Texas Compensation Trends and Pay Practices
December 12, 2013
As you start to consider employee raises, and prepare your compensation strategy for 2014, it's imperative to have reliable, Texas-specific data to inform your decisions when building a solid compensation foundation.
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HRCI & CHRP Approved Webinars
These educational webinars are approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HRCI and 1 CPD hour toward CHRP recertification through the HRPA. Program credits will be emailed following confirmation of your attendance.
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PayScale's Advanced HR Webinars
PayScale's new Advanced HR Series webinars move beyond basic compensation to focus on complicated compensation challenges. The goal of this series is to provide very specific information and actionable advice to busy HR professionals. Each webinar is 30 minutes long and includes a brief Q&A session at the end.
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4 Steps for Getting Execs to Care About Compensation
How to Build Pay Grades and Salary Ranges
The Right Way to Do Pay Raises
Calculating Raises - The PayScale Way
Compensation Strategies that Work
Communicating Compensation to Leaders and Employees
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Stupid Things in Compensation
Win:Win Pay Negotiations
Aligning Your Compensation Strategy with Business Priorities
Does your compensation philosophy support your company's business objectives? Can you demonstrate to senior leaders how your current strategy is affecting the company's bottom line? As an HR leader, you play a key role in your organization's success. It's crucial that you work with your company's executive leaders to develop a compensation strategy that supports company business objectives. Learn the basics for aligning compensation strategy with business priorities.
How to Have Tough Conversations with Employees
Could you use advice about how to handle difficult conversations in the best way possible? Learn the best practices for discussing tough issues with your staff. In this hour, you learn to: establish the basic framework for hosting difficult discussions; apply the framework using four example scripts that address common workplace issues; and avoid a conversation backfire, with a list of communication tips and tricks.
Retain and Engage Your Top Talent on a Nonprofit Budget
Rewarding top performers on a tight budget is one of the biggest challenges for nonprofits. But there are ways to do it that won't break the bank. In this one-hour presentation, led by HR expert Stacey Carroll, CCP, SPHR, you learn how to define high performance and identify top performers; articulate reasons to upper management for spending more to retain top performers; and create a low-cost retention plan that can weather drops in funding.
How to Play a Key Role in Compensation Budgeting
HR leaders should play a key role in the compensation budgeting process, but many get left out of the loop. With the right tools, they can be a credible and respected voice throughout the process. HR expert Frank A. Cania, SPHR details how you can: build an effective compensation matrix using performance analysis and internal pay ranges; use your matrix to create a fair, defendable budget; and communicate with others on the budgeting team, so you'll get what you need.
Should Your Organization Pay for Performance?
Paying for performance seems like a simple idea, but for HR leaders who want to adopt this model, the process is far more complex. If poorly executed, a pay-for-performance program can demotivate employees and waste time and money on an ineffective plan. HR expert Stacey Carroll, CCP, SPHR, teaches you to: define pay for performance, and understand how it can build upon standard yearly raises; evaluate whether pay for performance is right for your company; follow a provided to-do list for rolling out a pay-for-performance plan.
How to Perform Compensation Analytics
You've benchmarked compensation for your workforce, now what? In this informative webinar, HR expert Stacey Carroll, CCP, SPHR, introduces you to a systematic, proactive approach to compensation analysis. She teaches you how to review the health of your current pay plan, optimize the results of your salary benchmarking to suit company objectives, and shine a light on your trouble spots, such as internal pay inequity and employee retention issues.
Developing Your Compensation Philosophy & Policy
Employee pay affects two key components of your business: employee retention and profits. Learn to create a compensation philosophy that supports your organization's mission, vision and values. Participants learn to: create an effective compensation philosophy; build a compensation policy to support your compensation program; and ensure that your compensation philosophy and policy work hand-in-hand.
A Fresh Tool for Your HR Toolbox
Whether you're starting or revisiting your company's compensation program, be more accurate and efficient in getting results. Think about the tools you use - could they be more specific to your needs or better organize your many job titles and salary ranges?
Learn how to quickly and cost-effectively define your competitive set, benchmark your unique positions against the market, and address individual pay inequities in your current pay structure.
Executive Pay 101: What You Need to Know
Executive pay is tricky. It needs to be competitively priced but also carefully controlled. Do you understand the history of executive pay and the key components of an executive compensation package?
A Guide to Laying the Foundation for Your Compensation Strategy
A compensation strategy should support an organization's mission, vision and values. In this webinar, you learn how to create an integrated strategy and we also discuss how to sell this plan to your organization's management and decision-makers.
Managing Human Capital During an Economic Downturn
HR can play a leadership role in crafting an organization's response to economic conditions. This session discusses a range of approaches that can be implemented in areas that include recruitment, compensation administration and employee development. Approaches focus both on immediate cost-saving strategies as well as long-term, focused policy changes.
Mission Impossible: Managing and Mitigating Internal Pay Issues
Be a leader in your industry and keep your company out of legal hot water by establishing a transparent and equitable compensation structure. Learn how to create a plan that is fair and reflects the experience and performance of your employees. This webinar discusses how you can uncover your current inequities and either document reasons for them or change them.
High Impact Performance Management
Top talent drives results in an organization, and they can make or break your company. You can build a performance management program that rewards top talent appropriately, without spending money. HR expert Stacey Carroll, CCP, SPHR, helps you develop a rewards and retention program, including how to: identify the characteristics of top performers; recruit and retain top talent with rewards beyond just raises and bonuses; deal with non-performers in order to maintain a company culture of high performance.
HR Planning: HR's Role in Strategic Workforce Planning for 2009 and Beyond
HR planning is a critical part of overall organizational strategic planning. This session provides HR leaders with a workforce planning how-to guide – starting with a review of the basics. Those basics then provide the foundation to discuss more advanced workforce planning activities. These approaches help increase HR's strategic value within the organization and your role as a company leader.
HR Leadership in Difficult Times: Implementing RIFs, Reorganizations and Freezes
Tight economic times put pressure on company management and HR leaders to consider restructuring their business and let some non-essential employees go. How can these hard decisions be made strategically, keeping long-term growth in mind? Webinar participants learn ways to review staff, make decisions and communicate changes, as well as receive a "to-do" list with best practices for managing their organizations through RIFs, reorganizations and freezes.