Our work in Executive Search provides us with the extraordinary opportunity to be directly exposed to compensation & benefits best practices both locally and globally. Through the course of our engagements, and through being in regular contact with industry leaders, we have developed expertise in compensation & benefits strategies at all levels of the organizational chart.
We help translate an organization's business and human capital objectives into rewards solutions. We get to know our clients' organizations on an intimate level and develop compensation strategies that drive business results. We help you design and implement the total rewards approaches that will support your company strategy, improve employee engagement and retention, increase control over human capital costs, and further develop the skills of your HR organization.
Our clients frequently engage with us to conduct annual compensations and benefits surveys of their competitive set to ensure that their compensation & benefits programs are consistently in line with the local/regional market.
Through compensation and benefits surveys spanning over more than 7 years, we have compiled one of the most comprehensive compensation and benefits databases for the hospitality industry in the Asia Pacific region. This broad depth of knowledge of rewards programs/structures across the entire organizational chart from a plethora of companies provides us with invaluable insights.
Gain a competitive edge in today’s labor market through obtaining market data covering the full reward package, including all forms of cash compensation, long-term incentives and benefits, variable pay-for-performance plans, allowances, annual leave entitlements, medical/dental, and other benefits for key personnel.
Determine market pay competitiveness, identify gaps, and develop action plans. We can help you compare and benchmark your compensation policies against the market, all of which can be provided based upon job title/job scope, specific segment(s), or a peer group of competitors.
Gathering salary market data is only the first step. Translating that data into base pay and salary ranges that align with your compensation philosophy and provide both internal and external equity is key to attracting and maintaining an engaged workforce.
SKC provides valuable guidance in the design and implementation of variable pay plans that incorporate relevant performance measures and affordability while motivating and engaging top performers.
Accurate, well-written job descriptions provide the foundation for reliable compensation analysis. SKC consultants’ decades of combined experience can assist with creating and maintaining precision job descriptions in a format that reflects your culture and brand.
Develop, refine, or articulate your Total Rewards Strategy.
The question often arises as to whether to develop your pay programs in-house, or spend the money to hire a compensation consultant. Below are five significant reasons to consider engaging a compensation consulting firm:
A well-designed and relevant compensation strategy is a key contributor to maintaining a highly-skilled and engaged workforce. To be most effective, your total rewards strategy needs to be built upon accurate data drawn from your organization’s unique competitive landscape rather than generalized, one-size-fits-all data. SKC’s compensation consulting services leverage learned knowledge of your organizational objectives, personalized design, and targeted market analysis and research to provide reliable, data-driven compensation solutions that reflect your organization’s values and objectives.
At SKC, we don’t rely on canned data. We understand that effective compensation decisions should be based upon sound and accurate information that is directly related to your business. We tailor our research to trusted sources based on carefully selected criteria and competitive salary benchmarking to provide the most useful data and recommendations for your compensation goals.
SKC understands that your organization is unique. We don’t try to fit you into a box with rigid formulas or a one-size-fits-all approach. We strive to understand your business and develop a compensation plan and recommendations tailored to your specific environment, from cultural and organizational factors to regional and industry considerations.
Before developing a research strategy, SKC takes time to gain a clear understanding of your compensation goals. This informs the data we pay attention to and drives recommendations and tools that are relevant to your organization.
SKC’s compensation reports and recommendations are designed with an executive lens in mind - to be easily tied to budgetary decisions, revenue projections, and company growth. Our goal is to simplify the process of setting salaries by providing a useful tool for making data-driven decisions.
SKC equips your organization to confidently compete in today’s hospitality labor market where competition is fierce and in no other industry is the war for talent more critical to success. Applying current market salary data to compensation decisions positions an organization to extend job offers that are attractive to top talent while being competitive with salaries for similar jobs.
SKC positions your organization to consistently assess and apply compensation decisions. Maintaining salaries that are current with the market, equitable when compared to coworkers, and reflective of an employee’s performance all contribute to a motivated and engaged workforce.
Compensation consulting doesn’t need to be expensive. SKC’s compensation consulting services have been designed to be accessible for growing businesses. Our affordable pricing model offers scalable options that can accommodate the budgetary needs of small to midsize organizations.
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Past and Present Clients
"We retained Scott to support us with acquiring a Vice President of Development for China...The successful candidate that we ultimately hired performed beyond expectations and delivered 12 hotel management contracts for us across the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel brands. Scott’s communication and due diligence throughout the course of the engagement was extraordinary. I have no hesitation in recommending his firm".
Former Senior Vice President of Development – Asia Pacific & India
Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
"Scott fully understands the fundamental personal and professional characteristics that a successful deal closer must posses, as well as having a strong understanding of the hotel development world. Clearly the record shows he can identify long term talent whilst thinking creatively about an executive search. Outcomes that help to make a huge impact."
Former Senior Vice President Development - Middle East & Asia Pacific
"Our expectations were high and Scott executed an extraordinary search - swiftly developing an exceptional shortlist. He was able to attract a veteran hotelier with 25+ years of luxury hotel/resort experience, a passion for golf, and who ticked all the right boxes. Simultaneously we also engaged Scott to find a Director of Sales & Marketing for the resort, where he also delivered an outstanding result".
Former CEO Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts (2008 – 2014)
"Our F&B concepts are unique cutting-edge offerings, and we have a strong company culture based upon family values that we’re fiercely protective of – we’re not just hiring employees, we’re expanding our family. SKC shares our values and understands our company culture as we have partnered with them since our humble beginnings. Finding a suitable MD/COO for our restaurant division was a global search targeting only the most exceptional F&B people in the business – and SKC delivered an extraordinary result.....SKC is our preferred partner when we need to fill key roles within our organization where an Exclusive and Retained approach is essential to find the right caliber of candidates."
Chief Executive Officer
"They took a very professional approach, not sharing our company name until they had vetted the right individuals. The quality of candidates presented matched our profile, each with a different strength."
Senior Vice President Human Resources
Hard Rock International
"They attracted a world class shortlist for each role and delivered extraordinary outcomes with a true partnership mentality; they really invested the time to fully appreciate and understand our corporate culture, as well as the company that we aspire to be... this ensured that we were 100% aligned on all fronts and the process was smooth and efficient with a high level of communication."
Chief Executive Officer
"With a view to further develop Marriott Vacations Worldwide portfolio in the Asia Pacific region, we engaged with Scott to assist us with attracting a seasoned hotel development professional to lead our expansion efforts.
In a relatively short space of time, Scott developed an extraordinary shortlist of veteran developers with relevant experience, the necessary skill set, and the broad network of relationships required for such a role".
Managing Director – Asia Pacific
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
"The level of professionalism and commitment outstrips any other recruiter I have worked with in the past...."
Regional Director of Operations - Asia
"SKC have been working with us on the development of a Quality Assurance Programme, which involved the development of Standard Operating Procedures for every department, conducting staff training workshops and the development of an online SOP Library.
Concurrently we also engaged with SKC to search for an Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef vacancy, owing to their intimate understanding of Members Clubs and Hotels as well as their reputation in the marketplace. The team delivered exceptional results in a very short time-frame, and this first experience of partnering with SKC will certainly ensure that we’ll partner with them again when we have needs in the future."
Hong Kong Football Club
"I have been most impresssed with the support offered by Scott Chiesa at SKC Future Enterprises for a crtical business development role in our new business in Indonesia. Throughout all my interactions with Scott, he has demonstrated a high level of professionalism, integrity and efficiency. He took the time at the outset to fully understand our business needs and expectations, and, with his expert knowledge of the market, was very quickly able to present us with a number of excellent candidates who fully met the requirements of the role."
Head of Human Resources
Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International
"We engaged SKC Future Enterprises for Executive Search and Consulting Services for the pre-opening of KLoe Hotel in Kuala Lumpur after the firm was recommended to us by a contact at Hard Rock International. The team developed a shortlist of very strong potential candidates in a short space of time, and the due diligence that was conducted on all candidates was truly remarkable. We have remained in regular contact with SKC since the engagement concluded, we learnt a lot about hiring the right person for our company from Scott, and would not hesitate to utilize their services again when the need arises".
Ping Ho Ng
BackHome Hostel & KLoe Hotel
SKC Future Enterprises has been engaged by Black Sheep Restaurants on an Annual Retainer Basis since January 2017. SKC has placed several key management positions in F&B Operations, Human Resources, Event Management, as well as a number of Executive Chefs – one of whom was instrumental in obtaining a Michelin Star for New Punjab Club in 2018.
"I was introduced to Scott through a mutual friend in the hospitality industry. At the time I was seeking a career move and so I booked a one-hour session with Scott where he provided me with some amazing insights and advice gained from more than a decade of experience in the Executive Search industry. A couple of months later and I am working for the very same company that I had expressed a desire to work with. I can highly recommend his Career Consulting Services".
Amari Koh Samui
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