Amazon May Divide Second Headquarters Between Two Cities

Still, don’t bash Amazon. “It just makes you look desperate,” Johnson said.

Instead, companies should reiterate their mission, vision and values. “Double down on what makes you a good place to work,” he said.

Johnson recommended that executives consider which employees they most want to retain and make sure they are satisfied. He said that many companies don’t have significant differentials between compensation awarded to their stars and average employees.

“It is hard to pay some people more and some people less. It is human nature to want to even everything out,” Johnson said. “How many people get zero raise? Not enough. How many get to 10 to 15 percent? Not enough.”

SHRM / November 5, 2018

Wages Flatline Even With Record-Low Unemployment

Decades ago, employers took a broader sociological view to determine if the real wages of their employees were going up over time,” says Johnson. “Now, employers see wage growth as something out of their control. They may be reasonably competitive with wages or benefits, but it may only be okay for employees, not great. And they think ‘I can’t do much about it because it’s out of my control.

Human Resource Executive / August 2, 2018

When Volatility Impacts Stock Wealth

“At the next board meeting, people will be talking about it,” says Alan Johnson, founder of Wall Street compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates. “It will be front of mind.”

It’s possible, though, that if the company regains market value, “by the end of the year, these days might be forgotten or it may have not really happened,” Johnson says.

Agenda / August 20, 2018

Three Lessons From Early Pay Ratios

Similarly, Alan Johnson, managing director and founder at Johnson & Associates, suggests these pay disclosures may be only the beginning. For example, consider the gender pay gap information that companies are being required to disclose in the U.K. this year, he says. “I think we’re going to have ratios like this in different states in…