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    Oct 11 DE SHRM Chapter Meeting, Compensation Strategy 2012, Rebecca Cantwell

    Date: October 11, 2011
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    Christiana Hilton, Christiana, DE
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    Compensation Strategy 2012

     Join Delaware SHRM at 5:30 pm on October 11th for a dinner meeting at Christiana Hilton.  This month’s program will be presented by Rebecca Cantwell, a Principal in the Human Capital business of Mercer, based in Philadelphia. Rebecca has been with Mercer since 2004. She will review successful talent management and reward strategies based on Mercer’s work with companies in the local, regional, and global arenas. The presentation reviews an annual study Mercer publishes in conjunction with WorldatWork.

    Presentation overview:

    Compensation planning is an essential element of talent and attraction even in the most stable of times.  During this period of slow and uneven economic recovery, where companies are trying to cautiously fuel growth while keeping one eye on expenses, planning how to invest compensation dollars in new and existing talent requires information about what’s going in the market.

    Each fall for more than 30 years now, Mercer produces a global review of rewards and talent management trends.  We use this information to assist our clients in their compensation planning and, also, we enjoy sharing the trends in market practices and predictions for the year to come. The proposed presentation for the Delaware SHRM Chapter will review current talent management and reward strategies based on Mercer’s work with companies in the local, regional, and global arenas –using our 2012 Compensation Planning Study as a backdrop.

    The content is centered on five critical planning questions:

    • What is the current mindset regarding base pay increases for 2012?
    • What is the status of pay for performance?
    • How are companies managing employee expectations for 2012?
    • How are employers incentivizing and engaging high-potential employees?
    • Where will employers place their compensation investment bets in 2012?

    The objective of the session is to help HR professionals, and in turn their organizations, design and implement compensation and talent management programs that align with current business strategies, are affordable and sustainable, drive productivity, engage key talent and minimize the risk of pay inequity.

    Rebecca Cantwell works with both public and privately held clients to assess the competitive position of their total reward program, establish a strategic link between pay and performance, and develop long-term incentive strategies. She also has experience working with organizations during mergers & acquisitions to develop and integrate their compensation programs. Rebecca’s clients include companies within the manufacturing, utility, consumer products, telecommunications, retail and financial services industries.

     Prior to joining Mercer, Rebecca worked as an auditor in the Employee Benefit Plan Services practice with Ernst & Young, LLP. 

    Rebecca earned a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.  She also holds an MBA with a concentration in finance, a Masters in Taxation, and a post-graduate certificate in Compensation and Employee Benefits from Villanova University.