The impact of the war for talent on retention and total compensation

NAREIM Talent Management meeting presentations 

October 19-20, 2021


During the NAREIM Talent Management Meeting, members discussed the realities of return to office strategies, the impact of hybrid work on onboarding and training as well as DEI strategies and solutions.


Members also dived into total compensation trends in an increasingly tight labor market, and discussed in manager-only sessions the tools peers were using to evaluate compensation practices, as well as the impact of flex schedules and regional differentiation on compensation.


Please see below for the presentations from the meeting.


Return to office: Vaccines and Flex Strategies

Member poll

  • A live poll was taken of members addressing 6 questions on return to office strategies. Questions addressed: mandatory in-office attendance; vaccination policies; caregiver accomodations; flex schedules; new employee onboarding and in-office attendance; extra benefits. Download the poll results here.


Non-Compensation and Benefits Trends Post-Covid

  • Presentation by Carrie Khan, Senior Director of Willis Towers Watson. Issues raised during the presentation included employee feedback, well being and expectations post-Covid; flexible work; vaccine mandates and incentives. Download the presentation here.


Compensation and Margins Trends Post-Covid

  • Presentation by Erin Green and Austin Morris, Managing Directors of Ferguson Partners. Issues raised during the presentation included updates from the 2021 NAREIM-Ferguson Compensation and Global Management Surveys as well as discussion on real-time total compensation packages, base and bonus expectations in 2022, headcount and retention strategies. Please contact Zoe Hughes to access the presentation.


Attendee list

  • To download the attendee list for the NAREIM Talent Management meeting, click here.