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Designing a Compensation Program – Advanced

Facilitator: Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

There are many components of a mature compensation program. This course goes beyond the basics to provide participants with an appreciation for the variety of possibilities that can be built into a compensation program. Additionally, the course will cover solutions to complex issues that can come up in implementing and administering a compensation program. This session will review key compensation terms and applicable laws.


Individuals taking this course are strongly encouraged to have completed the more basic Designing a Compensation Program course offered by PivotU.

PivotU Classroom & Webinar courses are scheduled based on public demand.  Let us know “I’m interested” & we’ll make it happen for you!

Also available as an on-site program.


Topics Include the following:

  • Incentive Pay – approaches to paying for performance
  • Rewards and Gifts – regulatory concerns
  • Merit Matrix – designing a framework for guiding merit increases
  • Deferred Compensation – how it impacts base pay
  • Using Multiple Salary Survey Sources – positives and issues
  • Unique Compensation Scenarios – experience sensitivity, setting pay limits
  • Executive Compensation – compared to general compensation programs

Who should attend

  • HR Professionals
  • Compensation Personnel
  • External Consultants


Submitted for 6.0 Recertification Credits




Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, of Austin-based Human Resource Initiatives has led numerous pay system design projects and also specializes in HR function auditing, survey analysis and usage of technology within HR. Additional experience includes leadership development, culture change, organizational effectiveness, strategic planning, and business process mapping.

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