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Total Pay: Compensation and Benefits - Now and Into the Future is an opportunity to explore the field of employee compensation—with its five components— from both practical, as well as academic, perspectives. This book treats an important HR area—sometimes considered dry and incomprehensible—in an accessible and engaging way.
In addition to addressing underlying factors that create the foundation for the design of any total pay program, individual chapters give in-depth attention to compensation links, including communication, performance management and motivation.
All readers, regardless of HR or college experience level, will find this comprehensive approach to the topic of total pay really helpful. It is a workplace opportunity to determine the mix that is best suited for what every organization hopes to accomplish, without over- or under- spending.
Although primarily intended as a college and university-level textbook, HR professionals looking for a one-stop source for answers to compensation and benefit questions should consider this source. Others, looking for a career change or transfer to HR, who are interested in exploring this field, will find it very valuable and approachable as well.
Chapter 1: The Case for Designing a Total Compensation Program
Chapter 2: Major Components and Factors to Consider in Total Compensation
Chapter 3: How to Analyze Jobs to Determine Organizational Value and to Build a Pay Structure
Chapter 4: The Importance, Challenges, and Dynamics of Job Descriptions
Chapter 5: Job Evaluations—Internal and External Job Comparisons
Chapter 6: Designing a Staff Budget Component—The Annual Staff Plan
Chapter 7: Auditing and Reviewing the Total Pay Program for Comprehensive Effectiveness
Chapter 8: The Value of an Effective Performance Management Process
Chapter 9: The Transformative Role of Incentives: Simple—and not so Simple—Links to Performance
Chapter 10: The Communication Link as a Key Component for Maximum Total Pay Organizational Impact
Chapter 11: Discretionary Benefits, Services, and Perquisites
Chapter 12: Legally-Required Benefits
Chapter 13: Legal, Compliance, and Risk Issues. Ethical Essentials
Chapter 14: Total Pay in Union Organizations
Chapter 15: The Human Resources Professional and the Demands of Compensation and Total Pay,–Now and Into the Future
Appendix A: Total Pay Program Organizational Analysis Questionnaire
Appendix B: An Example of a Wage and Salary Administration Policy and Procedures Statement
Appendix C: A Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ)
Appendix D: A Human Resources Audit and Review Worksheet
Appendix E: An Example of a Performance Management Process that Includes a Performance Appraisal Form and Action Timeline
Appendix F: How to Initiate Wage and Salary Surveys to Determine/Update Pay Policies
Appendix G: Salary Survey Questionnaire Example
Appendix H: Case Study: Stock Options