S2 E10: Why the Odds of Achieving Equitable Pay Are Never in Our Favor, with Enrique Esclusa

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
November 8, 2023

It’s not that HR doesn’t want to pay you equitably… It’s that sometimes we just can’t. The odds are… rarely ever in our favor. So what can we do to eliminate the constant source friction that pay inequity causes?   

Hebba dives into the complex world of compensation management with guest Enrique Esclusa, co-founder and co-CEO of Assemble. They unravel the reasons why understanding equity as an employee is so important, the role of market data in decision-making, and the challenges HR departments face in managing pay equity and transparency.

Enrique shares insights on how misalignment between leadership, HR, recruiting, and finance can lead to compensation problems, and emphasizes the need for fair and consistent practices. 

Plus, can we finally just be done with the shortcomings of spreadsheet compensation management? Enrique certainly thinks so—he explains the benefits of using a platform like Assemble to streamline the process and ensure pay transparency and equity.


00:00:00 – Assemble: Revolutionizing Compensation Management Platform

00:01:02 – HR Hot Take

00:02:50 – Avoiding Common Mistakes in Compensation Management

00:05:57 – Aligning Leadership and HR

00:10:56 – The Downside of Traditional Compensation Management

00:16:48 – Boosting Employee Morale with Transparent Compensation

00:25:08 – Understanding Equity: 3 Key Factors

00:31:46 – The Importance of Data in HR Compensation

00:40:50 – Addressing Pay Equity in DEI Programs

00:47:52 – The Root Cause of Compensation Problems

00:53:57 – HR’s Potential to Fix Compensation Problems


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Learn More About Assemble: 

Website: https://www.assemble.inc/demo


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Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef