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Fair Pay: How to Get a Raise, Close the Wage Gap, and Build Stronger Businesses Hardcover – June 29, 2021
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"Fair Pay . . . offer[s] deeply informed insight into how companies set pay rates . . . A thought-provoking counterpoint to typical fair-pay books." -- Booklist
"There is nothing more nuts-and-bolts about business than decisions on how to compensate employees, and there is nothing that could change the country quite so quickly or directly as tackling income inequality by paying most of them more. As Buckmaster writes, 'Now is the time to redeem the idea of fairness,' and his book is a perfect nuts-and-bolts, big picture place to start." -- Porchlight
“We have spent a generation laboring under the strange delusion that pay increases would impoverish the country. Fair Pay is both a corrective, but more interestingly, an insiders' account of the complexities inherent in how corporations really think about pay. Fascinating and essential reading for any economic reformer, or for that matter, anyone who earns a paycheck.” -- Tim Wu, author of The Curse of Bigness and The Attention Merchants
“In order to know your worth, you need to know how comp works. Anyone who reads this book is in for a treat. David Buckmaster’s unique insight as a corporate pay leader teaches us what the person on the other side of the pay negotiation table is really thinking, and how to make sure you get what you deserve.” -- Claire Wasserman, founder of Ladies Get Paid
“David Buckmaster describes why the current system of pay is broken and what to do about it. Fair Pay is a timely and important call to action, especially for business leaders whose workers make too little to make ends meet.” -- Zeynep Ton, MIT Sloan School of Management and Good Jobs Institute
“Take it from an insider: companies don’t compete for wages; they coordinate, making sure that employees are left in the dark. While most people may prefer not to know how sausages are made, knowing how wages are made is crucial for every employee. A must-read for employees and policy makers who believe that reforming the system remains possible.” -- Katharina Pistor, author of The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality
"[Knezevich's] vocal character is perfect for the author's intent—to help workers negotiate fair pay for themselves and become more knowledgeable about how business and our economy work. Knezevich has a broad and appealing range, and is fun to hear as he interprets every nuance and idea in this accessible guide." -- AudioFile Magazine
"Fair Pay provides both high-level and specific recommendations for how to reform compensation . . . An important, insider perspective on the principles and tactics needed for more equitable and dynamic organizations." -- Charter
- Publisher : Harper Business (June 29, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062998277
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062998279
- Item Weight : 1.04 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.05 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #142,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Like most people, I often wonder what magical forces are at play behind my paycheck. I vacillate between feeling fairly compensated on my good days and grossly underpaid on my bad days. After finishing this book and doing some research via the methods recommended by the author, I was able to determine that I am fairly paid, but that the lack of transparency at my place of employment (how wages and ranges are determined, methods of leveling and job classifications, etc.) is a huge source of discontent. As the author states, "the process your company uses to set and increase people's pay has left you uninformed, behind, or at a disadvantage." As someone who is employed at a small, private company, I feel this in my bones, and I hope to begin some meaningful conversations with my coworkers on this topic and work towards changing our culture of secrecy.
This book is a great read for everyone, even those without a traditional W2 job. The author has some really impressive ideas on how to improve pay and fairness for all types of folks - artists, gig workers, people impacted by gender/race pay gaps, etc. I am merely a rank-and-file individual contributor at my place of employment, but we can all make a difference simply by starting these difficult conversations.