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BUILDING YOUR SALARY SCALE: MEASURING YOUR MARKET POSITION

Measuring your market position is a critical step in building your salary scale. Once your target comparators have been narrowed down and the target percentile has been identified, analyzing your salaries against your chosen external market to arrive at recommendations that will frame your overall pay structure is when strategies...

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BUILDING YOUR SALARY SCALE: ANALYZING BENEFITS

Analyzing your benefits package is crucial to ensure your policy aligns with your market's local conditions. Determining which benefits your company provides, the frequency it is provided, and grade levels eligible to receive them can be used a strategy to attract and retain talent, showcase company culture, and be seen...

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BUILDING YOUR SALARY SCALE: WHY BOTHER HAVING A SALARY STRUCTURE?

For an organization to work efficiently and achieve team cohesion, a well-balanced salary scale is crucial as it drives all other critical HR programs — everything from recruitment, staff retention, promotion, and ultimately career development.

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BUILDING YOUR SALARY SCALE: DETERMINING COMPOSITION AND POSITION FROM THE SALARY SURVEY

After establishing your compensation policy, creating your job structure, and participating in your chosen salary survey, determining your composition and position in salary surveys is the next crucial step towards building your salary scale.

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BUILDING YOUR SALARY SCALE: THE JOB STRUCTURE

An organization’s job structure provides the framework to which organizations can apply policies on compensation management, as well as design strategies around learning and development, specifically on career opportunities and promotion, all aligning to the company’s overall business objectives.

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BUILDING YOUR SALARY SCALE: ESTABLISHING YOUR COMPENSATION POLICY

It is important for organizations to have well-articulated pay policies in place that will not only guide how they develop their salary structure and manage compensation, but also provide the framework for forming strategies around recruitment and retention of their staff, proving this to be a valuable HR tool.

Measuring Skills
USING SKILLS-BASED APPROACH FOR PAY MANAGEMENT

Pay management can be straightforward and explicitly tied to skills growth! Eliminate the guesswork that comes with traditional "merit" increases and keep staff motivated and empowered

Performance Management
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT IS BROKEN. FIX OR GIVE UP?

Using an approach that measures achievement by linking it back to the job evaluation factors, this provides organizations a performance management system that is standardized, simplified, and can easily align with objectives across different grade levels and teams.

Scale Design
SALARY SCALE DESIGN eBOOK: STRATEGY, STRUCTURE, AND SYNTHESIS

The salary scale is the single most important document in human resources. It tells you everything you need to know about an organization. Designing a salary scale requires skill and expertise, balancing the internal considerations and team dynamics with the external market. It’s an art form, not just math.

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