Kansas City Compensation and Benefits Association

The Kansas City-area association for professional development and networking among compensation and benefits professionals.  Local affiliate of WorldatWork.        

Inside Employees' Minds
Thursday, June 16, 2016
11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112

Mercer’s 2015 Inside Employees’ Minds™ Survey reveals what US workers think about their jobs, their employers, and the changing work experience.

Through the comprehensive research, they uncovered an intriguing paradox: Nearly two in five employees are seriously considering leaving their organization at the present time, including many who are highly satisfied with various aspects of their work.

They also learned that benefits remain a critical part of the employment equation, that pay matters most, and that employees think their employers are missing the mark on developing talent.

During this session, they will explore these findings and discuss how employers can reshape their value propositions to reflect evolving workforce needs and expectations.


Andre Rooks
is a Principal in Mercer’s Chicago office where he is responsible for developing strategies that improve the outcomes from base pay, incentive pay and other compensation programs. He has published white papers, participated in webinars and presented to industry groups. He holds an B.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Abbey White is an Associate in Mercer’s Talent business. Based out of the Chicago office, Abbey is responsible for supporting all aspects of client deliverables in the areas of Compensation, HR Transformation, and Communications. She has a year of experience with Mercer involving executive and broad-based compensation assessments, communications, HR Transformation, and talent strategy. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire with a BA double major in Spanish and International Affairs.

Learn more and register online.

Are you working toward your CCP or GRP certification?
Are you looking for some professional development or have someone in your organization who could sharpen their Compensation Acumen? 

Then check out the following WorldatWork Certification Course

Base Pay Administration and Pay for Performance
WorldatWork Certification Course
August 1-2,2016

The KCCBA is a Local Network Partner with WorldatWork. Together we are offering you the opportunity to register for WorldatWork's Bay Pay Administration and Pay for Performance. This certification course will help you design a fair and competitive plan. This course provides an in-depth discussion of the principles, design, implementation and evaluation of an employee base-pay program. Exercises will show how to design a pay program that is fair, competitive and supportive of an organization’s compensation strategy.

Pariticipants will:

  • Identify the relationship between an employee total rewards program and an organization’s business strategy.
  • Discuss the design of base pay programs and necessary considerations.
  • Discover what it takes to implement and deliver base pay.
  • Examine pay for performance merit pay systems including development, utilization and costing.
  • Address the effectiveness and efficiency of pay programs through monitoring and evaluation.
  • Discern how and when human resources should be involved in mergers and acquisitions.

This two day course provides an excellent opportunity for building skills and networking with similarly interested HR professionals.


August 1-2, 2016


8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day
(Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided)


Holiday Inn Hotel
10920 Nall Street, Overland Park, KS

Contact WorldatWork regarding registration and fees. (KCCBA members receive a 10% discount!)

How to register:

It's Time to Renew Your Membership

If you have not done so already, please go into your profile and pay your dues for 2016.  We are pleased to report that there are not any increases in dues for 2016.  If you have a corporate membership, a list of those individuals who are on your membership may be found under the Members Only Section > Directory and sort by company.  Questions or changes?  Email kccba@sbcglobal.net.

KCCBA's Vision Is . . .

To be the premier source of compensation and benefits education and networking opportunities in the greater Kansas City region.

and Its Mission Statement Is . . .

To support Compensation and Benefit practitioners in furthering their knowledge and skills by providing resources, networking and professional development opportunities.

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KCCBA Events

Upcoming Events

June 16, 2016 11:15 AM (CDT) • Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112

WorldatWork Seminars      

Upcoming Seminars

August 01, 2016 8:30 AM (CDT) • Holiday Inn Hotel, 10920 Nall Streert, Overland Park, KS
September 12, 2016 8:30 AM (CDT) • Holiday Inn Hotel, 10820 Nall Street, Overland Park, KS

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