According to WorldatWork's Alison Avalos, who puts out a regular column called "What Your Colleagues Are Reading", the 2010 workspan piece on Comparable Worth written by me, Paul Weatherhead and my Compensation Cafe cohort Jim Brennan is the top viewed article for 2014, so far.
What's up with that, I wonder? Is gender equity suddenly that big a topic among compensation professionals?
I remember, back when it was published (and given a cover feature), a local colleague and friend asked me "why would you even write about that?" Because it was a topic that interested me, I countered, and because there were implications to "forcing" gender equality that people were overlooking or ignoring. Because the topic was drawing little attention from the compensation community and I felt it needed to be on everybody's radar screen.
And because it was a fun collaborative exercise. To shake it up, Jim took the female-friendly "pro" argument and I took the "con."
Alison sub-titled her column The Usual Suspects and Some Surprises. I suspect our article's appearance in the number one slot was one of the latter.
Got a theory?