Total Rewards

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Description:Employers offer paid leave programs to help employees balance personal and business needs. However, there is a financial liability for leave programs and an indirect cost of time off. Higher ed institutions must stay ahead of the curve while also ensuring compliance with federal paid leave programs. In this session, you’ll hear how Florida State University balanced business and employee needs when implementing recent leave programs, including paid parental leave and postdoc leave.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 am - noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Are you faced with the challenge of attracting and retaining talent while remaining a good steward of your university’s operating dollars? In this session, you'll gain insights from the University of San Diego as HR team members share their recent experience updating the university's staff compensation program. We'll discuss best practices in compensation plan design — informed by stakeholder input and communicated effectively. You'll leave this session with tactical ways to build and communicate a sound compensation program on your campus.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m.-Noon
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Institutions in rapid growth mode need to have a well-planned and sometimes complex compensation plan to help insure equitable pay. Collin College in Collin County, Texas, is in one the fastest-growing areas in the country. Currently with four campuses, a public safety training center and various learning centers, Collin has two new campuses coming online in the fall of 2020 and two new campuses coming online in 2021. Learn from our experience how to create a strategy for equitable pay.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Many universities are realizing the need to review their retirement plans in order to further benefit their faculty, staff and retirees. In this session, we’ll explore the shifting landscape for higher education retirement plans and what the risks and savings opportunities are; discuss sole record-keepers (SRKs) and why so many universities are adopting them; and discuss lessons learned from one university who made this change. You’ll walk away with practical action items to explore SRKs at your institution.
DATE:Monday, October 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Building Capabilities
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:In today’s tight labor market, the majority of institutions feel compelled to make counter offers to retain employees who receive offers from other institutions. Yet, very few institutions actually have formal policies and guidelines on how these counter offers should be made. These types of unpredictable actions by managers, as well as other inconsistent pay decisions around starting salaries, can disrupt even the most diligent employer’s pay equity efforts. In this session, you'll learn how to overcome these challenges to build an equitable and fair total rewards program.
DATE:Tuesday, October 6 at 1:15-2:15 p.m.
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards