Compensation Strategy, Program Development, and Market Pricing
Employees are traditionally recognized as a non-profit organization’s most important asset, and yet represent the largest expense category in the budget. It’s imperative that organizations define and abide by a fleshed-out compensation strategy that:
- Defines goals for your compensation program.
- Identifies the relevant competitive market for each position (i.e., industry, size, and location of comparable positions).
- Guides positioning of compensation — below, at, or above the competitive market.
- Articulates key compensation administration principles and guidelines.
Westman & Associates Consulting works with your board and staff leaders to address each of these strategic issues — resulting in a documented strategy for your ongoing use.
Association EasyComp (AEC)
AEC is Westman & Associates Consulting’s proprietary Excel-based tool to facilitate the development of comprehensive compensation analyses for over 70 common staff positions in associations and other non-profits. The tool can incorporate compensation data from up to five compensation surveys.
In addition to competitive market rates for each position, AEC provides recommendations for position-specific salary ranges and guidance for the placement of incumbents within their range based on tenure and performance. Available on a subscription basis, the tool can save HR professionals and other staff significant time in assuring their staff salaries are aligned with the competitive market and assuring the overall salary administration plan incorporates best practices.
Low/No Cost Employee Reward and Recognition Plan Design
Broadly defined, “compensation” is anything that is valued by an employee. Ironically, the compensation components most valued by employees are frequently inexpensive for the organization to offer and administer (e.g., flex schedules, telecommuting, and verbal recognition). Westman & Associates Consulting has accumulated an extensive list of reward and recognition plans used in various organizations. We work with clients to help them select which plans make the most sense for their environment, and provide guidance in tailoring policies and procedures associated with ongoing plan administration.
Every organization should have a well-defined succession plan that can be activated upon the unexpected departure of key staff executives due to death, disability, better career opportunities, etc. Beyond preparing for such unexpected events, a sound succession plan can help an organization assure that it is developing an adequate pool of future leaders to support attainment of its vision and strategic plan. Westman & Associates Consulting works hand-in-hand with your staff to identify internal candidates for key positions and develop action plans to prepare them to assume new, expanded roles in the future. We also identify contingency plans to fill positions using external resources in the event of an unexpected departure of a key staff member.
Executive and Key Professional Search
– teaming with The Overture Group (TOG)
Westman & Associates Consulting has partnered with TOG to offer search services to non-profit organizations, based on Mr. Westman’s long-term business relationship with its founders and the reputation they have with clients served. TOG focuses on meeting the needs of mid-size organizations, including non-profit entities, with a strong track record of filling executive, accounting/finance, human resources, technology, and operations positions. TOG goes above and beyond its competitors in offering value-added services that help assure the “right” candidates are identified to meet your needs and that the selected individual is positioned for success. As TOG’s Association Practice Leader, Mr. Westman serves as your business relationship manager – assuring your satisfaction with both the process used and the ultimate results. He also provides input in the identification and vetting of candidates for your consideration.
Staff Leadership Training and Development
— Teaming with the Monar Consulting
Leaders, can benefit from continuing education on a broad range of leadership topics. Westman & Associates Consulting, in partnership with its affiliate consultants, can offer a wide range of pre-developed, partially customized, or completely customized programs to choose from. They also have the experience and expertise to deliver such programs effectively. Mr. Westman in all instances serves as your business relationship manager – assuring your satisfaction with both the process used and the ultimate results.
Assessments—Individual, Team, and Organization
— Teaming with the Monar Consulting
Westman & Associates Consulting, again through its affiliate can administer and interpret assessments utilizing a broad array of assessment tools. Through assessments, clients gain understanding and awareness of individual, team, and organizational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Mr. Westman in all instances serves as your business relationship manager – assuring your satisfaction with both the process used and the ultimate results.