Episode 17

Compensation Tactics to Empower Talent Team Performance

About this Episode

In an engaging episode of Offer Accepted, Virgile Raingeard, an authority in the Compensation space, sheds light on the crucial topics of compensation transparency and strategy. Virgile challenges the traditional view that compensation shouldn't be a primary concern for candidates, emphasizing that it is actually a top priority for most job seekers. This discussion is an eye-opener, highlighting the importance of transparent and fair compensation practices in attracting and retaining talent.

Furthermore, Virgile delves into the intricate relationship between compensation strategies and company culture. He argues for the development of compensation plans that not only align with market standards but also reflect the organization's core values and beliefs. He offers a deep dive into how compensation strategies can be crafted to reinforce a company's ethos and goals.

This episode is an essential listen for professionals interested in understanding the nuances of compensation in the context of talent acquisition and hiring



Key Learnings

Major takeaways:

  1. Advantages of Early Adoption of Pay Transparency - Virgile highlights the competitive edge gained by companies that adopt pay transparency early. With the increasing demand for transparency in compensation, companies can either wait for market norms to change or proactively adapt to this inevitable shift. Being one of the first to openly share compensation practices, as seen with Figures, can result in a significant increase in job applications and interest. This strategy not only aligns with the evolving expectations of job seekers but also positions a company as a forward-thinking and transparent employer​​.
  2. Procedural Fairness in Talent Acquisition - Procedural fairness is a pivotal concept in recruitment, emphasizing the need for equitable treatment of all candidates, including in the area of compensation. Virgile discusses the importance of having clear rules and structures in place to facilitate fair decision-making throughout the hiring process.  By prioritizing procedural fairness, companies can maintain integrity and consistency in their talent acquisition efforts, contributing positively to their reputation and employer brand​​.
  3. Personalization in the Hiring Process - The essence of hiring excellence, according to Virgile, lies in personalizing the recruitment process. Tailoring the approach to align with each candidate's expectations, values, and cultural fit is crucial. He emphasizes that an effective hiring experience is defined by the ability to present the same role and company differently to various candidates, catering to their unique perspectives and needs.

Hosted By

Shannon Ogborn

RecOps Consultant & Community Lead @ Ashby

Shannon Ogborn is a Recruiting Ops expert with nearly ten years of experience at companies from Google to Hired Inc and more. She’s shining a spotlight onto what makes a recruiting strategy one of a kind.

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