In the modern company, competition to land the best talent is almost as prized as it is to win market share in the sector. It has long been recognized that employees’ contributions to a company can make or break it, and that employees who feel undervalued – rightly or wrongly – will soon start looking elsewhere. It is the head of compensation and benefits’ job to use pull factors such as salaries, bonuses, pensions etc. to attract and retain employees.
The role requires a strategic mindset, as employees’ motivations change as they serve more time at a company and climb its ladder. A programme of review and assessment will need to be put in place or maintained, and liaison with employees’ managers will help guide the compensation and benefits decisions for individual employees. Essentially that will mean making cost-benefit analyses for each employee and rewarding them appropriately. While the role might be overseeing a compensation team in larger companies, in smaller ones, the task may be all down the head herself or himself.
A strategic, analytical mindset is a key asset in the role of head of compensation and benefits. You will be assessing the value of employees but you also have a hand in motivating them through the use of perks and other incentives. As compensation is an expenditure to a company – and often its largest outgoing – the role will require a sense of balance, honest, unemotional assessment of an employee’s worth to the company. Reporting to the board, you will need to justify the compensation and benefits you decide on, and evidence of your case will need to be presented to get approval.
Experience in working with benefits and compensation at a management or executive level will be an important asset for this role. You must be able to demonstrate a deep understanding between employee motivation, productivity and profitability and how they interrelate. Evidence of schemes and initiatives you have previously put in place to that end will also be of great benefit.
Throughout the UK, hundreds of companies are looking to fill executive and management level HR jobs, and thanks to Cast UK’s diligence and reputation, many of them come to us first to help them find their ideal person.
Similarly, thousands of managers and execs are at any time looking to take the next step in their careers and do something about their own compensation and benefits by moving to a company that can really reward their experience and ideas. Does this sound like you? Call us today on 0333 121 3345.
Ross and Cromarty is part of the Highland council area, but is itself a historical county that spans the width of the northern parts of Scotland, including the Isle of Skye. It is well known for its breathtaking landscape, with mountains, lochs and rugged coastline making it one of Scotland’s best loved holiday destinations. However the static population is relatively small, focused mainly on fishing and agriculture, as well as tourism.
Ross and Cromarty is bordered to the north by Sutherland and to the south by Inverness-shire. It is served by eh A9 eastern coast road and the A835 that joins the A9 just north of Inverness and branches north west to Ullapool.
As far as management jobs in logistics, procurement and supply chain are concerned, prospects within the county are about in line with its population, so if you’re looking for Head of Compensation & Benefits work, looking further afield to Inverness, Elgin or such like might produce more opportunities.
Cast UK never stop working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are dedicated to filling each position with the best talent possible. Our UK regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
With a wealth of experience in the fields covered, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. If you’re on the lookout for more information on the Head of Compensation & Benefits positions available in Ross and Cromarty or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Ross and Cromarty or source a new job in Ross and Cromarty then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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