According to the Society for Human Resource Management, among midsize and large employers across the U.S., the average raise in base pay is expected to be 2.9 percent in 2013 – that’s up slightly from 2.7 percent in 2012 and 2011, and 2.3 percent in 2010. Variable pay plans, or performance-based award programs where the award must be earned each year, reached an all-time high in 2011, with 92 percent of employers implementing this type of program. This is a significant jump compared to 2005, when just 78 percent of employers offered variable pay. This trend is expected to continue in 2013.
So what can you do to keep yourself and and your organization at the top of the heap whether or not you’re competing for variable pay? When employers consider the quality of an individual or an organization, a common indicator in success and achievement can be the recognition and awards received from peers and the industry.
With this carrot in hand – we wanted to remind our IAVM members of several opportunities that can help define excellence in our industry, as well as provide validation for hard work and achievements.
Senior Executive Symposium (SES) Application deadline March 15
Senior Executive Symposium (SES) is a 4-day leadership immersion for senior managers taking place May 13-16 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Co-developed by IAVM and Cornell University, the course inspires executives to lead their staff with creativity, collaboration and a well-rounded management philosophy. Attendees gain a broad perspective beyond business operations, exploring how to truly impact the culture of a facility. SES is designed for any individual who aspires to transcend from a manager to a great leader. Attendees who complete the course are proud to include this accomplishment on their resumes, bios and adds points on the way to a CFE designation.
Venue Excellence Awards nominations deadline April 15
At this year’s VenueConnect 2013, the Association’s annual conference in New Orleans, July 27-30,
4 venues will be awarded a Venue Excellence Award. These prestigious awards annually recognize a venue from each of the four IAVM venue types: convention centers, stadiums, arenas and performing arts centers. These venues demonstrate excellence in the management and operation of public assembly venues. IAVM takes pride in its members and member venues that excel in providing their communities with a safe and enjoyable space for all types of events and educational opportunities.
Venue Education Award nominations deadline April 15
Also at this year’s VenueConnect 2013, an individual, company or entity will be awarded the Venue Education Award. This award acknowledges Allied organizations, venues and academic institutions that demonstrate active student involvement, excel in available educational opportunities, as well as demonstrate leadership in education. The award also honors individuals who are actively involved in the education and continuous development of the venue management industry. The Venue Education Award is sponsored by Northwood University.
ICCC Lifetime Achievement Award nominations due April 1
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the International Convention Center Conference (ICCC) which will take place in Charlotte NC, at the Omni Charlotte Hotel on October 3–5, 2013. This award will recognize a dedicated professional in the convention industry who demonstrates a passion for the industry and has made contributions of lasting value to the venue profession.
Visit www.IAVM.org for more information.