Health & Human Services, Enrichment, and Business and Management Enrichment Health and Human Services Business & Management

Compensation Concepts

Designing and implementing cost-efficient and effective compensation programs in today's challenging economic conditions is difficult but necessary, requiring careful analysis and planning. Using case studies, discussion groups, exercises, and homework assignments, you will gain an understanding of current compensation issues, and knowledge to develop compensation programs, and wage and salary administration. You will learn how to:

  • apply the concept of total compensation
  • describe and evaluate jobs
  • develop wage and salary scales
  • assess and design fringe benefit plans
  • design performance management and merit increase systems

Deb Whitworth SPHR, Senior Associate at Mercer, Inc., brings over 25 years of human resources management experience with her as she consults with for-profit and non-profit organizations. Deb guides clients through compliance issues, comprehensive human resources audits, and advises on all other HR topics as well. The SHRM Maine State Council named her the 2012 HR Leader of the year.

3 Wednesdays, January 15-March 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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$365 (15 contact hours/ 1.5 CEUs)
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland campus


Class meets 1/15, 1/22, and 1/29.