PayScale, Inc. to Launch in Canada, Becoming a Key Provider of Canadian Workforce Compensation Data



    PayScale Announces Data Availability in Canada at the Human Resources
Professional Association of Ontario Annual Conference and Trade Show

    TORONTO, January 31 /CNW/ - PayScale, Inc., a leader in real-time online
compensation data for employers and individuals, today announced the
availability of PayScale's compensation data in the Canadian market, making
PayScale one of the largest providers of online Canadian compensation data.

    PayScale, a significant resource for compensation information, currently
services a total of two million unique visitors per month and adds 300,000 to
400,000 new profiles to the system monthly -- more than most research
companies collect in an entire year. PayScale ensures that the data is kept
current with most profiles being 90 to 180 days old and no data older than a
year. While the database reflects a wide range of industries, PayScale shows
particular strength in the IT/Tech, Administrative/Support, Engineering,
Finance/Accounting, Manufacturing and Healthcare sectors.

    "PayScale's launch in Canada results from the needs of both employers and
employees to access up-to-date compensation information and enables better
informed hiring and retention decisions," stated Mike Hayes, vice president of
PayScale Business Solutions. "PayScale is pleased to provide this information
to the Canadian marketplace to help build more effective compensation models."

    PayScale's efforts to collect data in volume from Canada began in 2003.
Approximately 5,000 new Canada-specific profiles are added to PayScale's
system each month -- more than most information researchers collect in an
entire survey. The database reflects the population density of Canada, with
top cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal
and Winnipeg.

    "There is truly a War for Talent going on right now," said Debbie
McGrath, founder and chief instigator, HR.com. "PayScale makes it possible for
employers to have the information they need to tailor offers that will attract
and keep star producers. PayScale's expansion into Canada is a significant
step to provide accurate real-time compensation information for an
international market."

    HR.com is a global authority that helps to connect companies with vital
knowledge and resources, ensuring success on the people side of business.

    PayScale announced its launch into the Canadian Market at the Human
Resources Professionals Association of Ontario's (HRPAO) annual conference and
trade show. The event takes place January 31 through February 2 at the Metro
Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Canada.

    About Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO)

    HRPAO (http://www.hrpao.org/hrpao) is the premier HR organization in
Canada. The organization has over 16,000 members in 28 chapters in Ontario and
other locations around the world. The HRPAO annual conference and trade show
is the second largest HR conference in the world.

    About PayScale

    PayScale (www.payscale.com) is a market leader in online compensation and
benefit data for employers and individuals. With the world's largest database
of individual employee compensation profiles, PayScale provides an immediate
and precise snapshot of current market pay. PayScale's patent-pending
real-time profiling technology collects and indexes employee pay attributes
worldwide and makes this data available through its online search tools and
salary reports at www.payscale.com. PayScale was founded in 2002 and is
headquartered in Seattle, WA.




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