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    The General Goals of an Organization's Compensation System

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    What are the general goals of an organization's compensation system? Discuss how a compensation strategy works to support the organization's business strategy.

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    The basic goals of a compensation system are to attract, motivate and retain employees. A compensation system of an organization must also be compliant with pay laws and be cost effective. It needs to be a system that can be administered simply. An effective compensation system includes a balance between internal equity and external competitiveness. Equity is a primary goal of a successful compensation system. It can be defined in the following three ways:

    Workplace equity refers to the perception that all employees in an organization are being treated fairly.

    External pay ...

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