A remuneration checklist

The many, many ingredients of total rewards recipes

Tangibles

•base salary;

•bonus;

•short-term incentives;

•long-term incentives;

•vacation;

•paid holidays (statutory, other special);

•supplemental maternity benefits;

•sick leave plans;

•sabbaticals and leaves of absence;

•attendance bonus;

•provincial health-care premiums and taxes;

•payroll taxes (WSIB, WCB, EI, CPP);

•leaves of absence (jury duty);

•service awards;

•memberships;

•credit cards, calling cards, gas cards;

•cell phones and pagers;

•gifts;

•laptop computers and handheld devices;

•employee assistance plans;

•relocation and housing allowances;

•educational assistance programs;

•car allowance/mileage/discount rates;

•group RRSP/DPSP;

•pension plan;

•financial planning;

•life insurance (basic and optional);

•extended health and vision care;

•dental care;

•health-spending accounts;

•out-of-province coverage;

•stock purchase/savings plans;

•stock option plans;

•executive top-ups;

•top-up options;

•wellness/fitness reimbursements;

•health and wellness programs;

•home/auto insurance;

•mortgage subsidies;

•child scholarship plans;

•child care;

•special sales force awards;

•entertainment allowance;

•concierge services;

•parties;

•lunchroom supplies;

•subsidized meals (lunchroom cafeteria);

•other employee-paid and company-administered benefits (i.e. Canada Savings Bonds);

•referral programs;

•termination and severance packages;

•corporate product discounts;

•expense reimbursement;

•take-home meal service; and

•on-site services (massage, physiotherapy).

Intangibles

•training and development (could be tangible);

•expression of sympathy;

•focus groups to listen and act on what’s said;

•mentoring (formal or informal);

•career development;

•personal development;

•skills development;

•career growth opportunities;

•supportive leadership;

•internal communication;

•personal responsibility and corresponding authority;

•non-monetary recognition;

•exchange program;

•relationships with management, co-workers, and customers;

•job-related support;

•challenging and interesting work;

•being in the right job;

•performance management;

•office logistics (i.e. position/type of work station);

•direct reports — up and down;

•job security;

•treatment of terminated employees;

•flexible work arrangements;

•remote access;

•corporate values; and

•corporate mission statement.

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