About Sharon McKnight

Sharon McKnight
CCP, SPHR, BLR Senior Editor
Phone: 8605100100

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Sharon L. McKnight, CCP, SPHR, draws from more than 20 years of management experience, including 6 years as a director of human resources, to develop compensation administration tools and write about compensation issues. Her experience in both operational and HR management provides her with a practical approach to providing online resources that address the challenges facing compensation and human resource professionals.

She achieved certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute in 2007 and as a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) by the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals in 2014. She attended Middle Tennessee State University and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Middle Tennessee Chapter of SHRM, and WorldatWork.

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Recent articles by Sharon McKnight

  • How HR Can Get the Most from Salary Surveys

    There are plenty of salary surveys available and, arguably, there’s not a lot of difference between them. Most provide a number of incumbents, a mean, and multiple percentiles. Some use number of employees to describe company size and some use annual revenue. Most are broken down by industry and geographic location. Some provide position level charts, though some don't.

  • Comp Time, Overtime, What’s Up with That?

    You’ve probably heard by now that the U.S. House of Representatives last week passed a new law that allows private employers to offer employees comp time in lieu of overtime pay. That law has not yet been passed in the U.S. Senate but what if it is? How will it impact your compensation plan? Will you be ready for what could be a game changer in how employees are compensated for working overtime?

  • How to Update Aging Salary Data for Your Organization’s Jobs

    Let’s face facts. HR can be a tough gig. There’s always more to do than time allows so it’s really easy to let anything that’s working just fine slip through the cracks. But, sooner or later, everything needs attention, including rate range data that hasn’t been updated since 2003. So, lets get to it.

  • Bully for A Boss … Yikes!

    What can you do when the workplace bully is in charge? How do you successfully work when you’re constantly looking over your shoulder to see if you’re next in his or her line of sight? Especially when his catch phrase is “you’re fired.”


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