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Total Rewards Interest Group - Performance Management Transformation
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*FREE to HRMAC Members* Join our panelists as they discuss how to change Talent Reviews and the Impact on Compensation Planning.

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
7:30 - 8:30 Networking & Registration; 8:30 - 10:00 AM Program
Where: Grant Thornton
171 North Clark
Chicago, Illinois  60601
United States
Contact: Lyndy Nierman

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Performance Management Transformation:  How to Change Talent Reviews and Impact Compensation Planning

Is your organization tired of your current Performance Management process? 

Are your business leaders unable to look back and assess the performance of your team or look ahead to map out goals for next year? 

Is your compensation planning not aligned with Talent Reviews?

Come hear from the pros, who were able to successfully transform their company’s performance management process to create news ways of assessing employee talent.  They will share how the new process was implemented, reactions from employees and leaders, and the impact on compensation planning and their organization as a whole. 

Please join this discussion to explore what companies and HR departments are doing to update talent reviews and compensation planning for year end.


Robert Weber, Vice President, Human Resources, Sears Holding Company

Robert has 20+ years in the Human Resources field, ranging from multi-national, Fortunate 500 organizations PepsiCo, First Data/Western Union, and Sears Holdings to technology companies, including LSI and Groupon.  He is presently Vice President, Human Resources for Sears Holdings Corporation.  Over his career, Rob has helped business leaders and teams to achieve better performance through a focus on knowing their talent strengths and opportunities in the context of their specific company’s culture, in order to best prepare and support their people to succeed in the challenges they face. Rob holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Arizona and was in the first class of professionals to earn the Global Practitioner Human Resources (GPHR) designation.

Dianne M. Michels, Chief Possibility Officer, YWCA Chicago

Dianne brings 20+ years of organization development, change management, recruiting, career coaching, and leadership development to her position as YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Chief Possibility Officer. Prior to joining the YWCA in February of 2015, she was the founding member and President of SerendipityHR, a human resources consulting firm, providing services to clients ranging from entrepreneurial startups to major corporations in both the for- profit and not-for-profit sectors. Dianne began her career in customer service and operations management at Deluxe Check. She received her BA from DePaul’s School for New Learning and subsequently completed a mediation training program at DePaul.

Phil Menzel, Principal, JM Search

Phil brings nearly thirty years of human capital experience to JM Search. Having been the top Human Resources executive for multiple multi-billion dollar businesses, Phil has recruited and led search committees for countless key executive hires, which enables him to view a search need through the lens of his clients. He leverages his decades of experience in corporate management to help clients strategically evaluate their executive leadership needs both short- and long-term, and ultimately build the best possible management teams.

Phil joined JM Search from Sears Holdings Corporation, where he led the Human Resources function for multiple business units as Vice President of Human Resources. At Sears, he managed several senior level executive searches and led multiple reorganizations of the Home Services, Supply Chain, Auto and the Retail Operations business units. Prior to Sears, Phil was the top Human Resources executive for the Fresh Bakery DSD business unit of the Sara Lee Corporation, a $12B consumer goods company that was acquired by Tyson Foods in 2014. Before joining Sara Lee, he was CHRO of Reyes Holdings, a privately-held $9B food and beer distributor. The first thirteen years of Phil’s career included progressive Human Resources experience with General Mills and the Pillsbury Company.

Phil possesses deep networks and experience in CPG, Distribution, Supply Chain, Services, Retail, Finance and HR. In addition to recruiting, Phil has significant expertise in talent and organization development, change management, culture, M&A integration and due diligence, succession planning, executive coaching, and executive compensation.

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This program is pending approval for 1.5 credit hours toward aPHR/PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute and 1.5 professional development credit (PDC) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.