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Total Rewards 'State of the Union': Top Trends, Challenges and Recommendations for the Coming Year

3/26/14 2:00 pm to 3/26/14 3:00 pm EDT


This session will draw upon research from IBM's most recent compensation, rewards and engagement surveys to help you understand how organizations are changing reward programs to meet the challenges of 2014. Our speakers will address compensation, benefits, recognition, staffing and overall levels of preparedness among the nearly 1,500 HR teams who participated in our survey. Attendees will learn:

  • What the top future challenges for rewards professionals are in 2014.
  • How organizations are changing (or not changing) program funding this year.
  • How compensation teams can help maximize engagement across an organization.
  • How organizations can better prepare managers to be better "reward ambassadors."

  • Speakers:

    Alison French, CCP, GRP - Market Segment Leader, Compensation, IBM

    Alison French has spent 10 years driving product marketing and strategy for IBM's compensation software and data solutions. In her current role she works closely with customers and influencers in the market to understand the needs and aspirations of compensation professionals and is a frequent speaker on the role of technology in compensation. French holds a B.A. in political science from Yale University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. She is a member of WorldatWork and is a Certified Compensation Professional and a Global Remuneration Professional.

    Deb Nielsen, CCP, GRP - Director of Compensation Research, IBM

    Deborah Nielsen is head of IBM's compensation research group. With more than 20 years of experience building and managing data products, she leads a team of researchers focused on compensation practices, executive compensation, salary survey data and other related data sets. Nielsen writes extensively on the subject of executive compensation, and her articles have appeared in numerous business and HR publications, and she has been interviewed on executive compensation trends and practices by publications like the Wall Street Journal and CFO magazine. She is a member of WorldatWork, Global Equity Organization and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. 

    Rena Rasch, Ph.D. - Research Manager, IBM

    Rena Rasch manages the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute’s WorkTrends study, a large-scale employee opinion survey of more than 33,000 workers in 27 countries around the world. She strives to provide empirically-based solutions to HR practitioners’ biggest questions. Areas of expertise include independent workers, employee engagement, millennials, trust in leadership, work stress, unions and many others. Rasch received her Ph.D. in I/O psychology from the University of Minnesota.

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