The position of compensation and benefits manager consists of planning, directing, or coordinating compensation and benefits activities and staff of an organization.
- Administer, direct, and review employee benefit programs, including the integration of benefit programs following mergers and acquisitions;
- Analyze compensation policies, government regulations, and prevailing wage rates to develop a competitive compensation plan;
- Design, evaluate and modify benefit policies to ensure that programs are current, competitive and in compliance with legal requirements;
- Direct preparation and distribution of written and verbal information to inform employees of benefits, compensation, and personnel policies;
- Fulfill all reporting requirements of all relevant government rules and regulations;
- Identify and implement benefits to increase the quality of life for employees, by working with brokers and researching benefit issues;
- Manage the design and development of tools to assist employees in benefit selection, and to guide managers through compensation decisions;
- Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations, and employee relations;
- Prepare budgets for personnel operations;
- Prepare detailed job descriptions and classification systems and define job levels and families, in partnership with other managers.
Qualifications and requirements
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
- Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying and to use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions;
- Ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to chose the most appropriate one.
Competencies (in order of importance)
- Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
- Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
- Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
- Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
- Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Lines of communication
- Please Identify where the position fits within the hierarchy of your organization.
- Please indicate if the position is full time or part time. Also list any unique working conditions (such as working hours) that the candidate should know about.