Leveling the Paying Field

A Groundbreaking Approach to Achieving Fair Pay

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Pub Date 28 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 9 Nov 2021

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“An infectiously evenhanded, useful approach to assessing fairer pay.” — Kirkus

"How much are you worth? Rick Gillis brings science to the art of getting paid fairly at work." Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton, Best Selling Authors | The Carrot Principle, Leading With Gratitude & Anxiety At Work

Leveling the Paying Field offers anyone who takes home a paycheck, seeking a new job opportunity, or carving out their own career path the opportunity to take pay parity into their own hands. Several books exist on the topic of fair pay, but none offers an individual approach to achieving fair pay like Leveling the Paying Field.

In his latest book, author Rick Gillis has created a rich new metric for measuring the value of the work you produce he calls the QTNT® (pronounced: ‘quotient’). Your QTNT score can then be used to reasonably and realistically challenge your current rate of pay. Not only can equal pay for equal work ultimately be realized, but even better, proper pay for outstanding performance becomes the new normal.

“This is an important book - for job seekers and hiring managers alike.” Hung Lee, Curator & Editor | RecruitingBrainfood.com

...in clear and concise steps, he has dispelled any uncertainty of exactly how to level up and get paid what you are worth.” — Alisa Murray, Award winning Columnist and Content Creator | Living the Sweet Life

“In Leveling the Paying Field Rick Gillis has brought his lifetime of career management experience to solving one of the hardest aspects of compensation and negotiation: quantifying performance and
value fairly and accurately, regardless of role or gender... His ‘quotient’ will work for everyone…” — Lisa Gates, Negotiation & Career Story Coach | StoryHappensHere.com
“An infectiously evenhanded, useful approach to assessing fairer pay.” — Kirkus

"How much are you worth? Rick Gillis brings science to the art of getting paid fairly at work." Adrian Gostick &...

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A very concise book to help us manage our careers effectively when we are not the boss, Chief of something and do not own the company. A delightful nugget read, informing us about the realities of working in a organisation as a salaried or contract worker. The enormous importance of managing your visibility and highlighting to those above, contributions that you make for the company that you work in. That your manager and team are not going to sing your praises for you about you to senior management concerning your significance to the team. That instead they are more likely to imply your work as theirs simply because the system works this way when you do not self market, promote what you do for the company. This book also carefully unpacks the impact of what you cost to the company, when not keeping your quotient value high, you lose their justification to be kept on by the company and therefore could be replaced for a cheaper worker. The harsh reality of age related lost work opportunities. Have no fear the book illustrates ways to build protection measures you can take to mitigate this. It takes on the landscape of equal pay and why it’s important instead to seek proper pay and be confident to negotiate your salary and future promotions. A neat book reminding us the value of raising you profile in a company by consistently pointing out your accomplishments humbly, but noticeably.

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I recommend this book to diverse populations – from managers to employees to students in college. Negotiation can be a difficult skill (whether you are negotiating for fair treatment or a salary raise). Given today’s sometimes contentious work environments due to political and social divisiveness that has crept its way into many workplaces, I think this book is invaluable. There are plenty of golden nuggets to help anyone self-promote humbly and successfully.

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A great resource for people managing their career - at any level. This book provides practical stories, with examples, strategies, and a conversational style. If you're looking to influence society, your industry, your workplace, or simply make small changes in your role, this book is helpful. Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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