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How Total Rewards is Responding to the Turnover Avalanche

  • 31 Mar 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar


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How Total Rewards is Responding to the Turnover Avalanche

Live Webinar

FREE for OCCABA members.

Non-OCCABA member may register for $30.

Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Even during regular times, turnover can create challenging circumstances. The impact of the COVID pandemic (remote work, onsite shifts); the increased workforce reshuffle (retirements, retention issues); and the introduction of nontraditional competitors (high tech), … along with increasing inflationary pressures in the U.S. are intensifying employee attraction and retention concerns. The current environment is leaving many employers to ask “why are so many people leaving us right now?”, “how do we mitigate our retention risks?” and “how do we create a more attractive value proposition?”.

To discuss these topics and more, experts in the field of total rewards – Catherine Hartmann, Global Work, Rewards & Careers Practice Leader, and Kate King, PNW Work & Rewards Leader, from WTW will share research and strategies on how organizations are rising up to meet the total rewards challenges of 2022, including:

  • Remote work, work design and career enablement… priorities for the new workforce.
  • Pay considerations cascading from ESG and DE&I goals… impact on compensation.
  • Benefit strategies for today’s shifting workforce… flexibility in design.

In response to turnover, the attraction and retention of key talent is more important than ever to run a successful business. So please join us for a lively discussion on responding to this issue with our speakers and your Southern California peers.

Our guest speakers on this topic will be:

 Catherine Hartmann, CCP

Global Work, Rewards & Careers Practice Leader

Catherine Hartmann is a Managing Director at Willis Towers Watson and our Global Work, Rewards and Careers (WRC) Practice Leader. Besides leading our WRC Practice, she serves on the executive Work and Rewards Business Council, Catherine's specific areas of focus are analyzing and designing Global Job Evaluation and Total Rewards strategies, developing global/national job and salary structures, building compensation and performance management programs, and conducting employee research.

Her 25 plus years of human resource consulting experience include assignments for Fortune 1,000 organizations in the high-tech, biotechnology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, finance/banking, utility and energy services, technology, and internet companies, as well as the entertainment industry.

Additionally, Catherine was the participant lead for team on Willis Towers Watson’s Talent Management and Rewards Survey, which captured the perspectives of over 2,000 global organizations – with over 500 participants in North America, in 30+ global markets – on attraction, retention and engagement issues that are essential to the development of an effective employment deal and Total Rewards strategy.

She is also one of our lead consultants developing Willis Towers Watson’s Future of Work and Equitable Total Rewards along with developing leading edge rewards strategies and intellectual capital.

Catherine holds a B.A. in sociology from Villanova University and is a member of WorldatWork, the Los Angeles Compensation & Benefits Association (LACABA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), as well as being a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).

In the course of Catherine’s career, she has also been quoted as an industry expert many times, including by both WorldatWork, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and CNN. She is also the co-author of the Workspan article “Exploring Total Rewards in 2021 and Beyond”. 

 Kate Piacenti King

Pacific Northwest Leader, Work & Rewards

Director, Executive Compensation & Board Advisory

Kate King is a Director in Willis Towers Watson’s Executive Compensation practice in the Seattle office with nearly 20 years of consulting experience. She is the Pacific Northwest Work & Rewards and Rewards Practice Leader and is also a member of WTW’s Transactions Team. In this capacity, Kate advises companies on IPOs, SPACs, restructurings, and other M&A transactions.

Kate specializes in executive, broad-based and board of director compensation and corporate governance related issues. She has had the opportunity to work with pre-IPO, public and privately held organizations in a variety of industries ranging from high tech, retail/wholesale, utilities, and financial services. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Executive, director, and broad-based competitive market analyses
  • Short- and long-term incentive plan design
  • Base salary structure and long-term incentive grant guideline development
  • Pay-for-performance analyses
  • Corporate governance
  • Compensation philosophy development

Kate is a frequent contributor to the practice’s Executive Compensation Matters blog. She has also graduated from the firm’s highly selective global leadership development program Client Acumen, Class of 2019.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University with a minor in Business Administration. She is a member of the Northwest Compensation & Rewards Forum (NCRF), a local professional association for compensation, benefits, and total rewards.

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