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Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Jack-Guskin-webJack Guskin’s 40-year career includes senior engineering, IT and HR executive management positions for several start-ups and high tech organizations. He has also held engineering, marketing and project management roles in computer networking, software and hardware, and research and development.  Jack started Austin, Texas-based Human Resource Initiatives in 2007, specializing in executive and general compensation, HR function auditing, survey analysis and usage of technology within HR.

Over the past eight years Jack has led numerous compensation projects in the areas of executive pay, board of directors’ compensation and complete pay system design. Additional experience includes leadership development, culture change, organizational effectiveness, strategic planning, and business process mapping.

As an ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, Jack is certified to audit Quality Management Systems and manage auditor teams. He is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Society for Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), mediator and life coach. Jack received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and completed a graduate level computer engineering program at Columbia University.

Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP's upcoming courses

Administering a Compensation Program

Full-day course | Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Once you have a compensation program in place, how do you administer and maintain the program? In this course, you will learn how to propose new hire pay and promotion pay targets, plan for pay increases, provide planning input to labor budgets, and solve many routine and some difficult pay problems. Read more ›

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Compensation and Benefits Intensive

Full-day study session | Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Unable to attend all the sessions of PivotU’s HR Certification Prep Course? Then you may register for individual sessions. This session will focus on the Compensation and Benefits area of the exam. The questions in this functional area of the exam are related to developing/selecting, implementing/administering, and evaluating compensation and benefits programs for all employee groups in order to support the organization’s goals, objectives, and values. Read more ›

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Compensation Conversations for Supervisors and Managers

Half-day course | Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

When an employee knocks on your door and wants to know why they are being paid so little or less than a friend in your company or in another company, where do you start the conversation and how do you keep the employee engaged? This course prepares you for these tough conversations and helps you create positive and consistent messaging about compensation for both individuals, teams and organizations. Read more ›

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Designing a Compensation Program

Full-day course | Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Compensation is a key element of employee engagement. This course is not just for those whose organizations don’t have any compensation program, it is also for those who have a compensation program that just doesn’t seem to work. In this course, you will learn what it takes to put together a state of the art compensation program and how such a program can help you to become a preferred employer. This session will cover key compensation terms and applicable laws. Read more ›

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Designing a Compensation Program – Advanced

Full-day course | Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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. Read more ›

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HR Audit and Creating a Strategic Plan of Action

Full-day course | Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Reviewing your HR function should be approached as an analysis by which an organization measures where it currently stands and determines what it has to accomplish to improve its HR function. The review of your current department can help evaluate whether or not specific functional areas are adequate, legal and/or effective in a scorecard format. Read more ›

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