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Human Resources
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TriNet is a leading provider of comprehensive human resources solutions for small to midsize businesses (SMBs). We enhance business productivity by enabling our clients to outsource their HR function to one strategic partner and allowing them to focus on operating and growing their core businesses. Our full-service HR solutions include features such as payroll processing, human capital consulting, employment law compliance and employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans and workers’ compensation insurance.

TriNet has a nationwide presence and an experienced executive team. Our stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol TNET. If you’re passionate about innovation and making an impact on the large SMB market, come join us as we power our clients’ business success with extraordinary HR.


The Director of Compensation is responsible for proactively participating in the design, implementation and analysis of compensation programs particularly focused on sales and specialized incentive plans. This individual maintains compliance of regulations and policies, coordinates cost-effective solutions and programs. This position requires a balance between strategic, best practices expertise and significant, current hands-on experience. He/she will lead the creation and implementation of policies and procedures in alignment with Company values and goals. Responsibilities include sales compensation, specialized incentive/bonus plans, base compensation, equity compensation, and other special projects. Provides leadership and consultation with TriNet HR business partners and management in the development, implementation, maintenance and efficient monitoring of compensation, procedures and strategies.


•    Recommend and manage sales compensation and other specialized incentive plans (e.g., contact center compensation) and incentive systems (base, variable, and equity) for specific groups to support and drive the achievement of business goals. 
•    Act as an internal consultant to TriNet HR business partners and line management on compensation practices, emerging workforce issues and development of innovative solutions. 
•    Partner with HR business partners and management to develop, improve and implement the most effective and efficient systems and solutions for the achievement of business goals and maintenance of competitive practices, including resolving compensation issues with appropriate solutions.
•    Create and implement salary structure and administrative guidelines in accordance with compensation policy. 
•    Direct preparation of job descriptions for positions in the organization. 
•    Make effective use of external consultants, brokers and third-party administrators in the design and administration of plans. 
•    Create and implement communications to support compensation initiatives. 
•    Lead effective use of compensation benchmarking studies to analyze data, recommends and implements solutions to identified issues. Assures accurate comparisons of data within competing industries.
•    Analyze pay practices and make recommendations for salary changes to ensure equity. 
•    Conduct job analysis to identify appropriate salary level according to compensation guidelines and policy formulated by human resources executive. 
•    Review and approve salary increases permitted within budgetary limits and according to established compensation policies. 
•    Provide analysis and review of the accurate classification of employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. 
•    Maintain up-to-date knowledge  of federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations to support compliance. 
•    Ensure the development and execution of documentation such as compensation plan documents and summaries or other documents to assure compliance. 
•    Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the manager's discretion. 


•    Bachelor’s Degree degree desired, or equivalent education and/or related work experience. 
Training Requirements (licenses, programs, or certificates): 
•    SPHR, CPP or CEBS certification desirable. 
•    Minimum 8 years of compensation related experience, including sales incentive plan design, implementation and analysis.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
•    Ability to connect with employees at all levels of the organization 
•    Excellent negotiating/influencing skills across all levels of the organization 
•    Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of both state and federal employment laws 
•    Knowledge of human resources policies, processes and workflow, including thorough understanding of compensation and related state and federal laws 
•    Excellent interpersonal skills 
•    Strong internal client service orientation 
•    Strong analytical skills 
•    A demonstrated dedication to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace 
•    Excellent decision-making skills 
•    Ability to adapt to a fast paced continually changing business and work environment while balancing multiple priorities 
•    Advanced in Microsoft Office Suite 
•    Advanced HRIS (PeopleSoft) skills 

Please Note: TriNet reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time. The above job description is not all encompassing. Position functions and qualifications may vary depending on business necessity.

TriNet is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, religion, color, disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Any applicant with a mental or physical disability who requires an accommodation during the application process should contact recruiting@trinet.com to request such an accommodation.

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