Key Concepts in Compensation

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Premier Course

Compensation plays an essential role in attracting and retaining employees.  This program will provide HR Generalists with information and tools to better understand the concepts of compensation within the overall HR function.

Three Sessions

Virtual sessions are two hours each, from 10 am to 12 pm, and designed to engage participants through examples and relevant exercises. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions that will enable them to gain a broad perspective on compensation. 

Session 1 - March 2, 2021

Establishing baseline for understanding compensation in the context of Human Resources functionality

  • Basic objectives of compensation
  • The compensation philosophy as a baseline
  • Aligning compensation with mission, vision, and strategy
  • Overview of legislation impacting compensation

Session 2 - March 9, 2021

Understanding the competitive landscape for compensation, and designing effective base pay programs.

  • Job analysis and job documentation
  • Conducting an external market study
  • Salary structure design
  • Base pay policies, procedures, and implementation

Session 3 - March 16, 2021

Introduction to more complex compensation concepts

  • Executive compensation
  • Forms of variable compensation
  • Compensation in the context of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations


Diana D. Neelman is a Principal and the Executive Vice President of CRI, and has been with the firm for over 23 years.  With over 28 years of collective compensation and human resources experience, Ms. Neelman is responsible for business development and project management in all areas of compensation, consulting to a variety of industries on salary administration, performance management and incentive compensation, with a specific emphasis on executive and general compensation matters within not-for-profit organizations.  Ms. Neelman is also responsible for developing and conducting training programs covering various compensation topics, presenting to both clients and to the external marketplace.  Furthermore, she oversees CRI’s Survey Department, which publishes various compensation studies each year.

HRCI & SHRM CP Credits

Each participant will be eligible to receive 2 credits per weekly session.

Virtual Sessions

Virtual sessions via Zoom.  Details on accessing the program will be sent out as we near the start date of the program.


The cost of this Premier Course is $300 per person for EANJ members.  Non-members price is $500 per person. Payment must be made via PayPal, Credit Card or check.  Payment due in advance.

Cancellation Policy - Cancellations must be received by 5:00pm ET on (date to be determined) . Refunds will not be granted for any cancellations after this time.

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