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Course Number:81
Category:Salary Structures
Field of Study:Personnel/HR
Audience:HR Managers, HR Generalists
Level of Difficulty:Intermediate
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Prerequisites: Some college level courses with moderate algebraic training
Advanced Preparation:None
SHRM BoCK:SHRM BoCK: As defined by the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge TM, this self-study course covers competency topics related to Relationship Management and Critical Evaluation with the knowledge areas being Total Rewards.
OverviewBase salary structures are management tools designed for compensation program administration. Ideally, a salary structure will provide management with guidance to provide compensation that is internally equitable, externally competitive, and cost effective. Pay structures typically group jobs of equal internal value or worth into grades. This course discusses the importance of the design, implementation, and administration of fair and equitable pay structures. We will examine different approaches to pay delivery using market-competitive pay. We also analyze the differences between merit pay and automatic progression salary increases. We focus special attention on the challenges that compensation managers face in the design and implementation of a salary structure. We will end this course with a review of the labor market, as no company can reasonably expect to retain quality employees if it pays less than the competition. With this in mind, we will show you how to use research software to determine competitive market rates by location, industry, and job title.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the characteristics that provide a foundation for a sound base pay structure
  • Recognize various design issues that should be considered when developing a pay structure
  • Specify how a base pay policy line and base pay ranges may be developed
  • Determine how to use compa-ratio and range penetration to identify pay positions
  • Calculate the cost of base pay programs
  • Review different types of merit matrices to support a pay for performance organization
  • Differentiate between the various types of base pay increases
Credit & Professional Continuing
Education Information:
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Credit Information:

    ERI Distance Learning Center is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    SHRM Preferred Provider
  • aPHR/PHR/SPHR/GPHR Credit Information:

    ERI Distance Learning Center is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) pre-approved this program for 1.5 HR (General) credit hour(s) towards aPHR, PHR®, SPHR®, and GPHR® recertification.

    HRCI Approved Provider
    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.
  • CCP/CBP/GRP/WLCP Credit Information:

    This online course qualifies for recertification credit for the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), and Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP®) designations granted by WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals. For more information on recertification, visit the Society website at www.worldatworksociety.org.

  • CPE QAS Self Study Credit Information:

    National Registry QAS Self Study - Course approved for 1.5 credit(s) in these states:

    Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

    Course approved for 1 credit(s) in Vermont

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