Beyond Base Pay - Using Incentives to Drive Performance (ICS400)

As the pressure to “do more with less” increases, many organizations are searching for ways to more efficiently utilize compensation budgets to achieve their strategic goals. Directly linking pay to performance is a key solution currently being discussed. Understanding how to link pay to performance, creating an appropriate compensation philosophy, and knowing what types of incentive pay are most effective for which groups of employees are critical to the successful incentive and merit pay programs.

Key Topics

  • Supporting your business strategy with a performance-based compensation system
  • Aligning organization, group and employee goals with performance measures
  • Assessing different types of variable pay and equity programs
  • Funding considerations and trade-offs
  • Framing the return and efficacy of a performance-based pay system

Who will benefit?

Participants will leave the course with the ability to analyze, execute and influence variable compensation practice and policy. Organizations will benefit through increased alignment of individual and group efforts with organizational goals, and an enriched understanding of variable compensation programs and practical cost implications.

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Lisa L. Hunter

Lisa L. Hunter, Founder, Newport Consulting Group, Inc. Ms. Hunter is a seasoned consultant with extensive experience in the design and implementation of compensation programs, organizational planning and development, and human resource management. She advises clients on a broad range of issues, including total rewards strategy, executive compensation, linking compensation with business strategy, performance management, and organizational change. In addition to her work as a consultant, Ms. Hunter is the Program Director for The Conference Board's Executive Compensation Management and Compensation Councils. Prior to establishing the Newport Consulting Group, she held senior human resources management positions at Time-Warner, Simon and Schuster, and Home Box Office. Ms. Hunter serves on the ILR Dean's Advisory Council and has served both as President of the ILR Alumni Association and as a Vice Chair of the Cornell University Council. Lisa holds a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

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