Friday, March 28, 2014


How long would it take you to earn as much as a MLB player?

Follow the link below to find out. Let's just say that the results are a bit depressing. And apparently my chances of going pro are pretty low.  Anyway, just a little compensation fun for a Friday.

How long would it take you to earn as much as a MLB player?

I find sports compensation baffling, even after 20 years of doing this type of work. It's a different world for sure.

And in related news, college athletes are working to unionize themselves as employees of the university.

In a potentially game-changing moment for college athletics, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Wednesday that Northwestern football players qualify as employees of the university and can unionize.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


The awesome scale of our solar system

"If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system." is not at all compensation or market pricing related but so awesome anyway.

Yeah, kind of explains why we haven't visited Mars yet. There are a lot of pixels between us and Mars.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


"10 Steps To Great Market Pricing" Webinar Link

I was conducting an onsite training last week and when the home page came up in front of the group I realized that it's been quite a while since I've posted to the blog. I knew it'd been a few months, but standing in front of a group heightened my realization that it's been 10 months! Wow. Ok, so here's something that I watched today.

It's a recorded webinar put on by Payscale and the Compensation Professional Network. I hadn't heard of the Compensation Professional Network before this webinar. It's a LinkedIn group with almost 18,000 members.

I would say that the presentation is aimed at entry level compensation professionals learning the basics of market pricing. If you've done market pricing for a while, this would be a good refresher. If you're a market pricing guru, I would skip it.

Click the link below to go to the Vimeo page to watch the video.

10 Steps To Great Market Pricing