Compensation Matters



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October 2020

Volume 26, Issue 4

Table of Contents

  1. From the Chair
  2. Member Meeting
  3. Education
  4. Membership





Have you renewed your CACC Membership yet?
Log in to your account or contact the CACC Administrator to check your membership status.













 Join CACC's LinkedIn group - use the following link to request to join, or search "CACC - Charlotte Area Compensation Council":


















Online Courses Available
When registering for online courses, be sure to include referral code: CACCTR2020 when registering.  This unique code helps in the funding for your local association, allowing us to continue to provide meetings, events, continuing education opportunities and more.













As a CACC Member, you get a free 30-day job posting on the Career Opportunities Section of the website.  Email submissions to [email protected]




REMEMBER: You have access to the CACC Directory when logged in to the CACC website.

From the Chair

Allie Woody
2020 Board Chair

Hello CACC Members! 

I hope this message once again finds all of you and your families healthy and well.  I know many of us are preparing for or have already begun our year end activities, it's a busy time of year for sure! 

Your CACC Board continues to work to be able to provide virtual opportunities which support your ongoing professional development.  We look forward to seeing you again virtually at our November 4 member meeting for a very timely discussion about building resilient compensation strategies.  We also encourage you to take advantage of WorldatWork's e-learning platform as you work toward your certifications.

Thank you for your continued membership with CACC. 

 Member Meeting

Brad Van Pelt, CCP, PHR, SHRM-CP
2020 Member Meetings Director

Real-Time Compensation in 2020

In 2020 our world has changed rapidly. In compensation, timely and accurate data is always vital-and this year it's more important than ever. Due to COVID-19, the cards have been reshuffled, and it's even more difficult to keep up with the changing and fast-moving labor market.

What can you do if your budget's been cut, or your go-to industry surveys are not running this year? What are my options? How can you get accurate market data?

Join us on November 4th as Payfactors' Chief Experience Officer, Russ Wakelin, discusses industry-specific COVID-19 findings, how hard-hit industries have adjusted quickly, and how real-time data can help.

This session will cover COVID-19 trending jobs and how to obtain current, real-time data from your industry to put you in a position to stay competitive. 

The November meeting will be held virtually. Be sure to register for the meeting through the online event calendar so you receive the log-in details.


Becky K. Drozdz, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
2020 Education Director

Education Update

The way we are working, and learning, has changed during 2020!  Take advantage of e-learning to enhance your knowledge of Total Rewards while practicing social distancing.  E-learning is self-paced, and the student learns through recorded content.  WorldatWork is also offering the option to take exams from your own home so you do not need to wait to obtain or maintain WorldatWork certifications. This is a great method to use while we navigate our changing environment. 

We are currently not offering on site classes and will continue to evaluate our options.  We will resume on site classes when it is safe to do so.  For more information or to register, contact: WorldatWork Customer Relations at (877) 951-9191 or visit  Register for e-learning and use the code CACCTR2020.


Eric McMillan
2020 Membership Director

It's that time again!  Membership reminders will be going out in the coming weeks.  You can renew your membership by logging on to the CACC website or contacting the CACC Administrator.

As a reminder, CACC membership offers several benefits:

  • (4) Member Meetings that provide networking opportunities as well as continuing education on current topics and practice trends;
  • WorldatWork Certification Courses, offered locally with a price discount for members to help you achieve, and maintain, your CCP or CBP certification;
  • Compensation Matters Newsletter, published quarterly covering hot topics, upcoming events and CACC news;
  • The CACC Website [] for easy access to member information, calendars, member meetings, and job postings;
  • The CACC Membership Directory for contacting and networking with other CACC members; 
  • The Annual Membership Needs Survey to ensure that members have direct input into the planning and scheduling of programs and events; 
  • Access to the CACC LinkedIn group (CACC - Charlotte Area Compensation Council on LinkedIn).

If you know of compensation professionals that would be interested in knowing more about CACC, please send them our way!  We would be happy to discuss membership opportunities.

Your continued membership and your support of CACC are very important and appreciated! 

Contact: [email protected]
Tel: 704.785.4485