Getting managers on board with total rewards

Involve managers in program design, treat as unique audience
By Rob Lewis, Susan Hunter and Marie Donnelly
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/14/2012

Imagine that, last year, you launched a total rewards program. And you thought you did everything right. You hired a top consulting firm to share best practices and do the research to ensure the reward program would be above market.

You introduced several new programs, including a health spending account, a higher registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) match for long-term employees and an incentive program that gave high performers a chance for a bigger annual bonus.

Then you developed a new identity for the rewards program. You kicked it off with a great presentation, followed by video brochures delivered to every employee’s desktop and personalized brochures sent home. You emailed an easy-to-use checklist to managers to minimize their workload and walk them through the process of making bonus decisions.