We have only just started the fourth quarter of the year but sooner or later those year-end deadlines will cause work to pile up. In the meantime, you may also need to focus on budgets for 2020. Payroll is the biggest component of that budget, which is why we focus exclusively on pay in this issue of Business of Valuation.

We start with an explanation for why BVFLS salary metrics are so hard to come by. We show you how expanding your concept of pay can help you in both hiring and retention. We share tips for making your employees feel more valued. Everyone goes funny when you talk about money. So, guest columnist Ellen Warden offers her insight into navigating those tricky conversations.

We want you to get more out of this newsletter than the time you put into reading it. We always welcome your comments and suggestions for information that would be useful in your practice. We also invite you to contribute material. Send us an email to: [email protected]

John Borrowman