Compensation Plan Template

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Compensation Plan Template

What is a Compensation Plan?

A compensation plan is a policy or set of policies that determine how much employees should be compensated for their work. It includes aspects such as wages, salaries, bonuses, and other benefits. A good compensation plan is designed to attract and retain top talent, motivate employees, and reward performance.

What's included in this Compensation Plan template?


  • 3 focus areas
  • 6 objectives
  • 6 projects
  • 6 KPIs

Each focus area has its own objectives, projects, and KPIs to ensure that the strategy is comprehensive and effective.


Who is the Compensation Plan template for?

This Compensation Plan template is for businesses and organizations of all sizes, including human resources managers, business owners, and entrepreneurs, who are looking to create a strategic plan for compensating their employees fairly and competitively. This template provides a framework for setting compensation targets, objectives, and goals.

1. Define clear examples of your focus areas

Focus areas are the overarching goals that you want to achieve with your compensation plan. Examples of focus areas could include increasing employee satisfaction, developing a competitive salary structure, or establishing a comprehensive benefits package. These areas should be clearly defined and measurable.

2. Think about the objectives that could fall under that focus area

Objectives are the specific actions necessary to achieve the focus area. They should be measurable and achievable. Examples of objectives might include developing employee salaries, creating benefits packages, or researching industry standards. Each focus area should have multiple objectives.

3. Set measurable targets (KPIs) to tackle the objective

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are measurements of progress in achieving the objectives. They are quantifiable targets that are tracked to measure the success of the objectives. Examples of KPIs include increasing the median salary, comparing benefits packages, or increasing the employee satisfaction score.

4. Implement related projects to achieve the KPIs

Projects are the specific actions that are necessary to achieve the KPIs. Examples of projects could include researching industry standards, analyzing benefits packages, or training managers. Each objective should have multiple projects associated with it.

5. Utilize Cascade Strategy Execution Platform to see faster results from your strategy

Cascade is the leading Strategy Execution Platform for developing and tracking successful strategies. Cascade provides an easy-to-use, intuitive platform that helps you develop and track your compensation plan goals, objectives, and KPIs quickly and efficiently.

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