December 2017 note from the editor

Cynthia and the Regional Managing Members of Wimberly Lawson at their 38th Annual Labor & Employment Law Update in Knoxville, TN November 2-3. (L-R) Gerard Jabaley, Managing Member of the Knoxville office; Kelly Campbell, Managing Member of the Morristown office; Jeff Jones, Firm Managing Member located at the Cookeville office; and Fred Baker, Member of the Cookeville office. Fred Bissinger, Managing Member of the Nashville office is not pictured.

The focus of our December issue is compensation and performance management. You are going to enjoy reading about Brad Federman, COO of F&H Solutions Group, a Leadership and HR consulting firm located in Memphis, Atlanta and the DC metro area. They serve the US and countries abroad. F&H’s Solutions Groups mission statement is “Strengthening Brands Through Culture, Leadership & People.” You will also enjoy the article by Jennifer Blake, Senior HR Consultant, on competitive pay. Her article is on Page 14.

We have quite a few articles in this issue to bring you up-to-date on the latest in the world of compensation and performance management. ADP has provided an excellent article on benchmarking compensation by Doug Bonderud on Page 12.  Blair and Bruce Johansan provided another helpful article about 2017 compensation and benefits that you don’t want to miss. Plus we have articles on employment law and benefits that are must-reads.

It is the season of giving, so don’t forget to make your donation to the SHRM Foundation. Each year they provide over 200 scholarships to HR practitioners and students to help in their pursuit of HR certification and HR graduate and undergraduate degrees. They also provide much needed research for the HR community that you will not find anywhere else.

Next month our emphasis will be on top employee benefits companies. We will also feature the U.S. News best employment law attorneys. I hope you will join us for our monthly complimentary webinar sponsored by Data Facts. As always, you will receive SHRM and HRCI credit.

Best wishes for a beautiful holiday season with your loved ones.

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