Detailed Programme

The programme ‘Compensation & Benefits Management’ consists of 6 modules. Topics discussed:

Module 1
Strategic rewards unveiled – Ghent Campus

After a networking evening where you will get to know each other, and each other’s reward priorities, you will learn and apply key concepts and practices to enable you to develop a strategically aligned reward policy. The following topics will be covered:

  • Discovering reward typologies
  • From pay to total rewards
  • Gaining insight into employees’ reward preferences
  • From total rewards to strategic rewards: the Vlerick Strategic Reward Model
  • Reward strategies: key ingredients
  • Aligning rewards with strategy: how to do it?

Module 2
Total rewards – Case study - Live webinar
During this webinar, you will put your knowledge into action.

  • How to align rewards with strategic priorities?
  • How to make rewards fair and motivating?
  • Total rewards in practice

Module 3
Enhancing the employee reward experience by great communication – Live webinar

  • Reward Communication as a driver for understanding and appreciation
  • Pay transparency
  • Total Reward Statements

Module 4
Compensation – 3 Live webinars
During this module, practitioners will share their expertise in one of the key domains of Compensation.

  • Benchmarking & market positioning
  • Making ‘pay for performance’ work  
  • A deep dive into Salesforce Compensation

Module 5
Benefits – 2 Live webinars
During this module, practitioners will share their expertise in one of the Benefits domains

  • Customizing rewards (flexible rewards) with a separate focus on Belgium & The Netherlands
  • Supplementary pensions through a strategic reward lens
    Pension schemes in Belgium
    Pension schemes in The Netherlands

Module 6
Comeback day – Ghent Campus
During the integration day, we will organise a workshop on your organisation’s Reward Audit.

  • Putting knowledge into action – expert exchange
    In small groups, you will share your best practices and main obstacles in some specific topics of Compensation & Benefits Management.
  • Tax implications of Compensation & Benefits in Belgium
  • Tax implications of Compensation & Benefits in The Netherlands

A learning experience like no other

When you come to Vlerick, you step away from your usual routine and gain a wider perspective. You discover how to tackle challenges, turn your knowledge into action and apply your skills in your workplace. You learn from faculty who are experts in their fields – and from a diverse group of peers. All these things help you become a confident, skilled professional, ready to succeed in business – and in life.

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Xavier Baeten on Remuneration Communication


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A learning experience with real impact on your operations? A management programme tailored to the specific needs of your business? Contact us and discover how we can design and deliver customised programmes for your team that add genuine value to your organisation.

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