Putting together an online version of our BOSS Training (Compensation Module) for a client this week, and while our training on the topic is great, there's no question a fully functioning manager or people has to be really knowledgeable on the comp front to successfully answer all tough questions they're going to face.
--“Why doesn’t our company pay people enough? Can I get a raise?"
--“What is the pay range for my job?”
--“Why are you asking me to do things that aren’t part of my job? Do I get paid extra?”
--“What type of salary do you need to take this job and make a move from your current company?” (LEGAL ALERT. LOL)
--“I worked my tail off last year and all I got was a 3% increase. What do I need to do to get a big increase this year? Why should I try?”
--“Mary just told me what she makes and it’s a bunch more than I make. How is that fair? I need to be raised to her pay rate ASAP!”
--“Glassdoor shows that most companies pay people in my position more than I’m currently making. Why are we so cheap?”
--"I heard Google pays mailroom boys 100K." (not a question, but a test!)
Damn. There's a lot on a manager's plate related to be ready for comp questions from their team. If you have down time during COVID, it's a great time to think about doing some learning sessions to increase readiness and KSAs with your managers of people.
Introduction of basic concepts +role play/skill practice = success.