Compensation and Benefits Manager Jobs
No matter how fulfilling a job is or how well regarded the company is, the truth is that people go there to earn a living. In competitive sectors, compensation is perhaps the number one factor in securing the very best employees. That’s why many companies have dedicated compensation managers. Their job is to assess the true value of a position to the company, and to weigh this up against the skill sets of the personnel performing the task. It’s a delicate job, calculating salaries that retain and attract the best while remaining competitive and profitable, but get it right and the compensation manager can become a highly valuable member of the team.
Benefits are also a key factor in attracting great employees. This is also part of the C&B manager’s remit, creating complete packages that help to bring in top talent, to give them attractive packages and to ensure compensation and benefits are reviewed regularly to ensure a satisfied team.
The skills required
Experience in compensation and benefits management will be of great help, as the task is a very skilled one, requiring balance and judgement. A knowledge of what motivates employees in the sector is useful, so experience in the industry will be of benefit.
The task requires some complex mathematical skills to ensure that employees and their roles are given exact valuations, but it’s not just about the amount of money a person is personally bringing into the company; it is also about factoring in things such as competitor salaries and benefits, plus the costs of high staff turnover. Reporting to the board is a regular part of the job, as your decisions need to go through financial scrutiny. You will need the strength of character to argue your case when directors are questioning your assessments or calculations.
Compensation & Benefits Manager Jobs in Cambridge
Probably best known for its beautiful university - which is more than 800 years old - Cambridge is a town in East Anglia. Situated on the River Cam, approximately 50 miles north of London, it offers a variety of options for those seeking Compensation & Benefits Manager opportunities, particularly in the software and bioscience sectors.
The history of Cambridge is a long one and evidence suggests that people have been living in the region for over 3,500 years.
Throughout the Roman and Medieval periods, it was a small but prosperous market town with a busy trade route along the river. In 1284, Pembroke College was founded, the first part of what would later become the world-famous university.
During the 19th century, the city expanded due to a combination of improvements in agricultural production, as well as the railway's arrival in 1845, which encouraged the growth of heavy industry.
Much of the modern economy of Cambridge is linked to the university, and a number of science parks are situated on the outskirts of the city, many with close ties to the institution.
Cambridge Science Park, for example, is owned by Trinity College and is the oldest of its kind in Europe. It is home more than 100 companies in sectors including bio-medical, telecoms, computing, energy, environmental and industrial technology.
Just some of the top companies with offices or other facilities in Cambridge include Microsoft, Sinclair, Marshall Aerospace and Autonomy Corporation.
Find Compensation and Benefits Management Jobs with Cast UK
Working in executive and management-level HR recruitment, Cast UK is well placed to fill your compensation and benefits manager positions as they arise. We are a recruitment consultancy based in Manchester and with offices in Birmingham and London, but we source executives and managers for companies up and down the UK.
The strength of our relationships with our clients means that they come to us first when they have manager roles to fill. We in turn have on file the details of many potential candidates, who we screen for compatibility before sending them on to the clients. It’s an arrangement that works perfectly for both parties, so whether you’re looking for an opening or need to fill one, call us today on 0333 121 3345.Contact us