Salary Conversations: How to Have Calm, Effective Pay Discussions With Employees

Thursday, January 09, 2020 at 1pm ET           Duration: 60 minutes

Talking about salary is tricky business. Pay conversations almost always involve emotions. Why? Because most employees equate self-worth with compensation. Few are able to separate their value as a person from the dollar value the company places on them. And it’s your best people, who become most disillusioned if pay expectations and pay reality are out of whack. This 60-minute program will give you a game plan to lead positive, drama-free salary review meetings. (more details below)

* Approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour through HRCI & SHRM.


WHY ATTEND

More than any other employee/employer conversation, talking about pay has the highest risk of destroying morale, sapping productivity and eroding retention rates. And yet, despite the danger, more than 53% of managers admit that their company has never offered training to teach them how to talk about compensation.

In this session, top-rated speaker and performance management expert Wes Pruett will arm HR executives and managers with powerful techniques for conducting even the most emotional pay discussions with employees.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

You will learn:

  • Why company-wide pay conversations are the first step to successful one-on-one pay discussions
  • Why some companies have very public pay structures and others are hidden — and the pros and cons of each method
  • Communication tools to increase confidence while talking to employees about pay
  • Why money has much more power to dis-satisfy than to satisfy — and what you can do about it
  • How to prepare managers to answer questions like:
    • Why did I get a great raise last year and a small one this year even though I did more work this year?
    • My teammate makes double what I make. She’s older than me, but we do the same job. Shouldn’t we be paid the same?
    • I didn’t get my bonus this year but it wasn’t my fault — why did you set it up this way?
    • I know I’m only working 4 days a week this year, but I’m still doing the same amount of work, why did you decrease my salary?

                                                                                          ABOUT THE SPEAKER

                                                                                          Wes Pruett is owner of HR Advisors LLC, a consulting practice that provides service to clients who seek to align their business and employees creating successful outcomes and excellent work environments. After 20 years in senior leadership within the Mayo Health System he founded HR Advisors.

                                                                                          Mr. Pruett provides solutions to companies for a wide variety of HR issues including compensation, compliance, policy development, performance management, and employee relations. Mr. Pruett regularly facilitates employee training related to communication, leadership, coaching and strategic planning. He is a certified business coach credentialed by the International Coach Federation.

                                                                                          Wes earned a Masters in Healthcare Administration at the University Of Minnesota Carlson School Of Management and an M.S. in psychology. He can be reached at Wes@HRadvisors.biz.

                                                                                          Certification

                                                                                          This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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                                                                                          Live Only

                                                                                          Participation in the live upcoming webinar

                                                                                          Recording

                                                                                          Recording Only

                                                                                          Full MP4 recording of webinar, including Q&A (digital download).

                                                                                          Live and Recording

                                                                                          Live + Recording

                                                                                          Participation in the live webinar + Full MP4 Recording (digital download).

                                                                                          Event Package

                                                                                          Event Value Pack

                                                                                          Participation in the live webinar + Full MP4 Recording + Audio-only MP3 recording. (digital download)

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