DIVISION: Human Resources ORGANIZATION: Company
LOCATION: City ABC DATE: Month
Compensation & Benefits Consultant administers the compensation and benefit
JOB MAGNITUDE (Annualized):
Company ABC Staff: 1,000
position is one of 12 positions reporting to the Director of Recruitment &
other 9 are Senior Recruiters (3), Systems and Research Analyst (1), Human
Resources Assistants (2), and Secretaries (3).
are no subordinates reporting to these positions.
NATURE OF WORK AND JOB SCALE:
environment changes often due to frequent re-structuring, resulting in a high
volume of employee transfers. The lack of a Human Resource Information System
hinders effective employee tracking and enrollment in the appropriate benefit
centralized Compensation & Benefit function administers the benefit plans
for all employees. Re-structuring makes it necessary to regularly evaluate
existing processes and implement improvements that better meet the needs of the
legislation also changes on a regular basis. The Consultant must remain
current with these changes and implement and required amendments.
for the administration of the organization’s compensation and benefit plans.
processes, policies and systems, recommends improvements to programs, services
and processes, and implements those recommendations.
compares and standardizes all benefits, followed by an annual review process.
the Company ABC compensation strategy. Includes reviewing positions, analyzing
salaries, approving performance-based movement within ranges and developing the
appeal mechanism and communication process.
external market surveys. Surveys involve contacting other employers to
determine similar jobs and salary rates. The Consultant profiles the jobs and
compiles, analyzes and compares data to determine the appropriate salary rates.
and administers the early retirement incentive program, providing assistance to
employees through retirement seminars and retirement counseling.
as a resource for compensation and benefits issues for all staff.
information to managers with respect to current legislation. The incumbent is
responsible for maintaining a full understanding of all current legislative
acts that pertain to benefits and compensation.
outside organizations on a regular basis.
difficult situations requiring tack and professionalism in the following areas:
termination or retirement.
information to staff via verbal and written communication campaigns,
orientation sessions and group retirement seminars.
systems and procedures for tracking long-term disability claims.
policies and procedures for the administration of benefits and compensation.
an on-going re-engineering process that identifies and analyzes problem areas.
Makes and implements recommendations. Monitors and analyzes the
and programs that impact the organization significantly are developed under
extreme time pressures. A lack of insight into problems resulting from
inaccurate benefit administration causes costly errors for employees and the
organization. The net impact is a negative impression of the employer and
possible legal challenges to the organization resulting in costly litigation.
During the re-engineering process contact is made with all stakeholders to analyze
current systems and determine more effective ways to do business.
return to work programs and the vocational rehabilitative employment process.
Effective management of this process is vital because of the expense incurred
by ABC when employees access the disability income plan. The cost-saving
success of the program depends heavily on establishing a timely return to work
plan for employees. The consultant negotiates cooperation between all parties
involved including the employee, family physician, specialists, therapists and
manager. If an employee is unable to return to his position, the Consultant
will try to find an available position for which the employee is physically
and/or mentally capable of performing. The Consultant maintains all historical
and statistical data related to all claims.
the overall management compensation strategy.
and administers the organization’s compensation and benefit plans.
analyzes current systems, makes recommendations and implements and administers
market surveys to determine competitive salary rates.
job profiles for comparison with other organizations.
managers and staff on benefit-related issues.
information to all staff on the available benefit plans and appropriate
timely return to work programs for disabled employees.
vocational rehabilitation re-employment for disabled employees.
long-term disability claims and reports monthly on case status and costs.
and updates compensation and benefits policies and procedures
position requires minimal physical effort and is not subject to occupational
health and safety risks.
position requires considerable concentration and creativity. Work is varied
and covers a large staff numbers. High stress results from changes in
structure and culture with little precedence. High work volumes, deadlines and
interruptions are all constant and common. Difficult and delicate situations
occur regularly and workload and job stress cannot prevent the Consultant from
handling these situations with tact and professionalism.
University degree in Human Resources Management and/or several years of Human
sound knowledge of labor laws, benefits administration and compensation.
interpersonal, communication, public relations, and decision-making skills.
ability to tactfully deal with all levels of staff and external contacts.