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Course: Base Pay Administration and Pay for Performance (C4/GR4)

  • 12 Apr 2021
  • 14 Apr 2021
  • Virtual

As part of our commitment to creating opportunities for Ideas, Connections, and Growth, the GTA Rewards Association is pleased to offer this course to its members with preferred pricing. This is just one of several courses available in our exciting course lineup for 2021. Read on to learn more.

If you would like to register for a WorldatWork course, please contact their Customer Experience Team (CET) by phone at 877-951-9191. Identify yourself as a member of Greater Toronto Area Rewards Association, a member of the Local Networks, and be sure to state the referral code GTARATR2020Identify the course and date you choose to register.  The CET will then gather the necessary information to register you for the course and online proctored exam through Examity. The total cost of the course and exam is $710 USD.

Gain Compensation Strategy Skills to Accelerate Your Journey as an HR Professional

Learn how to design a pay for performance base pay program that supports your organization’s compensation strategy and attracts, retains and motivates your organization’s talent. This in-depth course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to design, implement and evaluate employee base pay programs.   

Key concepts you will learn and assimilate include: 

  • Identifying the relationship between the organization’s business strategy and the total rewards program.
  • Understanding key considerations when designing base pay programs.
  • Learning what it takes to implement and deliver base pay programs, including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Examining pay for performance merit pay systems, including development, utilization and costing.
  • Discerning how and when human resources should be involved in mergers and acquisitions. 

This course is ideal for the emerging human resources compensation professional who is getting started with developing pay structures. Knowledge of basic mathematical concepts is recommended, including: mean, median, weighted average, compa-ratio, percentiles and calculating percents.

Specific areas covered include: 

  • The Role of Base Pay in Total Rewards
    Learn the elements of compensation, the total rewards design process, the fundamentals of base pay, job evaluation methods and job worth hierarchy.

  • Designing Base Pay Structures
    Gain the skills to design base pay structures, including understanding pay structure design and broadbands.

  • Practical Applications of Base Pay Structure Design
    Develop experience in the market-pricing approach, point factor approach and integrating market data into point factor through hands-on exercises and discussion.

  • Base Pay Implementation and Delivery
    Learn about pay approaches, job-based pay, differentials, pay actions, communicating pay actions and new hire pay rates.

  • Pay for Performance and Salary Budgeting
    Understand pay for performance, compensation strategy and philosophy, principles of merit-pay programs, base pay investment, merit increase guidelines and components of market-based salary budget.

  • Administering and Evaluating Base Pay Programs
    Be prepared to monitor pay levels, maintain pay structures and review and audit base pay programs as well as understand compression.

  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Base Compensation
    Acquire the skills to integrate compensation plans and communicate compensation changes during mergers and acquisitions as well as understand the role of HR and key HR priorities during these events. 

Upon completing this course, you will have acquired in-depth knowledge of base pay programs to design, implement and evaluate compensation strategy that attracts and retains your organization’s talent.


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