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Topic: Next-Generation Workforce Strategies: Future Thinking for Compensation Professionals
Members Only: No
Date: Thursday, 8/17/2017

Maggiano's Dallas
205 NorthPark Center
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 360-0707

MEMBERS! New Offering!  Virtual Attendance via GoToWebinar available to All Members!  

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Webinar ID: 417-511-483

Agenda: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Registration and Networking
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM — Luncheon (In accordance with HRCI standards, Luncheon service will end promptly at 12:00 PM)
12:00 PM - 1:00:00 PM — Speaker
HRCI Hours:
HRCI Pre-Approved 1 Hours
Speakers: Julie Humphries and Jason Stewart

Background: Technology advances are re-shaping value chains, making people and information more accessible, and re-defining how work gets done. At the same time, the changing demographic profile of employees and shifting expectations of the work experience are challenging the traditional model of what it means to "go to work." An overarching theme of Empowerment in a Disruptive World permeates how business leaders, HR professionals, and employees are viewing the Future of Work.

Four Key Trends from Mercer's 2017 Talent Trends Study:

  1. Growth By Design:

    93% of business executives plan to make a design change in their company within the next two years. It's no longer about evolution — to stay ahead, organizations are transforming structures and jobs in a desire for increased efficiency, agility, and customer intimacy. Ensuring that the People agenda is not lost amid the drive for change will be critical to sustainable growth.

  2. A Shift In What We Value:

    Fair & competitive pay and opportunities for promotion are top priorities for employees this year, which is not surprising given the climate of uncertainty and change. But it's not just about financial results or activity metrics — 97% of employees want to be recognized and rewarded for the wide range of contributions they make each and every day.

  3. A Workplace For Me:

    People expect their employer to "make work work" for their individual circumstances. Companies are starting to respond by taking a "whole person" approach and increasing the flexible work options available to their workforce — 63% already have a formal flexibility policy in place. Advances in technology are enabling individualized choice without adding an undue administrative burden for HR.

  4. The Quest For Insight:

    Even with advances in technology that facilitate both collection and analysis of large quantities of data, companies around the world are making slow progress in using analytics to inform human capital decisions. Very few are able to translate data into predictive insights, and nearly 1 in 5 are generating only basic descriptive reporting and historical trend analyses.


  1. 1. Attracting & Retaining Tomorrow's Workforce
  2. 2. Building for an Unknown Future
  3. 3. Cultivating a Thriving Workforce
  4. 4. Actions taken by HR, total rewards, compensation & benefit professionals in response to these trends

Julie Humphries is a Senior Partner and Global Client Manager at Mercer. As Global Client Manager, Julie leads the delivery of human resources and strategy consulting services to a broad base of domestic and multinational clients. Her experience includes clients within a number of industries, including Retail, Healthcare, Airlines, Energy, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services, Information Technology, Utilities and Manufacturing.

Julie has twenty five years of experience in consulting and corporate environments, specializing in Human Resources and Finance. She joined Mercer in mid 2007 from Bank of America, where she held a variety of finance roles focused on sales, operations and workforce management. Select technical areas of focus during her career include:

  • Total Rewards strategy, design and implementation
  • Cost and risk management strategies for global benefits programs
  • Merger integration of global HR, compensation and benefits plans
  • Workforce analytics to drive productivity
  • Improving HR efficiency through Business Process Outsourcing

Julie is an Associate in the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from University of Georgia and a Master of Arts degree from Georgia State University.

Jason Stewart is a Principal in Mercer's Talent business in Houston.

Jason works with clients on a variety of compensation and talent management initiatives, including total reward strategy design, competitive market assessment, job evaluation, pay structure development, job architecture, workforce analytics, and FLSA compliance. Jason has fifteen years of experience split between consulting and industry. As a consultant he has worked with numerous clients across multiple industries (energy, public sector, and health care) on re-designing their compensation programs and improving HR service delivery.

Before joining Mercer, Jason was a Senior Consultant in Deloitte's Houston office, where he was responsible for leading the day-to-day activities on broad-based and executive compensation projects.

Jason received a BA in Psychology and an MA in Sociology from the University of Houston, and holds a law degree from South Texas College of Law. He is a member of WorldatWork and is a frequent speaker at industry association events.

Cost: Early Registration
Register by Thursday, 8/10/2017
NTCA Luncheon Member (Early) - $30.00
NTCA Luncheon Non-Member - $50.00
NTCA Board Member - $0.00
College Alliance Student/Professor - $15.00

Regular Registration
After Thursday, 8/10/2017
NTCA Luncheon Member (Early) - $30.00
NTCA Luncheon Non-Member - $50.00
NTCA Board Member - $0.00
College Alliance Student/Professor - $15.00

Onsite Registration
After Wednesday, 8/16/2017 12:00:00 PM, registration may be available onsite if space is available.
NTCA Luncheon Member (Early) - $30.00
NTCA Luncheon Non-Member - $50.00
NTCA Board Member - $0.00
College Alliance Student/Professor - $15.00

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