Upcoming session at A'18: Show Me the Money? Exploring Pay Transparency

Upcoming Presentation: Show Me the Money? Exploring Pay Transparency

A’18 Conference on Architecture, New York City, June 21st, 2018

Employee attraction and retention are on everyone’s mind in this era of increased competition for talent. To address this concern, some firm leaders are exploring a provocative idea: pay transparency. They see pay transparency as a potentially powerful tool for engendering trust within their organizations and addressing the well-documented gender and minority wage gaps in our profession. Other leaders, however, see increased management challenges and the potential to limit firms who are beholden to pay scales that do not reflect the current marketplace for talent.

Join us for a lively, moderated discussion about the pros and cons of pay transparency. Each of the leaders on the panel is actively and thoughtfully exploring ways to make the architecture profession more equitable and diverse and will provide attendees with a variety of scenarios to consider as they themselves strategize to attract, retain, and develop architectural staff.

  • Guy Geier, FAIA, Managing Partner, FXCollaborative
  • Wendy Pautz, FAIA, Partner, LMN Architects
  • Cathy Simon, FAIA, Senior Design Principal Emerita, Perkins+Will

Audience Q&A to follow

Fun fact: “Employees who believed that their company’s pay process was fair and transparent were 13% less likely to leave than employees neutral on the subject. Those who felt entirely in the dark about what factors into their pay were 57% more likely to plan on leaving in the next six months, said Chris Martin, lead data analyst at PayScale.”