The Lancaster County Community Foundation is dedicated to empowering individuals and community benefit organizations throughout the county. The Community Foundation does this through functions including grantmaking, investment management and providing philanthropic counsel to organizations and individuals.
Community foundations stand as unique, hyper-local organizations. Given the nature of the Community Foundation’s services, they seek talent with the right mix of philanthropic spirit and technical skill set necessary to fulfill their programming goals. Since a community is typically supported by one community foundation, it is difficult to find comparable benchmark compensation data to determine fair salary ranges. To find this distinct skill set in a talent pool, the Community Foundation often competes for talent in a broader pool of industries and business sectors. Because of this, the Lancaster County Community Foundation found it necessary to ensure they had the proper benchmarks to make compensation decisions that allowed them to remain competitive and support business growth.
The RKL Approach:
RKL Virtual Management Solutions’ Workforce Strategies team worked with the Community Foundation’s leadership team to understand their goals and provide them with the data they were seeking. The Lancaster County Community Foundation had three primary objectives: gain a wider breadth of compensation data to use in hiring and compensation decisions; receive a comprehensive review of their benefits package and HR manual; and develop a compensation philosophy to guide the organization.
The Workforce Strategies team was able to look at job titles and descriptions across various industries to compile data sets that aligned with roles at the Lancaster County Community Foundation.
The RKL Virtual Workforce Strategies team successfully met the Lancaster County Community Foundation goals within the designated time frame. The team provided comprehensive compensation reviews and grade classifications for different positions, allowing the Lancaster County Community Foundation to ensure fair and equitable pay across roles. The RKL Virtual team presented to the Lancaster County Community Foundation board, explaining their work and the results. The team also provided the Community Foundation with a scorecard identifying areas of improvement and recommendations on potential pay raises as employee’s progress.
“We hit everything out of the park. Now we can be sure that we are being a leader in the community and our employees feel appreciated,” said Kim Shorter, COO of Lancaster County Community Foundation.
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