Your Compensation Powers

Early in my career my bosses’ boss was showing me the ropes and explained that when it came to job evaluation, we in Compensation had “the strong power of recommendation.” The idea that the best I could do was to recommend something was a little hard to swallow.  Now I understand what hierarchy means and who gets to make decisions, especially those that commit funds in one way or another when it comes to compensation and rewards.  But who is really the most qualified to do that?  Who has primary ownership of the company’s strategies for competitive positioning, internal equity,…