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Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith

Adjunct Professor

  • Management Department

Contact Information

Office Location:
Salt Lake Campus
DialPhone: 801.718.6097

Educational Background

MBA, University of Utah, 1982
BA, History major, Economics minor, Brigham Young University, 1980


Professional Positions:
Senior Buyer and Purchasing Agent - Business Equipment and Technology (1983-1988)
Job Evaluation Analyst, Senior Analyst and Manager (1988 - 2002)
Human Resource Director - AudioVisual Department (2002 - 2004)
Director of Global Compensation and Benefits (2004 - 2014)
Human Resource Director - Family History Department (2014 - 2020)
Director - Family History Department (2020 - present)

Certified Purchasing Manager (1985 - 1990)
Trained and Certified in Hay Job Evaluation Methodology (1989 - present)
SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) - (1993 - Life)
HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) - (1997 - present)
HRCI Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) - (1997 - present)
WorldatWork Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) - (1997 - present)
WorldatWork Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) - (1997 - present)
WorldatWork Global Remuneration Professional (GRP)- (1997 - present)
Member: SHRM, WorldatWork, Intermountain Compensation and Benefits Association

Professional Highlights:
Conducted Hay Evaluations on over 1,000 jobs across the entire nonprofit and for-profit organizations, reporting/justifying/correlating results to a senior-level job-evaluation committee for 14 years.
Responsible for coordinating, correlating and balancing internal and market-equity efforts, globally.
Led a global grading effort that resulted in one set of job codes, job descriptions and job grades across 100+ countries.
Led an effort to provide a minimum of an off-shore defined contribution program, enabling all employees to create a retirement savings program, even in countries where it is not common.
Led the transition from a global compensation system/merit increase system driven by local HR systems and spreadsheets to a unified, global system utilizing the HRIS.
Led an effort to create an employee engagement process for 1,000+ employees, globally. Includes communication, recognition, engagement, training, and employee satisfaction. Led the FH5 organization for 6 years, resulting in FamilySearch being named a Great Workplace Award Recipient by Gallup in 2019.

6 children, 3 are Aggies: Colette has a BA and MA in Education from USU, Cameron has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from USU and Madeleine is a Senior in the Huntsman School of Business majoring in Accounting.
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