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2017 Compensation & Benefits Conference

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Get ready for the 2017 Compensation and Benefits Conference! Top speakers will share their valuable industry insight to make your organization stand out from the crowd. You’ll learn cutting-edge techniques to reward, engage and retain top talent in a challenging economy.

Thursday, September 14 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday, September 15 - 9:00am - 12 noon
McKimmon Center | Raleigh

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Why You Should Attend

  • Evaluate your organization’s existing total rewards strategy using current trend information and insight from survey data
  • Explore the latest methodologies to improve performance management at your organization
  • Determine competitive pay rates, compensation and benefits packages utilizing salary survey analysis
  • Discover new strategies that other small to mid-size companies in North Carolina are employing to contain costs
  • Understand the changes in the retirement system and how they impact performance management, workforce planning and your budget
  • Network with more than 200 HR professionals who are responsible for compensation and benefits plans and strategies

Who Should Attend

Company Executives, HR Professionals, Compensation and Benefits Professionals, and anyone who is involved in the decision making, strategizing and execution of compensation and benefits programs for employers of all industries and sizes.

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Featured Presentations

Engagement Starts with You
Scott Carbonara – Spiritus Communications
1.25 Business Credits

Leverage Marketplace Trends
Molly Hegeman – CAI

Bracing for the Silver Tsunami: The Longevity Economy & the Business of Aging
Dr. James Johnson, Jr. – UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Harnessing the Power of Gratitude in Business and Life
Lisa Ryan – Grategy

Breakout Sessions

Healthcare Reform and the New Administration
Skip Woody – Hill, Chesson & Woody

How to Take the Mystery out of Salary Survey Data
Molly Hegeman – CAI

She Works Hard for the Money: A Review of Compensable Time and other NC and Federal Wage & Hour Laws
Mimi Soule and Jenny Sweet – Soule Employment Law Firm

Pay Equity - What's Working, What's Not
Gretchen Ewalt – Ogletree Deakins

Performance Management: Evolving Trends and Best Practices
Tom Sheehan – CAI

An Internal Perspective on Wellness
Member Panel facilitated by Karen Mastroianni with Dimensions

Wellbeing as a Leadership Strategy
Becky Jacobs – Simple Change

Current and Emerging Trends in the 401(k) Marketplace
Joe Gordon – Gordon Asset Management

Attract the Right People by Modernizing Your Benefits and Evening the Playing Field
Erin Miller – TransLoc

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

7.75 HR HRCI Credits


7.75 SHRM PDCs


CLE Credits: None

CPE Credits: 9.25