Jennifer Atkins

Compensation Manager, CarMax, Inc.

Jennifer Atkins has specialized in the field of compensation and held total reward focused roles for the past 13 years.  She has worked with nonprofit, private, local and federal government and higher education organizations. Her primary focus has been to Design and implement strategic compensation solutions through policy and procedure development as well as improvements to compensation processes in the areas of base pay maintenance, market evaluations, regulatory changes, rewards and recognition programs, and bonus/incentive plan design.  Most recently, Jennifer has served as the Compensation Manager for the University of Virginia and CarMax, Inc. and is principal Consultant at Strategic Compensation Solutions. She holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, and a M.S. Ed. in Human Resources Development from James Madison University.

Upcoming Conference Sessions Featuring Jennifer Atkins


De-coupling Pay from Performance to Enable Managers to Drive Performance

This session will provide insight on decoupling pay from performance by exploring how to craft a program that administers pay separately from performance.

I will provide a “how to” approach on compensation administration using a set of holistic pay factors, and cover how to move into a performance management model that focuses on frequent conversations between the manager and employee to drive performance.

Using a specific case study from the University of Virginia, attendees will learn how to move from a traditional model of pay for performance into an innovative holistic model focused on the alignment of business goals to the performance of individual employees.

This session will explore successful change management and communication strategies to enable change and maintain alignment between business objectives, compensation and performance management.

After participating in this session, attendees will:

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