ASE's Compensation & Benefits Conference is now virutal and will consist of two plenary sessions and two sets of live breakout sessions. Attendees can attend one session in each set of breakouts and will get access to recordings of the other sessions they do not attend live. Conference attendees will also have access to on-demand content after the conference has ended.
Breakout Sessions - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Total Rewards Implications and Opportunities Post COVID-19
Rebecca Duff-Campbell, Senior Director of Talent & Rewards , Jerry Konal, Senior Director, Health & Benefits , Shawn Smith-Moulden Esq., Director, Talent & Rewards , Willis Towers Watson
Every day, your employees deliver results for your business and your customers by showing up in ways that put your values first. Now, more than ever before, employees are sacrificing, stretching, and making it work in 100 different and new ways. It’s clear, the world has changed beyond recognition and some things may never be the same. Join Willis Towers Watson experts for a collaborative and in-depth conversation on the implications of total rewards resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear and discuss how employers can leverage opportunities for a sustainable reset, learn critical strategies that enable leaders to respond with agility, while creating new sources of value and specific opportunities to forge a stronger bond with employees.
Benefits Compliance in the Wake of COVID-19
Jennifer Young, Compliance Director/Account Executive, JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company
The COVID-19 pandemic has employers facing a myriad of new and modified legislation. Knowing how to sort through it all and where to turn may be challenging for many employers. JS Clark Agency’s Compliance Director, Jennifer Young, will provide context and clarification on the latest COVID-19 legislative and regulatory updates that impact employee benefits.
Navigating the “New Normal” in HR and Payroll Compliance
Stephanie Lewerke, PHR, SHRM-CP, HR Business Partner, iSolved HCM
The Coronavirus pandemic has caused organization disruption and caused HR managers and business leaders to think differently about their role as they adjust to safety precautions. They are conducting business in a different manner and a new work environment they may have never imagined. While focusing on employees’ safety and wellbeing in the workplace, leaders also need to consider ongoing employment compliance. Join iSolved HCM as they discuss how to appropriately collect benefit premium arrears, remote work implications on company work location and employment law obligations, local taxes, and important policy provisions so employers can efficiently and compliantly get back to work.
Breakout Sessions - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Seismic Events and the World of Work
Lori Block, Strategic Perspectives and Positioning Leader, Mike Chalmers, Global Career Practice Leader, Buck
In less than one year, two seismic events have occurred that may forever change, yet again, the world of work. While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the headlines in 2020, 181 CEOs of America’s top companies relatively quietly repudiated nearly five decades of orthodoxy by redefining the purpose of a corporation. This engaging session will address how the workplace and total rewards of today came to be and the challenges total rewards professions have and will continue to have. This session will deliver meaningful remuneration to history’s most highly diverse workforce—the workforce of today. It will also challenge us to consider the role of their organization in supporting total wellbeing in and beyond the workplace, particularly in a world where an “unprecedented” pandemic has revealed interdependencies and inequities previously ignored.
Open Enrollment & Communications Strategies in a Virtual Environment
Beth Patil, Principal Account Manager, Ann Marie Olszewski, Senior Account Manager, Sue Mathiesen, Director, Research & Education, Marsh & McLennan Agency of Michigan
As an organization, you invest a great deal in your employee benefit programs. It is important to have a strong communications strategy in place to educate and engage your workforce during the open enrollment period as well as year-round. Our panel of communication and client service thought leaders will address pivoting from the traditional in-person approach to leveraging new tactics, tools, and messages to connect with your employees and their families throughout the year.
Data for Talent Strategy in Times of Change
Russ Wakelin, Chief Experience Officer, Payfactors
2020 has redefined rapid change. In compensation, data has always been vital—and this year it’s more important than ever. Due to COVID-19, the cards have been reshuffled, and your organization will need to keep up with a labor market that seems to change daily. Join Payfactor’s Chief Experience Officer, Russ Wakelin, as he shares trends seen across a wide variety of industries. Learn how organizations are coping with the current crisis along with key takeaways you can leverage to inform your organization's talent strategy on topics such as hazard pay, geo-differentials with a remote workforce, and more.
Conference attendees will also have access to the following on-demand content after the conference has ended.
Financial Wellbeing and Your Workforce
Scott Koenigsknecht, Associate, Retirement Plan Consulting, Gallagher & Dean Chambos, Area Senior Vice President, Retirement Plan Consulting, Gallagher
Financial wellbeing can be defined as a sense of financial security and freedom of choice, both in the present and when considering the future. Employers increasingly recognize that there is a direct link between financial wellbeing, employee performance, and their organization’s long-term success. When employers play an active role in helping to improve their employees’ financial wellbeing, employees face less financial stress and distraction, and employers benefit from a more engaged, positive, and productive workforce. Join this engaging session in which Gallagher will discuss the dynamic financial wellbeing landscape and strategies to positively impact your employees and your organization. From overall wellbeing strategies to approaches and challenges with student loan debt, this session will cover some of the latest trends in financial wellbeing.
Attaining True Pay Equity--Best Practices for Measuring and Avoiding Structural Pay Disparities
Dan Kuang, Ph.D., Vice President - Legal and Audit Support Services, Biddle Consulting Group, Inc.
Pay equity has received significant, and some would say, much needed attention in recent years. Beyond compliance, pay equity and pay fairness can have a significant impact on how well we are able to attract, retain, and motivate employees. What steps is your organization taking to respond or proactively address pay equity concerns? Do you know the leading causes of pay disparities? As HR professionals how can we help our organizations establish practices to avoid these problems? Join Dan Kuang, Ph.D. from Biddle Consulting Group, Inc. as he discusses common drivers of pay disparities, and most importantly, practical steps employers can take to avoid creating pay disparities and ensure their pay programs are effectively meeting today challenges.
Wage and Hour 2020: Navigating Through the Crisis
Anne-Marie V. Welch, Member, Clark Hill PLC.
The current pandemic has created many wage and hour and employment law risks for employers. From timekeeping practices for a newly remote workforce to challenges to employee classifications, the current environment will require vigilance among HR professionals to ensure pay practices are compliant. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour division has also been busy and has recently introduced new rules that will impact employers. In this on-demand session, Anne-Marie will address many of the current wage and hour issues exposed by the pandemic and the latest developments from the DOL.