Compensation and Benefits

Why Attend

In this course, you will learn about the only part of human resources that works behind the scenes. Compensation and benefits is usually a function that professionals in the field typically avoid for its seemingly complex nature and dependency on mathematics. When you attend this course, you will change your mind about this HR specialty. We will explain the specifics of compensation and benefits in such a way that you be able to apply them easily at work.

Course Methodology

The course will use a combination of theory and practical applications of course concepts. Participants will engage in simulation exercises that will emulate real life situations allowing them to gain a strong understanding of the concepts covered.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles and major elements of compensation
  • Apply the various processes in compensation: job analysis, job descriptions and job evaluation
  • Explain what constitutes a sound and effective compensation and benefits program
  • Design a salary structure and related policies
  • Describe the basic compensation survey process

Target Audience

Professionals working in the function who wish to acquire relevant knowledge and skills, and those working in other areas of human resources as administrators, officers, specialists, team leaders, managers and business partners who wish to broaden their understanding of this important function.

Target Competencies

  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Working with people
  • Relating and networking
  • Presenting and communicating
  • Analytical thinking
  • Applying expertise and technology
  • Formulating concepts and strategies
  • Following instructions and procedures

Location:

South Africa

Training Dates:


Training Schedule
Duration
1 Week
2 Weeks
3 Weeks
Month
Option A
Option B
Option A
Option B
Option A
January
13 - 17 Jan
27 Jan - 31 Jan
6 - 17 Jan
20 Jan- 31 Jan
13 Jan - 31 Jan
February
10 - 14 Feb
24 Feb - 29 Feb
3 - 14 Feb
17 Feb - 29 Feb
10 Feb - 29 Feb
March
10 - 14 Mar
23 - 27 Mar
2 - 13 Mar
16 - 27 Mar
9 - 27 Mar
April
6 - 10 Apr
20 - 24 Apr
30 Mar - 10 Apr
13 - 24 Apr
6 - 24 Apr
May
6 - 10 May
27 -31 May
29 Apr - 10 May
20 - 31 May
13 - 31 May
June
8 - 12 Jun
22 - 26 Jun
1 -12 Jun
15 - 26 Jun
8 - 26 Jun
July
6 - 10 Jul
20 - 24 Jul
29 Jun - 10 Jul
13 - 24 Jul
6 - 24 Jul
August
10 - 14 Aug
24 - 28 Aug
3 - 14 Aug
17 - 28 Aug
10 - 28 Aug
September
7 - 11 Sep
21 - 25 Sep
31Aug - 10 Sep
14 - 25 Sep
7 - 25 Sep
October
5 - 9 Oct
19 - 23 Oct
28 Sep - 9 Oct
12 - 23 Oct
5 - 23 Oct
November
9 - 13 Nov
23 - 27 Nov
02 - 13 Nov
16 - 27 Nov
9 - 27 Nov
December
7 - 11 Dec
14 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 11 Dec
07 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 18 Dec


Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

NQF Level:

Number of Credits:


Course Fees


Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za

NB:

When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.


Course Outline

  • Managing compensation: an overview
    • Compensation objectives
    • Components and factors affecting compensation
    • Effective compensation management system
  • Job analysis and job descriptions
    • The need for job descriptions
    • Principal approaches to job analysis
    • Carrying out the job analysis process
    • Conducting a proper job analysis interview
    • The main components of a Meirc job description
    • Writing job descriptions
      • Practical applications
  • Job evaluation
    • Defining ‘job evaluation’
    • Job evaluation methods
    • The Meirc system explained
    • The Hay system: an overview
    • Job evaluation guidelines
    • Sources of error
    • Practical job evaluation applications
  • Compensation systems
    • Main compensation policies
    • Factors affecting pay levels
    • Paying for competence
    • Basic salary structures
    • Salary structure design
    • The right number of grades
    • Spread and progression
    • Building a salary structure
  • Allowances and benefits
    • Allowances as part of total pay
      • Purpose of allowances
      • Nature of work allowances
      • Non nature of work allowances
      • Regional practices
    • Understanding benefits
      • Definition and purpose of benefits
      • Categories of benefits
      • Regional practices
      • Managing an effective benefits program
      • Main features of a long term benefit plan
      • Conducting a benefits package assessment
  • Introduction to compensation surveys
    • Purpose of surveys
    • Designing and carrying out a compensation survey
    • Compensation survey reports