Mercer Latin America HR Forum - Miami, May, 2015

2015 Latin America HR Forum

Making Accountability Work

Effective Employer Strategies in a Multigenerational Age

May 27–29, Miami

Event Agenda

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th

12:00Forum registration opens

12:00–13:00Lunch

13:00–13:30Welcome to Forum 2015

Eduardo RagasolRegion Leader, Latin America

Julio PortalatinCEO – Mercer

13:30–15:00Plenary Session – Today’s Employer + Employee Equation: Understanding the Risks and Opportunities of Shared Responsibility

Dramatic social, demographic, economic, and legislative changes have introduced an era of accountability never before seen in the employer-employee relationship. With new expectations for individual accountability for one's health, wealth, and career, today's multigenerational workforce brings vastly different perspectives, values, and needs to the employer-employee relationship. Companies that dig deeper into the internal drivers of their workers and proactively address their distinct needs will be in the best position to compete for talent long into the future.

Pat MilliganPresident — North America, Mercer

Sergio Torres CrossSenior Partner and Market Leader — Mexico, Mercer

15:00–15:30Networking Break

15:30–17:00Plenary Session – The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age

The employer-employee relationship has shifted from what we once knew. Managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: You can’t afford to offer lifetime employment anymore, but you can’t build a lasting, innovative business when everyone acts like a free agent. The solution: Stop thinking of employees as family or free agents, and start thinking of them as accountable allies on a tour of duty.

This year we are pleased to welcome Ben Casnocha as keynote speaker. Ben is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur, author, and executive who co-authored a best-selling book: The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age with Reid Hoffman, Founder and Chairman of LinkedIn.

Ben CasnochaSilicon Valley-based entrepreneur, author, and executive

17:00–18:30Plenary Session: What's on Your Mind?

This is a powerful and dynamic session in which every delegate has the opportunity to be enriched by the experience of peers and Mercer consultants in a highly interactive series of roundtable discussions. This session will focus on the talent, benefit, and risk-management challenges that emerge when empowering employees toward taking individual responsibility.

Facilitator: Daniel NadbornyPartner, Mercer

18:30–19:30Networking Break

19:30Conference Dinner

THURSDAY, MAY 28th

07:30–08:45Breakfast

08:45–09:00Welcome to Day 2

Eduardo RagasolRegion Leader — Latin America, Mercer

09:00–10:30Keynote Address: Captain's excellence: The Power to Inspire

Come and hear this exceptional leader tell his inspiring story of accountability before a challenge that seemed impossible.

François PienaarRugby World Cup-winning captain, led the Springboks to victory in the 1995 World Cup, helping Nelson Mandela's pursuit to unite a racially divided South Africa.

10:30–11:00Networking Break

11:00–12:30BREAKOUT SESSION A

Human Capital Hot Issues in Central America, Venezuela and the Caribbean (English)

Gabriel RegaladoInformation Solutions Leader, Talent – ANDICA Region, Mercer

Adriana GonzálezConsulting Hub Leader, Talent – Latin America, Mercer

Human Capital Hot Issues in Brazil (English)

Marcelo FerrariDirector, Market Development − Brazil, Mercer

André MaxnukBrazil M&A Leader and Rio de Janeiro Office Leader – Brazil, Mercer

Compensation Planning 2015: Latin America Forecasts and Trends (Spanish)

A tradition of our HR Conference, this session presents a detailed overview of the compensation and benefit trends in Latin America, as identified by the Mercer’s Total Remuneration Survey, focusing specifically on what’s behind the numbers. By correlating information and indicators from different countries and contrasting the region’s results with trends identified by Mercer’s global surveys, delegates will have an updated overview of key current compensation and benefit issues and trends across Latin America.

Javier TabakmanRegional Leader, Talent – Latin America, Mercer

Gerardo García RojasInformation Solutions Leader – Mexico, Mercer

Human Capital as a Key Driver of Value Creation in M&A and Private Equity Deals in Latin America (English)

Southern Cross Group is the leading and longest private equity firm exclusively dedicated to the Latin America market. Marcos Mulcahy Partner of Southern Cross Group- will share his vision on the human capital risks and opportunities when applying their investment model focused on generating operating value. Challenges of leading complex M&A transactions in Latin American countries are considerable, and during this session, Marcos will focus on sharing with Forum attendees his organization’s experience acquiring Grupo Expansión -the second largest print and digital publisher in Mexico- and the talent and cultural challenges faced while at it.

Daniel NadbornyPartner, M&A Consulting and Argentina Country Leader – Argentina, Mercer

Marcos MulcahyPartner, Southern CrossGroup

The Future of HR: What Comes After the Three-Pillar (Ulrich) Model? (Spanish)

Where do companies stand today with the HR Operating Model? Mercer’s view on the status of the implementation of the three pillar model is making a difference between high and low touch service. From our experience in Latin America- not all of the expectations that have been tied to the implementation to the three pillar model have been fulfilled, which have been the most important barriers? Finally, we will introduce Mercer’s perspective on how future HR Business Partner or Shared Service Center could look like.

Martín Ibañez FrochamSenior Partner, Talent – Latin America, Mercer

Employee Benefits for a Multigenerational Workforce (English)

There's a seismic shift in workplace demographics that now has four distinct age groups — all with different needs and expectations — putting demands on corporate HR teams. More than ever employee benefits must empower individuals of all generations to make informed choices, take responsibility for their well-being, and manage their benefit spending. Join us in this conversation with Mercer Marsh Benefits experts on how to address the complexity of this scenario for employers and employees.

Renato CassinelliRegional Leader – Latin America and Caribbean, Mercer Marsh Beneficios

Eduardo MarchioriLeader-Brazil, Mercer Marsh Beneficios

12:30–14:00Lunch

14:00–15:30BREAKOUT SESSION B

Human Capital Hot Issues in Argentina and Chile (English)

Valeria BohórquezTalent Business Principal, Argentina, Mercer

Pablo García YáñezCountry Leader − Chile, Mercer

Human Capital Hot Issues in Colombia and Peru (Spanish)

Gustavo Sosa-RostanLeader, Retirement and M&A – Andean, Central America and Caribe, Mercer

Pilar QuinterosLeader, Talent – Peru, Mercer

Gamification + Digitalization + Algorithms: A Top-Notch Approach to Talent Acquisition Strategies (English)

Companies globally are facing significant hurdles when it comes to having the right talent to meet business demands. Despite a pool of 202 million people unemployed globally, 34% of employers around the world say they cannot fill available jobs. Now is the time for talent managers to raise their game and prepare their organizations to effectively manage their talent acquisition strategy.

This session aims to inspire leaders to think differently and share the latest trends and innovations in the talent acquisition arena.

Julie van WaverenLeader, Talent — Mexico, Mercer

Executive Remuneration 2015: Global Trends (English)

Economic growth, geographic hotspots, stakeholder influence, and executive talent shortages are leading to a dramatic change in executive remuneration program design and governance. Join us in this session to get ideas on how to retain top talent, astutely allocate rewards investments to enhance your company's competitive advantage, and prepare for potential/recent regulations.

Ivana ThorntonSenior Consultant, Talent - Latin America, Mercer

Mike HalloranSenior Partner, Talent – US, Mercer

The Retirement  Dilemma for the Younger Generations: A Google Case Study (English)

Fortune Magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute named Google the 2014 “Best Company Work For.” Ever wondered what life at Google looks like, and more specifically what benefits does Googlers receive?

In Mercer’s Forum 2015 we are honored to have Google presenting their vision on retirement planning for the new generations. In the past years Google has implemented pension plans in multiple countries in Latin America with high adhesion average in populations around 26 years old. How they did it? What was taken on consideration? How to avoid contamination of the prejudices of the market? How to solve complex technical issues of local regulations? Join us in this conversation with Google, through its Regional Benefits Manager, Ana María Aguilera de Barros.

Ana María WeiszLeader, Retirement – Southern Cone, Mercer

Ana María Aguilera de BarrosManager, Benefits- Latin America, Google

Health Plans Redesign for Cost Sharing and Empowering Individual Accountability - Best Health Care Practices in Latin America (Spanish)

High health cost trends in the region are pressuring employers to be more effective through strategies such as implementing partially shared or contributory approaches to health care benefits management. In this session, we will take a look at how developments in health care, risk management, and local health regulations are prompting many employers to rethink their health and benefits strategy and adopt best-in-class practices to develop competitive and sustainable programs. These programs can provide employees with innovative, customized plans with bigger responsibility around their own health care and introduce broader choices into their plans.

Diego RamírezPrincipal, Global Health Product Leader, Mercer Marsh Benefits

Peter MillsPartner, International Consulting Group – California, Mercer

15:30–16:00Networking Break

16:00–17:30BREAKOUT SESSION C

Human Capital Hot Issues in Brazil (English)

Marcelo FerrariDirector, Market Development − Brazil, Mercer

André MaxnukBrazil M&A Leader and Rio de Janeiro Office Leader – Brazil, Mercer

Human Capital Hot Issues in Mexico (Spanish)

Julieta ManzanoDirector, Business Development − Mexico, Mercer

Maximiliano BeckerCountry Leader – Mexico, Mexico, Mercer Marsh Benefits

Compensation Planning 2015: Latin America Forecasts and Trends (English)

A tradition of our HR Conference, this session presents a detailed overview of the compensation and benefit trends in Latin America, as identified by the Mercer's Total Remuneration Survey, focusing specifically on what's behind the numbers. By correlating information and indicators from different countries and contrasting the region's results with trends identified by Mercer's global surveys, delegates will have an updated overview of key current compensation and benefit issues and trends across Latin America.

Javier TabakmanRegional Leader, Talent – Latin America, Mercer

Gerardo García RojasInformation Solutions Leader – Mexico, Mercer

The Future of HR: What Comes After the Three-Pillar (Ulrich) Model? (English)

Where do companies stand today with the HR Operating Model? Mercer's view on the status of the implementation of the three pillar model is making a difference between high and low touch service. From our experience in Latin America- not all of the expectations that have been tied to the implementation to the three pillar model have been fulfilled, which have been the most important barriers? Finally, we will introduce Mercer's perspective on how future HR Business Partner or Shared Service Center could look like.

Martín Ibañez FrochamSenior Partner, Talent – Latin America, Mercer

Human Capital as a Key Driver of Value Creation in M&A and Private Equity Deals in Latin America (Spanish)

Southern Cross Group is the leading and longest private equity firm exclusively dedicated to the Latin America market. Marcos Mulcahy Partner of Southern Cross Group- will share his vision on the human capital risks and opportunities when applying their investment model focused on generating operating value. Challenges of leading complex M&A transactions in Latin American countries are considerable, and during this session, Marcos will focus on sharing with Forum attendees his organization's experience acquiring Grupo Expansión -the second largest print and digital publisher in Mexico- and the talent and cultural challenges faced while at it.

Daniel NadbornyPartner, M&A Consulting and Argentina Country Leader – Argentina, Mercer

Marcos MulcahyPartner, Southern CrossGroup

Employee Benefits for a Multigenerational Workforce (English)

There's a seismic shift in workplace demographics that now has four distinct age groups — all with different needs and expectations — putting demands on corporate HR teams. More than ever employee benefits must empower individuals of all generations to make informed choices, take responsibility for their well-being, and manage their benefit spending. Join us in this conversation with Mercer Marsh Benefits experts on how to address the complexity of this scenario for employers and employees.

Renato CassinelliRegional Leader – Latin America and Caribbean, Mercer Marsh Beneficios

Eduardo MarchioriLeader-Brazil, Mercer Marsh Beneficios

17:30–20:00Networking Cocktails

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FRIDAY, MAY 29th

07:30–08:30Breakfast

08:30–10:00BREAKOUT SESSION D

Human Capital Hot Issues in Argentina and Chile (Spanish)

Valeria BohórquezTalent Business Principal, Argentina, Mercer

Pablo García YáñezCountry Leader − Chile, Mercer

Human Capital Hot Issues in Colombia and Peru (English)

Gustavo Sosa-RostanLeader, Retirement and M&A – Andean, Central America and Caribe, Mercer

Pilar QuinterosLeader, Talent – Peru, Mercer

The Retirement Dilemma for the Younger Generations: A Google Case Study (English)

Fortune Magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute named Google the 2014 “Best Company Work For.” Ever wondered what life at Google looks like, and more specifically what benefits does Googlers receive?

In Mercer’s Forum 2015 we are honored to have Google presenting their vision on retirement planning for the new generations. In the past years Google has implemented pension plans in multiple countries in Latin America with high adhesion average in populations around 26 years old. How they did it? What was taken on consideration? How to avoid contamination of the prejudices of the market? How to solve complex technical issues of local regulations? Join us in this conversation with Google, through its Regional Benefits Manager, Ana María Aguilera de Barros.

Ana María WeiszLeader, Retirement – Southern Cone, Mercer

Ana María Aguilera de BarrosManager, Benefits- Latin America, Google

Executive Remuneration 2015: Global Trends (English)

Economic growth, geographic hotspots, stakeholder influence, and executive talent shortages are leading to a dramatic change in executive remuneration program design and governance. Join us in this session to get ideas on how to retain top talent, astutely allocate rewards investments to enhance your company's competitive advantage, and prepare for potential/recent regulations.

Ivana ThorntonSenior Consultant, Talent - Latin America, Mercer

Mike HalloranSenior Partner, Talent – US, Mercer

10:00–10:15Break

10:15–11:45BREAKOUT SESSION E

Human Capital Hot Issues in Mexico (English)

Julieta ManzanoDirector, Business Development − Mexico, Mercer

Maximiliano BeckerCountry Leader – Mexico, Mexico, Mercer Marsh Benefits

Human Capital Hot Issues in Central America, Venezuela and the Caribbean (Spanish)

Gabriel RegaladoInformation Solutions Leader, Talent – ANDICA Region, Mercer

Adriana GonzálezConsulting Hub Leader, Talent – Latin America, Mercer

Gamification + Digitalization + Algorithms: A Top-Notch Approach to Talent Acquisition Strategies (English)

Companies globally are facing significant hurdles when it comes to having the right talent to meet business demands. Despite a pool of 202 million people unemployed globally, 34% of employers around the world say they cannot fill available jobs. Now is the time for talent managers to raise their game and prepare their organizations to effectively manage their talent acquisition strategy.

This session aims to inspire leaders to think differently and share the latest trends and innovations in the talent acquisition arena.

Julie van WaverenLeader, Talent — Mexico, Mercer

Health Plans Redesign for Cost Sharing and Empowering Individual Accountability - Best Health Care Practices in Latin America (English)

High health cost trends in the region are pressuring employers to be more effective through strategies such as implementing partially shared or contributory approaches to health care benefits management. In this session, we will take a look at how developments in health care, risk management, and local health regulations are prompting many employers to rethink their health and benefits strategy and adopt best-in-class practices to develop competitive and sustainable programs. These programs can provide employees with innovative, customized plans with bigger responsibility around their own health care and introduce broader choices into their plans.

Diego RamírezPrincipal, Global Health Product Leader, Mercer Marsh Benefits

Peter MillsPartner, International Consulting Group – California, Mercer

11:45–12:00Break

12:00–13:30Closing Plenary Session – Keynote Address: When Women Thrive, Businesses Win

Despite overwhelming evidence that engaged female talent is a key driver of competitive advantage, workplace diversity remains a challenge. It's time for tangible solutions, not just talk. It's time for organizations to think differently and holistically about their female talent. It's time for programs and policies that consider the career, health, and financial well-being of women across every phase of their professional journey. It's time for women to thrive— because when women thrive, businesses win.

Join us in an engaging and interactive discussion of real solutions and real results that organizations can employ to promote representation, development, enhancement and retention of women across their career lifecycle.

Andira BorgoLeader, M&A — Mexico, Mercer

Julie T. KatzmanExecutive Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank

13:30–13:45Conference Closes

Eduardo RagasolRegion Leader — Latin America

13:45–15:00Lunch

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PLEASE NOTE: The primary language of the Forum is English. All plenary sessions will be presented in English. PowerPoint material for all plenary and breakout sessions will also be in English.

However, some breakout sessions are offered in both English and Spanish. Please refer to the agenda, which identifies clearly the presentation language of each session. When you register, you can select the sessions based on your language preference.

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