A couple of upcoming Compensation Force/Compensation Cafe events I wanted to announce briefly here:
Jim Brennan, Laura Schroeder and I are joining forces to examine where compensation practice is headed in the next year and beyond. We'll 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.
The webinar is 60 minutes, free of charge and will be held Thursday, August 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern.
Go here for more information and to register.
Lunch at the Compensation Cafe: Managers Talking Comp (August 23)
Episode 2 of our new Cafe podcast series coming at you!
On Tuesday, August 23, 11:00 to 11:45 Pacific Time, my Compensation Cafe colleagues and I will be tackling the topic of communication.
Compensation communications are challenging in any year. For one thing it takes real insight to send clear, concise messages about competitive practices. Plus compensation communications involve an unusual mix of business issues and personal emotions that can be difficult to navigate.
2011 poses some special challenges. All of the signs point to another year of 3% merit budgets. It’s going to be another year when managers won’t be heroes for their employees.
Join us to learn how we can do a better job of helping managers communicate in our tough compensation environment. We’ll cover:
- How HR can demonstrate stronger communications leadership
- Resources and tools that managers like to use
- Approaches that work for top performing companies
For more information and to register, please go to the event page, hosted by Focus.com.
Note that as part of the event, you can follow the Twitter stream at #CompCafe, ask questions and chat - so that the conversation can go on beyond the 45 minute live discussion. If you are unable to join the live event, a recording of the session in .MP3 format will be posted to the event page within 24 hours - and a written transcript will be available within the following week.