Countdown to Transform: Ann Bares on Rewards For Today & Tomorrow

The Texas State Capitol in Austin.
The Texas State Capitol in Austin.

We all know how important employee pay and rewards can be, but can they also help to transform a workplace?

Ann Bares says that, yes, they can, and she should know since Ann is a top-notch compensation consultant who has worked in the trenches with a large number of companies helping them figure out how they can transform their organizations.

She’s also one of the speakers at the inaugural TLNT Transform conference in Austin, Texas Feb. 27-28, and she will offer up some of the great insight and wisdom that has made her such a go-to person when it comes to compensation and workplace rewards.

Ann will be giving A Look at How We Reward the Work of Today … and Tomorrow, and her session is just another example of the forward-looking insights and content that the Transform conference is all about.

3 more great reason to attend Transform

You can read her regularly here at TLNT, but you can also find Ann at her Compensation Force blog, and, as one of the voices at the popular and provocative Compensation Cafe. And, if you have had the pleasure of reading even a little from Ann, you know she believes that compensation & rewards have the ability to not just attract, retain, and motivate employees, but also has the power to transform the business.

And, she is just another great reason why you need to attend the Transform conference coming up this month in Austin, Texas, but you are quickly running out of time to sign up and attend. If you sign up now, you can still use the discount code TF12TLNT when you register to get $250 off the registration fee. Just go to the Transform website and register here.

There are lots of great reasons to attend Transform, but here are just three you should consider:

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  • You’ll get lots of forward-thinking insights into what you need to succeed tomorrow in talent management (and HR). I’ve attended a lot of conferences, and I can’t think of many sessions that actually helped me better understand what I needed to do to succeed in the future. That’s what makes Transform so different. Whether it be Jim Knight of Hard Rock International talking about “How to Build a Team of Rock Stars,” or TLNT contributors like Ron Thomas, Tim SackettMel Kleiman, Jennifer Benz, Jason Lauritsen, the speakers at Transform will guide and challenge you as you in what you’ll need to succeed with your workforce tomorrow.
  • You’ll hear Billy Beane of “Moneyball” fame tell you about the lessons of his innovative (and now famous) talent management system. Brad Pitt may have gotten the Academy Award nomination for playing him, but it is Billy Beane who actually built major league baseball’s famous system that allowed his small-market Oakland ball club compete with the big boys in New York and Boston. “The Moneyball Approach to Talent Management” will give you some practical, real life insights and takeaways you can use in your own workforce tomorrow.
  • You’ll spend two days in warm and sunny Austin, Texas (no small deal in the winter) out of the office and engaged with other forward thinking talent management professionals in an environment where you can step back and think a little about your future needs and challenges of tomorrow instead of being focused just on what you need to do to get through today.

Sign up now, get $250 off

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: TLNT Transform isn’t your typical talent management or HR conference. It has been carefully designed to prepare you for the challenges and changes you’ll be facing tomorrow and beyond, not just about what you should be doing in the here and now. That’s something you won’t get at most conferences, yet it is something incredibly important if you are going to be ready to succeed in the world we face tomorrow.

But to hear all of these great speakers (and many, many more), you need to sign up for Transform today and use the discount code TF12TLNT when you register to get $250 off. Just go to the Transform website and register now.

If you get to Transform, you’ll hear from sharp experts like Ann Bares, and here’s a little bit of her here. But to get more and experience all that Ann and the other Transform speakers have to offer, you need to sign up today and join us in two weeks down in Austin, Texas.

Time is drawing short, so you need to do it now so we can see you soon in sunny Austin.

John Hollon is Editor-at-Large at ERE Media and was the founding Editor of A longtime newspaper, magazine, and business journal editor, John has deep roots in the talent management space. He's the former Editor of Workforce Management magazine and, served as Editor of RecruitingDaily, and was Vice President for Content at HR technology firm Checkster. An award-winning journalist, John has written extensively about HR, talent management, leadership, and smart business practices, including for the popular Fistful of Talent blog. Contact him at, connect with him on LinkedIn, or follow him on Twitter @johnhollon.


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