5 Key Sessions You Won’t Want to Miss at #Compference17


This year’s Compference (#Compference17), the modern compensation event for comp professionals, HR professionals and business leaders, is packed with educational sessions and actionable insights. Compference is literally “an event with a playbook” — you’ll walk away from two days of jammin’ on comp and HR topics with specific ideas for how to implement your learnings and get comp right for your organization.

What sort of stuff will you learn at Compference? Here’s a sampling of sessions for a taste of what’s to come:

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5 Steps to a Smart Comp Plan

10:30am – 11:05am Oct 3

Kari Van Hoof, Compensation Professional II at Payscale

Whether you’re new to compensation or just need more rigor around comp for your organization, this session will walk you through all the important steps of building a solid compensation plan. Kari Van Hoof, Compensation Professional II at PayScale, will help you tailor a comp strategy to match your company’s pay philosophy, review how to create a pay structure that reflects the strategy and detail how to implement your new comp policies and procedures in the broader organization.

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Connecting Engagement and Outcomes Using Data

11:45am – 12:25pm Oct 3

Chris Martin, Lead Data Analyst at PayScale

What are the connections between engagement, communication, performance and compensation? Find out in this enlightening session by Chris Martin, Lead Data Analyst at PayScale. Chris and his team have been gathering and studying new data on what impacts employee engagement, from company factors like size, geography and industry to workforce demographics like gender, generation and race. Chris will review the findings and provide attendees with actionable takeaways for improving engagement in their organizations.

How HR Builds Organization-Wide Trust with Compensation Strategy

3:05pm – 3:50pm Oct 4

Elisabeth Giammona, SHRM-CP, HR Manager at Agari

Having strong relationships across teams is critical for building an organization’s compensation strategy and getting it successfully implemented. HR pros at growing businesses know this especially well — a strong compensation plan is key to hiring and retaining top talent. In this session, Elisabeth Giammona, SHRM-CP, HR Manager at Agari will explain how you can establish yourself as an expert collaborator across HR disciplines with compensation.

Comp and Culture

3:05pm – 3:50pm Oct 4

Rusty Lindquist, VP HCM Strategy, Intellectual Property, Product Marketing at BambooHR

Compensation influences culture, and culture influences business performance. In this session by Rusty Lindquist, VP HCM Strategy, Intellectual Property, Product Marketing at BambooHR, you’ll learn about:

  • the primary components of culture
  • how comp is the keystone of culture
  • how to make sure you’re taking full advantage of comp’s ability to influence culture
  • how your approach to comp can either help or hurt your employee engagement efforts
  • the importance of investing in engagement as an organization
  • the elements of engagement
  • the behavioral psychology around reward and recognition, transparency in comp and strategic ways to get it right — even on a low budget

Don’t miss this educational mega-session.

The Future Role of a Compensation Professional

3:05pm – 3:50pm Oct 4

Bob Shade, Sr. Manager, Compensation at NRECA

Emily Jensen, VP Customer Success at PayScale

Glenn Stroessner, Senior Compensation Consultant at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

In what is sure to be an insightful discussion on a close-to-home topic, a panel of pros will chat about how the comp analyst role is changing and offer recommendations for going with the flow of disruption. Join Bob Shade, Sr. Manager, Compensation at NRECA; Emily Jensen, VP Customer Success at PayScale and Glenn Stroessner, Senior Compensation Consultant at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in this helpful talk on adapting your work to changing times.

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