May 21, 2018
4,600-Member Compensation Networking and Professional Development Community Connects People and Inspires Potential Across 16 Global Markets
Dallas, TX (May 21, 2018) – Salary.com, the leading SaaS provider of cloud-based compensation data and analytics, today, from The WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference in Dallas, announced the accelerated expansion of its CompConnections Community (C3), with the addition of 12 new local events across the U.S. in the remainder of 2018 and four new course curricula within its international CompX Education series. On top of this, with Salary.com’s two-year-old CompConnections Xchange program, members can continue to participate in existing Salary.com peer surveys or design their own geographic or “hot jobs” surveys, workforce metrics, and projections, free of charge. The fast growth of all three programs underscores the power and value of shared interests, experiences, and objectives in driving engagement and education for personal and organizational development.
“We launched our CompConnections Community two and a half years ago to connect comp professionals so that they could share professional advice, expertise, and information in fun and relaxed settings, where it would be easy to build relationships and get to know their peers,” said Kent Plunkett, President and CEO of Salary.com. “With decades of experience in the compensation market, we were able to build our membership very quickly. And, the growth we have experienced has far exceeded our initial aspirations. Today, we host, support, and manage a vibrant and engaged community of compensation professionals that is 4,600 people strong. This dynamic group, comprised of new and experienced HR people across 16 global markets, participates in each other’s professional development, enjoys a common commitment to lifelong learning, and is willing to share what they know with others. Some of this happens within the structures, resources, and avenues we enable through the CompConnections Community, and the rest is just organic, collaborative, and social. We are really impressed by the power of community and have been delighted to be at the forefront with C3.”
All members of the CompConnections Community are granted free access to CompConnections Xchange, a data and proactive sharing environment that has been available to Salary.com customers for two years. With this Department of Justice (DOJ)-compliant service, members can participate in existing Salary.com peer surveys or design their own vertical and geographic surveys, custom “hot jobs” surveys, and workforce metrics and projections. Salary.com support ensures that members meet regulatory data exchanging requirements and that jobs are properly matched for the most accurate results.
In the coming months, Salary.com is also dramatically expanding its CompConnections Community offerings by broadening its reach from 16 to 30 international countries and increasing networking, collaboration and learning opportunities with enhanced initiatives within its events and education programs:
CompConnections Events – an events program is designed to promote networking, professional development, mentorship, and knowledge sharing. The program includes local socials, customer panels and trend events in major cities, and topic-based seminars hosted by comp leaders at businesses around the country. More than 2,000 individuals have attended CompConnections events in the last six months.
CompConnections CompX – a compensation education series delivered by masters and Ph.D. HR professors and comp experts is designed to help HR professionals gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their organizations. There are currently more than eight flexible CompX seminars that can be attended live or on-demand, and they are accredited by SHRM and HRCI. In addition, the CompX library offers members a broad range of downloadable compensation and industry content, guides, and resources.
“I’ve really enjoyed my experience with CompConnections. It’s so common to encounter certain pain points, because the industry is changing so rapidly, and it is nice to see a big group of people talking about these kinds of issues and finding solutions,” said Amy Martin, Director of Total Rewards at Centra Health.
Membership in Salary.com’s CompConnections is free and open to all Human Resources and CompConnections professionals. More than 3,000 of Salary.com’s customers are in the CompConnections Community with just over 1,500 coming from the broader compensation professional landscape. Participation in the community is anonymous unless members opt into public groups and forums, and all program access is available to every member. Engagement levels are not required and are at the sole discretion and desire of each individual member.
“We are focused on access and sharing without pressure or influence. We want our customers, and those across our extended compensation community to be in the driver’s seat, deciding individually what their personal and professional engagement thresholds, interests and needs really are,” said Alys Scott, Chief Marketing Officer, Salary.com. “I have had the pleasure of so much direct interaction with our C3 family in many cities across the US and am continually impressed by the balance of thought leadership and learning with social networking and fun. It is always a pleasure to collaborate with a diverse range people who share experiences and new ideas. CompConnections is designed to put the power of potential in the hands of each individual person in our community, and that has been the recipe for success from our side.”
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Salary.com is the leading SaaS provider of cloud-based compensation market data and analytics. Founded in 1999, the Company serves approximately 4,000 business-to-business customers worldwide with its market-leading CompAnalyst platform, designed to accelerate compensation workflows and improve efficiency. Through its Salary Wizard and consumer website, Salary.com delivers continually updated, reliable market pay data and career content to hundreds of thousands of consumers each year. The Company is committed to helping organizations drive company success by aligning compensation practices with recruiting, performance and development initiatives through easy-to-access data and meaningful insights.