Trends in Total Rewards Strategies During COVID-19
COVID-19 has really changed the way we do business today. Total Rewards Strategies have become critical to talent attraction and retention as Companies are making decisions to either transition their business to a full remote workplace setting, return back into the traditional office environment pre-COVID, or a mixture of both.
- Addressing Critical HR Issues with Talent Attraction & Retention – Attracting & Retaining Talent has always been a critical aspect of HR. Learn what organizations are doing to address the Critical HR Talent Issues during COVID-19 and ensure your Companies are prepared to address the future.
- A Paradigm Shift in HR’s Role – HR’s Role has become more strategically operational in nature than it’s ever been as we ensure Companies provide a safe workplace setting but also ensure that businesses operate as effectively and efficiently as possible in the world we live in today.
- Trends in Total Rewards Strategies – Best Practices Surveys will share how Companies are providing total rewards as we face the challenges created by COVID-19.
LaCinda Glover is a Senior Principal in Mercer’s Career business and specializes in executive compensation and total rewards. LaCinda has been with Mercer for over 15 years. In addition to her consulting role, she is the Office Business Leader for the Career practice in Louisville and works with tax-exempt organizations, publicly-traded corporations, and privately-held companies in a variety of industries.
LaCinda’s experience includes the benchmarking, strategy, design, implementation, and communications of staff and executive total rewards programs. She assists clients with compensation and benefits design and competitive assessments, Boards of Directors compensation reviews, and total remuneration competitiveness and strategy alignment. LaCinda also helps many organizations in complying with Intermediate Sanctions, IRC Section 409A, and 457(f). She spends a good majority of her time working directly with the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors on the topic of executive compensation for various healthcare organizations across the US.
In addition to her consulting role, LaCinda manages Mercer’s Executive and Broad-based Employee Retirement Tool (EBeRT), Mercer’s North America Severance Survey, and has over 12 years of custom survey experience.
LaCinda is a Total Rewards Champion for Mercer, meaning she has been trained and is a go-to resource in regards to total rewards strategy. She is also a member of Mercer’s Healthcare Industry Vertical. You can find LaCinda presenting regularly at local and regional HR forums, including the topics of compensation strategy, total rewards effectiveness, and employee experience.
LaCinda received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bellarmine University where she graduated magna cum laude. She has four young children and is an active member of her church. She recently started a side hustle called Motherhood at Work, which provides support for working mamas and their employers.
Alicia Scott-Wears is a Total Rewards leader with 20 years of experience in mid-sized and large organizations in the technology, automotive, and medical manufacturing sectors. She holds an MBA in International Business as well as GRP, CCP, and GPHR certifications. Her technical expertise is centered on base and variable compensation, benefits, recognition, global mobility, and HR systems. As a Content Director for WorldatWork, she sets priorities for the association’s total rewards content and product coverage, and develops strategic partnerships to elevate knowledge and learning within the profession. With a passion for hands-on leadership, Alicia brings a pragmatic focus to aligning reward strategies with organizational values and goals. She’s skilled in delivering comprehensive and progressive rewards support in multi-national environments along-side exceptional employee experiences.
Bill Grover has been a Human Resources leader for over a decade, with most of his experience in the Total Rewards space. A graduate of Butler University, Bill joined Papa John’s after college and eventually grew to lead their executive compensation function. After leaving Papa John’s, Bill accepted a rewards/generalist role at KFC/Yum! Brands. From there, he led field human resources for the company-owned KFC restaurants in the Midwest. Thereafter, Bill took on leadership of Org Development and Total Rewards for KFC. In his current role, he leads Executive Compensation for Yum! Brands and is leading the HR integration for Yum!’s newest acquisition, The Habit Burger Grill. Bill is a native of Indiana, and resides there with his wife, Amy, and 6-year old daughter, Rory.
Tiffany Cardwell is a Principal Advisor with MCM’s HR Solutions Group. She has more than 20+ years of experience in domestic and international HR within various industries. Tiffany graduated with her M.S. in Global HR Management from Loyola University-Chicago and her B.A. in English with a Minor in French from Northwestern University in Chicago. Tiffany holds her SHRM-CP, PHR and CCP Certifications, serves as an active Community Leader and serves on many civic and charitable boards and committees. Tiffany has been recognized as one of Business First’s “Forty Under 40” and “20 People to Know in HR,” and is a past recipient of the KYSHRM “Lyle Hanna Spirit Award for Excellence.” She is currently the LSHRM Director of Wellness, the KYSHRM Foundation & Philanthropic Director, and was a Past President of LSHRM.
Meredith Yu is a Lead Compensation Analyst for GE Appliances, a Haier Company, where she also covers various HR and Diversity analytics projects. She holds her M.A. in Human Resources Management from Rutgers University in New Jersey and her B.A. in Sociology from Jilin University in China. Before joining GE Appliances, Meredith worked at Corning Inc and Porsche Cars North America Inc in multiple HR positions. During 2014-2016, she chaired Rutgers University’s Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter as the VP of Membership and won 2 National SHRM Outstanding Student Chapter Awards. She is involved with Louisville’s Young Professional Association – YPAL and is currently the LSHRM Director of Compensation.