Designing and implementing cost-efficient and effective compensation programs in today's challenging economic conditions is difficult but necessary, requiring careful analysis and planning. Using case studies, discussion groups, exercises, and homework assignments, you will gain an understanding of current compensation issues, and knowledge to develop compensation programs, and wage and salary administration.
You will learn how to:
- Apply the concept of total compensation
- Describe and evaluate jobs
- Develop wage and salary scales
- Assess and design fringe benefit plans
- Design performance management and merit increase systems
This course is part of the Certificate Program in Human Resource Management. If you intend to complete the certificate program, please enroll in the program after registering for the course.
It is recommended that Intro to Human Resources Management be taken before the other courses in the HR Certificate but it is not required to do so. Each required course in the HR Certificate Program is offered in both Portland and Lewiston during the course of the school year.
The University of Southern Maine is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.
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