Compensation Matters



July 2019

Volume 25, Issue 3

Table of Contents

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



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From the Chair

Sarah Holmes, CBP, CCP, GRP, SPHR
2019 CACC Chair

Hello CACC Members!

Welcome to our new members, we are looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming member meeting!   I hope all our members are getting some time away from work to enjoy summer. We are excited about our member meeting in August, and I hope everyone will be able to clear some time to spend with us on August 7th.  Dr. Scott Cawood, President and CEO of WorldatWork will be joining us.  Whether you are new in your career in the total awards arena or a seasoned professional in this space, this is a meeting you will want to attend.  You can also bring a guest for a nominal fee to join you. 

As you are planning for the rest of the year, and reflecting on development opportunities, be sure to consider CACC's upcoming courses.  We are offering C8 Business Acumen and T4 Strategic Communication in October.  

I hope everyone has a great summer!


 Member Meeting

Brad Van Pelt, CCP, PHR, SHRM-CP
2019 Member Meetings Director

A Rewarding Future!

Today, every organization is being challenged to rethink its strategy, including how it competes for and engages with workers in an ever-changing world. Given the criticality of engaging the right talent, it's time to find new ways to create fun and rewarding workplaces. Now is the time for rewards professionals to step in and reshape the workplace experience to engage and align people in more meaningful ways.

Businesses will continue to become increasingly challenged to effectively respond to a diverse, global, and fast-moving world.  Despite these challenges, rewards professionals are uniquely suited to help an organization and its workers perform.  A well designed and meaningful total rewards program is the necessary conduit between what an organization needs to do and the people who will do it.  While this is a huge responsibility, it also speaks to the impact total rewards can have on any organization. Delivering on the critical components for organizational success requires rewards professionals who are prepared to adapt, respond and actively work to align people with where their organizations - and the world - are going.

Join us at our next member meeting on Wednesday, August 7th, from 8:30 - 10:30 AM at the Employers Association as WorldatWork President & CEO, Scott Cawood, joins us to discuss the unique role today's professionals play in helping organizations make the connection between highly effective organizations and deeply meaningful rewards that ultimately place your organization ahead of your competitors. 

Please register for the meeting here.

NOTE: Breakfast/Networking will begin at 8:30am, with the meeting from 9am - 10:30am

We look forward to seeing you there!

Share with us...

Have you attended any compensation or benefits presentations that your fellow CACC members would enjoy hearing? If so, please let us know. We are always looking to invite guest speakers to join us and discuss total rewards topics. Send us an email with the suggested speaker's name and contact information, if available, to [email protected]. Thanks!



Chris Gilreath, MSITM, CBAP
2019 Education Director

We will be offering two courses in October - don't wait, register today!

C8 - Business Acumen Oct 14-15, 2019
T4 - Strategic Communication Oct 14-15, 2019

For more information or to register, contact: WorldatWork Customer Relations at (877) 951-9191 or visit

Course Delivery Method

CACC Member Pricing

WorldatWork Member Pricing   (non CACC member)

WorldatWork Non-Member Pricing   (non CACC member)

2 Day Course   with Exam

10% discount off WorldatWork rate



2 Day Course   without Exam




  Prices subject to change without notice.

Space is limited, so sign up now for WorldatWork Courses Sponsored by the Charlotte Area Compensation Council. All classes include breakfast & lunch!

CACC is committed to providing the compensation and benefits professionals within our community the tools, resources and quality education for you to succeed.  The WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals provides HR professionals worldwide with six prestigious designations in key areas of total rewards: compensation, benefits and work-life.

Already started? Review the Certification Status page to see your progress on the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals' designations.

Not certified? Take the first step to enhancing your professional future... 

For more information or to register, contact:
WorldatWork Customer Relations at (877) 951-9191 or visit

Location of 2019 CACC Classes!
The Employers Association
3020 West Arrowood Rd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: 704-522-8011



Niki Johnson
2019 Membership Director

Welcome to summer. It's been a busy few months and like the majority you were either attending a graduation, or graduation yourself, staying indoors to beat the heat or joining millions of Americans making the trek to their summertime beaches to enjoy the sunshine.  Either way, you weren't bored I am sure. Normally, this is the "quiet time" for compensation professionals.  A time when we can work on salary surveys, review historical data, begin looking at mid-year performance impacts, etc.  But that "quiet time" has slowly dissipated over the years, and we are in a constant state of "go."  And if you are like me, it's becoming more and more difficult to keep your arms around the changes to our compensation landscape and other areas within our organizations that affect our total rewards strategy. But do not fret, CACC can help!

Where can CACC help? CACC membership offers you great networking and educational activities each year. 

Benefits to CACC Membership:

  • (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;
  • Semi-Annual Social Networking Events, that gives members the opportunity to meet in an informal social setting, held at various locations;
  • 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).

Know any compensation professionals that would benefit from this forum? If you know of compensation professionals that would be interested in knowing more about CACC, please feel free to provide our email.  We would be happy to have a discussion with them.

Your continued membership and your support of CACC are very important to the group!  



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