Compensating Your Employees

Compensating Your Employees

Whether you run a business or manage a team, you will eventually need to decide how much to pay the people you hire. In this course you will learn how to structure your process for setting employee compensation from analyzing the market to establishing pay ranges and choosing the best mix of cash, equity and perks.


  • 01 The Four Pieces

    Compensation includes much more than salary. Understand the four components of employee compensation that can be mixed and matched to attract top talents.

  • 02 Compensation Philosophy & Culture

    Learn the importance of using compensation as a way of reinforcing your company culture and values.

  • 03 Building a Compensation Structure

    Build a compensation structure from the ground up using this step-by-step method.

  • 04 Reviewing Compensation Structure

    Learn how to evaluate and re-evaluate your compensation structure regularly to ensure that you stay competitive in the market and retain your most valued employees.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Nic Barnhart

    Cofounder & CPO, Pareto Labs
    Finance/Analytics, ZipRecruiter

    Nic Barnhart is a cofounder and Chief Product Officer at Pareto Labs. Prior to that he was in finance and analytics at ZipRecruiter and head of operations at a health tech startup acquired by Aetna. Earlier in his career, Nic started a business to teach kids basic finance concepts and founded a nonprofit organization to fund efforts to combat human trafficking. He earned a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.