VIA ZOOM: Compensation 201 - Sold out

Date and Time

Starts:07/29/2020 9:30 AM

Ends:07/29/2020 3:30 PM

Event Type: Workshop

7 CPD Hour(s)



HRPA Members:
$225 + Taxes (Originally $450 +Taxes)
$280 + Taxes (Originally $560 + Tax)
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Additional Information

Event Sponsor

We have reached maximum capacity for this event. 


In light of current events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, this program will be offered via Zoom. The program fee has been discounted 50% (HRPA Members: $225+Tax (Originally $450); Non Members: $280 +Tax (Originally $560))

This workshop will provide participants with advanced knowledge on compensation systems in Canadian organizations, with a focus on design, implementation and evaluation. The program cover skill-based/competency-based pay systems, the design of both individual and group performance-based pay systems, and benefits systems (both mandatory and discretionary). The main focus will be on design issues, including eligibility, structure, participatory mechanisms and implementation.

Learning objectives:

  • The importance of the various components of pay systems in Canada
  • How to design a variety of pay systems, including base pay, performance-based pay and benefits
  • Learn when and under want conditions these pay systems will have optimal value for organizations
  • Learn research evidence on the use/effectiveness of these pay systems
  • Relevant laws concerning compensation
  • How to implement and evaluate pay systems

Who should attend:

HR Professionals involved/interested in their organization's compensation function; those aspiring to become compensation experts; HR professionals studying for certification-based examinations; those involved in pay equity – including employees in both the private and public sectors; and union officials.


8:30am – 9:30 am: Case Study (Offline/asynchronously; Pre-Work)

9:30 am – 11:00 am: Live Class

11:00 am – 11:15 am: Break

11:15 am – 12:00 pm: Group Work

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Live Class

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm: Break

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm: Exercises

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Live Class

3:30 – 4:30 pm: Videos and individual exercises to reinforce class material (asynchronous); students to communicate with professor offline

Speaker bio(s)
Speaker Parbudyal Singh

Parbudyal Singh, Professor

Parbudyal Singh is a Full Professor and former Director of the School of Human Resource Management at York University. Prior to York, he was the Associate Dean of the School of Business, University of New Haven, Connecticut. He also taught at McMaster University. Dr. Singh has won numerous scholastic awards, national research grants, and several teaching and research awards. He is the first-ever recipient of the Distinguished Human Resources Professional award (DHRP) from HRPA, a prestigious recognition for lifetime achievement.

Dr. Singh's research covers a broad array of management issues, especially those related to the effects of the changing business environment on human resource management and industrial relations. He has more than 100 refereed publications, including articles in top journals such as Industrial Relations, Journal of Business Ethics, The Leadership Quarterly, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and Human Resource Management Review. He is a co-author of Managing Human Resources (8th Canadian Edition, published by Nelson, 2016), a leading textbook used in Canadian universities and colleges. He is also the co-author of the sixth edition of Canada’s leading compensation textbook (Strategic Compensation in Canada with Richard Long), published in early 2017.

Dr. Singh has worked as a Human Resources and Industrial Relations manager in a large manufacturing company. He has offered advice to more than 30 of Canada’s leading organizations. He is actively involved with projects with both the HRPA and the Pay Equity Commission. He was appointed by the Minister of Labour (Ontario) to the Gender Pay Gap Steering Committee (2015-2016); the Committee has made recommendations to the government on a strategy that will close the gender pay gap in Ontario.