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Recognize and share appreciation with employees for contributions, service and outstanding performance


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Pay Transparency

California now requires employers like Stanford to include an expected pay range on every job posting. Employees are entitled to request and receive the pay range for their current position. 

Stanford is committed to providing market-competitive pay based on the market benchmarks in the geographic region where work is performed, role requirements (scope and complexity), and the education, relevant experience of individuals in roles, as well as demand for such roles.  
Pay is one component of Stanford’s overall total rewards program. The university also provides a diverse array of benefits to help employees take care of themselves and their families, including health, wellness, retirement savings, and time-off programs. Employees may come to you as their manager with questions or concerns about their compensation. Please work with your HR representative on questions about compensation or pay ranges for current employees.

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Base Pay Administration

Learn more about how compensation is administered, including what job changes typically have pay changes, guidelines for hiring when the candidate is external, and the foundations of the staff compensation program.

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Bonuses & Incentives

Depending on area budgets and practices, the use of bonuses and incentives may be used as rewards; learn more about the types of bonuses and incentives, and how they are typically used before talking with your local HR representative.

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Staff Service Recognition

A comprehensive service recognition program, Stanford Celebrates You: Recognizing Staff Careers, relies on managers to foster a work environment that demonstrates the value of service by recognizing service to Stanford.

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Recognition Tips and Tools

Make use of our free appreciation graphics and review recent articles sharing best practices to be great at recognizing your team members.

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Guidance to Recognize and Reward

Create a culture of recognition and appreciation for your team, making use of tools and programs.

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