Here's an interesting little tidbit about the pay of Mayo Clinic employees.
In 1999, only 17 percent of Mayo Clinic's employees surveyed said they were satisfied with their pay.
In 2011, that number rocketed up to 82 percent.
Mayo Clinic says it was not paying more money that made the difference. It was communicating more that made everyone happier about their pay.
"We didn't suddenly start paying everybody more. It was a focus on communication… transparency," says Karmen Reid, Mayo's director of compensation in an interview with a group called World At Work. "You can never communicate too much."
The Compensation Café blog picked this up and wrote a little about it.
Here's the World At Work interview.