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Compensation and Research

EverythingHR‘s Research Services constantly updates our comprehensive national and California database covering HR practices, compensation, benefits, budgets, and trends by conducting in-depth research on the most pressing human resources issues and topics impacting employers. Our surveys are designed to help you estimate current labor market rates, analyze human resources practices, and determine what’s right for your company.

Publications and Communications

We publish a monthly HR newsletter covering a wide array of HR topics and expert advice. We also send timely emails on topical issues, employment law case studies, current events, and upcoming workshops to keep you up to date on HR practices, issues, and trends.

Briefings and Events

EverythingHR offers regular briefings and events. These events keep you informed of new legislation, on top of important issues, and provide valuable opportunities to network with your HR peers.

Customized Solutions

All of our compensation solutions are customized and tailored to specifications from each company. We do not use off-the-shelf solutions, but establish packages specific to each company.

  • Assess total labor investment, market price it, and evaluate any changes needed.
  • Accommodate a plan to meet the organization’s talent, labor and financial goals, as well as strategic goals and missions.
  • Restructure or rearrange the total HR costs and financial commitments to plans and programs that yield a higher HR ROI.
  • Our compensation practices are based on research and analysis of real data on compensation and benefit practices.
  • Supplement your compensation package through a variety of HR assessment tools such as employee opinion or engagement surveys, organizational culture surveys, and performance appraisal.

Compensation Consulting Services

EverythingHR’s Compensation Solutions create and sustain a variety of consulting services; from market pricing and analysis to more in depth total rewards plans covering both compensation and benefits costs. Creating a competitive compensation and benefits package boosts employee morale and retention, and attracts future employees. Your partners at EverythingHR understand your needs and can help your company plan an effective strategy to meet your goals.

Define, align, and develop a compensation solution program for your unique needs.

Compensation Services:

  • Market Analysis
  • Wage & Salary Administration Policy
  • Incentive Plan Design and Alternative Pay Programs
  • Executive Compensation Review
  • Performance Management

Job Classification Services:

  • Job Analysis and Evaluation Programs
  • Job Descriptions
  • FLSA Exemption Review
  • Salary Grades

Services May Include:

  • Online solutions
  • Implementation, including employee & management training
  • Strategic planning and recommendations on compensation issues
  • Compensation philosophy development

Free Compensation Program Consultation Review
Take our Compensation Assessment for a free 20-minute consultation with our experts.
Contact our Research & Surveys Department for a free consultation JuanG@EverythingHR.com.

Complete the Compensation Assessment and provide us the information on your current compensation plan. A Consulting Coordinator will get back to you within 24-hours to arrange a 20-minute phone call with one of our consultants.

Compensation & Benefits Surveys

A key membership benefit of EverythingHR is the access to a wide range of surveys covering compensation, benefits, and economic trends. Conducted annually, the compensation surveys provide an excellent look at competitive compensation policies and practices.

Our Research Services Department publishes 7 reports each year covering California HR practices and compensation levels. The survey program contains data for over 700 job classifications ranging from hourly to executive positions, and over 40 HR topics including group medical practices, pension plans, vacation polices, educational reimbursement, etc.

Whether you need data for one job or as part of a formal compensation plan, EverythingHR’s comprehensive survey program can help you estimate current labor market rates and practices for your organization.

Except for some specialized surveys, non-participating member firms may obtain the reports at very competitive prices – usually about $395. Surveys come in your choice of bound books or CDs (or both), as well as a downloadable electronic version.

Learn more about our Survey Program (Survey Program FAQs)

Employee Opinion Survey

Online Employee Opinion Survey
Let EverythingHR help you define your Employee Engagement Strategies.

At the core of any organization’s efforts to build an effective engagement strategy is an understanding of how employees view and feel about where they work, what motivates them, and what values they hold high. To support organizations who want an engaged workforce, EverythingHR offers a simple, but powerful tool: An Online Employee Opinion Survey.

Member Benefit

  • No-cost benefit ($1,600 value)
  • Custom built online survey within 2 business days of registration
  • Custom survey link
  • Company portal with participation tracking and report access
  • Employee communication templates

Q. Is an online employee opinion survey right for your organization?
A. An Employee Opinion Survey is used to assess an organization’s strengths, weaknesses, and issues affecting employee morale and organizational performance. The results allow companies to develop an effective and engaging management program, prepare their organization for change, and understand what employees value in their work life.

Poll Employees on a variety of topics:

  1. Engagement
  2. Quality and Productivity
  3. Working Conditions
  4. Policies and Practices
  5. Supervisory Effectiveness – Management Skills
  6. Employee Development and Recognition
  7. Supervisory Effectiveness – People Skills
  8. Quality of Work Life
  9. Communication
  10. Reaction to the Survey
  11. Compensation and Benefits
  12. Management Effectiveness


Q. I would like to deploy an Employee Opinion Survey, but not all my employees have access to a computer to take it, can we still use the survey?
A. Yes! The EOS can be sent via paper and online, however additional costs may apply for data input.

Q. Can an EOS be translated into a language other than English?
A. Yes, we can translate the survey into another language if needed.

Q. I’m not sure how to communicate to my employees the process of an EOS, can you help?
A. Included in the annual EOS package that comes with the membership are numerous templates that help you communicate to your employees the launch, completion, and results of the EOS.

Q. Can I see a sample Employee Opinion Survey report?
A. We are more than happy to provide a sample of the report for a completed EOS. Please email ResearchServices@EverythingHR.com for the sample.

Sample Engagements

Multi-Location Medical Service Organization with 240 employees

As part of an effort to develop employee-based programs, a medical provider organization, with 240 employees, request assistance to analyze its current practices, policies and employee rewards. The goal was to develop programs that can better engage and motivate employees and hence, increase the productivity of the organization.  Productivity was defined as the ability of the organization to maximize its labor resources and meet a series of goals along a five-year plan.   The process developed by Employers Group consisted in obtaining employees’ input via an employee opinion survey and through a series of onsite focus groups.

Based on the analysis of the job-related documentation and data gathered during the interviews with the incumbents and management, EG delivered a series of written reports including findings and recommendations concerning each major department and functional group. In addition, detail employee-feedback was delivered to the organization’s upper management team along with recommendations to streamline the organization’s inter-department projects.  The project teams were then tasked with the responsibility to lead efforts on completing cross-departmental goals.  Once implemented, the recommendations allowed the organization to effectively train and organize its departments along its five-year plan.

Non-profit higher education agency, $35 million operating budget, 550 employees:

Needs: A review of the agency’s compensation strategy and incentive pay program, including payouts and plan structure, goal alignment, and merit pay, as well as benefit offerings and employee/employer contributions; establish internal pay equity comparability based on gender and ethnicity.

Services rendered: A market study and analysis of total compensation with emphasis on the incentive plan and variable pay for commercial non-profits and auxiliaries in higher education. Interview managers, review job descriptions, evaluate classifications, and other employee data to establish internal pay equity. Design and implement a compensation program tailored to the agency’s unique market demands, including: a report on the impact of the new plan vs. the current employee census in order to coordinate cost implementation strategies that meet the organization’s payroll budget expectations; provide sample employee communication about changes to compensation program.


Research Services Survey Schedule

Survey Schedule & Prices




Member Price
Non Participation

Non-member Price
Non Participation

Survey Suite
Executive & Mid-Management Total Compensation Survey



        $395           $595
Regional Wage (Nonexempt) Survey



         $395            $595  
IT & Engineering Compensation Survey



        $395            $595
HR Budgets & Human Capital Benchmark Survey



        $395            $595  

Professional & Sales Personnel Compensation Survey



       $395            $595

Purchase any survey by contacting JuanG@EverythingHR.com


Q. I am a new client, what surveys come with my membership?

A. New clients receive the following set of surveys:

  • Regional Wage (Nonexempt) Survey
  • HR Budgets & Human Capital Benchmark Survey
  • Executive & Mid-Management Compensation Survey

Other surveys available through purchase include:

  • Professional & Sales Personnel Compensation Survey
  • IT & Engineering Compensation Survey

The best way to keep your compensation and HR reports current is through participation. As a client of EverythingHR, you will automatically be invited to participate in all of the surveys. In some cases the surveys might not apply to your company or business; however, we encourage your participation in as many surveys as possible. The strength of the survey program rests on your participation.

Q. What happens if I am not able to participate and need the survey?
A. Survey reports are available to non-participating members for a nominal fee. For pricing please call (833) 447-9111 .

Q. I participated in a survey, when can I expect to receive the final report?
A. Generally, final survey reports are distributed to participants two months after we stop collecting information. Unless other arrangements are made, all survey reports are made available online or mailed directly to the main contact of every participating client’s firm.

Q. How do I access the final report online?
A. For each company that buys or participates in one of our surveys, we setup the company with a Survey Library. Here, you can access all the reports you are entitled to in addition to the previous data you have provided. We can give as many individual login credentials to the Survey Library as a company may need.

Q. I have many surveys to participate in throughout the year, how can you make it easy for me to participate?
A. At EverythingHR, we value your contribution to our surveys, so we will do what we can to accommodate your needs. There are a few ways to participate in our surveys.

1) We have an online form that you can complete. When you complete the online form you will need to enter in each applicable position title and match it to our provided job titles; enter in the base salary, minimum & maximum salary, as well as any bonus information.

2) We have an excel template that contains the minimum required fields that you can complete and send via email.

3) Simply download your employee census and send it over, we will do the work for you!

Once you provide data for your survey we will make it available via your Survey Library. That way you can make individual updates & track the information you’ve submitted. You can participate by editing the information in your portal, or we can apply a percentage increase for you.

Q. Do I need to request questionnaires to participate in the survey program?
A. No. All clients are invited to participate in all of our surveys. Invitations are always emailed to the main survey contact in every member firm. Call or e-mail us to change or update your firm’s survey contact, or to send you the link for participation.

Q. I work for a privately-held company and the owners are very sensitive about participating in compensation surveys -is our participation confidential?
A. Yes. You can participate and remain anonymous. We do not share or disclose participation to other clients or non-clients. We also do not sell collected survey data to other organizations for external marketing purposes. All survey data is treated with the utmost confidentiality and at no time will data be furnished in any form so as the identity of the member firm can be revealed.

Q. I am a new member and I would like to participate in the survey program, but I need time to learn the different surveys that are available. How soon do I have to start participating to obtain credit for the surveys?
A. We encourage new clients to participate in any open survey. Survey reports are available to non-participating clients for a nominal fee.

Q. We are a small company and we can only provide data for a few jobs, can we still participate?
A. Yes. Our survey program is diverse, and we invite and encourage participation from small to large size firms. Even if you can only match data for a few jobs, we can still use your data to estimate current market rates.

Q. We do not have a formal compensation program. Can you still use our data in the survey program?
A. Yes. Our surveys are designed where participation is based on matching a job description to an existing job. Although a formal compensation program might simplify your participation, you can still submit data even if your program is not part of a formal compensation process.

HR Assessment

To take the HR Assessment contact JuanG@EverythingHR.com

EverythingHR’s HR Assessment outlines how your company is doing in five key areas: Compliance, HR Processes & Management, Employee Motivation, HR Sourcing, and Recruitment.
The 30-question assessment is designed to provide you with information on how your HR practices compare to best practices of other companies.

View Results after Completion:

  • Access to a summarized report upon completion.
  • An in-depth and detailed scorecard provided by one of our professional consultants within three business days.

Your participation in the Assessment is confidential and will not be shared with any outside agency or group.

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