Head of Total Rewards, Tyson Foods
Erich Barnes leads the Total Rewards team at Tyson where he is responsible for strategy and design of compensation and benefits programs for all Team Members, from the frontline to executive team members. He has conceptualized, designed, and implemented compensation and benefits programs across many industries and in various countries around the globe. Through his work over the years, Erich has come to appreciate that all employees have various abilities to offer employers, and successful companies recognize that their programs should be designed to meet the diverse needs of all employees. Erich is a member of the Human Resources Leadership team at Tyson and enjoys meeting with all Team Members, hearing their stories, and advocating for inclusion for all. In his free time, Erich enjoys reading civil war era history; his favorite title is “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
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