Aug 5 - Then & Now: How 2020 Compensation & Benefits Strategies Have Changed (And What To Do Now)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2020 - Registration is now closed.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT
Virtual Education

As we emerge from a COVID-19 and social justice environment, HR leaders are taking stock of what some are calling the “new normal.” This presentation will identify the most significant changes relating to compensation and benefits management that have occurred, compared to how things were earlier in 2020.

In spite of these changes, our objectives as employers will always be to make pay decisions that result in competitive, equitable, cost-effective, legally complaint and motivational salaries and bonuses. When it comes to benefits, we will continue to establish policies and practices that keep employees engaged and productive, especially when they are working at home.


However, the changes triggered by the pandemic will most certainly alter how we achieve these goals. This presentation will explore ways to manage the following changes, among others, and their impacts on pay and benefits:


 Altered job responsibilities.

 Organizational restructuring.

 Fragmented, unpredictable labor markets.

 Decreased salary and bonus budgets.

 Need to modify performance plan goals.

 Adjustments to working from home.

 Personal impacts of family concerns and health issues requiring more time off.

 Integration of time-off benefits with government programs.

 Anxiety about business sustainability.

 Ensure pay equity.

PDCs: 1.5
Member: $40
Non-member: $60
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Shari Dunn, a managing director and national practice leader of the HR and Compensation Consulting Practice (HRCC) within Gallagher, specializes in the design and development of strategic base pay plans, performance-based incentive programs and general human resources consulting. Working with private sector for-profit and nonprofit clients, she is known for her innovative, highly effective approach to job evaluation, salary administration and performance measurement. She is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and serves as a guest lecturer at the Haas School of Business at her alma mater, the University of California, Berkeley. Dunn was in compensation management in banking, consumer goods, and manufacturing companies, as well as two global consulting firms, McKinsey and Deloitte, prior to starting her own consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was the founder and principal of CompAnalysis for many years prior to its acquisition by Gallagher in 2010.

Yvonne Gardner, a senior consultant with the HR and Compensation Consulting Practice (HRCC) within Gallagher, applies her HR management experience to provide clients in a broad array of industries with expert guidance on executive and broad-based fixed and variable compensation, performance management, benefits, organizational development, strategic planning and related matters. Prior to joining Gallagher Ms. Gardner was the Vice President, Talent Management & Organization Effectiveness for Sutter Health, one of the nation's largest healthcare systems. She started her career as a consultant with the HayGroup, providing consulting services across a variety of industries, including health care, high-tech, transportation and telecommunications. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from St. Mary’s College of California, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis, and received her Professional Work Life Coach certification through the University of California, Davis.
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Wendy Fong
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