Response time in hours for non-routine "reward and retain employees" inquiries

This measure determines the number of hours spent responding to non-routine inquiries (i.e. those that require complex responses and subject-matter expert escalation) for the process "reward and retain employees," which consists of compensation administration, award/incentive administration, employee assistance, benefits administration, and payroll processing. It is part of a set of Cycle Time measures that help companies analyze the duration of the process "reward and retain employees" from beginning to end.

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Measure Category:
Cycle Time
Measure Id:
100299
Total Sample Size:
2,138 All Companies
Performers:
25th
Median
75th
Key Performance
Indicator:
No

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Units for this measure are hours.

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Response time in hours for a non-routine inquiry for the process group "reward and retain employees"

Key Terms

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Cycle Time

Cycle time is the total time from the beginning of the process to the end. This includes both time spent actually performing the process and time spent waiting to move forward.

Full-time Employee, Part-time Employee, and Temporary Employee

Full-time Employee

For the purpose of this survey, a regular full-time employee is hired for an indefinite period of time and is normally scheduled to work forty hours per week. Appointment is continuous, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Part-time Employee

For the purpose of this survey, a regular part-time employee is hired for an indefinite period of time and is scheduled to work less than forty hours per week.

Temporary Employee

A temporary employee is employed for a finite period of time, to fulfill a time-limited role, or to fill the role of a permanent employee who is absent from work. The length of time an employee can work for the organization and be considered a temporary employee may be governed by employment legislation.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.3.0)

  • 7.5.1 - Develop and manage reward, recognition, and motivation programs (21438) - Managing and executing the programs required to reward, recognize, and retain employees.
    • 7.5.1.1 - Develop salary/compensation structure and plan (10498) - Creating the framework for the provision of salary/compensation to employees. Break down the salary structure into different components such as fixed pay, variable pay, bonus, and allowances such medical allowance, and rent allowance, etc. Develop, adjust, and maintain a pay structure.
    • 7.5.1.2 - Develop benefits and rewards plan (10499) - Developing a plan for provision of rewards, commission, and benefits to employees. Plan health benefits, retirement benefits, non-monetary benefits, etc.
    • 7.5.1.3 - Perform competitive analysis of benefits and rewards (10500) - Analyzing and evaluating the organization's benefits and rewards plan. Compare/Benchmark the benefits and employees plan with other organizations to adhere to industry standard practices.
    • 7.5.1.4 - Identify compensation requirements based on financial, benefits, and HR policies (10501) - Recognizing the employee requirements for compensation on the basis of the financial, benefits, and HR policies of the organization. Recognize individual compensation requirements regarding the financial policies of the organization. Consider the benefits plan and overall HR policies while selecting compensation requirements.
    • 7.5.1.5 - Administer compensation and rewards to employees (10502) - Managing the provision of compensations and rewards to the employees while maintaining consistency with the compensation and benefits plan. Follow the compensation and benefits plan rigorously in order to avoid any discrepancies.
    • 7.5.1.6 - Reward and motivate employees (10503) - Rewarding and stimulating the performance efforts of employees. Create methods for motivating employees. Spur extrinsic and intrinsic motivation.
    • 7.5.1.7 - Review retention and motivation indicators (10510) - Reassessing the indicators for retention and motivation of employees. Monitor the indicators that signal the levels of motivation and retention. Regularly update and upgrade indicators to avoid depreciation and ensure high efficiency.
    • 7.5.1.8 - Review compensation plan (10511) - Analyzing existing compensation plans and making changes necessary to continue to retain employees.
  • 7.5.2 - Manage and administer benefits (10495) - Managing and ensuring benefits enrollment by the employees. Process any benefit claims made by the employees. Balance the estimated amount and entitled amount of benefits.
    • 7.5.2.1 - Deliver employee benefits program (10504) - Implementing the programs that specify employee benefits, other than salary provided, such as those concerning medical care, death, and disability.
    • 7.5.2.2 - Administer benefit enrollment (10505) - Handling the employee enrollment for obtaining benefits. Manage employee enrollment and eligibility. Encourage employees to enroll for benefits.
    • 7.5.2.3 - Process claims (10506) - Processing any formal requests or demands made by the employees claiming that they have earned some benefits. Send the request further up the managerial hierarchy to ensure approval.
    • 7.5.2.4 - Perform benefit reconciliation (10507) - Carrying out reconciliation of benefits delivered to employees. Compare the estimated benefit requirement made by the employee and the actual amount of benefits the employee is entitled to receive.
  • 7.5.3 - Manage employee assistance and retention (21439) - Managing activities centered around delivering programs to support work/life balance for employees; developing family support systems; reviewing retention and motivation indicators; and reviewing compensation plans.
    • 7.5.3.1 - Deliver programs to support work/life balance for employees (10508) - Designing programs that prompt proper balance between work (i.e., career and ambition) and lifestyle (i.e., health, pleasure, leisure, family, and spiritual development/meditation). Account for dependent care, flexible working arrangements, leaves of absence, on-the-job training, etc.
      • 7.5.3.1.1 - Manage flexible working (21440) - Creation and execution of a plan that might allow for work from home days, or alternate hours.
    • 7.5.3.2 - Develop family support systems (10509) - Creating a support structure that aligns with local and federal laws that allow for support for families. This could include things like maternity leave, care for a family member, or in some cases, extended sick leave.
  • 7.5.4 - Administer payroll (10497) - Managing the sum of all financial records of salaries for an employee, including wages, bonuses, and deductions. Use a payroll management system to deal with the financial aspects of employees' salaries, allowances, deductions, gross pay, net pay, etc. Generate pay slips for a specific period.