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Tony Magaro

Director, Human Resources - Southwest Research Institute

Tony Magaro, executive director of the Human Resources Department at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). Tony received the National Industry Liaison Group’s (NILG) 2017 Lois Baumerich Lifetime Achievement Award today for his work promoting equal opportunity and affirmative action. Magaro has been with SwRI for over 50 years. He joined SwRI in 1969 as a student clerk. Magaro transferred to human resources in 1989, now leading the Human Resources and Compensation function.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Tuesday, Aug. 1

Workshop 3

Compensation 101: What Total Rewards Experts Wish Affirmative Action Experts Knew

Tony Magaro, Southwest Research Institute; Christine Hendrickson and Nancy Romanyshyn, Syndio; Adam Swanlund, Elevance Health

What do you do when your employees are suddenly comp experts because of the pay transparency laws?  What works?  What doesn’t? What do total rewards experts wish that affirmative action and compliance experts knew about how compensation is designed, set, and managed. In this session you will learn:
• What compensation experts do all day?
• The magic of career frameworks
• How to market benchmarking roles without violating the Antitrust laws.
• The ins and outs of pay structures.
You will leave with a compensation 101 structure, a list of key terms, and answers to all of your total rewards questions.t