Total Rewards

Total Rewards

Your team of trusted HR partners & advisors

Understand, build and grow the value you provide to your employees through equitable and competitive total rewards programs

Leveraging our business expertise, Stratford has helped organizations like yours successfully design and deliver total rewards programs that attract, motivate and keep the right talent. Beyond base salary and incentives, our comprehensive approach will help you shape your culture and define your reputation as an employer.

Acting as an extension of your HR team, we provide analysis and recommendations to help you engage and motivate your people. We roll up our sleeves to help you deploy and run a program that is well-governed, market-competitive and aligned with your organizational strategy and unique corporate culture. 

Trusted and respected by leaders of growing organizations

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"We consider Stratford Group a valued and trusted partner. The work they’ve done assessing our Total Rewards programs and reviewing our CEO performance and executive compensation have been exemplary – comprehensive, thoughtful and containing workable recommendations and a practical approach to implementing.  Best of all is how they work: they listen, adjust, and create a real partnership with us. I would highly recommend them to any organization looking for strategic advice or support."
Andrew Pateman
Andrew Pateman
VP People,Culture & Performance, Canadian Blood Services

Why Stratford?

The teams we’ve supported with total rewards solutions chose us because…


Methodologies, templates & frameworks


Executives who've been in your shoes

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of total rewards programs implemented

Solutions to meet your unique needs


Offerings that add to your employee value

Featured Tools

Compensation Discussion & Analysis

Let us share with you the appeal and value a well-written CD&A can have for your stakeholders. It may surprise you what you can learn from its contents.

Attraction & Retention Audit

Employers need to understand what brings people to your company and what keeps them. This audit can help you identify gaps.

Discovery Business Assessment

Knowing where to focus your strategic efforts can be daunting. Here is a short assessment to help you identify the key drivers of your business value.

Our Approach

Stratford combines leading-edge and proprietary tools with real-world experience to build strong and growing businesses. Following a comprehensive current state assessment, we’ll help you create strategic total rewards programs that guide and focus your organization so that you get the most from your people. With the right programs in place, we’ll then provide actionable and measurable implementation plans that bring alignment throughout your entire organization.

Research & stakeholder input

Current state assessment and data collection

External Benchmarking

Understand and identify competitiveness, best practices, gaps and opportunities

Assessment & Analysis

Develop, articulate, and finalize recommendations for improvements

Detailed Recommendations

Focus on areas and program improvements to increase value

Implementation Roadmap

Defined tactics, timelines and costs to ensure success

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“It is an ongoing process – new people and new roles are always appearing, and we have to go through the appropriate HR processes with each one. But now we have up and running a system that makes sure we are always being fair and consistent.”
Mike D'Amico, Stratford People & Culture President

Total Rewards Solutions

Stratford offers a number of customized solutions for total rewards program development and implementation. If you need to refine your total rewards program and develop scalable new offers to improve your employee attraction, retention and engagement, we’re here for you. 

Total Rewards Solutions

  • Sales Compensation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Total Rewards Review
  • Compensation Benchmarking
  • Job Evaluation
  • Pay Equity
  • Incentive Plan Design

Total Rewards Resources