Mastering Unusual Pay Situations: How To Establish Hybrid Salary Rates, Set Relocation Differentials, And Address Pay Compression

About This Course:
Compensation is a complicated puzzle to piece together, even when you are dealing with the most routine of circumstances. But when you are confronted with uncommon pay situations, something that’s becoming all the more common all the time in today’s rapidly shifting compensation ecosystems, it can present a whole new set of challenges.

Trying to work out practical compensation solutions for everything from relocation issues to problems with pay compression can seem insurmountable. And it just gets more complicated when you add discussing pay decisions with employees and managers. But with good technical advice and the right approach, there’s no need to feel overwhelmed.

Join us for an in-depth webinar when Margaret O’Hanlon, principal of re:Think Consulting, will provide hands-on tactics on how to approach a wide range of unusual pay situations. You’ll learn how to guide your organization to smart compensation strategies and communicate your decisions candidly, no matter how unique the compensation questions may seem.

Learning Objectives
  • How to master compensation-setting for hybrid (blended) positions
  • When a blended rate is appropriate, and the pros and cons of offering one
  • How to develop the pay rate for a single, truly unique, position
  • How to avoid pay compression from here on out, and how to fix it if it’s a problem right now!
  • How to handle employees at or over the max of their pay range
  • Best practices for handling compensation related to employees’ geographic relocations
  • Why it’s important to steer managers away from thinking that every job is unique
  • Steps to take toward greater transparency about your compensation decisions
  • And much more!
About Your Presenter

Margaret O’Hanlon, CCP
re:Think Consulting

Margaret O’Hanlon teams up with clients to ensure great human resource ideas deliver valuable business results. Her firm has developed total compensation, performance management, career development and Total Rewards communication solutions for clients with local, national, and global business commitments. In addition to targeted Human Resource initiatives, her assignments have included mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, downsizing, and relocation. Her clients include E. & J. Gallo, The Priceline Group, Toys “r” Us and the University of California.

Whether Ms. O’Hanlon works with project teams, senior management, or the Board, she provides thoughtful solutions that increase employee business insight and build commitment, even when conditions are difficult. Earlier, she was a Principal with Willis Towers Watson, specializing in total compensation and organizational communications. Her clients included Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, and Vanguard.

Prior to joining Towers, Ms. O’Hanlon worked for CIGNA Corporation and Hospital Affiliates International as a Human Resource Consultant. She was also a Faculty Advisor for Indiana University School of Medicine.

Ms. O’Hanlon is a founding contributor to the award-winning blog, Compensation Café, where she serves up straight talk and caffeinated discussion on all things compensation. She is a Board member of the Bay Area Compensation Association (BACA) and a regular speaker and faculty member for BACA, WorldatWork, the Northern California Human Resource Association (NCHRA), Silicon Valley Compensation Association (SVCA) and

Ms. O’Hanlon received an M.S. and Ed.S. in Instructional Technology from Indiana University, Bloomington. She also received a B.A. with honors in English from the same University, having transferred there from NYU.
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