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Specialists In Modern Compensation

We are the premier compensation consulting company in the Northwest providing custom, data-driven solutions that support your business strategies and human capital initiatives in a manner worthy of your trust and confidence.

We have extensive experience in designing, developing, and implementing comprehensive compensation plans including job evaluation systems, market pricing, pay structure development, strategic communications, performance management, executive compensation, and incentive design.

Benchmarking & Pay Structure Development

Philosophy – Market Analysis - Pay Structures – Job Leveling – Classification - Communication

Pay Fundamentals

Salary benchmarking matches internal job descriptions to external jobs with similar responsibilities and identifies the market rate for each position. We partner with you to develop pay structure philosophies that align with your business strategy, and then use market assessments and salary comparisons to build customized solutions that are right for you.

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Short & Long Term Incentive Plan Design

Strategy – Market Analysis - Pay for Performance – Modeling – Plan Documentation – Implementation - Communication

Incentive Plan Design

After getting to know your organization, current job structure and links between performance and pay; we identify, design and implement an incentive program that works best for your organization. This approach helps you develop meaningful incentive plans that are aligned with your compensation strategy and rewards.

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Executive Compensation

Philosophy - Market Analysis – Short and Long Term Incentive – Board of Directors - Communication

Executive Compensation

Successful compensation packages provide the tools necessary to recruit and retain your key individuals while providing executives with compensation that has long-term growth potential. We partner with you to create a comprehensive executive compensation plan based on established philosophies and align it with organizational goals.

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Strategic Communications

Strategic Communication - Major Initiatives - Leadership Change - Change Management

Strategic Communications

Effective communication strategies and well thought out plans can inform and engage internal audiences, lead to increased productivity, drive behavior change and inspire your workforce. From compensation communication to support thru change management initiatives, we help our clients by crafting impactful communication strategies that inform, engage and inspire.

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Pay Equity Compliance

Risk assessment – Data - Pay Gap – Pay Practices – Pay Policies – Objective – Implementation – Communication

Pay Equity

Many organizations are faced with pressure to understand obligations regarding equal pay. We can assess potential risks and review your current pay practices for compliance and unintended consequences. Our proprietary tool is then deployed to conduct a comprehensive analysis, identifying pay gaps and possible reasons for the pay gaps.

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Sales Compensation Design

Effectiveness Assessment - Model Development - Plan Documentation - Communication

Sales Compensation

A well-designed sales compensation plan helps drive sales, motivates employees, and drives desired business results.  We partner with you to design customized sales compensation plans that are competitive externally and equitable internally. We help clarify business objectives, streamline your organization structure, improve accountabilities and role definition.

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Co-Sourced Compensation Solutions

Survey Submission – Market Pricing – Structure Analysis – Implementation – Job Descriptions – Communication

Co-Sourced Compensation Solutions

Management of compensation programs has become increasingly complex given the level of internal and external expertise required. We partner with you to provide access to full compensation management support, including competitive market analysis, strategic communications, pay program modeling, program integration, job description review and benefit program design.

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Training

Manager Training – Compensation Fundamentals – Bootcamp for Generalists

Building Your Knowledge

We know that change can be overwhelming, and implementing a new system is challenging. We partner with you throughout the process and after your compensation analysis, gap analysis or compensation programs are designed, we support you with the communication strategies and the training needed to support adoption.

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Benefits Assessment

Competitive Market Evaluation - Plan Design - Cost Study - Communication

Benefits Assessment

Employee benefits are crucial to achieving your company’s goals and objectives. Offering benefits to your employees shows them you are willing to invest in their overall health and future. Competitive market evaluation, plan design, cost analysis, custom manuals, training, and strategic communication support the design of a new plan that will help you retain and attract top talent.

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Our Core Values

Our Clients Say

“Support and guidance were exceptional. We got highly skilled professionals who approached problem-solving with energy, enthusiasm, and high levels of creativity and passion. They motivate individuals to deliver high-quality products and are always keenly focused on delivering the highest level of customer service.”
COO, Major Financial Institution

“Their available compensation services are extensive. Their work is based on sound compensation principles and practices. I recommend Compensation Works without reservation.”

Chief People Officer, Major Data Center Operator & Developer

“The entire Compensation Works team were great to work with. They were patient to help us understand and had the ability, knowledge, and skillset to get the job done.”

VP of Finance & Operations, Espresso Machine Manufacturer
“I have worked with Compensation Works over the last 15 years in various capacities and across several challenging projects. Their professionalism, confidentiality, prudence and just overall great advice have always been exceptional.”
President, Investment Solutions Company

“Compensation Works can help a company leader imagine and think through a pay plan that ties the executive incentives to the success of the business. They are very patient and gracious, and have excellent people skills.”

Medical Director, Radiology Group
“I will use Compensation Works again in the future. They have extraordinary resources, extraordinary judgment, and work well with boards and CEOs. Plus, they have given us a successful outcome three times. I offer my unqualified recommendation.”
President, Online Education and Business Intelligence Platform

“I wholeheartedly recommend Compensation Works as the experts to facilitate and maximize every facet of your company’s strategy for structuring a highly-effective, comprehensive compensation plan.”

SVP & CHRO, Regional Credit Union

“Our needs spanned day to management of key HR Administrative functions, Sales Commission Program management and targeted, strategic planning for new and existing programs. Their consultants have broad reaching skills and expertise and were able to seamlessly embed themselves within the HR team and overall corporate culture. They provide scalable, customized HR consulting services that are entirely responsive to the voice of the customer.”

VP, Human Resources, Medical Device Company

“Compensation Works are consummate HR professionals. They analyze what is needed and articulates that – in detail – to those providing a service. This establishes expectations and helps providers attain desired outcomes. They are most pleasant in their interactions but insist on accountability from all parties. Our experience has been most productive and rewarding.”

Chairman, HR Consulting Company Located in LA, CA

“I asked Compensation Works to come in and help us set up a pay structure for one of our start-up companies. They did a great job putting together the market analysis and pay structure. They were able to present the information in a way that people could hear and process the information. I enjoyed the opportunity to work with Compensation Works am happy to recommend them to others for similar work.”

Partner, Seattle Venture Capital Firm

“Compensation Works can help a company leader imagine and think through a pay plan that ties the executive incentives to the success of the business. They are very patient and gracious, and have excellent people skills.”

CEO, One of the Largest Radiology Groups in the Nation

“Compensation works was able to explain and facilitate decisions with the president and controller of our company who are foreign nationals.”

Business Manager, Semiconductor Company

“Compensation Works is professional, competent, engaging and easy to talk to and work with. They use a structured process as their prototype, but where we needed to take special circumstances into consideration, they were able to fold those in with no problem.”

CEO, Regional Medial Center

“Compensation Works is certainly an expert in these issues and has access to market data to formulate and support solid recommendations. They are knowledgeable, professional, thorough and timely. We feel we have a solid relationship with them. I would not hesitate to recommend Compensation Works.”

CFO, Premier Athletic and Social Club

“I will use Compensation Works again in the future. They have extraordinary resources, extraordinary judgment, work well with boards and CEOs. Plus, they have given us a successful outcomes three times. I offer my recommendation.”

President, Seattle Marketing and Technology Company

“Compensation Works is pleasant, professional and very enjoyable to work with. I have found them to be knowledgeable, thorough, fast and flexible. They provide me what I need whether it’s a detailed report or an e-mail response. I highly recommend Compensation Works.”

HR Director, Maker of Electronics, Ultrasonic and Computer Technologies

“Compensation Works is responsive, and I was very satisfied with the quality of their work. They are experienced working with nonprofit directors and boards. In fact, one of our board members volunteered that she was impressed with how thorough Compensation Works’ work had been and that she was happy with their board presentation!  I am happy to recommend Compensation Works. They are one of a very few consultants I would consider using on a regular basis. I anticipate bringing them back the next time we review the competitiveness of our key compensation packages.”

Executive Director, County Trauma Center

“What I came to appreciate was how good Compensation Works is at pulling out what we were looking for on both sides of the agreement. It’s better to look at the package from both sides and involve an experienced professional who can help craft a package that will work the way both sides intend it to. Both parties are equally happy with the end result. It wouldn’t have been effective to have an attorney draw this up for us. It really is a specialized field.”

Chairman, Major Real Estate Development Company

“I’m very happy with the whole plan. I think Compensation Works has all the right skills and tools for this kind of project. They have a strong understanding of industry standards and the marketplace. They’re approachable and easy to talk to, which is crucial when you consider all the emotions involved in mediating this kind of dialog. They did a very good job.”

President, Major Real Estate Development Company

“My experience with Compensation Works is that they work hard to understand what you want then deliver what you need. Their subject matter expertise is impressive. They did a very nice job of helping me think through what I needed, and they adjusted ideal best practices to fit my organization’s reality. Compensation Works is enjoyable to work with and they have the gift of being both analytical and human.”

SVP, Organizational Performance Consulting Firm

“Their support and guidance were exceptional.  They are highly skilled professionals who approach problem-solving with energy, enthusiasm, high levels of creativity and passion.  The CEO is an exceptional team leader – one who motivates individuals to deliver high-quality products and is always keenly focused on delivering the highest level of customer service.”

COO, Major Financial Institution

“They are consummate HR professionals.  They analyze what is needed and articulates that – in detail – to those providing a service.  This establishes expectations and helps providers attain desired outcomes.  They are most pleasant in their interactions but insists on accountability from all parties. Our experience has been most productive and rewarding.”

Chairman, Consulting Firm

I have worked with the principals of Compensation Works over the last 15 years in various capacities and across several challenging projects.  Their professionalism, confidentiality, prudence, and just overall great advice has always been exceptional.”

President, Investment Solutions Company

Compensation Works provides scalable, customized HR consulting services that are entirely responsive to the “voice of the customer.”  Our needs spanned day to management of key HR Administrative functions, Sales Commission Program management and targeted, strategic planning for new and existing programs.  Their consultants have broad reaching skills and expertise and were able to seamlessly embed themselves within the HR team and overall corporate culture.”

VP Human Resources, Medical Device Company

Inspiring Compensation

Your problems become ours. Your worry is outsourced to our shoulders. Our creativity, drive and service attitude will make you a hero. Welcome to your future.

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