Compensation strategy and systems

Human Resources

Human Resources

Graduate +

Graduate +







Graduate +

This course focuses on a specific area in Human Resource Management, that is, compensation planning and management in contemporary organisations. As organisations have sought to improve the motivation and retention of employees, compensation has become an increasingly important element of a company’s strategy.

Graduate +

This course will examine compensation theories and models, pay systems and structures, benefits, as well as internal and external fairness in compensation.

Joining the course will allow you to:

  1. Identify current state and emerging trends in compensation management; diagnose compensation-related problems in the organisation.

  2. Recognize the role and limitations of compensation in motivation and retention of employees

  3. Construct a compensation system encompassing internal consistency and external competitiveness.

  4. Examine the role of pay-for-performance systems in total compensation; recognise how compensation and benefit decisions help the organisation achieve a competitive advantage.

  5. Critically analyse the strategic importance of compensation to the achievement of organisational goals; develop the basic competencies required for the development and management of compensation systems.

Graduate +

Session 1. Introduction and overview

  • Compensation Structure and Organisational Strategy

  • External competitiveness

  • Internal alignment

Session 2.

  • Determining the Pay Level

  • Designing pay levels and compensation structures

Session 3. Determining Individual Compensation and Benefits

  • The employee contract

  • Evaluating employee contributions

  • Comparable worth

  • Pay for performance

Session 4. Determining Individual Compensation and Benefits

  • Employee benefits programs, incl. insurance and pensions

  • Fairness, internal consistency and employee satisfaction

  • Managing benefits and employee incentive programs

Session 5. Executive Compensation

Session 6. Legal and Ethical Issues in Compensation Management

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