Plans, directs, or coordinates compensation and benefits activities of an organization.
This career is part of the Management and Administration cluster Human Resource Management pathway.
A person in this career:
- Designs, evaluates and modifies benefits policies to ensure that programs are current, competitive, and in compliance with legal requirements.
- Analyzes compensation policies, government regulations, and prevailing wage rates to develop competitive compensation plan.
- Administers, directs, and reviews employee benefit programs, including the integration of benefit programs following mergers and acquisitions.
- Fulfills all reporting requirements of all relevant government rules and regulations, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
- Formulates policies, procedures and programs for recruitment, testing, placement, classification, orientation, benefits and compensation, and labor and industrial relations.
- Directs preparation and distribution of written and verbal information to inform employees of benefits, compensation, and personnel policies.
- Manages the design and development of tools to assist employees in benefits selection, and to guide managers through compensation decisions.
- Prepares detailed job descriptions and classification systems and defines job levels and families, in partnership with other managers.
- Studies legislation, arbitration decisions, and collective bargaining contracts to assess industry trends.
- Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations, and employee relations.