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The Clearwater logo is a Chess piece - the pawn. The pawn is the most numerous piece in the game of Chess, and in most cases, the weakest. But, unlike the other pieces, the pawn is the only piece that can be promoted and become the most powerful piece in the game. We believe that organizations are filled with pawns, and that each of those pawns, with proper guidance and development, can become a powerful contributor to the organization’s success.

The trusted experts in Compensation Consulting

Clearwater Human Capital is a compensation and pay-for-performance consulting firm, headquartered in Chicago. Compensation consulting is the only service that we provide and the sole basis for our reputation. Our consultants have worked nationwide with emerging, medium and large organizations, such as American Airlines, General Electric, Kaiser Permanente, Mitsubishi, Nucor Steel, Panera Bread, Rohm & Haas, Toyota, Tulane University, the United States Mint and Verizon.

The Trusted Experts in Compensation Consulting

Clearwater Human Capital is a compensation and pay-for-performance consulting firm, headquartered in Chicago. Compensation consulting is the only service that we provide and the sole basis for our reputation. Our consultants have worked nationwide with emerging, medium and large organizations, such as American Airlines, General Electric, Kaiser Permanente, Mitsubishi, Nucor Steel, Panera Bread, Rohm & Haas, Toyota, Tulane University, the United States Mint and Verizon.

Clearwater Goals

Following are three goals that Clearwater consultants have in mind as they approach each engagement.

  1. Increase your organization’s return on investment in employee pay.
  2. Provide your employees with a more meaningful work experience by identifying pay and growth opportunities and connecting their job to business results.
  3. Do some good with our success. Clearwater means clean water. Each year, Clearwater donates 7.5% of its profits to clean water charities, such as Oceana- an organization focused on preserving and restoring the world's oceans; and water.org- an organization whose mission is to bring clean water and sanitation to the world.

Seven Areas of Expertise

Compensation Strategy

Identifying the role of compensation in attracting and retaining great employees.

Base Pay Management

Methodically valuing the work performed in the organization from an internal and/or marketplace perspective.

Performance Management

Providing employees with the knowledge and tools to grow their contribution to the business.

Incentive Pay

Creating variable pay opportunities to drive success at the individual, team or companywide levels.

Sales Compensation

Motivating the correct selling behaviors by providing rewards for the results with the greatest benefit to the organization.

Gainsharing

Providing hourly employees with reward opportunities that are tied to their role in improving business performance.

Executive Pay

Linking the pay of executives to the success that they create for the business.

Clearwater in the News

“[Clearwater] designs self-funding, performance-based bonus programs that have slashed turnover by as much as half, added hundreds of thousands to the company bottom line and given workers a greater sense of purpose.”

- Incentive Magazine

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THE CLEARWATER DIFFERENCE… CARE

Creative. We will always explore a range of creative alternatives before recommending a solution.

Affordable. Our billing rates are about half those of our primary competitors (Aon Hewitt, Mercer, Korn Ferry/Hay, Willis Towers Watson).

Responsive. We will respond to your business contacts within one business day… every time.

Experienced. We will apply the deep knowledge gained in developing compensation programs for over 500 organizations.

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