Compensation and Benefits Managers
On the Job
Compensation and Benefits Managers plan, direct, or coordinate the pay and benefits activities for an organization. They make sure companies are paying competitive wages to their employees. They may also oversee human resources staff.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Interview employees, customers, or others to collect information.
- Investigate industrial or transportation accidents.
- Liaise between departments or other groups to improve function or communication.
- Represent the organization in external relations.
- Estimate labor requirements.
- Analyze data to inform personnel decisions.
- Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise.
- Compile operational data.
- Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
- Recommend organizational process or policy changes.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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