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  • April 06, 2022 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ICBA hopes you will join us for our Annual Conference on April 28th at Little America. It'll be our first time back together since early 2020. I am looking forward to seeing all of you and hearing from our great presenters.


    We will have Dr. Mary Kay O'Neill from Mercer talk with us about behavioral and mental health. We'll have happiness training from Heidi Alldredge. Jesse Oakesen and Mark Tolman will give us a legal update. And we will have  breakout sessions on relevant topics in compensations and benefits.


    I hope to see you there!


    -Shannon



    To register for the conference please click here

  • November 03, 2021 9:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to ICBA for being named one of the Top 5 Local Networks by WorldatWork and receiving the Diamond Award for 2021.


    WorldatWork Announces 2021 Local Network Awards Recipients

    Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby and Diamond Recipients Named

    Oct. 5, 2021 — Scottsdale, Arizona— Various WorldatWork local network affiliates were honored for their strong performance in 2021.

    The Columbus Compensation Association (CCA), Intermountain Compensation & Benefits Association (ICBA), North Texas Compensation & Benefits Association (NTCA), Twin Cities Compensation Network (TCCN) and Upstate Total Rewards Association (UTRA) were named the “Top 5 Local Networks of 2021” by WorldatWork. The Twin Cities Compensation Network (TCCN) captured WorldatWork’s “2021 Local Network of the Year Award.”

    WorldatWork strongly encourages each of its local network affiliates to establish goals and strategic initiatives in support of the HR profession and total rewards, and to meet the needs of HR professionals. These goals and initiatives allow our affiliates to increase their visibility and effectiveness as well as expand impact within the HR community and they are the basis for WorldatWork’s Local Network Awards.

    “We’ve always believed that human resources and total rewards professionals are best positioned for success when the expertise and resources of WorldatWork can be combined with localized support and networking, through our Local Network Affiliates,” said Elissa O’Brien, VP of Membership, Affiliates and Customer Experience. “Every year we celebrate the outstanding contributions of our Local Networks and are proud of the contributions they make to the profession. Today, we celebrate and recognize our top affiliates and congratulate them on the impact they make in our profession.”   

    WorldatWork asks local networks to submit to four award categories to be considered for Local Network Award recognition: Advancing Human Resources & Total Rewards, Professional Development of Members, Community Involvement and Member Engagement & Growth.  

    There are four different award levels that local networks can achieve based on their ability to meet the qualification for the four award categories: Sapphire (one initiative), Emerald (two initiatives), Ruby (three initiatives) and Diamond (four initiatives).

    Calgary Total Rewards Network (CTRN), Orange County Compensation & Benefits Association (OCCABA) and Upstate Total Rewards Association (UTRA) received the Saphire award. North Texas Compensation Association (NTCA) and Rocky Mountain Total Rewards Association (RMTRA) received the Ruby award. Columbus Compensation Association (CCA), Hawaii Compensation Group (HICOMP), Intermountain Compensation & Benefits Association (ICBA), Total Rewards Kansas City (TRKC) and Twin Cities Compensation Network (TCCN) received the top status of Diamond award for 2021.

    About WorldatWork Local Networks
    The WorldatWork Local Network provides access to resources in your local community. There is no better way to address the challenges in today’s fast-moving business environment than to tap into the knowledge and resources available right in your backyard! Your WorldatWork Local Network group provides the optimal environment for building skills and making connections. The top three reasons why you should engage with your local network: 1) exchange of ideas and experiences with colleagues in your area, 2) strengthen your expertise in seminars, training and events held near you, and 3) further develop your career through new professional connections. To find a local network near you, visit: https://www.worldatwork.org/workwithus/local-network.

    About WorldatWork
    WorldatWork is the leading global nonprofit organization for professionals engaged in the critically important practice of total rewards. We serve those who are responsible for cultivating inspired, engaged, productive, and committed workers in effective and rewarding workplaces. We guide them in the design and delivery of total rewards programs with our education and certification; idea exchange; thought leadership; knowledge creation; information sharing; research; advocacy; and networking.


  • August 12, 2021 9:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ICBA Announcements for the 2nd half of 2021

    • 2021 conference is postponed until spring 2022
      • Save the Date: April 28, 2022
    • Upcoming member meetings: November virtual member meeting
    • Memberships from 2020/21 will continue through the end of the year 2022
    • Certification courses for 2021 will continue to be offered through WorldatWork’s virtual learning format

    Dear ICBA members and friends,

    2021 is not providing the reprieve from COVID-19 that we had hoped to see. In order to be cautious and socially responsible, we have decided to postpone our annual conference and all in-person meetings for the rest of the year. We are hopeful for 2022 and ask that you Save-the-Date for our conference on April 27, 2022. In November, we will have a Virtual member meeting. Information on the date, time, speaker, and topic will be communicated as we get closer to the meeting. We hope to virtually “see” all of you there.


    Members who paid their 2020/2021 membership fees will be granted membership in 2022 at no additional cost. Like last year, we feel it is the right thing to do.


    Certification courses for 2021 will continue to be offered through WorldatWork’s virtual learning format.  This online alternative meets just a few hours each day providing live instruction and interaction with colleagues.  In addition, you'll receive access to its E-Learning course materials.


    To stay updated on ICBA events and sponsored WorldatWork courses, please visit https://www.icba-utah.org/


    Thank you for your support of ICBA. We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy.


    Best wishes,

    The ICBA Board


  • April 20, 2021 11:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I went to see a movie at a movie theater last week. It was the first time I’ve gone in a very long time. Pre-COVID I would go to movies all the time. I waited in crowed lines to get popcorn and a Dr Pepper, looking at the colorful displays and posters of new releases and upcoming movies while I waited. Fifteen or more movie options would present themselves, vying for my attentions and dollars. The theater would be full, maybe not sold-out, but usually close to it.


    This time the lobby still sold popcorn and my Dr Pepper, but there were no crowed lines. Earlier in the day half of the lobby was used as a COVID-19 vaccination site. Instead of large cardboard displays of upcoming movies there were instructional posters of how to get your vaccination. Only three options for new movies were available, one of which could be streamed from home (which I had done earlier). The theater had less than 10 viewers. A stark comparison to what it was like over a year ago.


    Is this the new normal? Get your vaccine then catch one of three new movies that are out in the theater? Or will we watch all new releases at home, virtually participating in the movie going experience?  I hope not. I’m sure there will be a new normal, but hopefully one that isn’t so COVID centric. I hope to be able to get together again, less than six feet apart and not wear a mask. Hopefully, we can be present for the experiences. But it will take time.


    ICBA is taking time too. We will continue for the time being to meet virtually, and I hope you will join us for our virtual meeting on April 28 at 9am. We will be discussing how COVID-19 and remote work has changed the way we use geographic differentials (or has it?), presented by Cheryl Doerfler Lake, CCP, SHPR, SHRM-SCP. 


    Shannon Prickett

    President, ICBA


  • November 13, 2020 3:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Spring and summer have come to an end for the year, and snow has already started falling. With snow the activities of summer end for a time. It’s just for a season though, warm summer days will return. This pandemic will only be here for a period of time too. So, like we make adjustment for the snow, such as pulling out our winter coats and snow boots, we make adjustments for the pandemic, we wear masks, socially distance and meet on video conferences.


    ICBA is adjusting too, we will have its first virtual meeting on November 18th. I hope you will join us  as we hear from Dave Ross of Hays Companies about how "best practices" are repelling the best talent and souring corporate culture.


    We will once again meet together in-person and it will be like the early days of spring, but summer will come. I look forward to that time, but will look for the positive in today and look forward to better days ahead.



    Shannon


  • June 15, 2020 7:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For so many reasons, it’s been an interesting and challenging few months.  A pandemic, economic shutdown, earthquakes, protesting, riots, and unstable weather patterns have affected everyone and their work environments.  Many of us are struggling and trying to adapt to a changing work environment while wondering when “normal” will happen and what it will look like. Our ICBA chapter is no different, so I have a few things I’d like to communicate to you as we navigate and find our new normal:

    • ·         The annual conference and member meetings
    • ·         WorldatWork certification courses
    • ·         WorldatWork Total Resilience 2020 Virtual Conference  & Exhibition
    • ·         2021 membership
    • ·         The 2021 ICBA board

     

    Since the cancellation of the 2020 annual conference, the ICBA board has tried to determine the best path for networking and meeting.  Facing limitations of social distancing and other restrictions by the CDC and local government prohibits us from coming together without an internet connection.  We are unable to hold our annual conference this year and are looking into scheduling webinars for our remaining meetings.  We are working out the logistics and will communicate with you once we have more information. All in all, it’s a challenge. As with all challenges, we’ll face it head-on and be better for it.

     

    WorldatWork is coordinating with the local networks to make sure that courses will still be held. The certification courses are now offered online.

     

    WorldatWork’ s flagship conference for 2020 has been re-envisioned this year and will be delivered as a Virtual Conference & Exhibition.  The event will take place Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 2 pm EST from July 8 to September 2.  The Total Resilience Conference & Exhibition will provide 45 live, highly interactive sessions over the 9 weeks. Pricing for our conference is $65 per week  or for the entire 9 week conference a rate of $439.  ICBA members need to contact our Customer Experience Team at 877-951-9191.


    Members who paid their 2020 membership fees will be granted membership in 2021 at no additional cost.  It’s the right thing to do, since we are unable to hold the annual conference in 2020 and so much of our programming year has been disrupted.  We are crossing our fingers and hoping that we get to meet again in 2021.

     

    As many of you know, I have spent a couple of years as president of ICBA.  It has been a pleasure and an honor to represent the local chapter; however, change is good.  I am pleased to pass on the baton to Shannon Prickett.  She is a long-time board member who is eager to serve and uplift the members of ICBA.  At this time, I will continue to serve the board as past-president. To help Shannon lead the board, we have: Tia Larsen, Vice President; Ken Wheeler, Treasurer; and Lela Machado, Secretary.  Each one of these individuals is amazing.  Honestly, the board is in great hands and I can’t wait to see the great things they will do for the chapter. Thank you for allowing me to serve and for sticking with us during these difficult times.  

     

    Sherrail Mitton


  • March 23, 2020 4:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's no surprise, but ICBA will be postponing our Annual Conference.  We do not have a specific time scheduled at this time, but will communicate as soon as we get something on the calendar. 


    We have postponed the March class for June 4-5 the attendees have been notified.  WorldatWork has not commented on whether or not the May courses will be changed.


    It's a unique, stressful, and challenging time.  The board and I hope everyone is doing their best to be safe and healthy.  We hope to see you soon!


    Best wishes,

    Sherrail




  • January 28, 2020 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A new decade to attract, retain, and engage employees is our next adventure.  The environment and tactics are changing, and as Total Rewards professionals we are called upon to make strategic decisions and change from the trends of the past.


    It's easy to see the labor shortage will continue to be a concern and attracting that labor pool is going to be a fun challenge. The need for flexibility, social awareness, and a new type of loyalty will need to be addressed.  No pun intended, but we need to foresee the obstacles of the "hot topics" and "best practices" well before they make the list.  Twenty-twenty is a time to see where we have been and how to direct where we need to go.    


    ICBA is an amazing association with a large pool of diverse professionals from members starting in the Total Rewards arena to season veterans.  Each of these individuals are important. 


    The board has worked hard to provide great speakers and presentations for our members this year. 


    Looking forward to seeing you soon. 


    Sherrail

  • September 16, 2019 8:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Last week I was sitting in a meeting and someone started a discussion on "the busiest time of the year" for their position.  I chuckled for a second, because I cannot think of a time when I am not busy.  I am sure many of you are in the same situation.  


    I am grateful for the opportunities that arise from being busy.  Sometimes the challenge is managing the clock, deciding which items is the greatest priority, and learning from missed opportunities. 


    I recommend everyone take a moment to breath, think about what is truly important (for me, it's my family), and  realize you will be just as busy tomorrow as you were today!


    We have a couple of member meetings coming up, and we hope you are not too busy to join us.  It's a time to share with everyone else at ICBA how you are handling being busy.

  • June 25, 2019 10:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Summertime used to be a great time to catch our breath.   Oddly, this summer is a bit more challenging.  Whether you are struggling with the whirlpool of local compensation market changes and crossing your fingers your compensation structure/strategy will hold for 6 more months;or you are seeing rising prescription costs skyrocket and dreading the upcoming benefits renewal; you are not alone.  We are all seeing a variety of obstacles and hurdles in our path.  We are planning on addressing some of these issues this fall in our member meetings.   


    I look forward to seeing you soon!

    Sherrail



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