In a BLR webinar entitled "Pay Grades and Salary Increases: How to Build a Competitive, Equitable Compensation System in Your Workplace This Year," Dan Kleinman, principal of Dan Kleinman Consulting described considerations when preparing to develop compensation reviews for a new year.
- Know the compensation trends for the new year across the country, within your region and within your industry (as much as possible).
- Decide upfront -- before you're scheduled to allot and award any increases this year -- how you'll divide the available compensation dollars among your workers.
- Most of all, prepare your managers for dealing with tough pay conversations with their teams -- and manage any unrealistic expectations your rank-and-file employees may already have!
Dan Kleinman is the principal of Dan Kleinman Consulting (www.dankleinmanconsulting.com), a California-based compensation and human resource consulting firm. For the past 18 years he has served a broad spectrum of regional, national and international companies providing compensation, performance, organizational planning and reward-system design services.