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Compensation Specialist in Healthcare

Conduct a mock interview with a compensation specialist in any health care setting. Give a brief description of the health care setting and the person you interviewed for this Assignment. During the interview utilize at a minimum the questions below. Provide additional substantive information related to the topic.

How do you determine wages and salary levels for your employees?
How do you ensure that the pay you offer is adequate to attract the types of employees you need?
How do you ensure that pay is perceived as fair?
Do job applicants or employees ever negotiate for pay?
How do you handle the negotiation process?
Do you ever pay hiring bonuses?
Have you ever thought of changing pay systems? Why?
Do you offer any incentives to your employees?
What are they and how do they work?

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Interviewed: The human resources/compensation specialist at a leading university hospital located in Durham North Carolina. This individual is in charge of recruiting, hiring, and compensating personnel for all of the departments within this hospital facility, in conjunction with the department heads of each of the departments within this facility.

How do you determine wages and salary levels for your employees? I determine the wages and salary levels for my employees by analyzing the US Department of Labor statistical data concerning the average wages that are earned by healthcare professionals at every level of the healthcare profession. I then factor in a 5% increase in the total yearly salaries paid these individuals for every two years of experience that they have within their particular field of endeavor.

How do you ensure that the pay you offer is adequate to attract the types of employees that you need? I accomplished this by utilizing the met that alluded to when answering your first question, which is the 5% increase ...

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