There are widely differing opinions and research about the role compensation plays in employee engagement as opposed to non-monetary, intrinsic factors. Many believe the common mantra that “employees don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” There’s much truth to that, but we know that, for the majority of workers, appropriate compensation is a significant element.
Still, many workers aren’t paid equitably or fairly. Pay disparity still impacts women and people of color. The gap lessens a bit each year, but movement is glacially slow. A 2021 report by Payscale confirms that women, on average, make as little as 82ȼ for every