Understanding VT's Labor Market and What it Means for Your Pay Practices

July 18, 2018
7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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Hampton Inn Conference Center
42 Lower Mountain View Drive
Colchester, VT 05446

Time:                            7:30 am -  8:00 am    Registration and Networking

                                     8:00 am - 10:30 am  Training Seminar


Are you having trouble competing for talent in this tight labor market…and wondering why?

Are you wondering where to look to figure out what salary to offer for the new job that’s just opened up in your company?

Have you been thinking about using or participating in salary surveys but haven’t quite been sure what to do?

You know it’s hard to recruit and you’re hearing that you’re not alone in the battle for great talent, but do you know why? Come to our program to learn more about what is happening in the Vermont Labor Market today…and what is to come. We’ll be learning from Matt Barewicz, an outstanding labor economist, about current trends in Vermont’s workforce and we’ll also get a glimpse into the future. To help you understand how your organization’s pay compares to your competitors, several local compensation experts will discuss the importance of Market Pay-based compensation strategies, where you can find affordable local salary data, and how you can participate in the salary survey process to be sure your organization is represented.

We hope you’ll join us!

About our Speakers

Mathew Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief, Vermont Department of Labor: Mathew has over 12 years of professional experience as an economist across both the public and private sector.  Additionally, he has provided economic instruction at the collegiate level.  Prior to his work in economics, he was employed in the brokerage industry as an equity trader. Mathew graduated from the University of Vermont with a double major in economics and French.  He earned his master’s degree in economics from San Diego State University.  In his free time, Mathew supports music and the arts.

Greg Paradiso, Director, Benefits, Compensation & HRIS, University of Vermont: Greg oversees benefits, compensation and HR information systems for the University of Vermont. Greg has over 25 years of experience in human resource management with mid-size and large employers. Prior to joining UVM, he served as an employer consultant with Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence, Director of Benefits & HRIS for McCormick Spices in Baltimore, Maryland and Director of Compensation, Benefits & HRIS for Glatfelter Paper in York, PA. Greg earned his BS in Labor Relations at Cornell University and an MBA at the University of Maryland. Greg is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management and a Certified Compensation Professional with WorldAtWork.

Michelle Lewis, HR Consultant, HR Delta, LLC: Michelle helps organizations think differently about People, Pay, and Processes through her work as an HR Consultant with HR Delta, LLC. Building on formal training and education in HR, Michelle has held frontline and managerial HR positions with local organizations such as Howard Center and IDX and with global organizations such as General Electric, Texas Instruments, and Wyeth. Michelle applies her training and experience in Compensation and Benefits, Leadership Development, HR Systems, and Lean Six Sigma to help organizations optimize their compensation strategies, develop their leaders, create succession plans for the future, and streamline their HR processes and systems. She has worked to advance HR education and practice through service on the board of the Vermont HR Association, including two terms as president. Michelle’s community involvement also includes serving on the board of the King Street Center in Burlington. Michelle earned her BBA in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources and her MBA in Human Resource Management from the University of North Texas and holds SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications through HRCI and SHRM, respectively. Michelle has also earned the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) certifications through World at Work.

Amanda Royer, UVM Medical Center:

Amanda has over 10 years of experience with some of the largest organizations in Vermont. For the last four years she has been focused on Compensation at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC). In this role Amanda is responsible for the day to day operations of Compensation including, job evaluations, salary surveys, salary quotes, equity reviews, and pay increases.  Prior to joining UVMMC, Amanda worked in the HR departments at Keurig Green Mountain and National Life Group. Amanda graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Business Administration (HR Concentration) and graduated from Champlain College with a MBA. She holds the PHR and SHRM - CP certifications.

Frank Sadowski, Partner, Human Resources Consulting, Gallagher Flynn & Company:

Frank Sadowski established the Human Resources Consulting Division of Gallagher, Flynn & Company in 1997. His work focuses on executive and professional recruiting, consulting on a wide range of compensation issues, supporting strategic planning and other organization development efforts, and working on issues related to business ethics and corporate purpose. Immediately prior to coming to GFC, Frank was the Principal of Sadowski Consulting Services in South Burlington, Vermont for seven years.  Frank received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Cornell University, attended Harvard Divinity School as a Rockefeller Fellow, and earned a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. He has received Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification. Outside the firm, Frank helped create Burlington’s Ronald McDonald House and the Lake Champlain Waldorf School.  He has been a trustee of the Pine Ridge School and president of the Vermont Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development. He graduated from Episcopal Divinity School in 2014 with a Masters of Divinity degree, focusing on business ethics and issues related to faith and spirituality in the workplace. He currently serves on the board of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.


This program has been submitted for certification credit hours.    Please register via www.VTHRA.org


$15.00 VTHRA Members
$25.00 after 7:00 am July 14

$25.00 Non-Members
$35.00 after 7:00 am July 14