Human Resources Subject of AWWA Meeting

Water utility managers, supervisors, human resources personnel and financial officers will tackle impending workforce concerns and discuss strategies for recruitment and retention at a seminar hosted by the American Water Works Association March 6-7 at The Westin Casuarina in Las Vegas, Nev.

Sustainability of human resources has become one of the top five near-term critical issues for water utilities. "Compensation Strategies to Strengthen Workforce Recruitment, Retention, and Motivation" is a two-day seminar designed to provide tools and long-term solutions for maintaining a strong and content workforce. Instructor Robert J. Greene, chief executive officer of Reward Systems in Glenview, Ill., will discuss processes for evaluating current compensation strategies and ways to modify or create new compensation programs.

Topics include variable pay plans, competitive pay structures, performance measures and rewards.

Greene contributes more than 30 years of related experience as a compensation consultant in the Chicago area. He has published more than 75 articles and has designed and taught courses for the Society for Human Resources Management and the American Compensation Association. He has served AWWA as an instructor and technical adviser and the designer of the AWWA Water Utility Compensation Survey.

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