Compensation & Benefits
When most people hear the term compensation they think about "what a person is paid". Although this is true, it is only one aspect of a complex topic. Compensation includes not only salary, but also the direct and indirect rewards and benefits the employee is provided with in return for their contribution to the organization.
To determine compensation, organizations should develop a compensation and rewards program. This type of program outlines an equitable process for compensating employees. A well-structured program with a good balance of wages, benefits and rewards will support an organization to remain competitive in today's labour market and ensure sustainability in the future.
In this Section, you will learn about the following topics:
- Defining compensation
- Legal compliance
- Developing a compensation and rewards program
- Wages and salaries
- Direct benefits
- Indirect benefits
- Job Evaluation (Internal Equity)
- Salary surveys (External Equity)
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