Total Rewards Talk: 10/06/14

Total Rewards Talk: 10/06/14

The CTRA is starting a series for the total reward professional called “Total Rewards Talk”. There will be a weekly question of interest involved compensation, benefits or a related subject. However, if you feel you have a question or a subject that you would like to discuss online please do not hesitate to email the question to Marc Kroll ( along with your contact information.

This series is offered as way to share knowledge and intelligence about what Connecticut organizations are doing to make their total rewards programs more effective. We urge all to participate.

Question for the week of 10/06/14

Given the limited size of merit budget in 2014 and 2015, how is your organization using their money to differentiate and reward top performers?
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A Unique Opportunity To Learn About The Future of the Workplace

Raiders of the Data Ark: Data Privacy and Cyber Security Summit-October 16th, 2014

The Connecticut Human Resources Council (CTSHRM) and the law firm of Shipman & Goodwin are sponsoring a conference on data privacy and cyber security: It is entitled “Raiders of the Data Ark: Data Privacy and Cyber Security Summit”. It will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cromwell, CT on October 16th.

This is a multidisciplinary conference addressing both the technological, business and workplace implications of the data privacy challenge that faces almost all organizations.

For more information and registration go to:

CT SHRM Event Page | Shipman & Goodman Events

CTRA Meeting October 8, 2014

Location: Silvia’s Restaurant 23 North Main St., Enfield, CT (Exit 48 from I-91)
Social Hour: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Dinner Buffet: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Speakers: 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Cost: $20 Members, $35 Non-Members, $15 Students
Members may bring guests and pay just the $20 member rate for each guest!
RSVP: Event Registration Please RSVP by Sept. 30th – Space is limited so you may want to RSVP earlier!

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Upcoming CTRA Events

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October 8, 2014: “Paying for Performance: How To Address Both Sides of the Equation”

November 4, 2014: CBIA Compensation and Benefits Conference

Details to follow.

LinkedIn Violates Rules, Pays $6M to Employees

LinkedIn Violates Rules, Pays $6M to Employees

This article is another example of what happens when organizations tend to ignore overtime law. It is becoming a “best practice” to ensure that adherence to Federal and state overtime regs is current and a management to-do. As LinkedIn found out violation can be very expensive.

Read the Article on: Inc

Photo Credit: Inc / Shutterstock

Pay For Performance In Healthcare: Mixed Results For Now

Pay For Performance In Healthcare: Mixed Results For Now

Although the business of healthcare is changing rapidly, inclusive of more accountability and performance measurement, Pay For Performance is a hard concept to both implement and execute. Both the cultural and management challenges are hard to change but the economic and market forces are forcing it.

Read the Article on: The New York Times

Photo Credit: The New York Times