophy

Pay Equity Best Practices: A Guide for Startup CEOs

We’d like to believe that no one intends  to pay women less. Or sets out to cement a gender pay so wide it remains in place for 15 years. But leaders...
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#HighGrowthMatters spotlight: How Uqual CFO Rob Allen helped triple retention with 200+ employees

#HighGrowthMatters spotlight: How Uqual CFO Rob Allen helped triple retention with 200+ employees

This interview with Rob Allen, the Chief Financial Officer at Uqual, explores the importance of training, retaining, and rewarding employees. The...
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Pre-IPO Executive Compensation: What It Is & Why It Matters

Exec Comp

Pre-IPO Executive Compensation: What It Is & Why It Matters

More than any other employee group, executives have the power to steer the success and growth of a startup. Because of this influence, executive...
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Startups’ Top Executive Compensation Mistakes before IPO

Exec Comp

Startups’ Top Executive Compensation Mistakes before IPO

When startups assemble their executive dream teams, compensation is often one of  the top lures for talent. But to close candidates, you have to do...
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Executive Compensation Best Practices for Startups
Pay equity: the investor’s imperative

Equal Pay

Pay equity: the investor’s imperative

No one has a better eye for knowing when and how to disrupt the status quo than VCs, and the gender pay gap needs disrupting. It hasn't budged in 15...
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