How Will You Navigate Oregon’s Equal Pay Act?

If you’re wondering how your company can comply with Oregon’s Equal Pay Act, you’re not alone. Many concerned manufacturers aren’t sure how they should respond. Our team has been working side by side with manufacturers to address workforce challenges many years before the equal pay act was devised. We’ve developed a flexible training methodology called smart talent that allows Oregon manufacturers like you to build your company’s capabilities, improve your bottom lines, and reduce turnover. We can help you hire, engage and promote employees based on transparent metrics that will aid in promoting equal pay for comparable work.

“The implementation of Smart Talent has given MFC the ease of mind that we are adhering to the Equal Pay requirement by establishing compensation based on skill sets and knowledge learned”

Lori Olund – President, Miles Fiberglass

Smart Talent is Your Secret Weapon

When implemented, Smart Talent demonstrates that your company is working toward identifying and addressing pay disparities and allows you to create a system to resolve discrepancies. as required by Oregon’s equal pay act. Assessing performance objectively and eliminating favoritism are key elements of the program, as well as tying compensation to skill and competency growth.

Three Key Areas of Oregon’s Equal Pay Act Addressed By Smart Talent:

CREATES TRANSPARENT PAY FOR ALL
- Clearly defines specific job tasks for each job and skill level for each job role, including corresponding pay ranges
- Bases individual promotion and advancement on improved proficiency in existing skills and development of new skills
- Includes regular evaluation based on clear standards of skills attained rather than ambiguous criteria.
-Creates standard training based on established tasks that is predictable and repeatable

CREATES STANDARDIZED ADVANCEMENT PROCESSES
- Builds a selection process guided by clearly defined career development paths, outlining growth and measuring performance based on skills and knowledge
-Establishes career ladders for all employees based on those skill levels to enable individual advancement
-Establishes a structure for individuals to understand individual development pathways based on previously agreed upon skills and knowledge

PROMOTES FAIR / ETHICAL HIRING PROCESSES
- Expands the labor pool and creates a broader, more diverse candidate pool by hiring for fit rather than pre-set specialty skills
- Provides a structured hiring process that is consistent
- Communicates performance standards throughout the organization
- Offers an opportunity to a more diverse group of candidates

SUCCESS STORY

Miles Fiberglass and Composites

6
Jobs Created
$840,000
Cost savings due to reduced re-work
$4 million
Additional sales due to greater proficiency
TESTIMONIAL

“The implementation of Smart Talent has given MFC the ease of mind that we are adhering to the Equal Pay requirement by establishing compensation based on skill sets and knowledge learned”

LORI OLUND

President, Miles Fiberglass

Let’s Talk

A brief discovery session with an OMEP consultant can change your view of what might be possible for your business. You’ll get honest feedback from a consultant with a deep knowledge of manufacturing and talent management practices. And rest easy – there will be no hard sell or obligation.

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