A client of mine with a gift for distilling information recently came up with a simple and elegant chart that tracks employee perceptions of the company's pay program. As someone who believes there is still a place for the straightforward, low-tech solution (like this one), I wanted to share a version of the chart here, for comment and reaction.
Essentially, it works like this. Employees go through a simple process where they rate the pay program on a scale of 1 through 10 (1 being the least favorable rating, 10 being the most) based upon their perception of it being "clear" and "fair." The results are shared in the form of a scatterplot, like the example I've created and shared below.
- Track movement over time, perhaps with an overlay of different marker colors to reflect different periods (quarters, years, etc.).
- Separate by different employee variables/demographics, again potentially using different marker colors, such as gender, tenure, performance level, etc.
What do you think? Anybody done something similar - or similarly simple and elegant - that they can comment about?