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Scott Sargent, CCP

Scott has over ten years of experience working with’s CompAnalyst solution, and is one of the most tenured members of the Sales Team. Scott has contributed to the success of the organization in the following functional areas: Product Development, Sales Strategy, New Business Sales, Business Development, and Client Success. Scott earned a B.A. in Communications from Bridgewater State University and has achieved a WorldatWork Certified Compensation Professional designation.

Recent Posts

A New Way to Think About Your Salary Budgets

Posted by Scott Sargent, CCP on Jan 5, 2017 6:02:10 PM

If you haven’t yet held your 2017 planning meetings, they’re likely right around the corner. Instead of just taking giant spreadsheets into the meeting, try to be proactive and answer some of the difficult salary budget questions before you walk in the door. It’s important to have a good grip on how you’re going to allocate your salary budgets and a concrete plan to communicate this information to employees. After all, the 2016 Compensation Outlook Survey showed that 85% of organizations whose employees understand their compensation philosophy also report a high level of employee engagement.

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Topics: compensation, Salary Budgets

Why Excel Is Not the Answer for Market Pricing

Posted by Scott Sargent, CCP on Oct 14, 2016 10:42:39 AM

Excel has long been the go-to platform for managing compensation. After all, it’s free, available on almost every computer, and familiar to most people. It’s even how most of us comp professionals learn the basics of market pricing. But just because you learn to ride a bike with training wheels doesn’t mean you need to keep doing so. At a time when compensation is highly visible and vital to how businesses attract and retain their talent, companies must move beyond the limited, error-prone capabilities of Excel and adopt the strategies and solutions that deliver a modern, more efficient approach. 

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Topics: market pricing, excel, compensation

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