CANCELLED - Communicating Total Compensation and Benefits to Millennials

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
This session will offer practical and useful communication tools you can use when communicating complex total rewards programs to your Millennial employees and their families.

It's a perfect storm where we have very complicated total rewards programs, young employees with very short attention spans, and very high standards. This session will outline the issues on the horizon, what your compensation and benefits strategies should be, and then share ways to fix it with advanced communication methods. We will review recent survey data from several Organizational Strategy resources, look at advanced communication methods from the world of marketing and sales, and agree on advanced metrics to measure the success or failure of your communication strategies toward Millennials.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Karl James Ahlrichs


Karl Ahlrichs specializes in helping professionals make order from chaos. He is a national speaker, author, and consultant, presenting on the people issues in all industries, and is often quoted in the local and national media. 

Karl’s experience is ideally suited to times of organizational change as he pulls on risk management and organizational development theories to replace “best practices” with “next practices”. He owes much of his communications mastery to working as a writer and editor in daily media, to on-the-job writing experience and to the process of becoming a published author.

He joined Gregory & Appel in 2010 after serving as a founding partner of ExactHire, bringing his HR, operations, diversity & belonging, and learning & development skills with him. Karl’s affinity for design, composition and learning started at a very young age, by taking and examining thousands of boring pictures with the goal of improving his craft. He loves deploying that practice-to-improve approach with all manner of hobbies including writing haiku, mastering cutting-edge technology and learning Spanish.

In 2003, he was named the SHRM Human Resource Professional of the Year for the State of Indiana. He is on the Boards of several organizations, including the Maryland CPA Society.  He has lived in Scotland and Spain and lives to explore new experiences with his wife and family.


Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
 Not Available for Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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