Accurate Rental Data Critical for Cost-of-Living Analysis

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 1. October 2014 13:44
Rising demand for rentals combined with falling vacancy rates in the larger US cities mean tight rental markets. HR and mobility professionals need to closely monitor rental prices for relocating employees since housing is a major component of cost-of-living differentials. The desire of many Millennials to live in more urban settings and retain locational flexibility (rent rather than become homeowners) makes accurate rental data even more critical to analyzing and providing competitive relocation packages. The importance of precise cost-of-living data is magnified to organizations in attracting top talent in competitive industries. [More]

Participate in our 2015 Surveys and Save up to 75%

by ERI Salary Surveys 1. October 2014 09:21
ERI Salary Surveys is currently accepting submissions for our compensation surveys. Participate before the end of the year and receive a 75% discount on the results. Need a bit more time to submit your data? Not a problem. The submission window is open until March 31, 2015, and participants remain eligible for a 50% discount. [More]

Pay Raises for Nonprofit CEOs?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 22. September 2014 13:28
It’s autumn, and thoughts of 2015 pay raises are forming in the minds of nonprofit leaders and their boards. At the least, this seems to be the season of the publications of annual reports about pay raises for nonprofit executives. Let’s review some of the findings of recent reports and see how helpful they will be for setting executive compensation that will be market-based and in line with IRS regulations.
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Tracking Nonprofit Executive Salaries: Crime and Legal-Related Organizations

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 18. September 2014 15:27
Before addressing either the obvious question, “Does crime pay?” or, more precisely, “What do the CEOs of Crime and Legal-related nonprofits earn?” let’s take a look at how this type of organization fits within the nonprofit sector in the US. The National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities, the classification system used in nonprofit research and in ERI’s Nonprofit Comparables Assessor, includes Crime and Legal-Related organizations (Major Group I) as a part of the broader division of Human Services organizations. [More]

Is There a Cap on Nonprofit Salaries in NYS – or Not?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 21. August 2014 11:57
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an administrative regulation in May 2012 that set a salary cap on nonprofit contractors that get more than $500,000 and 30 percent of their revenue from the state – they are not allowed to pay more than $199,000 a year in state money toward an executive’s salary. Some nonprofits that have contracts to provide social services for the state have challenged this rule, and now two judges have come to different conclusions about these executive compensation restrictions. [More]