Reward specialists need to ensure that an organisation’s pay and benefits fit with the organisational context and culture, while being relative to the external market environment.

What does a reward specialist do?

Reward specialists need to understand the legal and regulatory landscapes of the reward agenda before putting together any reward strategy. They’ll typically create a total reward approach, combining a range of different pay and benefits offerings into a flexible framework which meets the diverse needs of its employees.

Types of roles in reward

Here is a shortlist of the types of job titles you might find in reward. As you can see, reward specialist are at all levels of experience and seniority:

  • Reward Administrator
  • Benefits Co‐ordinator
  • Compensation and Benefits Advisor
  • Reward and Benefits Manager
  • Head of Reward
  • Director of Reward.

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Reward strategy

Reports, factsheets, podcasts and webinars to help you implement a reward strategy that supports organisational objectives.

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CIPD Learning courses in Reward

Base and Variable Pay

Gain an understanding of key issues that need to be taken into account on job evaluation, developing pay structures and performance pay

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