Excel Masterclass on Creating Pay Structures using Regression and Dynamic Arrays - with Dianne Auld

Join international Excel guru, Dianne Auld, as she demonstrates how to create and maintain pay structure and pay scale charts using exponential regression, pay scale formulas, scatter charts, combo charts and dynamic arrays. 

In this highly practical workshop for those with intermediate to advanced Excel skills, who are involved in creating or maintaining pay structures, Dianne will demonstrate how to:

  • Create a scatter chart and use exponential regression to create a pay midpoint line taking into account internal employee and market pay data;
  • Calculate the pay ranges for this pay line and plot the pay ranges as lines on the scatter chart;
  • Create a scatter chart using the same data, but with traditional rectangular pay ranges and alpha or alpha-numeric grades on the X axis. (This is a complex chart to create since it involves combining a scatter chart, lines and stacked columns in a specific order. Once created, delegates will be able to use the chart for all their pay structuring work.);
  • Calculate the median market data per grade, using traditional array formulas or Microsoft 365 / Excel 2021 dynamic arrays, and add this to the chart;
  • Use Microsoft 365 / Excel 2021 dynamic array SORT, UNIQUE and FILTER functions together with the spilled range operator and data validation to create the same chart, allowing a drill-down per department; and
  • Create a dashboard of department scatter charts all linked to one source data sheet.

Delegates will be provided with the session recording, Excel spreadsheets demonstrated and detailed instructions after the session.  This way they can focus on Dianne’s demonstration and explanation of the methodology during the masterclass, and then replicate the demonstrated functionality with their own data after the class.

Date: 24 June 2022
Time: 09:00 – 11:00
Presenter:  Dianne Auld
Venue: Zoom
Cost: SARA Professionalised Members: R900 | Paid-Up Members: R1100 | Non-SARA Members: R2 200

CPD: 2 points

To ensure an effective and interactive experience, there are a limited number of seats available.

About Dianne Auld

  Dianne Auld is the founding member of Auld Compensation Consulting, an honorary life member of SARA, a SARA GRP faculty member, a member of SARA’s Western Cape Committee and a designated Master Reward Specialist.
She consults globally across all areas of reward and runs a wide range of reward training courses. She is renowned for her Excel Tips columns, and for conducting advanced Excel skills training for compensation professionals across four continents.