Even when all workers are based in the same location under the same legal codes, local payroll can be complicated. When you consider the added complications of different states or even countries, the idea of global payroll can seem very complicated, as discussed in a recent perspective.
Historically, a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy has obscured pay gaps and hindered the transparency of workplace wages. In today’s tight labor market, workers have choices in where they work, and are demanding equal pay for equal work. The goal of pay equity is to create workplaces that inspire loyalty, enthusiasm and trust by establishing an environment of transparency and equitable opportunity, ensuring fairness. The challenge for organizations is determining how to properly conduct bias-free pay equity analysis, including finding the right technology and identifying someone in HR to oversee pay equity on an ongoing basis.