provides early-career compensation and benefits practitioners an opportunity to achieve certification in a convenient two-day format, based on an assessment of basic competencies related to job evaluation, benchmarking, pay structures, core benefits and the total rewards approach.
Certified Total Rewards Specialist™ (CTRS) Workshop
This workshop provides early-career compensation and benefits practitioners an opportunity to achieve certification in a convenient three-day format, based on an assessment of basic competencies related to job evaluation, benchmarking, pay structures, core benefits and the total rewards approach.
The focus is on ensuring practitioners are equipped with the essential knowledge, terminology, theory, methods, and attitudes for performing their jobs with excellence.
Class discussions are used to develop attitudes and insights into the nature of tangible and intangible rewards. This is not intended as a skill-building course, but provides formal training in the essential knowledge needed for compensation and benefits.
An assessment exam is included, requiring a 70% passing score for certification, along with evidence (resume or LinkedIn profile) of one year experience performing compensation and benefits duties within an organization.
About Your Instructor
Thomas A. Farmer, CCP, SPHR, ACTA
30 years | Global Total Rewards Leader
Owner and Managing Director | Freelance Total Rewards Pte Ltd
Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) l WorldatWork
Former VP APAC Compensation & Benefits, IHG, and Principal with Mercer
2010 - present
2010 - present
The CTRS Workshop is a three-day learning event, in which participants will learn to:
Apply the Total Rewards Approach
Understand and apply the Total Rewards Approach
Explain and appreciate the unique purpose of each type of reward
Understand and apply key motivation theories to predict impact of rewards
Describe the process for developing compensation and benefits programs
Support managers and employees on reward issues
Consider ASEAN regional influences on rewards
Who Should Attend the CTRP Workshop?
This workshop is intended for compensation and benefits practitioners with at least one year of hands on experience in an organizational setting. Those with 1-3 years of compensation and benefits experience will be best prepared to learn and to take the assessment exam.
This is a certification workshop for those with experience; it is not intended for those wishing to explore a move into compensation and benefits, who are strictly doing payroll or who have never done actual C&B work such as job evaluation, market pricing or benefits administration. Such persons should attend the standalone courses, which include more class discussions, skill-building exercises and networking opportunities.
CTRS 1 : Job Evaluation
CTRS 2 : Benchmarking and Salary Structures
CTRS 3 : Core Benefits
CTRS 3 : Rewards Specialist Competencies
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Assessment and Certification
To ensure learners have sufficiently acquired the competencies taught in this course, an assessment may be taken for certification. Certification as a Certified Total Rewards Specialist™ (CTRS) will be valid for as long as the certificate holder remains active in the HR profession, with career breaks lasting no longer than 1 year.
If you are not intended to attend all 3-days course, you may choose to attend any course module at your convenience time. Those not wishing to take the assessment may receive a Certificate of Attendance.
There are two components of the assessment: 1) achievement of a passing score (28 out of 40 items, or 70%) on a written exam; and 2) relevant work experience in human resources, including experience or direct exposure/involvement in rewards issues, such as developing salary offers, managing promotions, etc.
Upon successfully attend all 3-days course followed by the assessment, you will receive the Certification as a Certified Total Rewards Specialist™ (CTRS) which be endorsed by the ASEAN Total Rewards Institute (ATRI).