Once a compensation cycle has been launched, managers will receive a notification prompting them to complete their compensation review for their direct reports.
Before you start
Note: In most cases, only direct line managers will see this view. However, in some cases, managers of managers may also get this view if their direct report managers are not recommending as part of the process, in which case all their direct report’s reports will roll up to the manager of managers.
This article contains the following topics:
- Complete your compensation review
- Write recommendation
- Keep track
- Confirm recommendations
Complete your compensation review
- Within the Home page, select the Complete your compensation review task.
- If you are an admin, enter the Your team tab within the compensation cycle.
The compensation review includes a summary of statics for your team:
- Eligible Employees: the number of direct reports that are eligible for a comp change this cycle
- Employees in band: the number of the eligible employees that are within their role’s comp band
- Spend: the current sum of the recommendation inputs on the page
- Budget: the sum of the guidance of all eligible employees for eligible direct reports
The compensation table includes a list of all direct reports that are eligible for a comp change along with the following contextual information:
- Job Function: the job function the employee is in
- Level: the job level of the employee in that function
- Location: the location group the employee is a part of
- Promotion: whether or not this employee is being promoted
- Last change: how long ago it’s been since the employee’s last cash comp change
- Perf rating: the performance rating of the employee based on a recent review the admin connected to the merit cycle. Note: If a review was not connected, this column may not be visible.
- Current pay: the current total cash pay of the employee (includes base and variable pay)
- Current base: the current base pay of the employee
- Current variable: the current variable pay of the employee, if applicable
- Current ratio: the ratio between base and variable, if applicable
- Raise guidance: the raise guidance provided by the admins who set up the cycle
- Guidance pay: the total new pay if the raise guidance is taken (current pay + raise guidance)
- Band movement: the current total pay band of the employee with several indicators
- Solid gray circle: current band position
- Solid red circle: current band position is outside of the compensation band
- Open gray circle: position based on guidance
- Open red circle: position based on guidance is outside of the compensation band
- Green triangle: manager’s recommendation
- Red triangle: manager’s recommendation is outside compensation band
- Compa-ratio movement: shows what the current compa-ratio of the employee is, and what the compa-ratio would be if guidance is followed, and what the ultimate compa-ratio based on the manager recommendation.
Create your own recommendation
Within Write recommendation, input your raise recommendation as a percentage (%) or new total pay.
If an employee has a variable pay component, select the drop down arrow to adjust the proportion of the new pay that is variable or base.
Use the raise guidance
If you would like to use the guidance set by the admin, select Use Guidance to automatically input the new Total Cash.
The page footer will track how many recommendation you have completed and how many are outstanding. The next person in the compensation process, the approver, will be shown here.
Once you have completed your recommendations, select Confirm recommendations. You will be taken to the Confirmation page, where you can review the Current Salary, the Salary Guidance, and Your recommendation.
Optionally, you can add justification for your recommendations by selecting Add Explanation and adding a description. The explanation will only be visible to managers above the submitter in the reporting chain.
Select Submit to finalize your recommendations. Note, that recommendations cannot be edited once submitted.
Next, learn more about the approval process in Complete Your Compensation Review: Approver.