Serving up flexible compensation

By Edward Elliott and Claudine Kapel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

You recently made job offers to two promising candidates — and you really want them to accept. You’ve been searching for months for people with their particular skill sets.

But both individuals have come back expressing concerns with their respective job offers. The first wants more stock options —and the second wants a higher base salary and less emphasis on incentive pay.

Human resource professionals have long understood that employees differ in what they want out of an employment relationship. This reflects the fact that employees also differ in their life stages and circumstances — including demographic influences — which impacts what they expect and value.