Job Posting: Senior International Compensation & Benefits Analyst

Job Posting: #364
Title: Senior International Compensation & Benefits Analyst
Industry: Distribution
Location: near Philadelphia, PA
Compensation: Depends on experience
Relocation: Local candidates only

  • Design, develop, implement, and administer the compensation and benefits programs/processes/plans for the company’s international employees
  • Advisor to company leadership on all aspects of global compensation and benefits


  • 5-8 years of progressive international compensation and benefits experience within a consulting or corporate environment
  • Experience with salary structure design, short and long-term incentive plans, benefit plan design, job evaluation, etc.
  • Experience managing/working with 3rd party vendors
  • Bachelor’s degree

To apply, please visit:
Ralph Chapman
Please reference the JOB POSTING # and the JOB TITLE in the subject line of your email.

Next Chapter Meeting: March 11, 2014

Meeting Information

March 11, 2014
5:30pm – 7:30pm
CBIA, 350 Church St.,
Hartford, CT
Cost: Members $20, Non-Members $50, Full-time Students $10
RSVP by March 7 to: or 860-244-1982 or through the Event Registration Page

Communicating Total Rewards – A Fresh Approach to Effective Employee Engagement

Global economic volatility, rapid shifts in talent markets and workforce demographics make talent management ever more complex. HR executives face increasing pressure to optimize their workforce investments to ensure the ongoing competitiveness of their organizations.

Innovative companies realize they must:

  • attract and retain a diverse global talent pool
  • achieve maximum value from their talent pool across geographies and varying business models
  • determine how distinct segments of their workforce deliver value to the organization
  • understand what those segments value from the organization in return

Taking a page from consumer marketing, Towers Watson uses a fresh approach – micro segmentation – to help employers better understand their employees (e.g. significant health risks, spending and saving habits, unique attitudes, lifestyles and behaviors) in order to target them with appropriate engagement strategies and tactics.

Presenter: Mike Shepard, Towers Watson

As a senior consultant located in Towers Watson’s Boston office, Mike assists a broad range of employers in creating engagement strategies. His focus is leading and managing the development and implementation of employer strategies for managing all aspects of organizational change.

Mike leads Towers Watson’s Intellectual Capital Development Team for Health Care Communication. He is supporting the development of a number of new engagement approaches, including, most recently, the firm’s point of view on health care reform communication strategy. Mike also leads the firm’s communication product development team for its private exchange offering, OneExchange.

He has been a frequent speaker to employer audiences about emerging engagement strategies, Tower Watson’s global employee engagement research, and the change/communication implications of federal health care reform legislation. Before joining Towers Watson, Mike spent 10 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City and Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the University of Virgina.

March 11, 2014 Meeting Announcement [PDF]

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Meeting of the Colonial Total Rewards Association on Jan. 21, 2014 has been cancelled.

Due to the expected winter storm this afternoon and evening, the Colonial Total Rewards Association (CTRA)meeting for this evening has been cancelled. We will announce our next meeting date in the near future. Thank you for your interest in CTRA and we look forward to seeing you at a future meeting.

On behalf of the Colonial Total Rewards Association board members:

Elizabeth Dolan
Carol Kardas
Marc Kroll
Betsy Larson
Phil Montgomery
Dan Purushotham
Vito Rubino
Ed Vanagas
JJ Wassmuth
Tom Weatherly

Job Posting: Leadership Opportunity at GE Capital Retail Finance

Job Title: Senior Manager, Benefit Communications

Role Summary: Role has ownership for all benefit communications for the enterprise. Role will work with benefit providers and outside agencies to create and ensure compliance for benefit documentation and communications. Role will partner with Intern al Communications Leader on communication strategy for employee benefits. (more…)

Next Chapter Meeting: January 21, 2014 [Cancelled]

Meeting Information

January 21, 2014
5:30pm – 7:30pm
CBIA, 350 Church St.,
Hartford, CT
Cost: Members $20, Non-Members $50, Full-time Students $10
RSVP by Jan. 17 to: or 860-244-1982

The Alignment Between Healthy Retirement Outcomes and Healthy Business Outcomes

Today’s Employee Benefit Professionals are faced with constant challenges and demands with respect
to the most efficient and effective use of precious employer dollars. With the escalation of health and
disability costs coupled with an aging workforce, a perfect storm scenario is being created. The key to
long term business success is balancing short term budget concerns with longer term strategic goals
and the inevitability of an older workforce. This presentation will focus on the need for real life data to address these opportunities and the critical need to provide every employee the chance to retire on
their own terms. The overall health of every business depends on it.


Mr. Thomas Cremona (Tom) serves as Vice President of Sales and Client Management for MassMutual’s
Retirement Services Division. Mr. Cremona provides senior management support to locally based Sales
Staff, Relationship Managers and Retirement Education Specialists. Mr. Cremona also serves as the
technology deployment and readiness lead for Sales and Client Management.

Mr. Cremona has 30+ years experience within the Retirement Services industry with assignments
ranging from Customer Service, to Actuarial Support, to Institutional Sales. Prior to joining MassMutual
in 1993, Mr. Cremona held several management positions with The Travelers Insurance Company.

Mr. Cremona graduated from American International College with a BS in Mathematics.

Download: Announcement PDF

Job Posting: Comp & Benefits Manager in Norwalk CT

I am recruiting for a Comp & Benefits Manager in Norwalk CT. The position requires evaluating, developing and securing the most competitive benefits and compensation programs possible within the parameters of the company’s resources. The ideal candidate will have a through understanding of the benefits and compensation market and knowledge and understanding of HRIS systems and reporting. If you know of anyone may be interested please contact me to discuss. Thank you.

Rima Jacobellis
Office Phone: 203.655.1166, ext.106 ◊ Fax: 203.655.0055
2425 Post Road, Suite 206, Southport, CT 06890