Aon treats each company’s compensation data submissions in the strictest confidence. Each company has an obligation to retain confidentiality of database results and to use them for internal purposes in evaluating its own programs. Companies violating data confidentiality policies will be ineligible to participate in the future compensation database. Customized compensation data is distributed only to authorized contacts at companies that agree to submit data for the current or upcoming edition of the database. We request that data submissions include only nonpersonally identifiable employee references so that we can validate data submission while maintaining employee anonymity. Company-identifiable data is not released. For more information and further details on how we protect your data, please contact us.
Data Sufficiency Required for Reporting
The number of employees included in the sample for each data element and the number of companies reporting such employees are limited to support data confidentiality.
Breakouts are available for selection in the Data Generator where at least ten companies are in the data sample.
- At least five companies and five employees must be reported in fixed compensation for a benchmark job to appear on the Radford Network. Within a job, at least five companies and five employees must be reported for each compensation data element to appear.
- If two, three or four companies report data for a compensation element, the company and employee count will appear, but no other data will be presented.
- If one company is reported, the number of employees also does not appear.
Peer Group Reporting
In addition to our standard data sufficiency, dominance and suppression rules, we have additional privacy rules in place for our peer group reporting feature.
- At least 10 companies are required to create a peer group. Each new peer group created must be sufficiently different from existing peer groups created by all users at the company, requiring a minimum of five changes for a participant list to be considered different.
- Once a peer group is used, it can no longer be edited or deleted until the following survey year.
These sufficiency rules ensure that Radford provides the highest level of data confidentiality to our participants.