An organization deploys compensation and benefits as part of its total rewards strategy to build relationships with employees and increase their engagement. At the same time, competitive pressures may result in the total rewards strategy becoming a cost issue for the organization. In this course, you explore both the technical and strategic aspects of overall compensation. Examine legally required and discretionary benefits at the individual and group levels as well as the societal implications of the total rewards strategy. With compensation and benefits representing the largest components of the human resource (HR) budget, you will explore the role of budgeting and resource allocation along with related processes within an organizational context.