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

    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. 


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

    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

    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!


  • March 12, 2019 9:07 AM | Anonymous member

    With our annual conference just around the corner, I cannot help but look back at all that has happened in compensation, benefits, and overall total rewards.  It's remarkable to think we survived the massive changes, implemented plans, processes, and procedures to support the changes, and retained our employees all in the same big swoop of time.  Looking at the past led ICBA to focus on the theme of this year's annual conference, "Thinking ahead and moving forward."   We all wish we could turn back time or speed up the clock, but in reality we have to always be looking forward and moving forward.  We must face the challenges that await us.

    I hope you can join us at Little America in April for our annual conference.  


  • December 18, 2018 12:18 PM | Anonymous member

    I, like many others, believe it's the greatest time of the year!  Of course, for those of us in compensation and benefits, it is one of the busiest times of the year.  If you are lucky, you have fiscal year-end budgets, open enrollment, compensation analysis and merit budgets, incentive and bonus payouts, true-ups, required notices, government reporting, and I could go on and on.  While these tasks can be overwhelming at times, it is these responsibilities that make our jobs diverse and exciting. 

    I am grateful for the ICBA member meetings and conference, WorldatWork courses and conference, local continuing education seminars, free webinars, and association members who keep me on track and informed. 

    We have a great year planned for our members in 2019.  If you haven't taken a moment to renew your membership, then now is a great time to do so.  If you are not currently a member, then now is the time to join.  We look forward to seeing you soon.


  • June 11, 2018 11:28 AM | Anonymous member

    Intermountain Compensation & Benefits Association was recognized as the 2017 Membership Star. Congratulations to the association and the members for demonstrating excellence in programming and in membership recruitment.  Our local network is growing and it is due in part to our members spreading the word about the association.  

    Thank you all for your support, because it is key to helping our total rewards profession grow.  

  • April 22, 2018 9:56 PM | Anonymous member

    Thank you so much for all of you who attended our 2018 Annual Conference.   We had an amazing turn-out.  The keynotes and break-out sessions were right one and we were able to cover a lot of material in just a few hours.  We appreciate the feedback and what we can do to improve in the year to come.  

    If anyone is heading to Texas for the WorldatWork conference, we hope to see you there.  Please do not hesitate to post pics and link to our Instagram and LinkedIn pages.  

    The next ICBA member meeting is in have a wonderful summer and we will see you in September.

    Thanks again!

  • April 10, 2018 1:11 PM | Anonymous member
    Not sure about you, but the 2018 calendar is flying by quickly.  I cannot believe our Annual Conference is just around the corner.  The theme for this year is "Principles from the past, foundations for the future."  We are excited to have Nihar S. Shah from Mercer and Jim Ferrell from the Arbinger Institute come and keynote the conference.  Both are fabulous speakers and will truly make the conference great. We are grateful for their willingness to come and speak. 

    Previously communicated, Derek Hough was slated to come speak.  Due to unfortunate events, he is not able to attend.  He sent his regrets and apology for the last minute changes. 


    If you have not registered, please do it now.  The conference is April 18th at Little America in Salt Lake.


  • December 29, 2017 7:45 AM | Anonymous member

    It’s a special privilege and an honor to begin my term as president of the Intermountain Compensation & Benefits Association.  Our outgoing president, Carolin Spencer, deserves an enormous thank you from all members of the board and members of ICBA for her countless years and service on the board.    Over the years, she has participated in a variety of roles and made a difference throughout her time of service.  It’s going to be tough filling her shoes and continuing her goal of building and strengthening the association. Carolin will continue to serve as the past-president.  In addition to thanking Carolin, there are many other members of the board that deserve a thank you for the blood, sweat, and tears they gave in providing the best service for the members.  I am forever grateful for their time and effort.   Each member of the board brings special skills, training, and backgrounds.  The diversity on the board is critical and contributes to the success for the association.

    During my term as president, I have three goals.  Building the membership of the association, providing up-to-date, relative educational information on compensation and benefit topics, and strengthening peer networking opportunities for members.  Although members only meet a few times throughout the year, my hope is that every member walks away from a member meeting knowing they are enriched with all the association has to offer.  In order for my goals to be accomplished, the board and members need to be aligned.  Member input is critical to the success of the group.  We appreciate input and feedback on what we can do better to provide the best service to our members.

    Thank you again for this opportunity, and I look forward to the next two years.

    Sherrail Mitton

  • October 06, 2017 9:17 AM | Deleted user

    The time has come for you to think about renewing your membership with Intermountain Compensation and Benefits Association for 2018. This year has been an exciting year filled with educational opportunities through our quarterly events, WorldatWork courses, and annual conference. We hope this year has left you feeling inspired, informed, and has given you innovated ideas to use in your workplace.  

    Please join ICBA for another exciting year by renewing your membership.  We have so much planned for 2018 and are anxious to share a new year of professional development and networking with you. As you know, your yearly membership dues not only include the cost of attendance at our ICBA breakfasts, luncheons and the Annual ICBA Conference, but also allows you a discounted rate when enrolling in WorldatWork courses. The 2018 membership renewal cost is $200. 

    Carolin Spencer

    ICBA President, 2017

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