Compensation Analysis Software Training

New Video Tutorials on BCGi – Our Online HR EEO Training Site

With changes to OFCCP’s compensation guidelines coming, we thought you might be interested in some new compensation analysis video tutorials just posted on the BCGi website. COMPARE 2.0 is an advanced compensation analysis tool designed to assist in analyzing pay disparities within an organization.

  1. COMPARE Compensation Analysis Software: Introduction & Overview
    (note: if you interested in learning about the software, watching this first video is a great place to start)
  2. Identifying Statistically Significant Differences in Pay
  3. Computing Liabilities in Pay
  4. Understanding Multiple Regression

OFCCP FAQ’s Regarding the Utilization of a Regression Analyses Tool

According to the OFCCP FAQ’s regarding the utilization of a regression analyses tool to determine disparity in compensation, the calculations in software are “relatively simple.”

From the OFCCP FAQ’s:

“Given that a regression analysis is a complex process, not all contractors will be able to undertake one in order to comply with the Voluntary Guidelines. What should these contractors do?

OFCCP realizes analysis of employee compensation is a challenging frontier for many contractors. In discussion with contractors and consultants, OFCCP has found that the key challenge in implementing the new procedures will be the creation of the similarly situated employee groups (SSEGs). Once the SSEGs are created, the task of conducting a regression analysis can be undertaken with little statistical expertise through relatively inexpensive software packages that yield sufficiently informative results. OFCCP does not expect contractors to hire statisticians or economists to perform this work or to buy expensive software systems.

OFCCP will develop compliance assistance tools to assist with performing regression analyses. In addition, OFCCP’s acceptance of a simple SSEG-by-SSEG approach for the Voluntary Guidelines will help to eliminate some of the complexity that is associated with other types of regression analyses such as the pooled analyses discussed. While some statistical expertise will enable a contractor to better conduct and evaluate the regression analyses, conducting a regression analysis on each SSEG using the primary pay factors is relatively simple with modern computer software.”

Source: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/comstrds.htm

We agree with that assumption as Biddle has created and sells a compensation analyses software tool called COMPARE 2.0 that is incredibly “easy to use.” However easy COMPARE 2.0 is to use, though, the interpretation of the regression model is anything but easy.

If you are considering using a regression model to identify pay disparity and you are not sure how to assess your skills and needs, give us a call. We’ll be happy to run through the process with you.

For assistance, contact:

John Piatt (800)999-0438 ext. 118 or jpiatt@biddle.com
Nancy Tipton (800)999-0438 ext. 175 or ntipton@biddle.com

Additional Resource:

COMPARE Compensation Analysis Software – Video Tutorials at BCGi
(the links below will open a new browser window at our Online HR EEO Training website)

  1. COMPARE Overview (a great place to start if you are new to COMPARE or considering purchasing the software)
  2. COMPARE: Identifying Statistically Significant Differences in Pay
  3. COMPARE: Computing Liabilities
  4. COMPARE: Understanding Multiple Regression