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See how Nicole S. helped Coastal Watershed Council on a Compensation Plan project

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Greg P.
Executive Director
Nicole S
Nicole S.
Volunteer
Matched on
Jun 21, 2018
Saved
$22,266
Hours Given
110 Hours
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What did Coastal Watershed Council need?

Nicole helped Coastal Watershed Council learn how to attract and retain talented employees with a compensation plan that is in keeping with marketplace trends and financially feasible.

Why is this project important?

The success of our organization depends on recruiting, investing in and retaining the best talent. Without your help, we cannot move ahead confident we're guided by best practices in HR. Your skills will empower us to grow & thrive.

This project will save us $22,266, allowing us to reorganize our nonprofit staff structure, conduct performance evaluations guided by accurate job descriptions, award salaries and benefits with the knowledge that we're tied to market conditions and more!

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Greg P.
Executive Director
Final Product
Strategic Plan
Cause Areas
Environment
Animals
Youth Development
Coastal Watershed Council
Santa Cruz, California, USA

What did Nicole have to offer?

Nicole Smith is the owner and consultant for Smith Compensation Solutions, LLC. She was most recently the Director of Compensation for a growing financial services company and has nearly two decades of experience designing, analyzing, implementing and administering base and variable compensation programs for large companies in various industries including banking, insurance, manufacturing and high technology.

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Nicole Smith is the owner and consultant for Smith Compensation Solutions, LLC. She was most recently the Director of Compensation for a growing financial services company and has nearly two decades of experience designing, analyzing, implementing and administering base and variable compensation programs for large companies in various industries including banking, insurance, manufacturing and high technology.

Nicole has been designated a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) by WorldatWork and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business. She is also an article reviewer for the WorldatWork publication WorkSpan and has been a member of the American Society of Employers (ASE) Total Rewards Forum, the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


Skills
Human Resources
Organizational Design
Experience
  • Background in recruiting, HR or management
  • Experience in creating compensation plans
Nicole S
Nicole S.
Volunteer
Clinton Township, MI, USA

What did they have to say?

I am so incredibly thrilled about the project we just completed with Nicole at Smith Compensation Solutions. I could not have accomplished alone what we did together. It's so valuable to have Nicole's professional guidance and leadership on this work. Now I can know that we've followed appropriate legal requirements and that our personnel work is informed by best practices. I couldn't have done that alone. Our job descriptions, salary market analysis and pay ranges are all professionally documented now. I'm actually proud of them. We're a small organization that treats our staff very well; working with Nicole helped us up our personnel game so that we have more of a formal structure and set of policies to guide how we recruit, retain and develop talent. The most important set of decisions an organization makes is who they hire, fire and invest in as staff. By helping us invest in that, Nicole is helping us protect rivers and watersheds. I didn't even know what a compensation philosophy was when we started; now we have one! Thanks to Nicole, we're a more sophisticated and professional organization. I even learned excellent project management tips from her. Nicole was upbeat, friendly, responsive to my input, timely, detail-focused, driven to meet deadlines, flexible and fun. She was consistently a good listener and a clear communicator. She rocks!

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Greg P.

Executive Director

I truly enjoyed working with Greg at the Coastal Watershed Council. He has a wealth of knowledge, is a great listener and he is very detail oriented. We worked very well together and we were able to complete CWC's compensation project within the decided upon time frame identified in the project plan. This is a great organization that is committed to improving the lives of others by ensuring environmental protections.

Nicole S

Nicole S.

Volunteer

About Coastal Watershed Council

The mission of the Coastal Watershed Council is to protect and preserve coastal watersheds through community stewardship, education and monitoring.
Fun Fact

Fun Fact

We're making a forgotten river a central part of downtown Santa Cruz and YOU can be a part of that.

This is the 12th project posted by Coastal Watershed Council.

Total Saved
$200,808

Check out Nicole's total impact

Nicole S has matched on 2 projects with 2 organizations so far!

Total Projects
2
Saved
$44,532
Time Given
220 hours
Member Since
April 2018
Skills Used
Human Resources
Organizational Design
Causes Supported
Environment

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Nicole S
Nicole S.
Volunteer
Clinton Township, MI, USA

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