The role of a Reward Manager

Hiring a Reward Manager within your business provides you with a dedicated person to manage and drive various projects for compensation, benefits and even payroll. This means the candidate you look for must be of the highest calibre, with strong competency and an unparalleled passion for data and detail, as they must be able to translate data and trends into key insights and recommendations.

Working as a reward manager, it is essential to have the ability to impact and influence people, as they look to make a positive impact within your business and influence the employees, creating a sense of belonging within the employees which will in turn make them feel appreciated and rewarded with their hard work.

This role must ensure the business operates within local and national laws and regulations otherwise there will be profound consequences and legal issues for the business, so ensuring all candidates remain current on all personnel policies, programmes, and relevant compliance is vital for success. This can be seen if your candidates have experience in a familiar setting, which proves their ability to keep up to date with the everchanging laws and regulations and has a strong attention to detail in every aspect of the job making sure there are no loopholes, and nothing goes unnoticed.

Candidates must be personable with strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to be empathetic and friendly to everybody they come across, to ensure they are able to act as a competent contact for employees and stakeholders. They must be able to effectively communicate payroll and benefit related issues and queries, liaise with others, and create strong relationships to ensure a safe, confidential ‘open door’ policy.

Other skills to look out for:

  • Motivated, self-starter
  • Exceptional organisation skills
  • Keen eye for detail
  • High communication skills, written and verbal

This position requires the utmost confidentiality and passion for contributing to the bottom line and greater good within your business, so expressed passion from candidates is always a good sign to ensure the dedication for this success in this role.

Do you need help filling your HR & Reward positions? We can help! At Portfolio HR & Reward we help businesses of all sizes find their ideal candidate to fit in with their role requirements, department goals, and company values. If you are looking to expand your team, contact us today and we will happily discuss your needs.

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