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CHARLOTTE – How do you know if you’re paying your employees enough? Deborah Millhouse, president of CEO Inc. (, which specializes in direct hire placement, temporary staffing and human capital solutions reveals some clues in a recent article titled “5 Signs of a Bad Compensation and Benefits Plan” by Laura Mohammad for

Millhouse advises employers to look at their interviews to acceptances ratio. If you’re interviewing many qualified candidates but few of them are accepting offers, it may be a sign that there is a problem with your compensation plan. “Your numbers will give you a feel for where in the employment process your plan is weak or breaking down,” says Millhouse in the article.

She goes on to say that when employees start to openly discuss pay and benefits, their dissatisfaction may stem from a poor compensation plan. “The reasons for their dissatisfaction can range widely, including feeling that they aren’t paid enough, or they aren’t paid fairly compared with other employees, or there are errors in their paychecks, or any number of other reasons,” she is quoted as saying.

Compensation issues may be behind low employee morale, lack of motivation and drama in the workplace, according to Millhouse. “When employees don’t feel that they are being compensated commensurate with the value they bring to the organization, they are not motivated to expend a tremendous amount of effort on the behalf of that organization,” Millhouse explains in the article.

About CEO Inc.

Founded in 1994, CEO Inc. specializes in “Recruiting the BEST for Your Team!” through their full service offering including direct hire placement, temporary staffing, and human capital services. Honors for CEO Inc. include the Charlotte Regional Ethics in Business Award from the Charlotte Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and being named as one of the Top 25 Charlotte Business Journal Best Places to Work for two consecutive years. CEO Inc. was also named to the North Carolina Business Leader list of Top 100 N.C. Small Businesses. Additionally, CEO Inc. has been recognized as one of the top 50 diversity-owned businesses, one of the top 50 women-owned businesses and one of the top 100 small businesses in the state of North Carolina by, the nations’ leading multicultural business-to-business online portal.

CEO Inc. is certified as a bona fide Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and as a Women-Owned Business by the City of Charlotte Minority and Women Business Development Office. For more information please visit or call 704-372-4701.

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