HR Superstars
HR Superstars
Aug 16, 2022
Compensation in the Context of Total Rewards with Affirm’s Andrea Morales
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If you want to be a strategic HR leader, you need to master compensation. And then remaster it again and again.

Andrea Morales, VP of People Rewards, Data, and Operations at Affirm, shares insights from her experience, as well as principles for creating a compensation strategy that accomplishes business goals and retains high performers.

Buckle up for a great conversation that’s part therapy and part strategy.

Join us as we discuss:

[02:00] How collaboration with total rewards helps achieve business goals [04:00] Current employee expectations of compensation [09:00] Handling the emotional labor of HR [12:30] Collaborating with your executive team [17:30] How to design an effective compensation philosophy [21:00] Educating employees and creating transparency [30:00] The importance of understanding business context in total rewards

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The HR leaders who join our show share deep insights about keeping employees engaged and fostering high performance. 15Five’s Perform product gives people leaders the tools they need to help run strategic end-to-end performance management. It allows for unbiased performance measurement so you can make fair and accurate compensation decisions and ensure every employee is growing in their roles, their careers, and their lives. Head over to and try 15Five free for a couple of weeks or request a demo.

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