Compensation 101

7 Hours

Date and Time

Starts:10/25/2016 8:30 AM

Ends:10/25/2016 4:30 PM

Event Type



Yorkville Conference Center

150 Bloor St W

Toronto, ON


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This workshop covers the fundamentals of compensation systems, including: the importance of compensation and rewards for organizational success, compensation system components (base pay, performance-based pay and benefits), legal considerations, as well as non-financial rewards and other aspects of total reward systems. A strategic framework for compensation is developed and relevant theoretical explanations offered on why compensation may (or may not) motivate desired employee behaviours.

Participants will also get an opportunity to design the base pay structure for an organization. This includes doing the job evaluations, conducting market pay research, and developing the resultant pay grades and ranges.

Learning objectives:

<  The components of compensation systems: base pay, pay-for-performance and benefits

<  The importance of using a strategic approach in designing compensation systems

<  Relevant compensation theories

<  Relevant laws related to organizational compensation systems in Canada

Who should attend:

HR Professionals involved/interested in their organization’s compensation function; those aspiring to become compensation experts; HR professionals studying for certification-based examinations; those involved in pay equity – including employees in both the private and public sectors; union officials.

Speaker bio(s)

Main Speaker: Parbudyal Singh

Parbudyal Singh, Professor

Parbudyal Singh (Ph.D., McMaster University) is a Professor of Human Resource Management at York University, Toronto. Dr. Singh’s research covers emerging issues in human resources management and labor relations. He has more than 100 refereed publications, many in top refereed journals such as Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, Organizational Psychology Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Leadership Quarterly, British Journal of Industrial Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Labor Research, Management International Review, Journal of Business and Psychology, Comparative Labor Law Journal, Relations Industrielles, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management Review, Personnel Review, and Human Resource Planning. He is a co-author of one of Canada's leading textbook on Human Resources Management (Managing Human Resources, 7th Canadian edition, Nelson Canada, 2013).

Dr. Singh has won numerous scholastic awards, including the Ph.D. best student prize in 1998 from McMaster's School of Business. He is also the recipient of SSHRC research grants, major national competitive graduate student scholarships, and the winner of a McMaster University teaching award for outstanding teaching quality. He is listed in Marquis's Who's Who in America (2003-04) and Who’s Who Among American Teachers (2003 and 2004). In 2005, he won the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research (Atkinson, York) and the Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence. More recently, he won the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching (2007). He has supervised more than 30 graduate students – both at the Masters and PhD levels.

He is a former Associate Dean in the School of Business, University of New Haven, Connecticut

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