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    • 21 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 23 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)

    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 GTARATR2020. Identify 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.

    Master Variable Pay Plans that Support Your Organization’s Business Objectives

    Variable pay compensation can improve employee motivation and performance along with positively impacting your organization’s goals for profitability and productivity. This course will teach you the fundamentals of variable pay with a focus on compensation strategy. 

    In this course you will cover: 

    • Identifying common business strategies and objectives for achieving them.
    • Aligning variable pay programs with business strategy.
    • The three categories of variable pay.
    • Examining internal and external factors affecting variable pay plans.
    • The activities for designing variable pay compensation strategy, including funding and distributing plan earnings.
    • How to implement, communicate and evaluate the success of variable pay compensation and benefits plans. 

    This course is ideal for the human resources professional responsible for designing, assessing and maintaining variable pay plans.

    In the course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of variable pay programs, including: 

    • Supporting the Business Objective through Variable Pay
      Learn about the elements of compensation, business strategy and how that drives business objectives, the business lifecycle and how variable pay helps achieve business objectives.

    • Types of Variable Pay
      Dive into the three categories of variable pay programs, including Incentive plans, bonus plans and recognition plans:
      • Incentive plans covers short-term incentive plans, including profit-sharing, performance-sharing and individual performance-based plans.
      • Long-term incentive plans covers equity- and non-equity based plans.
      • For bonus plans, learn about referral bonus, hiring (sign-on) bonus, retention (stay) bonus and project completion bonus.
      • For recognition plans, understand spot awards, managerial recognition, nominations and organization-wide recognition.
    • Developing a Variable Pay Plan: Phases 1 and 2
      In Phase 1, discover internal and external factors impacting variable pay plans, how to obtain management support and identify a variable pay design team. In Phase 2, learn about plan objectives and plan types, how to define eligibility and select performance measures.

    • Developing a Variable Pay Plan: Phases 3
      In Phase 3, you’ll learn about funding and distribution by determining performance targets and payouts, funding the variable pay plan, distributing plan earnings and obtaining final approval.

    • Implementation and Evaluation
      Bring your learning together with this final unit on how to implement the variable pay program including selecting the implementation team, developing the communication plan, introducing the plan and coordinating the plans administration. You will also learn how to evaluate the plan’s effectiveness, why variable pay plans fail and potential evaluation outcomes.

    Variable pay plans support and impact your organization’s business goals and objectives. Understanding this form of compensation strategy is an essential skill for today’s HR compensation professional. This course will empower you with the knowledge you need to design, implement and evaluate variable pay plans. 

    • 23 Jun 2021
    • 08:30 - 10:00 (EDT)
    • Virtual (Zoom link to follow after registration)
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    How will the nature of work change post-pandemic?

    At this event, hear from our group of esteemed panelists joining us from Willis Towers Watson, Sunlife, BMO, and Shopify. You will also have an opportunity to connect with your peers through breakout conversations.

    At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more, and discuss:

    • How businesses will adapt in terms of flexible work post-pandemic;
    • What companies can do to retain and attract employees in this challenging environment;
    • How flexible work changes the employer/employee ‘deal’, and what this could mean for Total Rewards/compensation.


    • 14 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 16 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)

    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 GTARATR2020. Identify 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 Human Resource Job Analysis Skills to Attract and Retain Employees

    The right methods of job analysis, documentation and evaluation will help you attract and retain the talent your organization needs to meet its business goals. In this course, you will review the importance of conducting job analysis in human resources management and discover processes and methods of job analysis to put into practice in your role as an HR professional. 

    In this comprehensive HR job analysis course, you will: 

    • Review standard practice theory of HR job analysis, documentation and evaluation.
    • Discuss current trends in compensation and job analysis.
    • Learn methods of job evaluation including quantitative and market-based approaches.
    • Gain skills to strategically approach job analysis planning and implementation. 

    This course is for the HR professional with experience in job analysis. However, it is also designed to be accessible to those who seek to broaden their total rewards perspective and gain expertise in the area of HR job analysis.

    Specific areas covered include: 

    • Strategic Overview
      A strategic overview of the elements of compensation, building a base pay structure and terms and definitions will set the stage for deeper learning throughout the course.

    • Job Analysis
      Dive into job analysis and learn about sources of job information, job analysis communication and possible sources of error.

    • Job Documentation
      Learn the types of job documentation, job descriptions, job description formats and job description preparation.

    • Market-Based Job Evaluation
      Learn to differentiate between job evaluation with a market data emphasis and job evaluation with a job content emphasis and discuss key considerations in data collection within the context of market-based job evaluations.  

    • Non-quantitative Job Evaluation Methods
      Understand job-content evaluation methods, including ranking and classification methods.

    • Quantitative Job Evaluation Methods
      Gain depth of understanding on job-content evaluation method, compensable factors, job-component method, point factor method and quantitative plan summary.

    • Selection and Implementation Issues
      Learn about approaches to selecting job-evaluation strategies, gain skills in assessing different strategies and understand potential issues and challenges that may arise during implementation. 

    After you complete this course, you will have the confidence and expertise in HR job analysis and evaluation to support your organization’s goals of attracting and retaining talent. The course will serve as a powerful refresher for the seasoned HR professional who is already knowledgeable in job analysis and will provide a solid foundation for the professional who is new to the job. 

    • 26 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Virtual


    • 13 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 15 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)

    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 GTARATR2020. Identify 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.

    Learn to Conduct an Effective Compensation Analysis Methodology to Determine a Job’s Market Value

    Attracting and retaining your organization’s top talent requires providing competitive wages and salaries. This course will empower you with the skills needed to market price benchmark jobs and slot non-benchmark jobs into a salary structure you create based on your interpretation of your organizations compensation philosophy. You will learn a consistent methodology for conducting a competitive pay analysis and assess whether it will support your human resources hiring and retention goals and your organization’s business strategy.

    Throughout the course, you’ll gain hands-on experience developing your data utilization skills and cover:

    • Common compensation strategies, base pay structure design and the establishment and use of a job-worth hierarchy.
    • Salary survey data sources and usage coupled with a case study to bring the principles to life.
    • The role of market pricing and salary/pay structure as it relates to your organization’s business strategy.
    • How to communicate market pricing to senior management and more broadly within your organization.

    The course is ideal for HR and compensation professionals responsible for salary benchmarking and compensation program development or who have an interest in learning more about this area.

    Specific topics covered include:

    • Market Pricing and Business Strategy
      Learn about the total rewards design process, compensation philosophy and strategy, factors that influence compensation, market position, business life cycle and compensation program objectives.

    • Market Pricing Terminology and Base Pay Structure Design
      Understand market-pricing terminology, base-pay structure design, market-based structure design steps, market-based pay structure versus a pure market pricing approach and the advantages and disadvantages of market-based job evaluation and pay structure design.

    • Understanding Salary Survey Data
      Take a deep dive into salary survey data and learn how to identify data sources for salary surveys and understand survey data formats, survey selection, statistical data points, decision factors, documentation, survey data accuracy and data integrity components. You will also cover survey participation and job matching.

    • Short- and Long-Term Incentive Salary Survey Data
      Gain exposure to survey data around short- and long-term incentives and total cash compensation.

    • Leveraging Salary Survey Data
      Empower yourself to leverage survey data and gain hands-on experience in aging data, blending, adding a premium, weighting the market data, modeling and regression analysis.

    Upon completing this course, you will have hands-on experience using salary survey data and be equipped with a consistent methodology to conduct competitive pay analyses to support your HR goals and the broader business strategy of your organization.

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Virtual


    • 15 Dec 2021
    • (EST)
    • Virtual




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