Resources

Two people stacking blocks to illustrate the Syndio resource library for workplace equity research and best practices.
 

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Pay Equity for Tech: For tech companies, pay equity becomes even more complex during rapid growth. Learn how to quickly get started with and scale a pay equity solution.

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Workplace Equity is Possible: Achieving and maintaining workplace equity is complex. We help you break it down so you can make tangible progress.

The New Way to Fair Pay: We're entering a new era of fair pay in which the bar is higher than ever before. Traditional approaches can't meet this new standard, but technology puts it within reach.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

May 18, 2022

The 'S' in ESG: What, Why, and How: This infographic shares stats and facts about what the ‘S’ in ESG means and why transparency around social impact matters so much.

April 18, 2022

Your Guide to Workplace Equity: This guide offers strategies and a step-by-step approach to help understand, measure, and improve all aspects of workplace equity.

April 18, 2022

Quiz: How equitable is your workplace? Answer these 12 questions to assess equity in your workplace — from hiring and compensation to advancement and opportunities.

Jan 10, 2022

Pay Equity Communications Playbook: Guidance through steps and key considerations for planning an effective pay equity communications strategy that aligns with your company and people goals.

Dec 23, 2021

The New Way to Fair Pay: How to Master Pay Equity in a Changing World: Find out how a modern approach to pay equity will impact your business and learn the four steps you can take to move your organization to an ongoing, proactive pay equity strategy.

NOV 29, 2021

2021 Pay Equity Communications Lookbook: Find out how a modern approach to pay equity will impact your business and learn the four steps you can take to move your organization to an ongoing, proactive pay equity strategy.

SEPT 28, 2021

2021 Pay Equity Trends Report: Based on survey responses from more than 50 leading companies and patterns observed from our customers' pay equity analyses, we identified five trends to guide your pay equity strategy as we head into 2022. 

SEPT 8, 2021

As Women Return to the Workforce Post-Covid, Employers Need to Adapt to Changing Needs to Drive Equity: Moms left the workforce in droves during 2020, largely due to Covid-19. In March 2021, almost 1.5  million fewer moms of school-aged kids were actively working than the year before. Women’s participation in the workforce is at levels not seen since the 1980s.

AUG 2, 2021

QUANTIFYING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP: An analysis of the racial and gender opportunity gaps by level, industry, and location.

MARCH 11, 2021

The State of Pay Equity Laws in the US — 2021: In this, our first State of Pay Equity Laws report, we present the results of comprehensive analysis of legislation from all 50 states and from other countries to answer several questions. How do pay equity laws compare across the U.S.? How are other countries legislating on pay equity? What makes an effective pay equity law? Presented by Syndio and Fair Pay Workplace

MARCH 10, 2021

State of the Cloud: In the New Normal, Bessemer explores cloud economy milestones, what's driving cloud valuations, and the frameworks to help founders accelerate go-to-market momentum.

FEB 24, 2021

5 Steps to Analyze Pay Equity for Financial Services: Research shows that financial services organizations are farther behind on closing the pay gap than almost any other industry. The good news is that pay equity is more within reach for financial services companies than ever before.

FEB 9, 2021

How to Achieve Fair Pay Policies: Your guide to creating pay policies that lead to employee satisfaction, pay equity compliance, and fairness at work

DEC 2, 2020

Focus on Transparency and Accountability to Fix Racial Pay Inequities:A guide for equity advocates to understand the root causes of racial pay disparities and how to create lasting change

SEPT 22, 2020

5 Steps to Analyze Pay Equity in the Insurance Industry: Insurance companies are getting serious about pay equity based on gender and race — and for good reasons. One: it’s the law. Two: it’s good for business. Three: it’s the right thing to do.

JUNE 25, 2020

As Offices Reopen, Parents of Color are Twice as Likely to Consider Quitting to Support Families as White Parents: As offices reopen, more than one in ten parents or caregivers with office jobs are considering quitting to better manage family responsibilities, and another 11 percent say their spouse is considering quitting, according to a survey of more than 1,200 full-time workers conducted by pay equity software company Syndio.

APR 28, 2020

National Survey Finds Women’s Careers Starting to Lose Ground to Men’s During Coronavirus Pandemic: A nationwide survey of working women found they are spending more time than men overseeing homeschooling and child care during the coronavirus pandemic, and they expressed strong concerns about this negatively impacting their careers.

Customer Case Studies

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Construction

Sellen Construction Prioritizes Pay Equity Using Syndio: Learn how Sellen, a Seattle-based construction firm, used Syndio to move to a proactive pay equity approach and became Fair Pay Workplace-certified with Syndio.

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Software/Tech

How Databricks Fast Tracked Global Pay Equity: Learn how Databricks, an enterprise data and AI tech company, completed its first pay equity analysis with Syndio and became Fair Pay Workplace-certified.

Software/Tech

Salesforce Scales Pay Equity Using Syndio: Salesforce has long been at the forefront of fair pay. CEO Marc Benioff was an early, outspoken advocate for pay equity analyses. He also led the company to unprecedented levels of openness around pay equity, building employee trust and sending a powerful message to stakeholders: Salesforce is committed to creating a more equitable workplace.

Analyst Reports

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Workplace Equity: The Time Is Now
Learn 3 key reasons why organizations are focusing on workplace equity, how to ensure equity throughout the human capital management value cycle, benefits of achieving workplace equity, key trends, and more in this insightful report from IDC.

Emerging vendor spotlight covering Syndio's Workplace Equity Platform
451 Research, one of the leading global research firms, just released a detailed report that dives into DE&I and ESG market pressures, the top drivers of positive employee engagement, and how Syndio helps with a “data-driven approach to pay and workplace equity that could help build a strong foundation for a business's overall DEI strategy.”

WEBINARS

July 21, 2022

9AM PT

Comms 101: Navigating Your Median Pay Gap in the Transparency Era
Bring your tough questions and learn how you can be ready to communicate effectively about pay transparency.

June 28, 2022

9AM PT

Baking Equity in from the Start: How to Improve Recruitment and Retention with Workplace Equity
How do you build equity into your organization, from recruitment through hiring, and see it contribute to improved retention? Join us as we discuss.

June 7, 2022

9AM PT

Ask the Experts: Workplace Equity Trends & Best Practices
Join us as we answer your questions around the new pay transparency legislation, how to prioritize your efforts around workplace equity and more.

MAY 17, 2022

8AM PT

Demystifying Pay Equity with Josh Bersin: What Really Works
Join us for a discussion in partnership with global industry analyst firm The Josh Bersin Company, where we’ll provide methods for improving pay equity in your organization.

MAY 10, 2022

9AM PT

Washington State Pay Scale Disclosure Law: What You Need to Know
Pay scale transparency is coming to Washington — in a big way. Soon, employers will be required to disclose pay on their job postings, joining other jurisdictions passing and considering such laws. Join us as we discuss what the Washington pay range disclosure law requires and how to comply with these new requirements.

APRIL 19, 2022

9AM PT

The California Median Pay Gap Bill: What Companies Should Know Right Now
The California Median Pay Gap bill, which requires companies with employees in California to disclose median pay gaps, is making its way through the legislature. Its fate is unclear, but the trend is not. The passage of pay gap rules is inevitable. Forward-thinking companies should start preparing for this now. Please join us for a discussion on how to meet this moment.

APRIL 7, 2022

12PM CT

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR ORGANIZATION FOR ILLINOIS PAY REPORTING
2022 is the year of Pay Transparency, with new laws requiring employers to disclose pay ranges in all job postings. Join us as we discuss.

MARCH 29, 2022

9am PT / 12pm ET

EPISODE 19: MOVING BEYOND PAY TO ADDRESS THE PAY GAP

There are new headlines every week about the gender and racial pay gap and its impact on wealth accumulation for women and people of color throughout their career. But the pay gap is very complex, and we’ll never solve it if we keep focusing just on pay. So what does it really take to address this inequity? Our experts will discuss what’s actually causing the pay gap and how to create a workplace equity roadmap that makes lasting change.

FEB 8, 2022

9AM PT / 12PM ET

NYC PAY SCALE DISCLOSURE LAW: HOW TO PREPARE YOUR ORGANIZATION FOR PAY TRANSPARENCY
In 2021, the pay scale disclosure laws morphed, with laws in Connecticut, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Colorado requiring proactive disclosure of pay scale information. 2022 is kicking off with NYC's new law requiring employers to disclose pay ranges in all job postings. Join us as we discuss.

JAN 25, 2022

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 18: How to Create Equitable Practices for Every Stage of Employment that Make Your People Want to Stay

It’s no wonder so many companies are increasing their focus on DEI&B. Research shows that employees who work in a high fairness environment perform 26% higher than those who don’t and are 27% less likely to quit. And with the Great Resignation upon us, keeping employees engaged and retained is critical. But despite widespread investments in DEI&B initiatives, only 18% of employees say they work in such an environment.

DEC 14, 2021

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 17: How to Embed Fairness Into All Aspects of Your Total Rewards Strategy

To prepare HR and compensation professionals for success in the new year, we'll discuss best practices for how to embed fairness into your entire compensation strategy — including equitable starting salaries, analyzing and addressing systematic under-leveling, and ultimately closing the pay gap through equitable talent management.

OCT 26, 2021

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 16: When and How to Talk About Pay Equity with Everyone Who’s Asking

Our panel of pay equity experts and communications gurus will walk through real-world examples of how they’re talking about pay equity — and their advice for other companies looking to be more transparent.

OCT 4-8, 2021

10AM PT / 1PM ET

HOW TO SUCCEED AT PAY EQUITY IN 2022: In 2021, we saw pay equity accelerate its transition from a legal exercise that lurked in the shadows to a foundational component of a company's brand and employer reputation. And there’s now increasing pressure from employees, investors, lawmakers, peers, and even consumers to be more transparent and broaden the scope of their pay equity strategies.

SEP 30, 2021

9AM PT / 12PM ET

HOW BOARD MEMBERS CAN ACCELERATE DE&I PROGRESS FOR THEIR COMPANIES: Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are in the spotlight, and for good reason. According to top investors like Blackrock, a company that “does not seek to benefit from the full spectrum of human talent is weaker for it —  less likely to hire the best talent, less likely to reflect the needs of its customers and the communities where it operates, and less likely to outperform.” The business case for DE&I has never been more clear.

SEPT 29, 2021

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 15: WHAT LEADERS IN PAY FAIRNESS ARE DOING DIFFERENTLY: TOP PAY EQUITY TRENDS FROM 2021

Our expert panel will answer the questions HR and compensation professionals need to know to keep pace with rapidly changing standards and expectations.

AUG 31, 2021

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 14: ADDRESSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP

A new research report shows that white men hold executive and management roles at 9.2 times the rate of Black women. Other non-white and non-male groups fare better, but still lag far behind their white, male counterparts.

JUL 27, 2021

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 13: HOW TO INCORPORATE PAY EQUITY INTO YOUR ESG STRATEGY

By incorporating pay equity in your ESG strategy, you can provide a quick win to your organization: one that’s clear, measurable, and pays back in the short and long term, building investor confidence, improving your employer brand, and mitigating legal risk.

JUN 22, 2021

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 12: HOW TO LEVERAGE PAY EQUITY TO BUILD YOUR EMPLOYER BRAND: We discuss how companies can leverage pay equity to build their employer brand, showcase their commitment to DEI, and stand out from other companies.

MAY 25, 2021

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 11: What New Global Pay Equity Legislation Means for Employers: We'll discuss the most recent attempts at pay equity legislation in the U.S. as well as emerging global trends every business should monitor.

APR 20, 2021

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 10: DON'T FIX THE WOMAN — FIX THE INSTITUTION: An expert panel will discuss the benefits of adopting tangible "Fix-the-Institution" initiatives as a means to reducing pay disparities between men and women.

MAR 23, 2021

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 9: How to Talk to Your Employees About Pay Equity: The issue of pay transparency and equitable compensation is not new. However, the pressure on organizations to explain and prove fair pay continues to increase, both culturally and legally.

FEB 24, 2021

FINSERV BRANDS: YOU'RE BEHIND ON PAY EQUITY. HERE'S HOW TO CATCH UP FAST:  Research shows that Financial Services organizations are farther behind on closing the pay gap than almost any other industry. The good news is, leaders at FinServ companies no longer have to simply hope pay inequity will go away.

FEB 16, 2021

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 8: Are Your Pay Policies Working Against You? Fair pay means that if someone makes more than someone else, there are clear, consistent and objective reasons — pay policies — behind those differences. These pay policies should be driven by what you want to reward at your organization, whether that’s performance, tenure or other factors.

JAN 26, 2021

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 7: Equity, Bonuses, and Incentives: The Dirty Secrets of Fair Pay: Discussing salaries is becoming increasingly less taboo. Employees are freely sharing their pay, bonuses, and equity–even going as far as crowdsourcing Excel sheets–dredging important information to the surface that many companies would rather keep confidential. The reason for such confidentiality? To avoid costly litigation if pay inequities are exposed.

JAN 12, 2021

ARE YOU READY? CALIFORNIA'S NEW PAY DATA REPORTING LAW:   Sponsored by the Fair Pay Workplace Alliance, please join us for a discussion of California’s new pay data reporting law, including its benefits, challenges for employers, and best practices for compliance. Our panel includes a representative from DFEH and former Chair of the EEOC.

DEC 15, 2020

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 6: Eradicating the Opportunity Gap for People of Color: In this episode, we'll discuss how companies can actively work to eradicate the opportunity gap for BIPOC.

NOV 17, 2020

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 5: Laying a Foundation of Workplace Equity: In this episode of Fairness at Work, Syndio CEO Maria Colacurcio, Rebekah Bastian, CEO of OwnTrail, and Susan Alban, Operating Partner at Renegade Partners, discuss the benefits of laying a foundation of workplace fairness early and how companies can bridge the gap between their values framework and operationalization.

OCT 28, 2020

9am PT / 12pm ET

Episode 4: Creating Transparency For Pay Policies & How It Creates Accountability: In this episode of Fairness at Work, Syndio CEO Maria Colacurcio, along with two guest panelists, will explore the controversial nature of pay transparency, what it actually means, and how it creates a layer of accountability that makes organizations better.

OCT 22, 2020

BOARDROOM PREP: HOW TO DISCUSS PAY EQUITY TRENDS & RESULTS: Boards of Directors are paying closer attention to pay equity as part of the movement to expand the scope of social responsibility reporting. Are you prepared to discuss pay equity strategy and trends? More importantly, is your company prepared to discuss actions taken?

SEPT 29, 2020

9am PT / 12pm ET

EPISODE 3: Preventing Pay Equity Erosion in a COVID World: In this episode of Fairness at Work, Syndio CEO Maria Colacurcio, along with Lisen Stromberg (CEO and Founder, PrismWork) and Craig Sawyer (Professor & Director, Corley Institute for Diversity & Inclusion Education, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University), discuss the urgent need to slow the backslide around pay equity due to the COVID pandemic.

AUG 26, 2020

9am PT / 12pm ET

EPISODE 2: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: In this episode of Fairness at Work, Syndio CEO Maria Colacurcio, along with Lionel Lee (Head of Diversity Engagement at Zillow Group) and Kim Vu (Global Head of Diversity, Equity + Inclusion at Remitly), will discuss how The Black Lives Matter movement has again brought DE&I front and center for many company leaders.

JUL 22, 2020

EPISODE 1: FAIRNESS IN THE REMOTE WORKPLACE: In our first episode of Fairness at Work, Syndio CEO Maria Colacurcio, along with Brandon Gordon (Director of HR, NerdWallet) and Christina Hall (Strategic People Leader & Team Builder), will discuss maintaining pay equity in the new age of the remote workplace...

APR 29, 2020

HOW TO REDUCE LEGAL RISK THROUGH PAY FAIRNESS IN HOSPITALITY: In volatile economic times, costly and time-consuming employment litigation tends to spike, which can harm your brand and make it harder to run daily operations.  In the restaurant and hospitality industries, high turnover, threats of outside employee representation and other factors create the perfect storm for possible litigation when the economic environment sours.

FEB 5, 2020

THE STATE OF PAY EQUITY: This virtual event will focus on issues relating to pay equity and pay gaps.  Pay equity issues in today's diverse workforce have gained increased prominence both inside and outside the HR function over the last few years. Gender-related issues have gained special prominence due to the #metoo movement and the highly publicized lawsuit around pay equity brought by the US women's soccer team.

OCT 1, 2019

WORLD AT WORK CONFERENCE - WEBINAR: How Nordstrom and Match Group Implemented an Iterative Approach to pay equity using the Syndio Pay Equity software

AUG 13, 2019

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS NEW YORK'S PAY EQUITY ACT: We build applications that empower organizations to hire, promote, and pay people fairly. We’d like to share with you how that’s possible. 

EVENTS + CONFERENCES

MAR 14-15, 2020

SXSW PITCH: The 12th annual SXSW Pitch Presented by Target Accelerator features 50 interactive technology companies in 10 different categories.

Live pitch competitions presenting the future of technology are one of the most exciting elements of what happens in Austin each March at SXSW. While we were unfortunately not able to provide an interactive forum to showcase all the great startups this season due to the event’s cancellation in by the City of Austin in March, we are excited to share presentation decks from the 2020 Finalists and Alternates from SXSW Pitch 2020.

OCT 7-9, 2019

GEEKWIRE SUMMIT & ELEVATOR PITCH FINALS - SEATTLE, WA: Explore the future of AI, health tech, transportation, privacy and more. Also, watch the Elevator Pitch Finals: four finalists have 32 seconds to travel from the ground floor to the top of Smith Tower to try to sell their idea to a judge.

PARTNERSHIPS

One certification. Pay Equity for all. 

Unlawful pay disparities based on gender, race and ethnicity remain commonplace and are expected to persist for the next 200 years without meaningful intervention. Syndio is proud to be partnering with The Fair Pay Workplace Alliance to take action. 

Fair Pay Workplace is a transparent pay equity standard and certification program providing the decisive measures necessary to enable real progress towards fair pay in today's workplaces.