As HR professionals, we’re all busy in our day-to-day work, particularly when we’re involved in annual planning, preparing for performance reviews, merit increases, and a host of other activities. However, there’s something else happening soon — this year’s compensation surveys are soon to be published.
Along with survey releases come meetings to review the results and strategic insights from survey owners and experts. Many of these meetings are in person, live via web conference, or recorded so that you can access them at your leisure.
Think you don’t have time to attend these survey results meetings? Here are the top 5 reasons why you should make the time.
Snapshot of results — Survey results meetings provide attendees with a snapshot of the overall survey findings. The results are presented in an efficient way that is interesting and easy to remember, making it easy for you to share information with leaders and other key stakeholders in your organization.
Identify dramatic changes — Results meetings typically call attention to any jobs that saw dramatic changes. If a job now has double the number of survey respondents, perhaps that job and those skills are in high demand. Alternatively, if a job sees a significant drop in responses, perhaps that role is no longer “typical” but has morphed into a new job. Being aware of these changes can help you plan strategically to support the talent needs of your organization.
Market insights — Gain additional insight on particular topics in rewards or in areas related to your industry by listening to subject matter experts present the results.
Networking — Survey results meetings often include open forums where participants are encouraged to ask questions. Benefit from hearing your peers ask questions or participate in Q&A sessions yourself. In-person events often have networking opportunities where you can catch up with peers informally, often gaining meaningful insights in a one-on-one discussion.
Learn from experts — Hearing the survey owner and other experts in the field present the survey findings will usually provide further explanation and emphasis that you may not have from simply reviewing the results on your own. After all, the survey owners eat, sleep, and breathe their survey year round. They know what to look for, understand when changes in data signify a trend, and can alert you to changes in talent or rewards that may impact your organization.
Attend a survey results meeting today! View the events schedule for the United States or Canada for a list of survey results meetings and other events coming soon.