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Attracting and Retaining Employees in a Tumultuous Job Market

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • OSF Auditorium A & B and Teams


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Attracting and Retaining Employees in a Tumultuous Job Market

Heather Acerra

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11:30 am to 1 pm

In-person with food (RSVP no later than Thursday, January 12) or via Teams (link included with registration confirmation)

The combination of labor pressure, wage trends, and inflation all lead to how important it is to stay with a steady compensation philosophy. Heather Acerra, Group Benefits Consultant with Cottingham & Butler, will discuss benefit and total reward trends in the new world of compensation and describe techniques being utilized by many companies to attract and retain employees. During the presentation Heather will share data from customer surveys and discuss techniques being utilized by many companies with an emphasis on employee well-being.

Speaker Bio

Heather Acerra is a group benefits consultant with Cottingham and Butler. Her focus is helping employers design plans to attract and retain employees in a cost effective manner. Heather utilizes a consultative and data-driven approach to help employers with benefit plan design, wellness program design, cost containment strategies, compliance, employee communications, compensation plan design, engagement/culture diagnostics and more. Heather has over twenty years of Human Resource experience including compensation consulting, staffing and employee engagement, and leadership of human resource organizations in industries from insurance to industrial labor outsourcing. Heather is passionate about education and serves on the Executive Advisory Board at NEIU’s Business School and is the College Relations Chair for the Oakbrook HRA Board. She and her husband invented an award-winning educational toy called Lux Blox. Founding a small business which manufactures and distributes domestically and internationally has provided her with first-hand experience of the challenges and excitement of today’s marketplace.


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