ASE’s annual Compensation and Benefits Conference is Michigan’s premier total rewards event. This fast-paced, one-day program will provide the valuable insights needed to meet the important challenges facing total rewards professionals today!
HR professionals today play a key role in an organization’s success, and thinking outside the box is critical. The relationship between employers and employees is more important than ever and affects the bottom line. The Compensation and Benefits Conference will cover all aspects of building and maintaining a successful total rewards system that attracts, retains, and engages employees while keeping up with today’s rapidly changing business environment.
What’s in it for you?
At ASE’s Compensation and Benefits Conference, you will be able to:
- Learn effective compensation and benefit strategies from our lineup of speakers
- Network with your peers and subject matter experts in the field of total rewards
- Identify ways to make a meaningful impact on your organization’s bottom line
- And of course, be the first to hear the results of ASE’s 2017 compensation surveys
For more information on this event, contact Kevin Marrs
This program has been approved for 5 general credits hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 5 recertification credit hours (PDC) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). The use of these seals is not an endorsement by HRCI or SHRM for the quality of the program . It means that this conference has met the HRCI's and SHRM's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
Under New Management: Full Transparency, Less Email, No Cubicles, and Where the Future of Work is Headed
David Burkus, best-selling author, award-winning podcaster, and associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University
What’s the best way to build and lead teams? Do the best companies really put their employees’ welfare first and their clients second? Do performance reviews actually improve performance?
Burkus challenges many of the long-established principles of management and leadership. Drawing on decades of research, Burkus has found that not only are many of our fundamental management practices wrong and misguided, but they can be downright counter-productive. These days, the best companies are already breaking the old rules. From sharing salaries openly, to abandoning performance reviews, to putting management in the hands of the whole company, the revolutionary insights Burkus reveals are convincing companies to leave behind decades-old management practices and to implement new ways to enhance productivity and morale. Audience members will walk away with evidence-based strategies and real world examples to drive performance and build stronger teams.
Pay Trends 2017
Kevin Marrs, Vice President & Jason Rowe, Manager, Survey Services, American Society of Employers
For more than 60 years, ASE has provided wage and salary data for both small and large employers attempting to maintain their competitive edge. In today’s economy, employers are asking many questions about where compensation rates will head in 2017. What jobs or job families are on the move? Join ASE’s own Kevin Marrs and Jason Rowe, as they present the results of the 2017 ASE Compensation Surveys. Topics will include a review of salary movement, variable compensation, as well as important economic factors that have impacted local salaries.
ASE's Compensation & Benefits Conference will consist of one Keynote sessions and three sets of breakout sessions. Attendees can attend one session in each set of breakouts.
Morning Breakout Sessions - 9:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Trump Administration Wage and Hour Expectations and Other FLSA Hot Topics
Robert A. Boonin, Member, Dykema
As they say in politics, “elections have consequences,” and nowhere may that be truer than the recent presidential election and its impact on wage and hour laws. What effect will this historic election have on employers? Robert Boonin of Dykema returns to ASE’s Compensation and Benefits Conference to share the current status of recent FLSA regulations and options available to a Trump DOL and Republican controlled Congress. This informative and engaging session will also focus on other important topics such as joint employment regulations, employee classification, and other FLSA hot topics.
Equity and Incentive Compensation Design and Compliance
Roberta Granadier, Of Counsel & Cynthia Moore, Member and Practice Department Manager, Dickinson Wright
In today’s competitive marketplace, companies need to use short term and long term compensatory programs rather than rely on cash bonuses to attract, reward and incentivize employees. This informative session will discuss and address many of the design and compliance issues relating to executive compensation and deferred compensation plans including equity incentive plans such as stock options, restricted stock, profits interests and phantom stock plans, and compliance pitfalls such as Section 409A violations and ERISA disclosure obligations.
Employee Recognition & Rewards in 2017: How to Effectively Engage Your Multi-Generational Workforce
Jeff Birk, Manager of Speaking & Training, O.C. Tanner Institute
In this fun and informative session you will discover how your organization can use the power of recognition to attract, retain and influence your people across the generational spectrum. Jeff Birk, Manager of Speaking and Training at O.C. Tanner Institute will discuss specific recognition techniques and best practices to connect people to your mission and values. Attendees will also learn about the top three objections to recognition, how to overcome them, and how to make your onboarding rock solid to improve talent management and retention.
Mid-Morning Breakout Sessions - 11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The ACA - Revisit, Replace or Revise?
Sue Mathiesen, Director of Research, Marsh & McLennan Agency | Michigan
What will happen to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under the Trump administration? On his first day in office, President Trump signed an Executive Order declaring his intention to repeal the law and minimize its burden before a repeal and replace option can pass. The recent effort to do so – the AHCA - has been shelved. What’s next? What does change look like? Is it possible? This session will examine the latest issues surrounding the ACA.
Sales Compensation: Striking the Balance Between Finance and Sales
Scott Sands, Partner, Global Sales Force Effectiveness Practice Leader & Marilu Malague, Partner, Sales Force Effectiveness, Aon Hewitt
In the current economic environment, it is very difficult to design a sales compensation plan that makes peace between the CFO and the CSO. One may see risk where another sees opportunity. Should the plans use commissions or quotas? Should the plan have caps and thresholds? Should we aim for B players at the market median or A players that cost more? This informative presentation will help identify solutions that can attract and motivate sales talent, but don’t break the bank.
Developing Career Paths; What, Why & How?
Jim Bitterle, Managing Partner, EDSI Consulting
The war for talent is escalating. As a result, companies need to create attractive environments for new talent. Employees are extremely concerned about career paths available within companies. Going forward, companies need to understand what career paths are. Once they’re understood, they need to be developed, documented and implemented. This presentation walks attendees through the reasons career paths are critical, the definitions and elements of career paths, as well as how to implement them quickly and effectively.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions - 2:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Taking the Sting out of Payroll Administration for Your Global Workforce
David Leboff, CPA, President and Founder, Expaticore
This session will provide useful insights for those whose functions involve the administration of global payroll including payroll, HR, mobility, and more. This informative session will also provide valuable tips and information for beginners in global payroll as well as for veterans including typical models for operating payrolls around the world, ensuring compliance locally and globally, resources required to keep your payroll humming, how to start up a new location and more.
Total Reward Strategy: More than the Sum of Its Parts
Brian Coleman, Vice President Total Rewards and Shared Services, Dawn Foods
Human Resource Professionals are facing significant challenges and changes within their organizations. These factors provide a compelling reason why employers should consider adopting more comprehensive total reward strategies. In this session, Brian Coleman, VP Total Rewards and Shared Services of Dawn Foods will discuss how his organization leverages their total reward strategy to meet key business objectives. Brian’s insights will help other HR professionals learn how they can take steps to launch or re-launch a total rewards strategy in their organizations.
Performance Management: How are Companies Changing Performance Management to Meet Today’s Demands?
Matt Campbell, Director, KPMG
The annual review process has generally failed to engage employees and drive performance. Meaningful change to performance systems is more than changing the rating scale or eliminating ratings altogether. Leading companies are now creating new feedback cycles, tools, platforms and agile forums to set expectations and improve the delivery of performance feedback. In this session Matt Campbell of KPMG we will look at some of the innovative practices that are emerging, what is driving these new ways of managing performance, and what results organizations are seeing with these new approaches.