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Football May Have Come Home for England’s Women, But True Equity Remains Elusive

Sunday (31 July) saw the England women’s football team take home the UEFA Euro 2022 trophy. The team claimed victory after the most-watched year of … Continue reading Football May Have Come Home for England’s Women, But True Equity Remains Elusive

Ritu Mohanka, Managing Director, EMEA, August 10, 2022

UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting Laws: Quick Guide

Since 2017, the United Kingdom has required all private employers with more than 250 employees working within the UK to report their gender pay gap … Continue reading UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting Laws: Quick Guide

Ritu Mohanka, Managing Director, EMEA, August 9, 2022

How Retailers Improved Pay Equity and Leadership Diversity

Pay equity in the retail industry is especially challenging: High turnover, segments with different compensation philosophies, and a large field workforce can make analysis tough.  … Continue reading How Retailers Improved Pay Equity and Leadership Diversity

Nancy Romanyshyn, Director of Pay Strategy and Partner Success, August 5, 2022

Workplace Equity by Generation: Baby Boomer, Gen X, Millennial & Gen Z Stats

Does the millennial pay gap for differ from the pay gap for baby boomers? Why is Gen Z the most open generation to pay transparency? … Continue reading Workplace Equity by Generation: Baby Boomer, Gen X, Millennial & Gen Z Stats

Chris Martin, Research Economist, August 4, 2022

How Colleges & Universities Can Use Software to Establish a Holistic, Data-backed Approach to Pay Equity

The gender pay gap continues to persist in higher education. Women in full-time faculty roles are still making roughly 82 cents for every dollar their … Continue reading How Colleges & Universities Can Use Software to Establish a Holistic, Data-backed Approach to Pay Equity

Nancy Romanyshyn, Director of Pay Strategy and Partner Success, July 29, 2022

In a Race to Define “S” in ESG, Racial Audits and Pay Proxies Show Significant Uptick this Proxy Season

Proxy season is wrapping up. This year, we were watching two types of shareholder proposals with great interest: those requiring unadjusted pay gap disclosures, and … Continue reading In a Race to Define “S” in ESG, Racial Audits and Pay Proxies Show Significant Uptick this Proxy Season

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, July 19, 2022

Global Pay Reporting Cheat Sheet

Every country’s laws around pay differ. Some have laws requiring equal pay that are only minimally enforced, while others have robust enforcement and reporting requirements. … Continue reading Global Pay Reporting Cheat Sheet

Christine Hendrickson, VP of Strategic Initiatives & Ritu Mohanka, Managing Director, EMEA, July 14, 2022

How to Improve Employee Recruitment with Workplace Equity: ‘Baking Equity in from the Start’ Webinar Takeaways

How are industry leaders improving employee recruitment by incorporating workplace equity into their processes from the start? During our recent webinar, Baking Equity in from … Continue reading How to Improve Employee Recruitment with Workplace Equity: ‘Baking Equity in from the Start’ Webinar Takeaways

Carol Grant, VP of Marketing, July 12, 2022

Wage Gap Statistics: Where Does Progress Stand in 2022?

We spend a lot of time thinking about the wage gap: its causes, and how companies can transparently share and close any wage gaps that … Continue reading Wage Gap Statistics: Where Does Progress Stand in 2022?

Chris Martin, Research Economist, July 11, 2022

Go-To Glossary of Workplace Equity Terms

The sphere of workplace equity includes a lot of terminology, some of it confusingly similar but highly nuanced. What is the definition of ‘pay equity’ … Continue reading Go-To Glossary of Workplace Equity Terms

Carol Grant, VP of Marketing, June 30, 2022

Our Commitment to Workplace Equity Starts with Equity in Our Workplace

Syndio was founded on the belief that organizations must do more than say their employees are their most valuable asset. They must prove it through … Continue reading Our Commitment to Workplace Equity Starts with Equity in Our Workplace

Syndio, June 29, 2022

Ask the Experts: Workplace Equity Best Practices — Part 2

Questions on global workplace equity best practices, pay transparency, and many other issues were addressed by the Syndio team during our recent “Ask the Experts: … Continue reading Ask the Experts: Workplace Equity Best Practices — Part 2

Kathy McCoy, Content Marketing Manager, June 23, 2022

Ask the Experts: Workplace Equity Best Practices — Part 1

You asked and we answered questions around workplace equity best practices, pay transparency, and other issues in our recent “Ask the Experts: Workplace Equity Trends … Continue reading Ask the Experts: Workplace Equity Best Practices — Part 1

Kathy McCoy, Content Marketing Manager, June 22, 2022

What You Need to Know About EEO-1 Reporting

This article was originally published on April 22, 2022. It was last updated on June 21, 2022. A few years ago, I went to my … Continue reading What You Need to Know About EEO-1 Reporting

Chris Martin, Research Economist, June 21, 2022

What is the Difference Between ‘Pay Equity’ and the ‘Pay Gap’?

It’s a common misconception that if a company achieves “100% pay equity” for gender, it means that they’ve closed their gender “pay gap.” That’s not … Continue reading What is the Difference Between ‘Pay Equity’ and the ‘Pay Gap’?

Zev Eigen, Founder & Chief Data Scientist, June 17, 2022

U.S. Pay Scale Transparency Legislation Cheat Sheet

This article was originally published on January 21, 2022. It was last updated on June 17, 2022. We are in a new era of pay … Continue reading U.S. Pay Scale Transparency Legislation Cheat Sheet

Christine Hendrickson, VP of Strategic Initiatives, June 17, 2022

9 Reasons Enterprises are Switching to Pay Equity Software

$100 million. $118 million. $175 million. These headline figures from recent pay equity settlements make it clear that pay equity class actions can really hurt … Continue reading 9 Reasons Enterprises are Switching to Pay Equity Software

Rebecca Scully, Director of Product Marketing, June 15, 2022

Pay Transparency: What You Can Do to Prepare — Right Now!

Nancy Romanyshyn is a Fair Pay thought leader, speaker, and compensation expert. She has over 25 years of experience, both in-house and leading engagements. Nancy … Continue reading Pay Transparency: What You Can Do to Prepare — Right Now!

Nancy Romanyshyn, Director of Pay Strategy and Partner Success, June 14, 2022

52 Books, Documentaries & Movies to Celebrate Pride Month

Pride Month is a time to celebrate the full spectrum of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) identities, while also paying tribute to … Continue reading 52 Books, Documentaries & Movies to Celebrate Pride Month

Michelle Jaeger, Content Marketing Manager, June 10, 2022

The ROI of Workplace Equity

To get workplace equity right, companies must ensure they’re hiring, compensating, supporting, and advancing employees based on what they have to offer, not their gender, … Continue reading The ROI of Workplace Equity

Carol Grant, VP of Marketing, June 9, 2022

FAQ: How Will the Washington State Pay Scale Disclosure Law Affect Your Business?

In our recent Washington State Pay Scale Disclosure Law: What You Need to Know webinar, we reviewed what the amended Washington State pays scale disclosure … Continue reading FAQ: How Will the Washington State Pay Scale Disclosure Law Affect Your Business?

Christine Hendrickson, VP of Strategic Initiatives, June 6, 2022

Busting 8 Pay Equity Myths That Are Holding Your Company Back

When it comes to pay equity analyses, many companies fear that they’re “just not ready” to dive into the data. But the reality is that, … Continue reading Busting 8 Pay Equity Myths That Are Holding Your Company Back

Ritu Mohanka, Managing Director, EMEA & Nancy Romanyshyn, Director of Pay Strategy and Partner Success, June 3, 2022

WorldatWork Rewards ’22: Workplace Equity Highlights and More

Workplace equity was a hot topic at WorldatWork Rewards ‘22, held May 23 – 25 in Atlanta, Georgia. With multiple sessions on pay equity, pay … Continue reading WorldatWork Rewards ’22: Workplace Equity Highlights and More

Rebecca Scully, Director of Product Marketing, June 2, 2022

What Really Works for Pay Equity? 6 Soundbites from Josh Bersin and Kathi Enderes

In today’s volatile economic, political, and business conditions, the most valuable asset a company has is its relationship with its employees — which is embodied … Continue reading What Really Works for Pay Equity? 6 Soundbites from Josh Bersin and Kathi Enderes

Carol Grant, VP of Marketing, May 24, 2022

The New OFCCP Guidance: Can You Still Retain Attorney-Client Privilege?

A new directive addressing pay equity reviews issued in March by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has caused a swirl of confusion … Continue reading The New OFCCP Guidance: Can You Still Retain Attorney-Client Privilege?

Christine Hendrickson, VP of Strategic Initiatives, May 20, 2022

Comms 101: Your Median Pay Gap and the Transparency Era

Understanding the median pay gap isn’t solely a compensation, compliance, or legal issue. It’s a wholesale overhaul of equity in the workplace and a major … Continue reading Comms 101: Your Median Pay Gap and the Transparency Era

Maria Colacurcio, CEO of Syndio & Teresa Brewer, Communications Consultant, May 17, 2022

What is Opportunity Equity?

Simply put, opportunity equity means that all employees have equal access to opportunities for employment, advancement, and development — regardless of gender, race, or other … Continue reading What is Opportunity Equity?

Rebecca Scully, Director of Product Marketing, May 13, 2022

How to Prepare for EU ESG Reporting Requirements

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (“EFRAG”) recently announced the release of its draft of “European Sustainability Reporting Standards,” laying out the proposed reporting requirements … Continue reading How to Prepare for EU ESG Reporting Requirements

Zev Eigen, Founder & Chief Data Scientist, May 11, 2022

The ‘S’ Part 4: Three Great Examples of ESG Social Impact Communications

This four-part series is brought to you by the letter ‘S’ in ESG — diving into what social impact means for companies, how focusing on … Continue reading The ‘S’ Part 4: Three Great Examples of ESG Social Impact Communications

Carol Grant, VP of Marketing, May 6, 2022

6 Key Strategies for High-Growth Tech Companies to Successfully Scale Pay Equity

Despite public diversity pledges and investments in DE&I programs, the tech industry continues to find pay equity a challenge. According to Dice’s 2022 Equality in … Continue reading 6 Key Strategies for High-Growth Tech Companies to Successfully Scale Pay Equity

Nancy Romanyshyn, Director of Pay Strategy and Partner Success , May 5, 2022

52 Books, Documentaries & Movies to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a time to pay tribute to the generations Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who have contributed to … Continue reading 52 Books, Documentaries & Movies to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Michelle Jaeger, Content Marketing Manager, May 3, 2022

The ‘S’ Part 3: How Software Helps You Achieve and Report on ESG Progress

This four-part series is brought to you by the letter ‘S’ in ESG — diving into what social impact means for companies, how focusing on … Continue reading The ‘S’ Part 3: How Software Helps You Achieve and Report on ESG Progress

Rekha Shenoy, Chief Product Officer, April 29, 2022

What is Workplace Equity?

Pressure is building from all sides to disclose and report on pay gap and diversity metrics. Globally, legislation is increasing, with more requirements around both … Continue reading What is Workplace Equity?

Carol Grant, VP of Marketing, April 28, 2022

The ‘S’ Part 2: The Top 9 Workplace Equity Metrics to Use for Reporting on the ‘S’ In ESG

This four-part series is brought to you by the letter ‘S’ in ESG — diving into what social impact means for companies, how focusing on … Continue reading The ‘S’ Part 2: The Top 9 Workplace Equity Metrics to Use for Reporting on the ‘S’ In ESG

Allie Hamilton, Sr. Research Scientist, and Clint Cutchins, Sr. Data Scientist, April 25, 2022

The ‘S’ Part 1: Why Investing in and Reporting on the ‘S’ in ESG is Good for Business

This four-part series is brought to you by the letter ‘S’ in ESG — diving into what social impact means for companies, how focusing on workplace … Continue reading The ‘S’ Part 1: Why Investing in and Reporting on the ‘S’ in ESG is Good for Business

Carol Grant, VP of Marketing, April 21, 2022

Behind the Headlines: What the Newly Disclosed California Pay Data Do (and Don’t) Say About Your Company

The belief that sunlight is the best disinfectant has led to a push for more transparency and disclosures around internal pay gaps within U.S. employers. … Continue reading Behind the Headlines: What the Newly Disclosed California Pay Data Do (and Don’t) Say About Your Company

Chris Martin, Research Economist, April 18, 2022

Behind the Headlines: Women’s Wages Increase Outpace Men’s. It’s Not the Good News You Think It Is.

Good news: wage growth has been higher for women than it has been for men for the past 6 months! Unfortunately, like some other recent … Continue reading Behind the Headlines: Women’s Wages Increase Outpace Men’s. It’s Not the Good News You Think It Is.

Chris Martin, Research Economist, April 7, 2022

New York City Pay Scale Disclosure Law FAQs

In 2021, many pay scale disclosure laws morphed, with laws in Connecticut, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Colorado requiring proactive disclosure of pay scale information. These … Continue reading New York City Pay Scale Disclosure Law FAQs

Christine Hendrickson and Nancy Romanyshyn, March 28, 2022

Census Shows Modest Gains for Women in C-Suite as Companies Face Pressure to Diversify

The calls to increase the number of women in senior-level roles are growing, but are companies making progress? The latest Census data released this week … Continue reading Census Shows Modest Gains for Women in C-Suite as Companies Face Pressure to Diversify

Chris Martin, Research Economist, March 18, 2022

52 Books, Documentaries & Movies to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is a time to recognize women’s contributions to progress and innovation in science, technology, culture, art, and society — and to keep … Continue reading 52 Books, Documentaries & Movies to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Syndio, March 9, 2022

Building an Equitable Workplace is More Attainable Than Ever: Introducing the Workplace Equity Platform

We’re excited to announce the launch of our Workplace Equity Platform, which offers a suite of products and services that help companies measure and improve … Continue reading Building an Equitable Workplace is More Attainable Than Ever: Introducing the Workplace Equity Platform

Syndio Team, February 17, 2022

How to Make a Business Case for Pay Equity Platforms

If you found your way to this article, odds are that you already understand how technology can help you address pay equity in a more … Continue reading How to Make a Business Case for Pay Equity Platforms

Christine Hendrickson, Dan Kohler, Abbey Garwin, and Emma Porteus, February 8, 2022

52 Books, Documentaries & Movies to Celebrate Black History Month

As a company dedicated to creating more equitable workplaces, our team is constantly looking for opportunities to learn about different cultures and understand others’ experiences. … Continue reading 52 Books, Documentaries & Movies to Celebrate Black History Month

Syndio Team, February 3, 2022

4 Root Causes of the Pay Gap & How to Address Them

We see fresh headlines all the time proclaiming that women and people of color still earn only a fraction of every dollar made by men … Continue reading 4 Root Causes of the Pay Gap & How to Address Them

Zev Eigen, Founder + Chief Data Scientist, January 31, 2022

There’s a New Standard for Fair Pay

Employees, investors, consumers, and legislators are demanding that brands step up — that they pay people fairly across a much broader set of compensation types … Continue reading There’s a New Standard for Fair Pay

Nancy Romanyshyn, January 5, 2022

To Our Partners, Leaders, and Friends… The Era of Workplace Equity

In all the uncertainty surrounding the workplace in 2022 one thing is clear: there is no going back. We are entering a new era of … Continue reading To Our Partners, Leaders, and Friends… The Era of Workplace Equity

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, December 20, 2021

Syndio CEO Maria Colacurcio on What It Means to be Valued at Work

What does it mean to be valued at work? At Emerson’s Collective’s 2022 Demo Day, Syndio CEO Maria Colacurcio explores what it could mean for … Continue reading Syndio CEO Maria Colacurcio on What It Means to be Valued at Work

Syndio Team, December 20, 2021

2022 Promises to be an Eventful Year for Pay Equity and DEI: Is Your Company Ready?

The regulations around pay equity and DEI in 2022 are undergoing a fundamental shift. Two forces — Washington and Wall Street — are aligned in … Continue reading 2022 Promises to be an Eventful Year for Pay Equity and DEI: Is Your Company Ready?

Syndio Team, December 6, 2021

Ensure Hiring Teams are Making Fair Offers: Introducing Pay Finder Standalone View

Throughout an employee’s lifecycle, many compensation decisions lead to pay inequities — but no decision is as important as starting salary. Since raises are usually … Continue reading Ensure Hiring Teams are Making Fair Offers: Introducing Pay Finder Standalone View

Olya Evanitsky, November 15, 2021

Equity and Workplace Fairness: The Case for Transparency

Syndio, in partnership with Fast Company, recently conducted a survey to better understand how managers and their employees think and feel about fairness, transparency, and … Continue reading Equity and Workplace Fairness: The Case for Transparency

Syndio & Fast Company, October 27, 2021

6 Signs You Need a Pay Equity Platform

Times, they are a-changing in pay equity. As expectations from employees, investors, and even the public are evolving and putting a spotlight on all things … Continue reading 6 Signs You Need a Pay Equity Platform

Katelyn Rattray, October 7, 2021

Top 3 Pay Equity Lessons Learned from Leading Companies

Pay equity is top of mind for most business leaders today. Investors are asking about it, employees are demanding it, and new legislation is making … Continue reading Top 3 Pay Equity Lessons Learned from Leading Companies

Katelyn Rattray, October 1, 2021

New Opportunity Gap Research Reveals Lack of Opportunity Is a Driving Force in the Pay Gap between Black Women and White Men

As we observe Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day in the year when Black women’s pay finally catches up to what their white male … Continue reading New Opportunity Gap Research Reveals Lack of Opportunity Is a Driving Force in the Pay Gap between Black Women and White Men

Carol Grant, VP Marketing, August 3, 2021

Pay Equity Company Syndio Announces Investment from Penny Jar Capital

Penny Jar Capital is an Early-Stage Investment Firm Anchored by Stephen Curry SEATTLE — June 22, 2021 — Syndio, maker of pay equity software used … Continue reading Pay Equity Company Syndio Announces Investment from Penny Jar Capital

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, June 22, 2021

Juneteenth 2021

Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved people in Texas in 1865.  President Lincoln issued and signed The Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, … Continue reading Juneteenth 2021

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, June 18, 2021

Introducing Pay Finder: Make Better Pay Decisions and Prevent Pay Inequity

This article was last updated on November 15, 2021 to include new functionality. Getting starting pay right —  so it’s competitive and equitable —  is … Continue reading Introducing Pay Finder: Make Better Pay Decisions and Prevent Pay Inequity

Rebecca Scully, May 26, 2021

Top 10 Questions for Board Members to Ask Executives about Pay Equity

If you’re on a Board of Directors, you’ve watched Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) take center stage over the last year. To ensure accountability, … Continue reading Top 10 Questions for Board Members to Ask Executives about Pay Equity

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, May 20, 2021

Fair Pay: A Tangible Way to Rapidly Advance Racial Justice In Your Organization

Stakeholders at all levels of businesses — investors, boards, executives, employees, even consumers — are calling for tangible evidence of progress toward racial justice. Diversity, … Continue reading Fair Pay: A Tangible Way to Rapidly Advance Racial Justice In Your Organization

Syndio Team, April 27, 2021

Pay Transparency Is Coming — 5 Steps to Make It Work for Your Brand

What do you do when employees raise concerns about fair pay? What information do they want — and need — to know? How transparent should … Continue reading Pay Transparency Is Coming — 5 Steps to Make It Work for Your Brand

Syndio Team, April 16, 2021

How Often Should You Analyze Pay Equity? The Answer Might Surprise You…

If you’re an enterprise organization, your team has probably done a pay equity analysis at least once. According to World at Work, 73% of businesses … Continue reading How Often Should You Analyze Pay Equity? The Answer Might Surprise You…

Rebecca Scully, April 7, 2021

The 3 Missing Ingredients to Resolve Pay Inequity Once and For All

Why can’t we kick pay inequity once and for all? Why — according to a recent World at Work survey —  did 73% of businesses … Continue reading The 3 Missing Ingredients to Resolve Pay Inequity Once and For All

Rebecca Scully, March 31, 2021

Equal Pay Day: The Anti-Holiday We Can All Strive to Eliminate

Equal Pay Day is an anti-holiday — one that’s meant to raise awareness for the pay inequities in the U.S., but that, ultimately, shouldn’t exist … Continue reading Equal Pay Day: The Anti-Holiday We Can All Strive to Eliminate

Maria Colacurcio, CEO , March 24, 2021

The State of Pay Equity Laws in the U.S. — 2021

READ THE REPORT As the Biden administration ramps up execution of its agenda, including priorities around equality, there’s increasing discussion about new legislation and regulations … Continue reading The State of Pay Equity Laws in the U.S. — 2021

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, March 11, 2021

For Medallia, Pay Equity Is an Always-On Proposition

We’re pleased to feature one of our customers, Lauren Jackman, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging for Medallia, to learn more about her perspective on … Continue reading For Medallia, Pay Equity Is an Always-On Proposition

Lauren Jackman, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Medallia, March 3, 2021

What Really Determines Pay? Introducing Pay Policy Analytics

Take two hypothetical employees: Jim and Kim. Jim and Kim are both Level 3 software engineers at the same technology company. Jim makes $178,000 a … Continue reading What Really Determines Pay? Introducing Pay Policy Analytics

Syndio, February 2, 2021

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act — What Employers Need to Know

Colorado’s “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act” went into effect on January 1. If you’re a business with employees in Colorado (at least one, actually), … Continue reading Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act — What Employers Need to Know

Zev Eigen, Founder + Chief Data Scientist, January 11, 2021

Syndio Raises $17.1M in Series B

Today we announced that Syndio has raised $17.1 million in Series B funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, with additional investment coming from Next … Continue reading Syndio Raises $17.1M in Series B

Maria Colacurcio, CEO , January 7, 2021

How to Analyze Pay Equity

Steps to find, fix, and prevent pay equity issues Equal pay for equal work is table stakes. And it’s not just because lawsuits are becoming … Continue reading How to Analyze Pay Equity

Syndio, December 18, 2020

For One Black Woman, the Opportunity Gap Means A Lifetime Loss of Nearly $1M

New report helps employers understand where pay disparities start — and what to do about it I’m going to tell you a story — about … Continue reading For One Black Woman, the Opportunity Gap Means A Lifetime Loss of Nearly $1M

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, December 11, 2020

When You’re Fixing Pay Equity Issues, Make Race a Priority

New report offers guidance on how to fix the pay gap and opportunity gap for people of color The Black Lives Matter movement has challenged … Continue reading When You’re Fixing Pay Equity Issues, Make Race a Priority

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, December 2, 2020

Reflections on the 2020 U.S. Election

We are publishing the note that CEO Maria Colacurcio sent today to Syndio employees about the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Dear Syndio Team: As millions … Continue reading Reflections on the 2020 U.S. Election

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, November 3, 2020

Latina Equal Pay Day

October 29 marks Latina Equal Pay Day, the latest equal pay day for any group of women in the U.S. Because Latinas in the U.S. … Continue reading Latina Equal Pay Day

Andrea Palmiter , October 28, 2020

The Gap is Widening: Why We Need to Pay Careful Attention to Native Women’s Equal Pay Day

October 1 is Native Women’s Equal Pay Day — the date indigenous women, on average, would have to continue working to earn as much as … Continue reading The Gap is Widening: Why We Need to Pay Careful Attention to Native Women’s Equal Pay Day

Andrea Palmiter, October 1, 2020

Fairness at Work Episode 3: Best Practices for Preventing Pay Equity Erosion in a COVID World

For the third episode of the Fairness at Work webinar series, Craig Sawyer, Director of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion Education at George Mason … Continue reading Fairness at Work Episode 3: Best Practices for Preventing Pay Equity Erosion in a COVID World

Andrea Palmiter, September 29, 2020

Is California’s New Law a Step Towards Lasting Fair Pay?

Last week, the California legislature passed Senate Bill 973, and Governor Newsom is expected to sign it into law. The bill is authored by Senator … Continue reading Is California’s New Law a Step Towards Lasting Fair Pay?

Zev Eigen, Founder + Chief Data Scientist, September 18, 2020

Fairness at Work Episode 2: Best Practices for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In the latest installment of Syndio’s Fairness at Work webinar series, CEO Maria Colacurcio talked with Lionel Lee, Head of Diversity Engagement at Zillow, and … Continue reading Fairness at Work Episode 2: Best Practices for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Andrea Palmiter, August 27, 2020

How We Solve the Pay Gap for Black Women: Accountability

Today — August 13 — is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the approximate day a Black woman must work into the new year to make … Continue reading How We Solve the Pay Gap for Black Women: Accountability

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, August 13, 2020

As Offices Reopen, Beware an Unintentional Divide

A friend of mine used to work in investment banking. He told stories of an aggressive facetime culture, where sitting at a desk until the … Continue reading As Offices Reopen, Beware an Unintentional Divide

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, July 28, 2020

Fairness at Work Episode 1: Best Practices for Revamping the Remote Workplace

Just as we’re adjusting to an all-remote workforce, some employees are heading back to the office, and some are staying put at home. For Syndio’s … Continue reading Fairness at Work Episode 1: Best Practices for Revamping the Remote Workplace

Andrea Palmiter, July 23, 2020

As Offices Reopen, Companies Need Renewed Focus on Equity

Last year, Gartner published a report entitled, “Addressing Pay Equity” that is appropriate to mention as part of our recent survey around the race impacts … Continue reading As Offices Reopen, Companies Need Renewed Focus on Equity

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, July 10, 2020

The Risk for Women and Minorities as Offices Reopen

As offices reopen, what will happen to working mothers and caregivers who don’t have a place for their children to go, or are nervous about … Continue reading The Risk for Women and Minorities as Offices Reopen

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, June 25, 2020

Juneteenth Is An Opportunity To Affirm Companies Do Not Pay Less Based on Race

Last Friday was Juneteenth, representing the moment when the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the confederacy learned of their freedom (two years later).  This … Continue reading Juneteenth Is An Opportunity To Affirm Companies Do Not Pay Less Based on Race

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, June 22, 2020

How Does The Supreme Court’s Latest Opinion on LGBT Workplace Rights Potentially Impact Pay Equity?

On Monday, in a 6 to 3 decision, the Supreme Court wrote that “[w]hen an employer fires an employee for being homosexual or transgender, it … Continue reading How Does The Supreme Court’s Latest Opinion on LGBT Workplace Rights Potentially Impact Pay Equity?

Zev J. Eigen, Founder & Chief Data Scientist, Syndio, June 18, 2020

Action Against Racial Injustice Must Include Fair Pay

Last week, Mark R. Kramer with Harvard Business Review released The 10 Commitments Companies Must Make to Advance Racial Justice. Two of the 10 commitments … Continue reading Action Against Racial Injustice Must Include Fair Pay

Maria Colacurcio, CEO - Syndio, June 16, 2020

How to Embed Fairness into Total Compensation with Ongoing Pay Equity Analyses

Significant workforce changes with COVID followed by a national reflection on racial disparities have left many leaders considering steps to do more to support equality. … Continue reading How to Embed Fairness into Total Compensation with Ongoing Pay Equity Analyses

Rob Porcarelli, CLO - Syndio, June 9, 2020

Time to listen

Syndio exists to ensure fairness at work. Our mission is clear: to help employers eradicate unlawful pay disparities based on gender and/or race. We spend … Continue reading Time to listen

Maria Colacurcio, CEO - Syndio, June 1, 2020

WFHWK Part II: Men are Spending More Time “at Work,” Women Are Not.

We are deep in the “new normal” of WFHWK. Layoffs continue. Budgets are on hold or getting axed.  Parents trying to balance WFH and kids … Continue reading WFHWK Part II: Men are Spending More Time “at Work,” Women Are Not.

Maria Colacurcio, CEO - Syndio, May 20, 2020

Fairness at Work is More Important Than Ever

Today, we announced $7.5 million in Series A funding co-led by Emerson Collective and Voyager Capital. Fundraising is difficult and time consuming under normal circumstances, … Continue reading Fairness at Work is More Important Than Ever

Maria Colacurcio, CEO - Syndio, May 15, 2020

After Equal Pay Day

As the founder and Chief Science Officer of Syndio Solutions, world leader in HR tech solutions solving the gender pay gap, it is fascinating to … Continue reading After Equal Pay Day

Zev Eigen, founder and Chief Data Scientist - Syndio, April 6, 2020

A New Normal: Balancing Productivity & Reality While WFHWK

There is a new acronym on social media these days:  “WFHWK” (Working from home with kids). It may be the single biggest factor in life … Continue reading A New Normal: Balancing Productivity & Reality While WFHWK

Maria Colacurcio, CEO - Syndio, March 25, 2020

9th Circuit Says Prior Salary Cannot Justify Pay Disparities Under the Federal Equal Pay Act

The 9th circuit ruled that prior salary is not a defense if it causes unlawful pay disparities in the workplace. It’s generally poor practice to … Continue reading 9th Circuit Says Prior Salary Cannot Justify Pay Disparities Under the Federal Equal Pay Act

Maria Colacurcio, CEO - Syndio, March 10, 2020

Ever Wonder If the Gender Pay Gap Is Bogus? You’re Not Alone

Believe it or not, there is no shortage of cynics when it comes to the view that men and women are paid differently, even when … Continue reading Ever Wonder If the Gender Pay Gap Is Bogus? You’re Not Alone

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, February 20, 2020

When Companies Shy Away From Pay Transparency…

When Companies Shy Away From Pay Transparency, Employees Fill the Void. And Fill it With Bad Data. (spoiler: There is No $200K Gap). What happens … Continue reading When Companies Shy Away From Pay Transparency…

Maria Colacurcio & Zev J. Eigen, November 26, 2019

Setting the Standards for Equal Pay for Equal Work

The below is pulled from the October 2019 Edition of Workspan Magazine Data from the World Economic Forum suggests that it will take 20 decades … Continue reading Setting the Standards for Equal Pay for Equal Work

Maria Colacurcio, October 28, 2019

Law Firms Get Terrible Scores on Internal Pay Equity

On Oct. 21, 2019, Law360 published an article entitled, “GCs Are Demanding Law Firms Fix Their Pay Equity Problem.” True to lawyerly writing standards, Law360 … Continue reading Law Firms Get Terrible Scores on Internal Pay Equity

Maria Colacurcio, October 28, 2019

The “Flex Schedule” versus the “Four Day” Fallacy

Are you as fed up as I am with all the talk about flexible schedules? It’s been shown over and over that flexible schedules are … Continue reading The “Flex Schedule” versus the “Four Day” Fallacy

Maria Colacurcio, September 17, 2019

Keep Asking About Equal Pay

As the CEO of a pay equity software company, it’s not often that I get to write about Taylor Swift. I have four daughters (aged … Continue reading Keep Asking About Equal Pay

Maria Colacurcio, August 26, 2019

De-Coding Pay Equity: 5 Terms To Know

Equal pay is having its moment in the spotlight, thanks to fierce advocates like the U.S. National Women’s Team, Natasha Lamb, TIME’S UP, Kamala Harris, … Continue reading De-Coding Pay Equity: 5 Terms To Know

Maria Colacurcio, August 13, 2019

Keep the Action in the Fight for Equal Pay

Yesterday, I published an op-ed in Fast Company talking about the rise of awareness around equal pay and the danger of the movement becoming all … Continue reading Keep the Action in the Fight for Equal Pay

Maria Colacurcio, August 6, 2019

U.S. Soccer Misses the Whole Picture When Confronting Pay Equity

Don’t believe everything you read. This week, in a stunning “comeback”, the national federation claimed the U.S. national women’s team is actually paid more than … Continue reading U.S. Soccer Misses the Whole Picture When Confronting Pay Equity

Maria Colacurcio, August 1, 2019

Colorado’s New Equal Pay Act Means Big Changes for Your Business

“Gender pay gap analysis” is a scary phrase for many businesses. The public, employees, and the plaintiffs’ bar have been pressuring organizations large and small … Continue reading Colorado’s New Equal Pay Act Means Big Changes for Your Business

Zev Eigen, Katie Bardaro, July 25, 2019

The Rise of the Pay Gap Truther and Why this Should Concern All of Us

The Guardian published a sobering article this week about the rise of pay gap “truthers” who continue to deny the existence of the gender pay … Continue reading The Rise of the Pay Gap Truther and Why this Should Concern All of Us

Maria Colacurcio, April 26, 2019

A Response to “Why Companies Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap Often Fail”

Last week, HBR published ‘Why Companies Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap Often Fail’. We wanted to take the opportunity to comment on the … Continue reading A Response to “Why Companies Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap Often Fail”

Maria Colacurcio, January 25, 2019

Being Transparent About Pay Transparency

In early 2019, Citigroup   —  with strong encouragement from activist Natasha Lamb at Arjuna Capital   —   offered a blunt assessment of its … Continue reading Being Transparent About Pay Transparency

Maria Colacurcio, March 25, 2019

3 mistakes tech companies make retaining women

It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in the tech community. Here’s what companies need to do to retain female tech talent. Gender diversity in … Continue reading 3 mistakes tech companies make retaining women

Macy Bayern, March 15, 2019

Gender Pay Equity Analysis Is Here to Stay. Is Your Company Doing It Right?

Equal pay for equal work by people of different genders is top of mind for most companies in 2019, with a December World Economic Forum … Continue reading Gender Pay Equity Analysis Is Here to Stay. Is Your Company Doing It Right?

Zev Eigen, March 5, 2019

Anchoring Pay on Previous Pay

Is asking, “So how much did you make?” ok? Is it a legal issue  —  deceptive and unlawful  —  or is it just natural behavior … Continue reading Anchoring Pay on Previous Pay

Maria Colacurcio, February 7, 2019

15 Great Books for Anyone Who Wants to Get Ahead in Business

High-achievers are lifelong learners, which often takes the shape of voracious reading. It’s because when you learn from other successful people you’re better equipped to make smart choices … Continue reading 15 Great Books for Anyone Who Wants to Get Ahead in Business

Christina DesMarais, April 9, 2019

Syndio appoints new CEO, and closes $5.2 million seed round

Syndio Solutions, Inc., today announces Maria Colacurcio has been named chief executive officer and the closing of a $5.2 million seed round. Syndio which offers an enterprise SaaS solution … Continue reading Syndio appoints new CEO, and closes $5.2 million seed round

Syndio Solutions, November 13, 2018

Match Group’s CEO audited the company’s payroll to make sure she was paying women equally and was surprised at the results

When Mandy Ginsberg took over as CEO of online dating juggernaut Match Group in mid-2017, she was determined to alter the perception of the industry as a … Continue reading Match Group’s CEO audited the company’s payroll to make sure she was paying women equally and was surprised at the results

Julie Bort, December 15, 2018