Recently I asked for some help in preparing for a local session on HR compensation challenges. I had some good responses and wanted to share some of the insights and advice with everyone. I’ll be sharing two blogs on the topic: determining what to offer employees and how to get managers on board.Â
The second most cited HR compensation challengeÂ faced is how to keep managers in line and/or get managers on board with decisions. In the video below I discuss some of the ways to accomplish that. A few ideas:
- Do you have a written compensation policy or process? When I started putting things in writing with clear instructions it helped to reduce issues.
- Also, it helps to explain the structure/process because not all managers understand how compensation “works.”
- Give them a sense of the budget, what decisions are made, how a single change affects others, and what your responsibilities are to ensure accurate information across the company.
- Above all else, be a partner, not just a gatekeeper. Explain how the guidelines aren’t there to give them a hard time–they’re there to protect them, the budget, and the company.
HR Compensation Challenges video
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So what about you? Is this an employee compensation issue that you face? I’d love to hear about your experience.