Meeting Archive:
Compensation and Planning for the Future

Meeting Description:

This webinar will feature three members of the Compensation Café blogging team - Ann Bares, Jim Brennan and Laura Schroeder - joining forces to examine where compensation practice is headed in the next year and beyond. The group will begin with a rundown of 2012 projections, based on new research from WorldatWork and others, for salary increases and other elements of compensation. Given the increasingly fluid and fast changing environment organizations today face, we'll take a look at how the compensation planning and budgeting process can be made more dynamic.

Beyond the "science"" and hard numbers available for next year's plans, we'll also step back and take a look at some broader realities, challenges and trends - sharing our thoughts about what they mean for the "art" of designing and managing effective compensation programs in 2012 and beyond.

Expect to take away:

-High level data on 2012 projections for salary increases, as well as plans and practices in other areas and elements of compensation.

-Ideas and tips on how to make the compensation planning and budgeting process more dynamic.

-Perspectives on the compensation management realities and challenges looking to and beyond 2012, and advice on how we can best position ourselves to meet them.

Date: Thu, Aug 18, 2011
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Brendan Shields
 Presenter Information
Ann Bares
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Ann Bares is the Managing Partner of Altura Consulting Group. She has over 20 years of experience consulting in compensation and performance management and has worked with a variety of organizations in auditing, designing and implementing executive compensation plans, base salary structures, variable and incentive compensation programs, sales compensation programs, and performance management systems.  

Her clients have included public and privately held businesses, both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, early stage entrepreneurial organizations and larger established companies. Ann also teaches at the University of Minnesota and Concordia University.

Jim Brennan
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E. James (Jim) Brennan III became Senior Associate of ERI Economic Research Institute after decades at compensation consulting firm Brennan Thomsen Associates, designing reward systems for clients of all sizes in every industry throughout North America. 

A noted pre-trial consultant and in-court expert witness on HR issues, particularly in executive compensation, routinely retained by the IRS and DOJ, Jim earlier worked in virtually every area of corporate human resource management at Mallinckrodt, Dart Industries and Rexall.  He is also a widely published author and experienced speaker who holds the ACA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Laura Schroeder
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Laura Schroeder has more than twelve years of experience designing, developing, implementing and evangelizing Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions in the US, Asia and Europe. She began her career as supply chain consultant with Accenture before joining PeopleSoft. During her tenure at PeopleSoft she wore many hats, including development manager, compensation specialist, global project lead, consultant coach and HCM Product Strategy Manager for Central Europe. She has managed large successful projects for global companies and understands the challenges of implementing a global HCM system, in particular when it comes to compensation.