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2016 Compensation & Benefits Conference

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Get ready for the 2016 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 15 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday, September 16 - 9:00am - 12noon
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
  • Learn how other local companies are preparing for the upcoming Overtime Rule
  • 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.

Featured Presentations

2016 Labor Market Trends: Considerations for Pay and Performance

Kerry Chou – WorldatWork

Total rewards expert and keynote speaker, Kerry Chou, will provide an overall update of the labor market, including salary increase budgets, bonus / incentive plan activity and projections for the near term. You’ll learn how to face your performance management challenges head on, along with strategies to help weigh out the pros and cons of complete pay transparency.

Attracting, Retaining and Engaging Top Talent

Michael Patrick – Willis Towers Watson’s Atlanta Talent & Rewards Practice

Drawing on current research and relevant experiences in the marketplace, Michael will share his strategies for attracting, retaining and engaging top talent. Key topics will include: drivers of attraction, retention and engagement, employee value proposition (EVP), pay-for-performance and total rewards optimization.

Leverage Marketplace Trends for Total Reward Strategy Decisions

Molly Hegeman – CAI

CAI’s Molly Hegeman will present research and experiences working with companies that can be applied in practical ways to evaluate your existing total rewards strategies and programs. Participants will gain a strong understanding of current NC based market data, including: actual salary increase budgets for 2016 and projections for 2017, average health insurance premiums for 2016, reported pay differentiation and more.

New FLSA Regulations: What Employers are doing to Adopt the Changes

CAI’s George Ports, Emily Hinesley and Cynthia Daniel

Through interactions with hundreds of member companies, CAI is uniquely qualified to conduct this panel discussion to aid you in preparation for complying with the Overtime Rule. You’ll gain insight into exempt vs. non-exempt status of positions, including those that have employees below and above the salary threshold in the same job, impact on policies like travel time, work day start/end/breaks, training, on-call and more.

Breakout Sessions

ACA: We Came, We Saw, We Conquered - Shifting Focus to Cost Control
Skip Woody – Hill, Chesson & Woody

Creating a Salary Structure: 101
Molly Hegeman – CAI

Creating a Salary Structure: Advanced Application
Gerrie Beland – CAI
Juliana Ornek – CAI

Hot Topics in Wage and Hour Law
Amie Flowers Carmack – Morningstar Law Group

Taking Control of Healthcare Spending: A Benefits Case Study
Dave Green – Renfro Corporation
William Danish – Seacrest Partners, Inc.

How to Get Employees on Track for Retirement
Jake Connors – Compass Financial Partners

Culture as a Competitive Advantage: The Keys to Empowering, Aligning and Engaging Your Workforce
Jay Burchfield – Teamphoria

Transformative Performance Management: Making Performance Feedback Work for You
Rebecca Bottorff – Bandwidth

An Internal Perspective on Market Analysis
Keith Aldridge – Senior VP, Advanced Energy
Wayne Wilkins – CEO, EnergyUnited
Karen Caines – Director of Human Resources, Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC, Inc.


Delta Dental

CBIZ Flex-Pay

Gordon Asset Management, LLC

Hill, Chesson & Woody


Ultimate Software

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