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.
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.
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 0161 825 0825.
A region that encompasses Bristol, Gloucester, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, as well as the Isles of Scilly, the South West is a diverse area that offers a broad range of opportunities for those seeking Compensation & Benefits Manager positions.
As demonstrated by the ancient monuments like Stonehenge and the Roman ruins in Bath, the South West has been settled for thousands of years. In fact, the oldest complete human skeleton ever found in the UK was discovered in Cheddar Gorge and dates back to around 7150 BC.
Prior to the Industrial Revolution, much of the South West relied on fishing and shipping, particularly in Bristol, a city which harboured vessels that traded with Ireland, Iceland and the Americas. Later, it became known for coal mining, as well as heavy industry.
Today, aeronautics is an important part of the South West economy, and a number of companies have facilities in the region - such as Airbus UK, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce. There's also Defence Equipment and Support - the MoD's procurement and logistics agency.
Cheese, clotted cream and other dairy products are made in the region, with companies including Dairy Crest, which makes Cathedral City and Davidstow. Other food and beverage manufacturers include Ginsters, Ryvita, Kraft Foods UK and Beverage Brands, makers of WKD vodka. Meanwhile GSK manufactures Lucozade and Ribena in Coleford.
In addition, Princess Yachts, Siemens Traffic Controls, Merlin Entertainments, Endsleigh Insurance, Westland Helicopters and Wincanton plc are all based in the region.
If you're looking for Compensation & Benefits Manager vacancies in the South West, Cast UK can help. As experts in the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors, we work closely with clients and candidates to make the best recruitment match possible.
When you contact us, a member of our team will discuss your situation and provide the advice and assistance you need to carry out a successful job search.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the South West or source a new job in the South West then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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