People will talk money whether it is discouraged or not. Feelings of jealousy may take hold, and employees may draw false conclusions about why the numbers line up the way they do. Not all employees will calmly rationalize that varying levels of experience or skill sets — or job performance, training, industry experience and tenure with a company — are all factors in an employee's salary.
People will talk money whether it is discouraged or not. Compensation can be a challenging topic and it is recommended to have your compensation strategy reviewed to ensure that you are paying employees fairly.