2020 Western Growers Compensation & HR Practices

Along with good land and reliable water, talented people are essential to the continued growth and prosperity of the fresh produce industry. But how exactly do you go about recruiting, retaining and developing talented people in your operations? 

Join us for an exclusive look at how to use data from our annual WG Compensation and HR Practices Survey to make informed, strategic workforce decisions. Presented by WG in collaboration with PEOPLEMatters Compensation Resources, this webinar will take a deep dive into how the survey is crafted and conducted, explore the “art and science” of compensation management using real life scenarios, and provide tips on how to use the survey results to make strategic pay and benefits decisions.

Western Growers © Copyright 2020

2020 Western Growers Compensation & HR Practices: Post Survey Webinar

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
11:00AM PDT

SPEAKERS: Fran Mueseler and Karen Timmins

Read the WG Webinar Disclaimer

Content Overview

This presentation will provide insight on:

  • How the survey is conducted, and the manner in which WG protects the identities of individual companies
  • Jobs that are included and added to the survey based on direct member feedback
  • Ideas and tips on how to use survey results in strategic and tactical pay and benefits decisions
  • Understanding compensation management by reviewing two, real-life scenarios
  • How to commit to the 2021 survey and obtain the results for free ($2500 value)

There will be a short Q&A session concluding the presentation.


  • Fran Mueseler, Founder & CEO, PEOPLEMatters Compensation Resources
  • Karen Timmins, Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, Western Growers

Fran Mueseler

Karen Timmins

Post Survey Webinar

New Online Stewardship Calculator

Meet the Speakers

As Western Growers’ Human Resources executive Karen oversees the centralized management of all HR practices including: executive goals and objectives, workforce planning, employee health/retirement benefits, recruiting, workforce performance, coaching, progressive discipline, employee handbook, compensation, regulatory compliance, payroll, training and development and succession planning. Karen credits her staff with effective recruiting, supervising the salary levels and the “pay-for-performance” system, employee relations, benefits including 401(k), legal compliance relating to employment law, safety, payroll processing, training and development.

She graduated (cum laude) from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) with a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) degree from the College of Education and Human Services in Workforce Education and Development. Additionally, she earned a Master’s of Art degree in management (MAM) from the University of Redlands where the graduate school’s curriculum emphasized management and leadership.

Karen holds the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Senior Human Resources Professional Certification (SPHR), is certified to teach Achieve Global’s sales and frontline leadership courses and Arbinger’s Core at Work, Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset and Transforming Conflict.

Fran Mueseler is the founder and CEO of PEOPLEMatters Compensation Resources.  Her 25 plus years of Human Resources and Compensation experience has been specializing in the design, implementation, communication, and administration of pay and total reward systems. 

Fran has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and holds the designation of Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) from WorldAtWork, and has been an instructor for California State University, Northridge, College of Extended Learning in the Human Resources Management Certificate Program, Compensation and Incentive Systems.

Fran has managed the Western Growers Compensation and H.R. Practices survey since its inception 11 years ago, collecting, analyzing, and reporting the survey results for survey participants.