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    October Dinner Meeting

    Date: October 17, 2011, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Salt Creek Grille
    Princeton Forrestal Village, One Rockingham Row
    (along U.S. Route 1 next to the Westin Princeton)
    Phone: (609) 419-4200

    Networking & registration begins at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6:00pm.
    Pre registered members $40 and non members $50; All walk-ins add $10.
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    ***Approved for 1.5 STRATEGIC recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute*** 

    REGISTER & PAY:   Online registration opens up approximately two weeks prior to the event and closes the Thursday before the meeting at midnight.  Walk-ins are always welcome after that time!


    Rewards and Talent Trends for 2012

    Presented by:

    Elizabeth Wilson & Safiya Karsan, Mercer Consulting

    Program Overview

    Hot off the presses and just in time for your 2012 budget planning! Please join the HRMA of Princeton and Mercer for an interactive session on compensation and talent management trends in the marketplace.  Our guest speakers from Mercer will share with us the brand-new salary and compensation survey information. Topics will include salary increase and incentive trends, the impact of talent management on business performance, and human capital predictions for 2012.  This session will help HR professionals adjust and design compensation and talent management programs that align with current business strategies, help organizations compete for top talent, and improve employee engagement.

    About the Speakers

    Elizabeth Wilson, a Consultant with Mercer, specializes in using rewards and talent management to boost overall business results by aligning employees’ behaviors, skills and performance with her clients’ strategic goals. She has been consulting for over a decade, working with public, non-profit, and for-profit clients in a variety of HR areas.  Her consulting clients include General Mills, Hilton Worldwide, Cognizant, Verizon Wireless, SAP, Kimberly-Clark, and others.  Elizabeth received a BS from Yale University in Engineering.  She was awarded the Park Leadership Fellowship at Cornell University, where she received an MBA from Cornell's Johnson School of Management.  Elizabeth is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

    Safiya Karsan is a consultant with Mercer’s Human Capital business in Philadelphia. She works on a variety of organizational effectiveness, workforce strategy, executive remuneration and broad-based rewards projects which include assessing compensation practices, implementing performance management strategies, optimizing HR processes and developing talent management frameworks. Safiya works with clients to help structure compensation and performance management plans that are strategically aligned with organizational goals.  Prior to joining Mercer, Safiya was an Operational Consultant at Inform, a Workforce Planning, Reporting and Analytics firm where she managed operational development, led application training and facilitated strategic reporting creation and deployment.  Safiya graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Cum Laude, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.