Justify how you would organize a pay structure for top executives and how it might differ from a pay structure for human resource professionals or sales professionals within the same company. Debate the equity of offering executives more lucrative pay structures and how that affects the motivation of the lesser-paid professionals.
Imagine your organization is in survival mode as it tries to ride out the economic downfall. The organization has adopted a strategy of 20% reduction in staff compensation in order to prevent layoffs. It’s not plausible this strategy will retain top talent if it continues to be the company’s strategy. As an HR executive at the company, you have been asked to develop a pay-for-performance strategy. Address how you would approach this task and what you would propose.