Watch this fireside chat to learn:

  • The foundations you need in order to support transparency
  • Why employee perception of fair pay has declined over the last decade 
  • Why pay transparency is as much about organizational values as it is about pay 
  • How transparent you can truly be about pay
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B.C (before COVID), pay transparency was an aspirational goal for many reward teams. Companies wondered where they fell on the pay transparency spectrum and explored how they could create more openness in the workplace. 

A.C, there’s been a significant uptick in companies focused on transparency - with open communication about pay moving from aspiration to reality. From pay cuts to layoffs, business and HR leaders have had to explain why they’ve made both business survival and compensation decisions that impacted their employees dramatically. 

In this fireside chat, reward experts from CURO, Innovative Consulting Services, and Verditer Consulting discuss why it’s important to continue building on this new culture of trust, while sharing insights and practical examples for achieving pay transparency within your company.

About the presenters

Ruth Thomas

Ruth Thomas
Co-founder and Senior Consultant, CURO

Ruth Thomas has over 30 years of global HR and reward management experience. She is a Senior Consultant at CURO and is one of the company’s co-founders. Ruth is an expert in the management of compensation processes and the design of pay and benefit structures, salary progression systems and management incentive plans.

Ruth recently led the vision and development of CURO’s new pay equity solutions – a UK Gender Pay Gap reporting tool and a CURO Pay Equity Analysis Software.

Prior to joining CURO, Ruth held roles at Lloyds TSB Group, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Dow Jones Group and Credit Suisse.

Jennifer Peacock

Jennifer Peacock
Principal, Innovative Consulting Services

The Comp Chick, aka Jennifer Peacock, has more than 25 years of diverse experience in human resources ranging from consulting to corporate HR leadership. Specific fields of expertise include compensation, benefits, recruitment, compliance, HRIS, performance management, data analytics, reporting, and employee relations.

Jennifer has implemented both small and large scale HR projects and has established HR functions. Jennifer has held positions of chief human capital officer, corporate director of compensation, vice president-compensation, benefits and HRIS and assistant vice president-HR. During her career, she has been involved with the Chesapeake Human Resources Association and the Society for Human Resources Management. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Towson University, MD, and a master’s degree in business administration from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

Samantha Gee

Samantha Gee
Director, Verditer Consulting

As an experienced HR Director, Samantha has had a progressive career across a diverse range of successful organisations.  Combining a proven track record as a reward specialist, both in house and in consulting, with HR leadership experience in generalist HR, resourcing and diversity fields.  

During her time at KPMG, as Head of Performance and Reward, Samantha led significant cultural change and employee engagement programmes.  She introduced greater performance pay to support the creation of a high performance culture, was integral to the achievement of Sunday Times ‘Best Big Employer’.  She also directed the harmonisation of reward in the merger of KPMG member firms across Europe and led the review of the firm’s approach to diversity and inclusion, resulting in diversity goals with each function.

Her career includes over seven years in consulting where she's partnered with clients across many sectors including Big4, FTSE350, charities and not-for-profit organsations.  Samantha founded Verditer Consulting in early 2015 to bring a fresh approach to the market.