October Training & Certification

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • Friday, October 26, 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Stadium, 1046 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

This course focuses on general quantitative concepts, basic statistical tools, the mathematics of total compensation design and administration, mathematical modeling and regression analysis. Participants learn to consider data from numerous sources, with an emphasis on problem solving and decision making. You will:

  • Learn basic quantitative concepts and the four levels of measurement.
  • Understand how to define and compare percentages, market index and compa-ratios.
  • Study the time value of money—including compound interest and the compound salary growth rate.
  • Find out how to collect, analyze and accurately display statistical data.
  • Learn how to determine central tendency and measures of central location.
  • Discuss measures of variability.
  • Explore shapes of distribution.
  • Gain an understanding of modeling and regression analysis

What you will learn:

 Statistics—Data, Information and Levels of Measurement

  • Why HR professionals collect and use data
  • Five key questions to ask about the variable of interest
  • Levels of measurement

Percentages and Related Issues

  • Individual and department compa-ratio
  • Market index
  • Percent difference
  • Developing salary ranges

Time Value of Money

  • Compound interest and compound salary growth rate
  • Constant midpoint progression
  • Annuity payments

Statistics—Collecting, Organizing, Grouping and Displaying Data

  • Populations and samples
  • Frequency distributions
  • Organize, group and display data

 Statistics—Lying with Statistics, Graphs and Displays

  • Recognizing distorted data
  • Mistakes that distort data

Statistics—Measures of Central Tendency and/or Location

  • Measures of central tendency
  • Measures of location
  • Percentile bars

Measures of Variability

  • Interquartile range
  • Standard deviation
  • Z-scores

Statistics—Shapes of Distributions

  • Interpreting distributions
  • Normal distribution

Regression Analysis

  • Regression models in an HR environment
  • Developing a regression model
  • Cautions in the interpretation of correlations
  • Multiple regression

 Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for those who seek knowledge in applying statistics in total compensation management. Participants will benefit most from this course if they are proficient in the concepts covered in course T1/GR1. It is assumed that participants have had no formal exposure to statistics, but have had a basic algebra course.

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2018 Training Cost

Course and Exam: Includes tuition, course material and certification exam

• $1,350 NCRF and CWCG members (10% discount off W@W Member price!)

• $1,495 W@W members

• $2,200 non-members

Course Only - 2 day: Includes tuition and course material

• $1,255 NCRF and CWCG members (10% discount off W@W Member price!)

• $1,390 W@W membership only

• $2,085 non-members


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