View Offer Insights Using Traffic Lights

How to use traffic lights to help make offers fair and competitive

Imagine having your candidate's pay data all in one place and getting insights on your offer - as you're drafting it! With Traffic Lights, Compa's data science engine is churning in the background to help guide you to not only a better offer amount, but an offer that will win!


To get started, navigate to a candidate's detail and click "Create Offer". As you add Pay Elements, the bottom of the offer card will dynamically change the Traffic Lights providing you feedback on your offer (red = bad, yellow = so-so, green = great). To see your pay elements by 1- and 4-year totals, click "Summary" in the bottom left corner.

But wait, how does Compa define those Traffic Light categories?

  • Guideline: Indicates the level of alignment to your company’s guidelines (to the extent your company has them and they've been made available in Compa)

  • Similar Offers: Indicates the level of alignment to offers received by other similar candidates

  • Pay Bias: Indicates the level of pay bias risk based on whether or not the candidate is in a protected group (as gathered from the candidate application's EEOC data - to the extent reported and/or captured, and as available from your ATS)

  • Pay Parity*: Indicates whether the base salary amount entered as part of the candidate offer is within or outside the range of current employee pay; helps combat internal pay compression (currently limited to base salary comparisons only)

  • Win Chances: Indicates the estimated likelihood that the draft offer is a winning offer when compared to the candidate’s pay expectations and current compensation, in addition to competing offers and past winning offers

  • Inversion Check*: Indicates whether the base salary amount entered is below or above that of the candidate's hiring manager


*Pay Parity and Inversion Check are only available for those customers who have worked with Compa to configure the appropriate reporting requirements from their HRIS / HCM.


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