Is Pay and Benefits Equally Important to Employees?

Friday 9:50 – 10:50 AM

Session Description

Many employees are still feeling the pinch of the economic downturn. While some companies are reporting better than expected earnings, a number of employees are still experiencing stagnant wages and increasing costs for employee benefits.
Gail Meriweather a compensation and human resource consultant along with Scott Cowley a health and welfare benefits executive will discuss the following:

(a.) identify key components of pay and benefits
(b.) discuss survey results regarding employee opinion about pay and benefits
(c.) discuss changes in pay and benefits over the past 10 years
(d.) offer opportunities to leverage pay and benefits in order to achieve business objectives and increase employee morale

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify key components of pay and benefits
  2. Discuss survey results regarding employee opinion about pay and benefits
  3. Discuss changes in pay and benefits over the past 10 years
  4. Offer opportunities to leverage pay and benefits in order to achieve business objectives and increase employee morale.

 

Gail Meriweather

Gail is currently the Area Vice President of Human Resource Consulting Services with Gallagher Benefit Services with more than 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Gallagher in 2001, she was a partner with Burgess & Associates, a consulting firm located in Lenexa.

She has extensive training and experience in designing and implementing compensation systems including executive compensation, incentives, traditional and alternative rewards. She has assisted clients with job analysis, job evaluations, external market analysis, and salary structure design and administration.

Gail provides numerous clients with solutions to day-to-day human resource issues. She has developed employee handbooks, affirmative action plans, job descriptions, performance management systems and management training programs.

She is very effective at designing and analyzing Cultural Awareness Surveys and Diverse Communication Strategies for organizations. While living in Spain and Italy, she taught cultural dynamics to exchange students. She also promoted goodwill through sports and publicity efforts in both China and Africa.

She has also served as guest lecturer at the Bloch School of Business at UMKC, has a BA in Business Administration and a MBA in General Management and Human Resources.


Scott Cowley