Compensation plays a significant role in an organization's success. A compensation strategy must be designed well to attract and retain talent. As the single largest expense for most companies, it's imperative to develop the right pay structure and appropriate recognition methods. This course is for HR Generalists who need to learn basic compensation principles and their application to the business. During this course, you'll learn about developing a compensation strategy, methods for conducting a job analysis, developing job descriptions, and setting up base and variable pay structures. Compensation is one of those topics you must understand to not only drive the success of your business but also build essential skills for a successful career in HR.
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Title: Compensation Philosophy Statement
Module: Strategic Compensation
Many organizations develop a formal Compensation Philosophy Statement. A Compensation Philosophy Statement is defined as a statement that reflects an organization’s compensation strategy and that provides a framework for designing, administering, and communicating compensation programs in a consistent manner.
The general content includes:
A description of the organization’s total compensation package. For example fixed pay, variable pay, and benefits.
A description of the organization’s competitors for labor
A description of the organization’s market for pay comparison purposes
A balance between internal equity and external market
A philosophy with respect to pay mix
A description of an organization’s target market position with respect to base pay, variable pay, and benefits
The organization’s philosophy regarding relationship of performance to pay
And, guidelines for communicating an organization’s compensation programs
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Pamela Sande, CCP, is the Managing Principal of Pamela Sande & Associates, LLC. Pamela has over 25 years of human resources experience in both consulting and corporate roles, including as an HR executive and as a specialist in designing total rewards programs that drive organizational performance.
In her current role as Managing Principal, Pamela and...