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    Trends & Best Practices in Compensation & Performance-Based Pay

    Date: July 9, 2015, 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Corral de Tierra Country Club
    $45 pay at the door
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    Trends & Best Practices in Compensation & Performance-Based Pay

    Presenter: Tara Tays, Senior Manager of Deloitte Consulting LLP

    Learn about the top total rewards issues facing employers around the world and their priorities in addressing these critical business challenges, as well as what employers are concerned with today and in the years ahead.  As the business landscape continues to become more globalized, the need to attract, engage and retain top talent is instrumental.

    In an economy that is constantly changing, organizations continue to review and evaluate their total rewards programs, which includes tangible and intangible areas -- such compensation, benefits, learning and development opportunities, deployment, workforce flexibility, leadership communication, and job training. Companies are evaluating whether specific rewards programs are good fits for their employees, gauging the value the employees place on the benefits, and assessing the compliance impact on the rewards structure, which are a couple of ways companies assess the effectiveness of their Total Rewards programs.

    Finally, getting the right incentive plans in place can be crucial for companies to motivate, retain and attract employees.  In order for companies to make sure they have adopted the right incentive plans, they will want to make sure they understand current trends in short-term and long-term incentive designs.

    Get ready for an in-depth discussion on:

    • The top five total rewards priorities and how they vary by global geography
    • The most significant challenges facing organizations over the next three years
    • Most common short-term incentives, as well as
      • The types of short-term incentive designs
      • Number of incentive plans
      • Most common performance measures utilized
    • Most common long-term incentives, including
      • The types of long-term incentives granted
      • The number of vehicles utilized
      • The length and type of vesting period of equity awards
        • For performance based awards this will include the performance metrics utilized
        • Termination provisions (e.g., retirement, change in control, death, and disability)

    Tara Tays has over 17 years of combined consulting and corporate experience advising management and compensation committees on a wide range of compensation matters including:

    • Aiding clients in the development of compensation strategies consistent with their compensation philosophy
    • Assessing market compensation levels and appropriate competitive posture of all components of employee pay and benefits, including the design of customized compensation and benefit surveys and studies
    • Evaluating, designing, implementing, and administering annual and long-term incentive programs, including various types of equity-based compensation for private and public companies
    • Drafting term sheets for employment agreements, change-in-control agreements, and long-term incentive plan arrangements
    • Consulting on change-in-control, severance, spin-off, and merger-related compensation issues, including change-in-control arrangements, retention and merger integration incentives

    Tara is the lead consultant responsible for long-term incentive plan design and stock administration surveys co-sponsored by Deloitte Consulting and the National Association of Stock Plan Professional. She has also co-authored Deloitte’s Hot Topics whitepaper on Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act — Abstracts and Observations.  Tara was a Keynote Speaker at National Association of Stock Plan Professional’s 2014 Annual conference and has presented at various annual conferences and chapter compensation meetings throughout U.S.  Tara has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California and is a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals.