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New Dynamic Benchmarking interactive compensation assessment tool adds value for TAPPI members

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015

TAPPI and Dynamic Benchmarking, a provider of customized online benchmarking and reporting solutions, are pleased to announce the launch of a new, online benchmarking survey. The interactive, web-based compensation and benefits survey brings significant advancements in usability and customized reporting for the recently revived and retooled benchmarking study.

Established in 1915, TAPPI is a volunteer-led association that is built around a community of approximately 8,000+ member engineers, managers, scientists, academics, suppliers and others from around the world. Serving the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries, TAPPI experienced an internal ‘revolution’ in the past several years as its leaders undertook a massive reorganization to reverse the downward trend in membership the organization had been experiencing.

“By 2007, it was clear that our association was in an unsustainable situation,” says TAPPI Vice President of Operations, Eric Fletty. “We needed to make some radical changes to our internal culture, our products and our approach to member services.”

“Today, our revitalization is the cumulative effect of many small successes and a focus that has shifted away from our agendas and onto our members’ goals,” adds Fletty.

TAPPI’s Industry Compensation Survey is one such example of the association’s renewed focus on member needs. The original compensation survey was discontinued in 2007 as part of the organization’s cost reduction efforts, but recognizing a vital need in the industry, TAPPI set forth to revive the study.

“Our members have experienced a lot of change in their industry in recent years,” states Scott Springmier, TAPPI Business Development Manager. “One of their greatest needs was information they could use to attract and retain talent. This study gives them that and much more.”

The TAPPI Industry Compensation Survey provides access to salary information across all industry segments. Through premium filtering of compensation data, users can create personalized reports on key metrics by industry segment, job type, geographic location, level of responsibility, level of education and more.

“Dynamic Benchmarking has delivered a simple, easy to use product that is both practical and cost effective,” continues Springmier. “It has allowed us to create a tremendous resource for our members that will help them improve their hiring and compensation practices.”

About TAPPI :

TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries and publisher of Paper360° Magazine, Tissue360° Magazine and TAPPI Journal. Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry’s leaders for more than 100 years. For more information, visit

About Dynamic Benchmarking :

Dynamic Benchmarking is a New Hampshire-based startup that delivers real-time benchmarking and data analysis solutions with the features and capabilities of custom software in a format that is easy to use and quick to deploy. Founded by a team of women entrepreneurs, Dynamic Benchmarking combines powerful, web-based technology with unparalleled industry expertise and customer care to provide best-in-class, peer-to-peer data comparison for small business, associations, large enterprises and any organization looking to tap into the knowledge of the crowd. Dynamic Benchmarking builds web-based solutions that are flexible, scalable and allow for meaningful comparison of financial and operational performance in a dynamic and interactive manner.

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