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Global Total Rewards Council

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Organizations are continually seeking to improve their reward programs as a vital part of the company’s ability to deliver business success. But as the reward environment becomes more complex, keeping up with the latest thinking and with programs that deliver true value is a massive challenge. Progress grows more challenging as companies operate in an increasingly global environment, change their structure, attract new employee cohorts, enter new markets, acquire new businesses, and assign more employees between countries. Additionally, legislation and social pressures related to reward are becoming prevalent.

The Global Total Rewards Council brings together total reward senior executives who have a remit extending beyond Europe. It provides members with an opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues on their agendas, exchange views, widen their perspectives, and share their experiences and best practices.

Companies & Members - Global Total Rewards Council

  • A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S
  • AEGON N.V.
  • AXA Group
  • American Express Services Europe Limited
  • Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd
  • BBVA S.A.
  • BP plc
  • Bayer AG
  • Bombardier Transportation GmbH
  • Borealis AG
  • British Airways plc
  • British American Tobacco plc
  • Bureau Veritas
  • Bühler AG
  • Coca-Cola
  • Cofra Holding AG
  • Facebook Ireland Ltd
  • Firmenich
  • Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica S.A.
  • HSBC Holdings plc
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC
  • Hilti (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Hitachi ABB Power Grids
  • IKEA Services AB
  • ING Group
  • ISS World Services A/S
  • Imperial Brands PLC
  • International Flavors & Fragrances
  • JT International S.A.
  • Lhoist S.A.
  • Mars Polska Sp. z o.o
  • McCormick UK Ltd
  • Merck KGaA
  • Microsoft Ltd.
  • Nestle
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Oriflame
  • Pepsico
  • Pfizer
  • Philip Morris International
  • RELX Group plc
  • RHI Magnesita GmbH
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Richemont
  • Sasol Ltd.
  • Shell International Limited
  • Siemens AG
  • Swiss Re Management Ltd.
  • Syngenta Crop Protection AG
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG
  • Tetra Pak International SA
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe
  • The LEGO Group
  • Trelleborg AB
  • UCB SA
  • Ørsted A/S

Enduring relationships with trusted peers is the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the council value. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective topic selection and problem solving that put your issues on the agenda Informal
  • Real-time Benchmarking of current approaches by member companies to the most challenging issues faced by product development
  • Multi-industry insights and best practices from non-competitive peers via in-depth discussions
  • Performance accelerating ideas for a key growth engine for your company
  • Networking, reputation building and access within your peer community 

  • Role of Reward Function in Sales Incentives Design - Sales Effectiveness or Governance?
  • Global Mobility – Tying in Reward with Talent Development
  • Incentives – New Trends and Implications for Reward Governance
  • How is HR transforming? Sharing HR Business Partnering Models and Organisation Design Models for HR Service and Centre of Excellence Delivery and Effectiveness
  • Sharing Experience of Benefits Administration Platforms
  • Update on the Gender Pay Gap – collaborating with Talent Management
  • Managing Medical Plan Costs
  • Global Mobility and Managing International Mobility Compliance
  • Mergers, Reorganisations and Divestments – Reward Implications and Lessons Learned
  • Using HR Analytics in Reward Design and Management

Members will be compensation and benefits executives. Members have global remits and represent multinational companies across different industries.

Brian Pickthall

Brian Pickthall

Council Director, Total Rewards Council
The Conference Board
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Why join the Total Rewards Council?

I remember a couple of years ago when I was about to launch a new project in job architecture, and I shared my plans for this with my colleagues from the Council. I immediately had a-number-of companies who had already done this or were planning to do this in the future. This resulted in a few conversations after the council meeting where I was able to connect my team with their teams to exchange experiences, the dos and the don’ts. In this way we were able to take advantage of all that expertise from those other companies that we didn’t have internally.

Enrique Zamarbide, SVP Compensation & Benefits, Deutsche Post

I think what’s helpful for the meetings is that you really get food for thought, you don’t just get solutions, that’s more what you might find in small, local networks. In this Council you get the overall picture that each company is-more-or less working on similar topics, but they are at different stages of the journey. I find that I can always use these Council meetings as a benchmark, to see where we are standing in a process and this helps me, either to move forward, or to work out which member I can contact to share one-on-one with after the meeting and align our experiences. This is the big value for me.

Florian Austerer, Head of Global Reward & Mobility, Hilti

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