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Williamson County Luncheon Meeting

October 04, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

Compensation Mythbusters
Presented by Dr. Tom Timmerman, Professor of Business Management, Tennessee Tech

This presentation will provide an engaging, educational, and entertaining look at many common misconceptions about employee compensation. Ranging from the legal to the strategic, the presentation will provide evidence-based answers to questions such as:

  • Are all salaried employees exempt?
  • Are pay secrecy policies a good idea? Are they even legal?
  • When is $1000 greater than $2000?
  • Does money make people happy?
  • Does pay-for-performance work?

By the end of the presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate many of the most common misconceptions about compensation.
  • Understand the value of evidence-based compensation decisions.
  • Identify trustworthy sources of information for evidence-based compensation

Schedule: Doors open at 11:00 am for registration and networking. Buffet lunch begins at 11:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at noon.


  • Members: $28 by end of business Monday, October 1, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $43 by end of business Monday, October 1, $53 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, October 1, $19 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Biography: Dr. Tom Timmerman has been a Professor of Business Management at Tennessee Tech since 2001. He has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Furman University and a doctoral degree from Tulane University. His research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and HR Magazine. He has no book for sale and is not soliciting consulting jobs. He just likes to teach.

** Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1 year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


$38.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket
$28.00 Earlybird rate before October 1

$53.00 Future Member/ Guest
$43.00 Earlybird rate before October 1

$19.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$14.00 Earlybird rate before October 1