Richard Sperling


Rich Sperling has been helping clients succeed since 1981.
Rich advises executives and management on work and organization. He designs jobs, job families, and organizations to support achievement of global business strategy; provides expert consulting services in defining and communicating roles and role relationships; and helps clients understand, plan, and manage spans of control.

Rich works with clients to identify effective total reward strategies and turn those strategies into reality. He helps clients build the foundations for integrated performance management; career pathing; management development; succession planning; and reward strategies, architecture, and programs. Rich has designed leading-edge approaches to analyzing, understanding, designing and valuing work in clients' increasingly complex and varied organizational settings. He is a recognized expert in work comparison and valuing.

Rich’s current consulting focuses primarily on large global industrial companies; he also has worked extensively with a wide range of clients, including not-for-profit, public sector, financial, religious, and education organizations.

Education and Experience:

Rich Sperling formed Sperling HR, LLC, in February 2009.  His principal consulting focus is on designing effective jobs, job families, and organizations that support and enable achievement of clients’ business strategies and objectives.

Until February 2009, Rich was a Senior Consultant with Hay Group, focusing on global job evaluation, organization design, and reward consulting.

Before joining Hay Group in 1981, Rich was Organization and Compensation Specialist for Ford Motor Company's Finance Staff.  Previous positions at Ford include Training Specialist and Industrial Relations Analyst.

Rich holds a Master of Management degree from Northwestern University (1977), where he was an F.C. Austin Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University (1975).

Rich is a Certified Compensation Professional and a member of WorldatWork and the Chicago Compensation Association.  He has been a frequent speaker and author on job, organization and reward related subjects.