Many courses teach reward theory, but few provide practical, useable instructions on implementation. This course provides both. It outlines the theory and principles around pay structuring combined with a practical, step-by-step template on how to implement pay structures in your organisation. Every module of the course is accompanied by a detailed, realistic case study, where the principles just taught are put into practice.
By the end of the course delegates will have the skills and know-how to be able to implement, adjust or review their own organisation’s pay structures, and align those pay structures to your business model.
The course covers every aspect of pay structure design, including:
Each aspect is viewed in terms of alignment to the organisation’s business strategy and culture.
Here’s what Dianne says about the course:
I first provide an overview of pay structuring, explaining all the issues we will consider over the next two days.
Then I delve into each issue, discussing the principles, rationale, pros and cons, methods, possible alternative approaches etc., always drawing on both my experience and the class’s experience.
Then we apply the learnings to an in-depth case study. In the case study the delegates, in small teams, build a pay structure for a small organisation, starting off with evaluating all the jobs, then developing a pay line based on internal employee pay, then overlaying that with market data and revising the pay line to accommodate the market, then developing pay ranges and calculating a number of different pay scale formulas, then deciding how to deal with anomalies, where to put in premium pay etc. and finally putting together a presentation on reviewing the pay structure given a very detailed practical real life scenario.
So the course is intensely hands on. I teach delegates the same methodology that I apply in all my pay structuring work, and share with them learnings from my work with different companies. The methodology works across industries and different size organisations. One of my key focus areas as a consultant is pay structuring, and I have developed pay structures for dozens of different organisations across industries and countries. In fact I have just finished updating the pay structures for one of my clients for the UK, US, China, Australia and South Africa.
My aim by the end of the class is that delegates will know exactly how to implement a new or revised pay structure/s in their organisations.
For maximum benefit from the course, delegates should have an HR background and an understanding of the internal organisation structures and business need of their own organisation. Delegates from a financial or payroll background would also benefit in terms of enhancing their understanding of remuneration principles and pay structures. Some calculation work is included in the course, so delegates should have basic numeracy skills.
Any person in reward/HR requiring an improved understanding of pay structures, and how to implement, adjust or review them to best suit the organisation’s business needs, including:
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Dianne owns a consulting practice, Auld Compensation Consulting, in South Africa. She consults to a wide range of organisations across Africa and the Middle East in all areas of total rewards: reward strategy, base pay management, remuneration surveys, job evaluation, broadbanding, pay structuring, incentive design and sales compensation. She has developed and taught courses in Africa, the Middle East, the Far East, Europe, and the United States.
In conjunction with WorldatWork, she has developed a series of Excel learning products including: Excel Skills for Compensation Professionals; Excel Tips; Compensation Excel Dashboards; and a series of Sales Compensation Excel Dashboards. Dianne is also a faculty member at WorldatWork and a reviewer for the WorldatWork Journal. Since 2012, she has presented each year at the Worldatwork US Total Rewards conference.
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