Following years of working in office services and payroll, Cheryle Jones moved into the world of compensation and fell in love with it. She now has more than two decades of experience, and is noted as an expert by her peers. When Ms. Jones first moved into the role of senior director of compensation at ADP, a human resources company, she was responsible for 5,000 employees. That number quickly grew to 22,000, and she is proud of the fact that she gained the support of the company’s leaders in being able to handle that increase, which she did without any adverse affects.
As a woman, one of the most difficult challenges Ms. Jones faced was asking for what she is entitled to. She is now in a position to make sure that there is more of an alignment in compensation for all however; her analytical side combines with her creative thinking side to give her role a very good balance. Ms. Jones is also working on a global strategy to align the company’s employee compensation packages, and has been inspired by some strategic thinkers who have shown her a path toward resources and support for major projects. She hopes to be remembered for her policy of thought leadership.
To prepare for her career, Ms. Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Acadia University in 1989. She also holds certifications as a compensation professional and a level 1 equity professional. Ms. Jones is currently a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, Women in Leadership at ADP, Women in Technology, the International Women’s Inclusion Network at ADP, The International Women’s Leadership Association, and World at Work. She finds all of these associations to be valuable resources, so she attends conferences for knowledge and networking.
Moving forward, Ms. Jones would like to become more involved in the total rewards aspect of the industry, or possibly become a HR generalist. She is also interested in doing more work with therapy dog associations. At the moment, she volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and enjoys family sports, including lacrosse and hockey, in her spare time.
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