Join Mercer at the 2023 WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference to learn from industry experts on cutting-edge total rewards strategies.

This year’s conference theme, Advancing the Art and Science of Total Rewards, will leave you energized and ready to inspire your organization’s ability to fuel talent that outperforms your market – elevating your career to new heights. 

Still need to register? Save $150 with our registration discount code: tr23mercer.

Stop by Mercer’s booth: 513

  • Speak with our expert consultants on total rewards, executive compensation, skills, talent management, modernizing your employee experience, and more.
  • Meet our team Monday evening and enjoy cocktails at our booth on June 12th (time to be determined).

Attend our conference sessions: 

Monday, June 12

Most employees don’t view themselves as job holders. Instead, they see themselves as individuals bringing a toolkit of skills, applied to work to achieve business and career goals. Through lenses of workforce strategy, rewards and skills hubs enabled by AI, the panel will explore the operational shift from an antiquated job focus to an agile, skills-based model. This includes discovering, developing, and rewarding the application of valued experiences and portable skills, rather than attaching primary worth to the “pedigree” of title and education. We will explore rewarding what talent can do rather than solely on what they have done.


  • Molly Leeds, Senior Principal, Career Consulting, Mercer
  • Lynda Phenix, Intel Corporation, Director Compensation
  • Carly Ackerman, Director Customer Experience,
  • Greg Stoskopf, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

In this age of economic uncertainty, understanding workforce needs is more critical than ever to build a better Employee Value Proposition; however, organizations must take a more holistic approach to truly drive value and ensure alignment. Join us to explore GXO Logistics’ experience leveraging data to understand workforce needs, convening HR leaders to drive decisions with data and refining total rewards strategy to ensure program investments that actually matter to workers. We will share our approach, findings, outcomes (including programmatic changes and KPI impacts) and practical applications for your organization.

Speakers: ​

  • Allyson Kuper, Sr. Principal, Career Consulting, Mercer
  • Karen Vacchio, SVP, Total Rewards and HR Operations, GXO Logistics

Ever wonder what’s the fastest way to lose credibility in a compensation committee meeting? Or when you should arrive? For answers to these and other related questions, watch our executive compensation practitioners compete against our executive compensation consultants to guess the most popular answers to a series of compensation committee survey questions. One “family” has a duty to management while the other serves the compensation committee. In this “feud,” who will win? Join us to find out!


  • Gregg Passin, Senior Partner, Career Consulting, Mercer
  • Shane Meredith, Vice President, Total Rewards, CDW
  • Doug Friske, Managing Director, Executive Compensation, WTW
  • Jan Koors, Senior Managing Director, Pearl Meyer
  • Athar Siddiqee, Vice President, Total Rewards, Micron Technology
  • Kim Lupo, SVP, Global Total Rewards, Walmart
  • Michael Perloff, Managing Director, Global Head of Total Rewards, Apollo Global Management
  • Dan Laddin, Founding Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

Tuesday, June 13

Time is money—at least for hourly employees. FLSA standards protect non-exempt employees, but what’s in place to govern workloads for the exempt population? The pandemic blurred the boundaries between our work and personal lives, which has significantly impacted mental health and rates of burnout. This has led to employees highlighting the importance of better-balanced work schedules. Let’s talk about the intersection of workload and compensation and where we can positively impact the employee experience.


  • Lauren Mason, Senior Principal, Career Consulting, Mercer
  • LaCinda Glover, Principal, Career Consulting, Mercer

Increasingly, companies are using very large, one-time equity awards called “mega equity grants” to motivate and retain founder CEOs after significant monetization events. The question is: Do they work? In this spirited, Oxford-style debate, consultants and organizational leaders will argue for and against this popular form of executive compensation. Throughout the dialogue, participants will share research and case studies that will empower you to make your own informed decision.


  • Juliet Archer, Principal, Career Consulting, Mercer
  • Teresa Bayewitz, Partner, Career Consulting, Mercer
  • Veronica Wissel, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell
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