Willis to Present at SHRM 2013 Annual Conference & Exposition
Human Capital Professionals Confront Complex Environment in Response to Changing Industry
NEW YORK, June 12, 2013- Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the
global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, announced today that leaders from its Human Capital Practice
will present at the Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 2013 Annual Conference & Exposition at
the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, June 16-19.
SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource (HR) management, representing more than 250,000 members
in over 140 countries. Its annual conference and exposition is an industry leading educational and networking
event bringing together hundreds of HR professionals.
Specialists from Willis’ Human Capital Practice will lead a variety of timely educational sessions including:
Benefits Boot Camp: Jay Kirschbaum, Practice Leader, National Legal & Research Group and Liz Vollmar, Attorney,
National Legal & Research Group, explain the ways in which employer-sponsored welfare benefit plans have to
comply with ERISA, IRC and PPACA requirements.
The Role of HR as a Strategic Business
Leader who Drives Business Performance and Productivity: Jennifer Barton, Willis Human Capital COO and Debbi Davidson,
Senior Human Resources Consultant team up for a session that will give participants a fresh approach
on how top performing organizations “do strategic HR.”
Disaster Planning for Human Resources: Jay Kirschbaum,
Practice Leader, Willis National Legal & Research Group, will cover the importance of business continuity planning
in accordance with safeguarding human and physical assets should such events occur.
The 401(k) as
a Lifetime Financial Instrument: Jack Towarnicky, Attorney, Willis National Legal & Research Group will detail how
401(k) plans can be successful without having to experience a new legislative revolution in the form
of employer mandates.
Variable Pay Plans: A Management Tool to Drive Business Results: Debbi
Davidson, Willis Senior Human Resources Consultant, will provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to
develop an effective variable pay plan, including seven key decisions to make when designing incentive plans.
Tales From the Trenches - How Employers Can Avoid Common Health Plan Compliance Pitfalls: Liz
Vollmar, Attorney, Willis National Legal & Research Group, will discuss some common employer health plan administration
scenarios and the best practices that can help avoid significant – sometimes catastrophic – financial exposures
and associated costs.
Commenting on the upcoming conference, Jim Blaney, CEO, Willis Human Capital Practice, said, “Employers are facing an
extremely complex environment as they navigate the health care reform landscape, confronting a variety of challenges
from compliance and talent management to rising health care costs. Human Resource professionals today are seeking
effective solutions to manage their human capital risks and position their organizations for the future. Willis
is committed to delivering industry leading expertise and we look forward to connecting with our SHRM
Over two dozen Willis Human Capital experts will be participating in this year’s SHRM conference. On Sunday,
June 16, Willis will be hosting an open cocktail reception at the Willis Booth, number 439,
in the exhibition hall from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
For additional information about Willis at SHRM, visit the Willis booth. You can also follow Willis leaders
on Twitter, live from the event, at @WillisGroup.
Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker. With
roots dating to 1828, Willis operates today on every continent with more than 17,000 employees in
over 400 offices. Willis offers its clients superior expertise, teamwork, innovation and market-leading products and professional
services in risk management and transfer. Our experts rank among the world’s leading authorities on analytics,
modelling and mitigation strategies at the intersection of global commerce and extreme events. Find more information
at our website, www.willis.com, our leadership journal, Resilience, or our up-to-the-minute blog
on breaking news, WillisWire. Across geographies, industries and specialisms, Willis provides its local and
multinational clients with resilience for a risky world.
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