I work for a company where traditionally annual merit increases is the only way to get a better wage. The company, when necessary, makes market adjustments to certain highly competitive jobs. Anyway, I have a direct that has a direct concerned about her salary. Unfortunately, she knows that the other two employees at her site (same job code) are getting about $1.50/hr more than her. She has less time invested in the company (3yrs vs 5yrs), so unless she gets an individual adjustment, she will always be below them to some degree. I have told the employee there's not a whole lot I can do for about 1 yr, but now her boss is telling me she is looking for another job and that she is their best worker. If I bumped this employee up to the others as a correction, would this be inappropriate? We are hiring new people in the same job code with similar experience at a higher rate than her current salary.