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Optimizing Total Rewards at PNM Resources | December 2014
Laurie Monfiletto, SPHR, Vice President, Human Resources, PNM Resources, tells how the organization used a fact-based approach to understand employees’ total rewards preferences, and refine their long-term total rewards strategy.

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Bringing World Order to Sales Compensation Plans at Avon Cosmetics | December 2014
Jackie Jankiewicz, FCIPD, GRP, Director Compensation & Benefits EMEA, Avon Cosmetics, discusses the organization's 2-year journey to provide global sales plan governance in the field of direct selling.

Interview by Cathy Peffen, CBP, CCP, CSCP, GRP, WLCP, ACCP, MCCP, VP of Global HR Services and Executive Compensation, Marriot Vacations Worldwide

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Implementing a Global Wellness Program at Dentsply International | November 2014Savannah Albright, Senior Benefits Administrator & Global Wellness Lead, Dentsply International, discusses the steps the organization took to implement a wellness program on a global basis.
         
   

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Say on Pay Failure and Turnaround at OM Group | December 2014
Keith Feicks, Director Global Compensation and Benefits, OM Group, and Dayna Harris, Vice President, Farient Advisors explain the steps they took to get to yes on a say on pay vote for OM Group that initially failed to pass.


 

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Workforce Globalization: The Harmonization of Pay
| November 2014
Steven R. Brink, CCP, President and CEO of AIRINC, discusses implications of the new global labor market on benchmarking data, and how analytics and a focus on critical talent can impact the future direction of benchmarking surveys.

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The Evolution of Rewards: IBM's Work Trends Survey
| November 2014
Employees now need sustenance, engagement and even an identity from work. Managers must build and reinforce the employee value proposition in an environment defined by social aspects, mobility, work independence and ground-up management. Zahir Ladhani, Vice President, Smarter Workforce, IBM, Rena Rasch, Ph.D., Researcher, Smarter Workforce Institute, IBM, and Ben Thompson, Manager, Global Market Pricing & Salary Planning, IBM, provide highlights of the recent research and the importance of applying a B2E (business to employee) concept that will help manager tap into what truly matters for employees.
         
   

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Is Your Sales Compensation Plan Making Money?
| November 2014
David Marshall, CEO, PerformanceCentre International, provides advice on maximizing the return on your sales compensation plan including:

  • Looking at a sales plan from a purely financial view
  • The importance of mindset
  • Setting measures that can be controlled
  • A methodology for driving pay for performance

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Performance Management at Whirlpool
| October 2014
Ryan Howard, CCP, Sr. Director, Global Comp. & Global Mobility, Whirlpool Corp., and Anthony R. Castelbuono, CCP, CEBS, PHR, Compensation Manager, North America, Whirlpool Corp., discuss improvements made to the organization's performance management process.

 

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Advancing a Career in Compensation Management
| October 2014
Successful compensation professionals from LinkedIn, Siemens Corporation and Marriott Vacations Worldwide provide career advice.

With Nick Vollrath, CCP, GRP, CSCP, Manager, Compensation, Siemens Corporation
Christina Hall, Sr. Director, Global Compensation, LinkedIn
Cathy Peffen, CBP, CCP, CSCP, GRP, WLCP, ACCP, MCCP, VP of Global HR Services and Executive Compensation, Marriot Vacations Worldwide

Moderated by Steve Seltz, CCP, Vice President Compensation & Benefits, US/Americas, Siemens Corporation

         
   
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Using Behavioral Economics to Drive Employee Benefits Participation
| October 2014
What is behavioral economics and how can organizations apply it in employee communications and enrollment processes to increase participation in benefits programs? Steve Wendel, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Hello Wallet, provides an overview and examples for implementation.

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Using Relative Total Shareholder Return as Performance Measure
| October 2014
Michael Halloran, Senior Partner, Mercer, and Anil Agarwal, Vice President, Executive Compensation, American Express, discuss the pros and cons of using TSR.

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The Importance of Managers to Successful Flexibility Programs
| October 2014
The National Workplace Flexibility Study was launched "to test a new approach to building management support and developing the skills managers need to effectively navigate the challenges presented by flexible and distributed teams."

Jennifer Fraone, Associate Director, Boston College Center for Work & Family, provides an overview of recent flexibility research and Delta Emerson, SPHR, EVP and Chief of Staff, Ryan LLC, discusses changes made at her organization as a result of the research.

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Successful Implementation of a Global Sales Compensation Plan
| October 2014
Global compensation plans can lower costs and allow organizations to easily move their sales force from one region to another.

Peter Kurlander, CCP, Director of Global Sales Compensation, Arrow Electronics, discusses design of these plans, when it's better to use a global plan vs. regional plans, ensuring implementation success and best practices.

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Paid Time Off Programs and Practices Survey 2014 | September 2014
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses highlights of the recent survey.

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Compensation at Google | October 2014
John Schirm, Compensation Manager, Google, and Marc Schoenen, Director, Compensation, Google, discuss the approaches the organization takes to compensation, including use of data and tools provided to managers.

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Rebranding Total Rewards at BASF | October 2014
In order to better communicate the range of offerings in their total rewards program, BASF undertook a successful rebranding of the program. Mollie O'Brien, Director, Compensation, BASF and Melissa Liguori, CCP, Total Rewards Specialist, BASF discuss the endeavor.
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Implementing a Successful Flexibility Program at Iron Mountain | September 2014
To save on real estate and improve its ability to attract and retain top talent, Iron Mountain formalized and implemented a flexibility strategy. Kim Looby, Vice President, HR Business Partners, discusses how success was ensured across all levels of the organization.

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Developing a Differentiated Total Rewards Strategy at Red Hat | September 2014
Due to rapid growth both in product delivery and geographically, Red Hat chose to competitively position the company through employee segmentation and rewards differentiation.

With Amy Robertson, Senior Director, Total Rewards, Red Hat, Inc., and Steven Guyer, Principle, Talent Rewards, Mercer.

         
   
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The Evolution of Sales Compensation | September 2014
Rick Butler, Senior Director, Sales Compensation COE, Cisco Systems, discusses the role of the sales compensation professional, sales compensation evolution, subscription- and consumption-based selling, how sales compensation professionals can add value, indications that a plan is obsolete and the quota setting process.

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An Insider's Guide to Compensation Committee Meetings | September 2014
Guest Host Bonnie Kelly, CCP, Sr. Director, Executive Compensation, Hilton Worldwide, interviews Robin Colman, VP Compensation, Benefits and M & A, eBay, on preparing for compensation committee meetings. Included are tips for running a successful meeting, adding the most value to the process, working with consultants, and balancing the wants and needs of management and the compensation committee.

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Total Rewards Challenges Today and Preparing for the Future
| September 2014
John Bremen, Towers Watson, discusses how organizations can differentiate their employee experience, how they can maximize their total rewards investment and the use of social media. He also offers predictions for the future of total rewards.
         
   
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Turning Managers into Compensation Ambassadors at CVS Caremark
| August 2014
To ensure a smooth transition and acceptance across the organization to changes to their total rewards structure, CVS Caremark engaged managers through communication and training. Nora Costa, CCP, GRP, Leader, Corporate Compensation & Recognition, CVS Caremark, provides details of this successful endeavor.

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The CEO Pay Ratio: Possible Effects on Companies and Compensation Professionals
| August 2014
Stephen M. Eliseo, CCP, Director, Executive Compensation, Johnson & Johnson, and Steve Pennacchio, CPA, JD, Senior Vice President Total Rewards, Pfizer Inc., discuss the ratio and the challenges accurate calculations may present to organizations and compensation professionals.

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Supplemental Pay Disclosure: Linking Compensation and Performance
| August 2014
Ira Kay, Ph.D., Managing Partner, Pay Governance, and Timothy J. Bartl, President, Center on Executive Compensation, provide an overview of supplemental pay disclosure, and discuss best practices in realized vs. realizable pay, unintended results of the disclosure, shareholder engagement and the point of view of investors.

Interview by Interview by Anil Agarwal, V.P. Executive Compensation, American Express

         
   
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Implementing a New Total Rewards System at LinkedIn
| August 2014
Christina Hall, Sr. Director, Global Compensation, LinkedIn, and Julia O €™Connell, Sr. Manager, Compensation, LinkedIn, discuss the steps the organization took to implement their new total rewards system.

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Bonus Programs and Practices 2014 Survey
| August 2014
Rose Stanley, CCP, Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides an overview of the current state of bonus programs and discusses how organizations are using these programs to their best advantage.

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More Recovery or the Status Quo? U.S. Trends from the “WorldatWork 2014-2015 Salary Budget Survey”
August 2014
Is there a continued recovery from the recession or is something else at play with planned pay increases? Are companies making more market adjustments these days? Hear senior compensation practice leader Kerry Chou and research manager Alison Avalos talk through what this year’s survey results tell us about movement in U.S. salary and labor markets and any related pressures on wages.
         
   
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The New Responsibility for Retirement
An interview with Tracy Kofski, CCP, CBP, GRP, Vice President Compensation and Benefits, General Mills
  • The evolution of retirement plans in the U.S.
  • Employee communication challenges
  • How the role of the total rewards professional has changed
  • Tools that can be used to engage plan participants
  • What the future holds for retirement plans and participants
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How Many Sales Plans Should an Organization Have? | July 2014
Jim Stoeckmann, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the factors that influence the number of sales plans an organization should have.

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Investing in Wellness Programs: Is There a Return?
| July 2014
Should your organization invest in a wellness program? Angela Martinez, MBA, PHR, Human Resources Manager, Caris Life Sciences, and Justin Caruthers, JD, CCP, Sr. Consultant, Hay Group, offer their perspective on the success of wellness programs, including the wellness program put in place by Caris Life Sciences.
 
Implementing a Private Health-Care Exchange at Walgreens
Thomas Sondergeld, Senior Director Health & Well-Being, Walgreens, and Mark Englizian, CCP, GRP, VP Total Rewards, Walgreens

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Part 1
: Decisions and Driving Factors Behind the Migration | July 2014
Walgreens discusses the strategic considerations and driving factors that led to the organization's switch to a private health-care exchange, building a business case for senior management, selecting a provider, what the employee view looks like, how their wellness initiatives are integrated, and how subsidies work.

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Part 2: Communication
| July 2014
Walgreens discusses the communication aspects of the implementation including the rollout time line, key stakeholders, use of social media, and the employee open enrollment experience.
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Part 3: Assessment
| July 2014
Walgreens discusses the benefits of private exchanges to employees, carriers and employers, how they assess the success of their exchange, challenges and opportunities they see after the first five months of operation, and lessons learned.

         
   
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Selling Your Sales Compensation Plan to the C-Suite | July 2014
WorldatWork's Jim Stoeckmann provides advice for justifying and promoting your sales compensation plan to the C-suite.

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Incentive Pay Practices in Privately Held Companies | July 2014
WorldatWork's Alison Avalos interviews Vivient Consulting's Susan Schroeder and Bonnie Schindler on recent research.

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Incentive Pay Practices in Privately Nonprofit and Government Organizations
| July 2014
WorldatWork's Alison Avalos interviews Vivient Consulting's Susan Schroeder and Bonnie Schindler on recent research.

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Market Pricing and Budgeting in a Down or Slow-Growing Economy
| June 2014
Perhaps it €™s counterintuitive, but organizations become more interested in how the market performs when it drops. WorldatWork practice leaders discuss common market pricing and salary budgeting questions that arise in these situations.

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Simple Rules for Shareholder Engagement Success | 5:37 | January 2013
Michael Halloran, senior partner, Mercer, discusses the importance of shareholder engagement, current trends and best practices to ensure success.

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Determining the ROI of Wellness Programs
| June 2014
Rose Stanley, CBP, WLCP, WorldatWork, discusses the types of wellness programs currently in use and the return on investment ogranizations are seeing in health care costs and other areas.

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The Use of Social Media and Technology in Health Engagement

Leonard Sanicola, CBP, WorldatWork, discusses current research and practices - including gamification, mobile apps and social networking - how to get started, and implementation challenges.

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EVOLVE
A short timeline of factors that shaped human resources and total rewards from the early 20th century to today. Created to open the general session at the WorldatWork 2014 Total Rewards Conference.
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Variable Pay Part 4: Recognition Programs | May 2014
Rose Stanley wraps up the series with an overview of recognition programs.

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Variable Pay Part 3: Bonuses | May 2014
In part three of this series Kerry Chou, CCP, WorldatWork, discusses the various types of bonuses and the pros and cons of this type of variable pay.

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Variable Pay Part 2: Incentives | May 2014
In part two of this series Kerry Chou, CCP, WorldatWork, discusses the various types of incentives and the pros and cons of this type of variable pay.

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Rewarding and Retaining High-Potential Employees | April 2014
High-potential employees are critical to most organizations and require special attention when it comes to pay, performance plans and recognition. Kerry Chou, CCP, WorldatWork, discusses these and other issues related to this valuable employee segment.

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Variable Pay Part 1: The Basics | April 2014
An important part of cash compensation, variable pay reflects employee payouts based on a variety of factors. WorldatWork's Kerry Chou and Alison Avalos discuss the basics of this type of pay program.

 

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An Overview of Voluntary Benefits | April 2014
Leonard Sanicola, senior practice leader, WorldatWork, provides an overview of voluntary benefits, discusses the current state and what the future holds, and how organizations can best leverage them.
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Pay for Performance Part 3: Making a Case | March 2014
WorldatWork's Kerry Chou reviews research supporting pay for performance, discusses challenges, and addresses the importance of rewarding high performers and supporting managers during the performance management process.
         
   
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2014 Incentive Pay Practices Survey Highlights
| March 2014
WorldatWork's Kerry Chou and Alison Avalos discuss newly released survey data regarding short- and long-term incentive-pay practices in both publicly and privately traded organizations.

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An Overview of Market Pricing | March 2014
Kerry Chou, CCP, provides an overview of the market pricing - the primary method of job evaluation - including best practices, how to deal with hot jobs or critical skills sets, and frequency.

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Making the Most of Telework | March 2014 Today €™s workforce works in many different ways, even compared to a decade ago. WorldatWork €™s Rose Stanley discusses the nuances of telework and distributed workforces, and how organizations can make the most of these arrangements.

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Getting a Seat at the Table in Sales Compensation
| February 2013
The salesforce is directly responsible for achieving company revenue goals, and HR organizations should be part of that success. WorldatWork €™s Jim Stoeckmann offers tips to get a seat at the table.

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Pay for Performance Part 2: The Success of Plans | 9:07 | November 2013
There €™s a common drumbeat related to pay-for-performance plans: Organizations are less than satisfied. WorldatWork €™s Kerry Chou discusses reasons for this, starting with managers who are unable (or unwilling) to have tough conversations.
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Pay for Performance Part 1: Theory and Practice | February 2014
Learn the ins and outs of pay for performance and how organizations are using it today in this discussion between WorldatWork Practice Leader Kerry Chou and Research Manager Alison Avalos. First of a three part series.
         
   
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Using Metrics to Maximize Your Total Rewards Investment | February 2014
Leonard Sanicola and Kerry Chou discuss use of qualitative and quantitative metrics to ensure your compensation and benefits programs are achieving their goals.

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How Business Strategy Influences Executive Compensation Strategy | January 2014
Intel €™s Brit Wittman and Pearl Meyer & Partners €™ Dave Swinford discuss the confluence of business strategy, executive pay design and talent strategy and how they play out in today €™s world.
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Pay for Performance Alignment in Today's Executive Compensation Environment | January 2014
With mixed messages related to pay-for-performance alignment, companies are focusing on business strategy, how to measure success €- and how to pay for it. Intel’s Brit Wittman and Mercer’s Michael Halloran discuss.
         
   
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Getting the Most Out of Total Rewards Statements
| January 2014
In the decades of their existence, total rewards statements have evolved in terms of form and delivery method. WorldatWork’s Rose Stanley talks about what’s included in the modern day statement.

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CEO Pay Ratio: Practitioner's Perspective
| January 2014
Don Lindner, WorldatWork, discusses the impact of the SEC's proposed regulations on the CEO pay ratio on practitioners.

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Measuring the ROI of Telework Program |
8:25 | December 2013
How can companies quantify their return on investment for telework programs? WorldatWork Practice Leader Rose Stanley talks about ways to find out whether your telework programs are effective as they can be.
         
   
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Pay for Performance and Intrinsic Motivation |
8:10 | December 2013
Have authors like Dan Pink and Alfie Kohn taken the argument that pay for performance harms intrinsic motivation too far? Prof. Barry Gerhart discusses the role of pay for performance in the workplace.

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Total Rewards and Sales Compensation Effectiveness |
December 2013
The idea that incentives are key drivers of sales success is inaccurate. WorldatWork Practice Leader Jim Stoeckmann discusses the important role of total rewards in engaging, motivating and retaining an effective salesforce.

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An Overview of Performance Guarantees | 7:16 | August 2013
Performance guarantees ensure that an employer €™s customers €- its employees €- receive solid service from HR €™s service partners. WorldatWork practice leaders Lenny Sanicola and Rose Stanley discuss the components in and use of performance standards and measures.
         


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The Dangers of One-Size-Fits-All Executive Compensation Programs | 10:27 | November 2013
Steve Harris, CCP, managing director, Frederic W. Cook & Co., and Brit Wittman, CCP, CECP, director, executive compensation, Intel, discuss the dangers of homogenization of executive compensation programs across organizations.
 

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Keys to an Effective Launch of a New Sales Compensation Plan |
October 2013
Change is a constant in organizations, but that doesn’t mean it’s a given. Jim Stoeckmann, WorldatWork Senior Practice Leader, summarizes things to think about before launching a new plan.

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Trends in Global Executive Compensation and How They Affect the U.S. | 10:18 | October 2013
Intel's Brit Wittman, CCP, CECP, talks with Towers Watson's Doug Friske about executive pay practices and regulations in other countries and their influence on the United States.
         
   
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2013 Survey on Workplace Flexibility
| 7:58 | October 2013
On average, there are six workplace flexibility programs being offered among companies. WorldatWork €™s Rose Stanley, CBP, WLCP, talks about these programs, particularly in light of recent changes in large organizations.
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Creating a Global Total Rewards System at Unilever
| 11:09 | October 2013
Learn form Keith Williams, reward manager, Unilever, how a giant global company created one of the largest personalized total rewards online portals attempted in the marketplace. Unilever has engaged its organization with this homegrown total rewards system and communicated a refreshed value unique to each employee. They are also able to utilize the system to help craft future benefits, and to quickly determine various employee-associated costs, such as total cost of new hires in specific regions.
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Best Practices in Shareholder Communication
| 14:01 | October 2013
Executive pay experts Brit Wittman from Intel and Blair Jones from Semler Brossy discuss who needs a seat at the table when it comes to shareholder communications and the value each team member brings.
         
         
Series: Getting the Most Out of Merit Matrixes
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Getting the Most Out of Merit Matrixes:
Part 1
| 8:37
This video provides an overview of merit matrixes, and then digs into the details:

Rewarding high performers; Using position in range in a pay for performance environment; Ensuring future increases for employees; Guiding managers in best practices of merit matrix use
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Getting the Most Out of Merit Matrixes: Part 2 - Communication
| 8:37
In part two, Kerry Chou discusses how to effectively use merit matrixes to motivate employees and facilitate understanding of their increase, how to deal with employees at the top of their range or those who are paid over market, and using merit matrixes to help determine salary increase budgets.

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Series: Making the Most of Your Merit Budget

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Part 1: Managing Expectations
| 5:50
Regardless of whether companies are transparent about merit budgets, there’s always a risk of setting employee expectations. Alison Avalos and Kerry Chou discuss how to manage expectations. | September 2012
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Part 2: Avoiding Entitlement Mentalities
| 6:32
In part 2 of this series, Alison Avalos and Kerry Chou continue the merit budget discussion, addressing entitlement mentalities and how employers can communicate pay decisions to employees. | September 2012
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Part 3: Retaining Key Talent
| 8:17
Nearly 70% of organizations say retaining key talent is a challenge, and surveys indicate pay is particularly important to high performers. Kerry Chou and Alison Avalos highlight the importance of keeping high performers engaged -- and differentiated. | October 2012

       
   
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Paid Time Off Programs and Practices Survey 2014 | September 2014
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses highlights of the recent survey.

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More Recovery or the Status Quo? U.S. Trends from the “WorldatWork 2014-2015 Salary Budget Survey”
August 2014
Is there a continued recovery from the recession or is something else at play with planned pay increases? Are companies making more market adjustments these days? Hear senior compensation practice leader Kerry Chou and research manager Alison Avalos talk through what this year’s survey results tell us about movement in U.S. salary and labor markets and any related pressures on wages.

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Incentive Pay Practices in Privately Held Companies | July 2014
WorldatWork's Alison Avalos interviews Vivient Consulting's Susan Schroeder and Bonnie Schindler on recent research.

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Publicly traded companies
Nonprofit/government organizations

         
   
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Incentive Pay Practices in Privately Nonprofit and Government Organizations
| July 2014
WorldatWork's Alison Avalos interviews Vivient Consulting's Susan Schroeder and Bonnie Schindler on recent research.

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Publicly traded companies
Nonprofit/government organizations

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2014 Incentive Pay Practices Survey Highlights
| March 2014
WorldatWork's Kerry Chou and Alison Avalos discuss newly released survey data regarding short- and long-term incentive-pay practices in both publicly and privately traded organizations.
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2013 Survey on Workplace Flexibility
| 7:58 | October 2013
On average, there are six workplace flexibility programs being offered among companies. WorldatWork €™s Rose Stanley, CBP, WLCP, talks about these programs, particularly in light of recent changes in large organizations.

 

       
   
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Trends in Employee Recognition: Results-Driven Programs
| 2:58 | September 2013
WorldatWork Practice Leader Rose Stanley discusses above-and-beyond and peer-to-peer recognition programs, as well as those designed to motivate specific behaviors. Learn how these programs drive organizational results.

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"WorldatWork 2013-14 Salary Budget Survey" Global Data Insights
| 6:43 | September 2013 WorldatWork practice leaders discuss salary budget survey findings for 16 countries, addressing which countries saw the greatest movement in salary budgets and the effects of global economic and financial challenges.

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WorldatWork 2013-2014 Salary Budget Survey €™ Insights | 8:13 | September 2013
WorldatWork Practice Leader Kerry Chou discusses the odds of organizations hitting 2014 projections for U.S. salary increase budgets and salary structure adjustments as well as what €™s happening with bonuses and incentives.

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Emerging Technology in Health Engagement | 7:53 | April 2013
Many companies say they have a health engagement strategy, but not how to communicate via technology. Ruth Hunt, communications and consumerism thought leader with Buck Consultants, discusses gamification, mobile technology use and social media.

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Trends in 401(k) and Retirement Plans
| 6:07 | April 2013
The 2008 economic crisis may not have affected employer contributions to 401(k) plans despite what the media reported. WorldatWork Practice Leader Lenny Sanicola discusses this, as well as other results of recent WorldatWork research.

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Research in Brief: Salary Structure Policies and Practices
| 7:04
Gregory A. Stoskopf, CCP, director, Deloitte Consulting, and Sheila Sever, manager, talent, performance & rewards, Deloitte Consulting, share highlights of the survey including use of broadbands and market-based, traditional and step structures. | January 2012

Read the survey | Read the article: 2002 WorldatWork Journal, “Choosing the Best Salary Structure for your Organization”

 

       
   
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Research in Brief: Promotional Guidelines 2012
| 6:20
WorldatWork Senior Practice Leader Kerry Chou discusses data from the association’s latest promotional guidelines survey, including a slow post-recession rebound in terms of promotions and promotional increases. | January 2012

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Research in Brief: Compensation Programs and Practices 2012

Tonya Adamski, WorldatWork research analyst, talks with Kerry Chou, CCP, about encouraging trends in compensation practices, including the number of organizations with a compensation philosophy, and the use of variable pay and pay for performance. | October 2012

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Research in Brief: The Evolving Compensation Function
| 7:08
WorldatWork Compensation Advisory Board members Cathy Peffen and Julie Griffin discuss results of the advisory council-initiated survey, "The Evolving Compensation Function," including the changing role of compensation and career advice for early-career professionals. | August 2012

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Rewarding and Retaining Key Talent: Counter Offers
| 4:10
How have counter offers changed pre- and post-recession? How are they effective? Does your organization have a policy in place? Should it? Loyola University Professor Dow Scott, Ph.D. answers these questions and more. | August 2012

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Research in Brief: WorldatWork 2012-13 Salary Budget Survey
| 5:39
WorldatWork Practice Leader Kerry Chou and Research Manager Alison Avalos discuss key findings from the annual salary budget survey, from the overall trend in increases to whether pay for performance continues. | August 2012

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R esearch in Brief: 2012 Sales Performance and Technology Survey
| 6:08
What's the current state of technology use in the design and administration of sales incentive compensation programs? Find out as Jim Stoeckmann, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, and Justin Lane, Director of Strategy Services, OpenSymmetry share insights in the recent survey results including use of various technologies, biggest pain points, timeliness and accuracy of incentive payouts, and evaluation of the administration process. | July 2012

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Retention of Key Talent and the Role of Rewards | 7:49
What's keeping total rewards professionals awake at night? The risk of losing talent as the economy improves. Loyola University Professor Dow Scott talks about retention as a challenge for the profession well into the next decade. | June 2012

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2012 Metrics and Analytics: Patterns of Use and Value |
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What is the current state of analytics use and where is it headed? Brian Kelly, Partner, Mercer, and Haig Nalbantian, Senior Partner, Mercer, discuss key findings from the survey including opportunities for organizations to improve use of analytics to drive impactful decision making, use of predictive analytics, and improving the alignment of compensation and HR functions to bring greater value to the organization. | July 2012

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Research in Brief: Trends in Employee Well-being
| 7:14
Rose Stanley, CBP, CCP, CEBS, WLCP, provides highlights of the recent survey titled "Total Rewards and Employee Well-being." | March 2012

Interview by Lenny Sanicola, CBP, CCP, GRP, CEBS, SPHR

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Sales Compensation Trends: 2012 Survey Results | 6:38
David Cichelli, Senior Vice President, The Alexander Group, provides insight into long-term sales compensation trends, effects of the recession and post-recession on sales plans, and what is in store for sales compensation payouts and base salary increases for 2012. | January 2012

Intrerview by Ryan Johnson, CCP, Worldatwork

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Employee Benefits Accountability and Consumerism 2011
| 7:03
Lenny Sanicola, CBP, CCP, GRP, CEBS, SPHR, senior benefits practice leader for WorldatWork, discusses the key takeaways from the Employee Benefits Accountability and Consumerism 2011 survey by WorldatWork. The study found that organizations are managing the rising costs of employer-provided benefits by offering employee health education, wellness initiatives and financial education/advice. Turning employees into educated and accountable consumers of benefits is becoming a high priority for organization's top management with more senior leaders now acting as advocates. | November 2011

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2011 Global Sales Compensation Practices Survey Highlights
| 7:52
David Cichelli, Senior Vice President, The Alexander Group, and Jim Stoeckmann, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provide insights into the survey results. | October 2011

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork

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Global Study on Men and Work-Life Integration
| 8:38
Peter Linkow, WFD Consulting, and Kathie Lingle, WLCP, AWLP, provide highlights of the survey. | May 2011

Interview by Rose Stanley, CBP, CCP, CEBS, WLCP

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Research in Brief: 2011 Bonus Programs and Practices Survey Highlights
| 7:13
Kerry Chou, CCP, CBP, CECP, CSCP, GRP, provides highlights of the survey which covered four types of bonuses: Retention, Referral, Sign on and Spot. | April 2011

Interview by Tonya Adamski

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Rose M. Stanley, CBP, CCP, WLCP, CEBS, covers the highlights of the survey including prevalence of programs and industry highlights. | February 2011

Interview by Alison Avalos, CCP, CBP, GRP

         
   
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Research in Brief: Promotional Guidelines 2010 | 9:32
Kerry Chou, CCP, CBP, CECP, CSCP, GRP, talks with Jim Stoeckmann, CCP, about the key findings from the WorldatWork Promotional Guidelines 2010 survey. Topics include:

  • Definition of promotion
  • Average size of increases
  • Communication
  • Budgeting
  • Prevalence

January 2011

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Sales Compensation Programs and Practices 2010 Survey Highlights

Alison Avalos, CCP, CBP, GRP, interviews Jim Stoeckmann, CCP, WorldatWork

  • Sales compensation function versus general compensation in a tough economic environment
  • Reasons for sales compensation plan changes from year to year
  • Sales job design
  • Pay mix and performance measures

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2010 State of Performance Management Survey Report Highlights
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Ryan Johnson, CCP, interviews Kerry Chou, CCP, CBP, CECP, CSCP, GRP, of WorldatWork

Highlights from the results including:

  • How organizations feel about their plans
  • Why plans fail
  • Desired outcomes/results
  • Internal champions
  • Role of managers in successful plans

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Research in Brief: Total Rewards in the Public Sector
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In this video, WorldatWork Practice Leader Jim Stoeckmann and Managing Director Paul Rowson discuss how the goal of achieving a greater synergy in the application of total rewards elements is as prevalent in the public sector as it is in the private sector. | August 2010

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WorldatWork Sponsored Research:
Beyond Compensation: How Employees Prioritize Total Rewards at Various Life Stages
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In 2008-2009, Next Generation Consulting (NGC) teamed with WorldatWork to study how employees at different life stages prioritize their rewards. Hear the top three findings in this interview with Rebecca Ryan, Next Generation Consulting. | May 2010

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WorldatWork Sponsored Research: The Relative Influence of Total Rewards Elements on Attraction, Motivation and Retention | 5:40
This research examined the relative influence of WorldatWork's five rewards elements on individual attraction, motition and retention, as well as the boundary condition for these relationships. Stephanie C. Payne, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, discusses the results. | May 2010
         
   
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Research in Brief: Global Wellness Survey
| Feb. 1, 2010           
Ryan Johnson, CCP, of WorldatWork interviews Barry Hall, FSA, of Buck Consultants, about the results of Working Well: A Global Survey of Health Promotion and Workplace Wellness Strategies, released in November 2009 | 8:00
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Research in Brief: Sales Incentive Plan Revisions
| Jan. 5, 2009
Ryan Johnson, CCP, and Jim Stoeckmann, CCP, provide highlights and analysis of the Survey of Sales Incentive Plan Revisions, A Survey Brief by WorldatWork, released in November 2009 | 8:13
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Weathering the Economic Downturn

An interview with Bruce Spiegel, Principal and Leader of Buck Consultants Global Resources on highlights of the 2009 survey results on what companies are doing to sustain and grow their business. Conducted by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork  | 8:21 | September 2010
         
   
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Long-Term Incentive Survey Research

Michael Bendorf, Executive Director of GEO: The Global Equity Organization, discusses highlights of research conducted by GEO and WorldatWork on how practitioners use LTI data. Interview conducted by Ryan Johnson, CCP. | 7:36 | September 2009

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WorldatWork Sponsored Research: Flexible Work Arrangements for Nonexempt Employees
An overview of the recently released research project with Charles Grantham, Ph.D., Work Design Collaborative interviewed by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork  |  9:35 | July 2009
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2009-10 Salary Budget Survey Highlights
Jim Stoeckmann, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork interviewed by Ryan Johnson, CCP, Worldatwork  |  6:40 | August 2009
   
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Optimizing Total Rewards at PNM Resources | December 2014
Laurie Monfiletto, SPHR, Vice President, Human Resources, PNM Resources, tells how the organization used a fact-based approach to understand employees’ total rewards preferences, and refine their long-term total rewards strategy.

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Bringing World Order to Sales Compensation Plans at Avon Cosmetics | December 2014
Jackie Jankiewicz, FCIPD, GRP, Director Compensation & Benefits EMEA, Avon Cosmetics, discusses the organization's 2-year journey to provide global sales plan governance in the field of direct selling.

Interview by Cathy Peffen, CBP, CCP, CSCP, GRP, WLCP, ACCP, MCCP, VP of Global HR Services and Executive Compensation, Marriot Vacations Worldwide

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Implementing a Global Wellness Program at Dentsply International | November 2014Savannah Albright, Senior Benefits Administrator & Global Wellness Lead, Dentsply International, discusses the steps the organization took to implement a wellness program on a global basis.
         
     

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Say on Pay Failure and Turnaround at OM Group | December 2014
Keith Feicks, Director Global Compensation and Benefits, OM Group, and Dayna Harris, Vice President, Farient Advisors explain the steps they took to get to yes on a say on pay vote for OM Group that initially failed to pass.


 

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Workforce Globalization: The Harmonization of Pay
| November 2014
Steven R. Brink, CCP, President and CEO of AIRINC, discusses implications of the new global labor market on benchmarking data, and how analytics and a focus on critical talent can impact the future direction of benchmarking surveys.

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The Evolution of Rewards: IBM's Work Trends Survey
| November 2014
Employees now need sustenance, engagement and even an identity from work. Managers must build and reinforce the employee value proposition in an environment defined by social aspects, mobility, work independence and ground-up management. Zahir Ladhani, Vice President, Smarter Workforce, IBM, Rena Rasch, Ph.D., Researcher, Smarter Workforce Institute, IBM, and Ben Thompson, Manager, Global Market Pricing & Salary Planning, IBM, provide highlights of the recent research and the importance of applying a B2E (business to employee) concept that will help manager tap into what truly matters for employees.

 

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Is Your Sales Compensation Plan Making Money?
| November 2014
David Marshall, CEO, PerformanceCentre International, provides advice on maximizing the return on your sales compensation plan including:

  • Looking at a sales plan from a purely financial view
  • The importance of mindset
  • Setting measures that can be controlled
  • A methodology for driving pay for performance
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Performance Management at Whirlpool
| October 2014
Ryan Howard, CCP, Sr. Director, Global Comp. & Global Mobility, Whirlpool Corp., and Anthony R. Castelbuono, CCP, CEBS, PHR, Compensation Manager, North America, Whirlpool Corp., discuss improvements made to the organization's performance management process.

 

       
   
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Using Behavioral Economics to Drive Employee Benefits Participation
| October 2014
What is behavioral economics and how can organizations apply it in employee communications and enrollment processes to increase participation in benefits programs? Steve Wendel, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Hello Wallet, provides an overview and examples for implementation.

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Using Relative Total Shareholder Return as Performance Measure
| October 2014
Michael Halloran, Senior Partner, Mercer, and Anil Agarwal, Vice President, Executive Compensation, American Express, discuss the pros and cons of using TSR.

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The Importance of Managers to Successful Flexibility Programs
| October 2014
The National Workplace Flexibility Study was launched "to test a new approach to building management support and developing the skills managers need to effectively navigate the challenges presented by flexible and distributed teams."

Jennifer Fraone, Associate Director, Boston College Center for Work & Family, provides an overview of recent flexibility research and Delta Emerson, SPHR, EVP and Chief of Staff, Ryan LLC, discusses changes made at her organization as a result of the research.

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Successful Implementation of a Global Sales Compensation Plan
| October 2014
Global compensation plans can lower costs and allow organizations to easily move their sales force from one region to another.

Peter Kurlander, CCP, Director of Global Sales Compensation, Arrow Electronics, discusses design of these plans, when it's better to use a global plan vs. regional plans, ensuring implementation success and best practices.

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Compensation at Google | October 2014
John Schirm, Compensation Manager, Google, and Marc Schoenen, Director, Compensation, Google, discuss the approaches the organization takes to compensation, including use of data and tools provided to managers.

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Rebranding Total Rewards at BASF | October 2014
In order to better communicate the range of offerings in their total rewards program, BASF undertook a successful rebranding of the program. Mollie O'Brien, Director, Compensation, BASF and Melissa Liguori, CCP, Total Rewards Specialist, BASF discuss the endeavor.
         
   
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Implementing a Successful Flexibility Program at Iron Mountain | September 2014
To save on real estate and improve its ability to attract and retain top talent, Iron Mountain formalized and implemented a flexibility strategy. Kim Looby, Vice President, HR Business Partners, discusses how success was ensured across all levels of the organization.
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Developing a Differentiated Total Rewards Strategy at Red Hat | September 2014
Due to rapid growth both in product delivery and geographically, Red Hat chose to competitively position the company through employee segmentation and rewards differentiation.

With Amy Robertson, Senior Director, Total Rewards, Red Hat, Inc., and Steven Guyer, Principle, Talent Rewards, Mercer.

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The Evolution of Sales Compensation | September 2014
Rick Butler, Senior Director, Sales Compensation COE, Cisco Systems, discusses the role of the sales compensation professional, sales compensation evolution, subscription- and consumption-based selling, how sales compensation professionals can add value, indications that a plan is obsolete and the quota setting process.

 

       
   
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An Insider's Guide to Compensation Committee Meetings | September 2014
Guest Host Bonnie Kelly, CCP, Sr. Director, Executive Compensation, Hilton Worldwide, interviews Robin Colman, VP Compensation, Benefits and M & A, eBay, on preparing for compensation committee meetings. Included are tips for running a successful meeting, adding the most value to the process, working with consultants, and balancing the wants and needs of management and the compensation committee.

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Total Rewards Challenges Today and Preparing for the Future
| September 2014
John Bremen, Towers Watson, discusses how organizations can differentiate their employee experience, how they can maximize their total rewards investment and the use of social media. He also offers predictions for the future of total rewards.

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Turning Managers into Compensation Ambassadors at CVS Caremark
| August 2014
To ensure a smooth transition and acceptance across the organization to changes to their total rewards structure, CVS Caremark engaged managers through communication and training. Nora Costa, CCP, GRP, Leader, Corporate Compensation & Recognition, CVS Caremark, provides details of this successful endeavor.

         
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The CEO Pay Ratio: Possible Effects on Companies and Compensation Professionals
| August 2014
Stephen M. Eliseo, CCP, Director, Executive Compensation, Johnson & Johnson, and Steve Pennacchio, CPA, JD, Senior Vice President Total Rewards, Pfizer Inc., discuss the ratio and the challenges accurate calculations may present to organizations and compensation professionals.
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Supplemental Pay Disclosure: Linking Compensation and Performance
| August 2014
Ira Kay, Ph.D., Managing Partner, Pay Governance, and Timothy J. Bartl, President, Center on Executive Compensation, provide an overview of supplemental pay disclosure, and discuss best practices in realized vs. realizable pay, unintended results of the disclosure, shareholder engagement and the point of view of investors.

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Implementing a New Total Rewards System at LinkedIn
| August 2014
Christina Hall, Sr. Director, Global Compensation, LinkedIn, and Julia O €™Connell, Sr. Manager, Compensation, LinkedIn, discuss the steps the organization took to implement their new total rewards system.
         
   
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Bonus Programs and Practices 2014 Survey
| August 2014
Rose Stanley, CCP, Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides an overview of the current state of bonus programs and discusses how organizations are using these programs to their best advantage.

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The New Responsibility for Retirement
An interview with Tracy Kofski, CCP, CBP, GRP, Vice President Compensation and Benefits, General Mills
  • The evolution of retirement plans in the U.S.
  • Employee communication challenges
  • How the role of the total rewards professional has changed
  • Tools that can be used to engage plan participants
  • What the future holds for retirement plans and participants
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How Many Sales Plans Should an Organization Have? | July 2014
Jim Stoeckmann, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the factors that influence the number of sales plans an organization should have.

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Implementing a Private Health-Care Exchange at Walgreens
Thomas Sondergeld, Senior Director Health & Well-Being, Walgreens, and Mark Englizian, CCP, GRP, VP Total Rewards, Walgreens

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: Decisions and Driving Factors Behind the Migration | July 2014
Walgreens discusses the strategic considerations and driving factors that led to the organization's switch to a private health-care exchange, building a business case for senior management, selecting a provider, what the employee view looks like, how their wellness initiatives are integrated, and how subsidies work.

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Part 2: Communication
| July 2014
Walgreens discusses the communication aspects of the implementation including the rollout time line, key stakeholders, use of social media, and the employee open enrollment experience.
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Part 3: Assessment
| July 2014
Walgreens discusses the benefits of private exchanges to employees, carriers and employers, how they assess the success of their exchange, challenges and opportunities they see after the first five months of operation, and lessons learned.

         
   
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Investing in Wellness Programs: Is There a Return?
| July 2014
Should your organization invest in a wellness program? Angela Martinez, MBA, PHR, Human Resources Manager, Caris Life Sciences, and Justin Caruthers, JD, CCP, Sr. Consultant, Hay Group, offer their perspective on the success of wellness programs, including the wellness program put in place by Caris Life Sciences.
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Selling Your Sales Compensation Plan to the C-Suite | July 2014
WorldatWork's Jim Stoeckmann provides advice for justifying and promoting your sales compensation plan to the C-suite.

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Market Pricing and Budgeting in a Down or Slow-Growing Economy
| June 2014
Perhaps it €™s counterintuitive, but organizations become more interested in how the market performs when it drops. WorldatWork practice leaders discuss common market pricing and salary budgeting questions that arise in these situations.

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The Use of Social Media and Technology in Health Engagement

Leonard Sanicola, CBP, WorldatWork, discusses current research and practices - including gamification, mobile apps and social networking - how to get started, and implementation challenges.

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Simple Rules for Shareholder Engagement Success | 5:37 | January 2013
Michael Halloran, senior partner, Mercer, discusses the importance of shareholder engagement, current trends and best practices to ensure success.
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Determining the ROI of Wellness Programs
| June 2014
Rose Stanley, CBP, WLCP, WorldatWork, discusses the types of wellness programs currently in use and the return on investment ogranizations are seeing in health care costs and other areas.

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Variable Pay Part 4: Recognition Programs | May 2014
Rose Stanley wraps up the series with an overview of recognition programs.

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Variable Pay Part 3: Bonuses | May 2014
In part three of this series Kerry Chou, CCP, WorldatWork, discusses the various types of bonuses and the pros and cons of this type of variable pay.

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Variable Pay Part 2: Incentives | May 2014
In part two of this series Kerry Chou, CCP, WorldatWork, discusses the various types of incentives and the pros and cons of this type of variable pay.

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Rewarding and Retaining High-Potential Employees | April 2014
High-potential employees are critical to most organizations and require special attention when it comes to pay, performance plans and recognition. Kerry Chou, CCP, WorldatWork, discusses these and other issues related to this valuable employee segment.

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Variable Pay Part 1: The Basics | April 2014
An important part of cash compensation, variable pay reflects employee payouts based on a variety of factors. WorldatWork's Kerry Chou and Alison Avalos discuss the basics of this type of pay program.
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An Overview of Voluntary Benefits | April 2014
Leonard Sanicola, senior practice leader, WorldatWork, provides an overview of voluntary benefits, discusses the current state and what the future holds, and how organizations can best leverage them.

 

       
   
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Pay for Performance Part 3: Making a Case | March 2014
WorldatWork's Kerry Chou reviews research supporting pay for performance, discusses challenges, and addresses the importance of rewarding high performers and supporting managers during the performance management process.

 

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An Overview of Market Pricing
Kerry Chou, CCP, provides an overview of the market pricing - the primary method of job evaluation - including best practices, how to deal with hot jobs or critical skills sets, and frequency.

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Total Rewards and Sales Compensation Effectiveness |
December 2013
The idea that incentives are key drivers of sales success is inaccurate. WorldatWork Practice Leader Jim Stoeckmann discusses the important role of total rewards in engaging, motivating and retaining an effective salesforce.

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Making the Most of Telework | March 2014 Today €™s workforce works in many different ways, even compared to a decade ago. WorldatWork €™s Rose Stanley discusses the nuances of telework and distributed workforces, and how organizations can make the most of these arrangements.

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Getting a Seat at the Table in Sales Compensation
| February 2013
The salesforce is directly responsible for achieving company revenue goals, and HR organizations should be part of that success. WorldatWork €™s Jim Stoeckmann offers tips to get a seat at the table.

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Pay for Performance Part 2: The Success of Plans | 9:07 | November 2013
There €™s a common drumbeat related to pay-for-performance plans: Organizations are less than satisfied. WorldatWork €™s Kerry Chou discusses reasons for this, starting with managers who are unable (or unwilling) to have tough conversations.

 

       
   
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Pay for Performance Part 1: Theory and Practice | February 2014
Learn the ins and outs of pay for performance and how organizations are using it today in this discussion between WorldatWork Practice Leader Kerry Chou and Research Manager Alison Avalos. First of a three part series.
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Using Metrics to Maximize Your Total Rewards Investment
| February 2014
Leonard Sanicola and Kerry Chou discuss use of qualitative and quantitative metrics to ensure your compensation and benefits programs are achieving their goals.

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How Business Strategy Influences Executive Compensation Strategy | January 2014
Intel €™s Brit Wittman and Pearl Meyer & Partners €™ Dave Swinford discuss the confluence of business strategy, executive pay design and talent strategy and how they play out in today €™s world.
         
   
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Pay for Performance Alignment in Today's Executive Compensation Environment | January 2014
With mixed messages related to pay-for-performance alignment, companies are focusing on business strategy, how to measure success €- and how to pay for it. Intel’s Brit Wittman and Mercer’s Michael Halloran discuss.
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Getting the Most Out of Total Rewards Statements
| January 2014
In the decades of their existence, total rewards statements have evolved in terms of form and delivery method. WorldatWork’s Rose Stanley talks about what’s included in the modern day statement.

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CEO Pay Ratio: Practitioner's Perspective
| January 2014
Don Lindner, WorldatWork, discusses the impact of the SEC's proposed regulations on the CEO pay ratio on practitioners.

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The Dangers of One-Size-Fits-All Executive Compensation Programs | 10:27 | November 2013
Steve Harris, CCP, managing director, Frederic W. Cook & Co., and Brit Wittman, CCP, CECP, director, executive compensation, Intel, discuss the dangers of homogenization of executive compensation programs across organizations.
 

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Keys to an Effective Launch of a New Sales Compensation Plan |
October 2013
Change is a constant in organizations, but that doesn’t mean it’s a given. Jim Stoeckmann, WorldatWork Senior Practice Leader, summarizes things to think about before launching a new plan.

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Trends in Global Executive Compensation and How They Affect the U.S. | 10:18 | October 2013
Intel's Brit Wittman, CCP, CECP, talks with Towers Watson's Doug Friske about executive pay practices and regulations in other countries and their influence on the United States.
         
   
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Creating a Global Total Rewards System at Unilever
| 11:09 | October 2013
Learn form Keith Williams, reward manager, Unilever, how a giant global company created one of the largest personalized total rewards online portals attempted in the marketplace. Unilever has engaged its organization with this homegrown total rewards system and communicated a refreshed value unique to each employee. They are also able to utilize the system to help craft future benefits, and to quickly determine various employee-associated costs, such as total cost of new hires in specific regions.

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Best Practices in Shareholder Communication
| 14:01 | October 2013
Executive pay experts Brit Wittman from Intel and Blair Jones from Semler Brossy discuss who needs a seat at the table when it comes to shareholder communications and the value each team member brings.
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Enhancing Total Rewards Value Perception at Intel
| 5:29 | September 2013
Eran Lipkin, compensation and benefits manager at Intel Europe, shares how employee appreciation was improved for the company’s total rewards program - without changing the existing offerings or adding costs.

 

       
   
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On-Site Clinics: Two Success Stories | 8:23 | August 2013

Robert Sanders from Centene Corp. and Thomas Sondergeld of Walgreens discuss the on-site clinics each of their companies provide to employees. From dietary consulting to on-site doctors or physician assistants, learn each company's approach.
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The New Rules of Employee Engagement
| 7:07 | August 2013
Rodd Wagner of BI Worldwide says employee engagement is like a boomerang: What you throw out there comes back. Wagner discusses the rules of engagement, including making employees fearless and making money a nonissue.
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The New Rules of Employee Engagement
| 7:07 | August 2013
Rodd Wagner of BI Worldwide says employee engagement is like a boomerang: What you throw out there comes back. Wagner discusses the rules of engagement, including making employees fearless and making money a nonissue.

 

       
   
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Using Research and Technology to Improve Recognition at Google | 7:12 | August 2013
Learn from three of Google Inc. €™s total rewards team as they share why and how the company chose to review and revise its recognition programs, all beginning with measuring €œGoogler happiness. €

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Optimizing Your Total Rewards Program | 8:53 | July 2013
Disconnects between what employers think employees want and what employees really want are ongoing. Laura Sejen discusses explains how employers can move toward their desired future state of total rewards.

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2012-2013 Global Talent Management and Rewards Study
The Talent Management and Rewards Imperative for 2012

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Myths and Realities in Total Rewards | 6:49 | July 2013
Gerald E. Ledford, Jr., Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California, dispels three popular myths in total rewards related to productivity, pay and extrinsic rewards. These myths are often represented as established fact, thanks to best-selling authors, even though most research disconfirms them.

 

       

   
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Where Have the Ratings Gone?
A New Approach to Managing Performance and Compensation at Expedia
| 7:43 | July 2013
Based on employee and manager feedback, Expedia Inc. decided to eliminate performance ratings for the majority of its employees. Watch and learn why the organization made this decision.

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Recognition Basics: Type of Programs
| 8:59 | July 2013
Length-of-service and attendance programs have long been the mainstays of recognition. These videos address the shift toward recognition of specific behaviors, and offer a case study example. With WorldatWork Practice Leaders Kerry Chou and Rose Stanley.

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Implementing a Worldwide Recognition Program: A Case Study
| 7:29 | July 2013
Length-of-service and attendance programs have long been the mainstays of recognition. These videos address the shift toward recognition of specific behaviors, and offer a case study example.With WorldatWork Practice Leaders Kerry Chou and Rose Stanley
         
   
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Employee Wellness Programs: Understanding the Stages of Change
| 8:35 | June 2013
Employee readiness and behavior modification and change are often-overlooked components when implementing wellness programs. WorldatWork €™s Rose Stanley and Lenny Sanicola talk about the stages of change that are critical for success.

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Compensation and Benefits: Starting a Program from Scratch
| 8:10 | June 2013
After a division of IBM sold to Ricoh, becoming Ricoh Productions Print Solutions, the joint venture had to start from scratch on many HR programs. Art Amler, vice president, human resources, discusses.

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Exploring Behavioral Economics for Reward Programs at Coca-Cola
| 7:22 | June 2013
David Cheatham, Coca-Cola Company, discusses the implications of behavioral economics for reward program design elements including pay for performance, internal pay equity and promotional increases.

         
   
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Treating Employees as Total Rewards Consumers | 8:35 | May 2013
Organizations that are serious about developing integrated total rewards are likelier to have high employee engagement, according to John Bremen, Towers Watson. By segmenting and differentiating programs, employers can make total rewards more effective.

 

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Behavioral-Based Recognition Programs
| 7:30 | May 2013
Employers have started shifting toward behavioral-based recognition programs to help support the business. WorldatWork Practice Leaders Kerry Chou and Rose Stanley discuss how these programs lead to more immediate returns to employees and improve line of sight.
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Sales Compensation: Driving Performance | 6:38 | May 2013
Rather than adjusting pay levels, employers can drive performance by improving employee perceptions about pay, asserts Anna Krasniewska Shahidi, CEB €™s senior director. Attending to fairness, risk level and complexity will improve performance without increasing costs.
         

 

 
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Telework Banned: A New Trend? | 5:05| May 2013
Telework has been hotly debated in the media since Yahoo banned it earlier this year. WorldatWork has been studying telework trends since 2001 and does not view the ban as the start of a new trend but a reminder to employers of the importance of program execution through training, communication and alignment of HR strategy with business strategy.

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Driving Business Outcomes Through Employee Engagement at Banner Health | 10:58
In this case study, Beth Stiner, SPHR, MOD, and Ed Oxford, ED.D., detail the success of Banner Health's 'Shape the Future' iniative, which improved the bottom-line through improving three areas critical to employee engagement: leadership effecitveness, change and innovation, and communication and direction.
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Executive Compensation Design: The Shift in Balance
| 5:19 | April 2013
Say on pay other external pressures have led to a shift in executive pay programs and their design. Towers Watson's Andrew Goldstein discusses this pivot point and a swing toward innovative program designs.
         
   
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Mergers & Acquisitions at ON Semiconductor: Due Dilligence
| 6:08 | April 2013
In this two-part series, ON Semiconductor's Michelle Demetrius, CCP, CBP, GRP, SPHR, talks about the company's history of acquisitions and the key roles played by compensation and benefits in working with 19,000 employees in 27 countries.

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Mergers & Acquisitions at ON Semiconductor: Best Practices
| 6:48 | April 2013
n this two-part series, ON Semiconductor's Michelle Demetrius, CCP, CBP, GRP, SPHR, talks about the company's history of acquisitions and the key roles played by compensation and benefits in working with 19,000 employees in 27 countries.

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Tips for a Successful Health Savings Account (HSA)
| 6:11 | April 2013
Based on her own experiences, Karen Ickes, CBP, offers tips for success in implementing an employer-sponsored health savings account, including gaining support from senior leadership, appropriately communicating with key stakeholders, and focusing on behavioral change.

 

       
     
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Creating a Compelling Employee Value Proposition
| 8:05 | March 2013
WorldatWork's Ryan Johnson and Towers Watson's Laura Sejen discuss the employee value proposition continuum €- from companies without a formal plan to those with a formal plan that also looks at the proposition in relation to attraction, motivation and retention.

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The Importance of Career Management in Total Rewards
Career management is becoming an increasingly important piece of total rewards in organizations. Gary Starzmann, vice president at Aon Hewitt, discusses how employees navigate their life paths within organizations €- and share that ownership responsibility with both supervisors and the organization.
   
         
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Getting the Most Out of Merit Matrixes:
Part 1
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This video provides an overview of merit matrixes, and then digs into the details:

Rewarding high performers; Using position in range in a pay for performance environment; Ensuring future increases for employees; Guiding managers in best practices of merit matrix use
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Getting the Most Out of Merit Matrixes: Part 2 - Communication
| 8:37
In part two, Kerry Chou discusses how to effectively use merit matrixes to motivate employees and facilitate understanding of their increase, how to deal with employees at the top of their range or those who are paid over market, and using merit matrixes to help determine salary increase budgets.

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Indentifying and Rewarding Critical Workforce Segments
| 4:18
Gregory A. Stoskopf, CCP, director, Deloitte Consulting, and Sheila Sever, manager, talent, performance & rewards, Deloitte Consulting provide insight into these key employee groups and the importance of monetary and nonmonetary rewards.
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Simple Rules for Shareholder Engagement Success | 5:37
Michael Halloran, senior partner, Mercer, discusses the importance of shareholder engagement, current trends and best practices to ensure success.
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Driving Employee Engagement through Strengths at Charles Schwab
| 5:04
Beth Feringa, Managing Director, Organization Development, Charles Schwab, discusses how her firm uses employee strengths and talents to drive employee engagement. This approach has created a strengths-based organization where employees have the opportunity to do what they do best every day. Charles Schwab is the recipient of several awards, including the Gallup Great Workplace Award and BestCompaniesAZ's "100 Best" Arizona Companies.

 

       
   
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Linking Executive Pay and Performance
| 6:01
Say on pay has shed light on companies' ability to relate pay and performance. Blair Jones, CCP, CECP, Managing Director at Semler Brossy, discusses companies' shift to other definitions of pay, including realizable pay.
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Tips for Conducting a Salary Survey
| 5:38
Ken Cardinal, CCP, CBP, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer & Partners, shares tips on selecting survey participants and on ensuring longevity of a survey.

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Executive Compensation: Navigating the Funhouse Mirrors

Doug Friske, executive compensation global leader at Towers Watson, addresses the need for generally accepted executive compensation principles that balance functionality in practice with varying funhouse mirrors held by a variety of stakeholders.

 

       
       
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Effective Use of Executive Equity

Steve Harris, CCP, Managing Director, Frederic W. Cook & Co. discusses current use of executive equity based on a recent survey of the top 250 market cap companies in the U.S.
       
       
Series: Making the Most of Your Merit Budget
 
 
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Part 1: Managing Expectations
| 5:50
Regardless of whether companies are transparent about merit budgets, there’s always a risk of setting employee expectations. Alison Avalos and Kerry Chou discuss how to manage expectations.
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Part 2: Avoiding Entitlement Mentalities
| 6:32
In part 2 of this series, Alison Avalos and Kerry Chou continue the merit budget discussion, addressing entitlement mentalities and how employers can communicate pay decisions to employees.
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Part 3: Retaining Key Talent
| 8:17
Nearly 70% of organizations say retaining key talent is a challenge, and surveys indicate pay is particularly important to high performers. Kerry Chou and Alison Avalos highlight the importance of keeping high performers engaged €- and differentiated.
       
 
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The Bottom-Line Impact of Workplace Flexibility
| 8:00
Kate Lister, president, Global Workplace Analytics, discusses a savings calculator that quantifies the potential benefits of flexible work arrangements for organizations.
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Case Study: BASF's Flexible Retirement Initiative
| 4:16
Neville G. Lockwood, Operations Manager, BASF, discusses their innovative phased retirement program which includes a retirement notification program in which a financial incentive is offered to employees. Deborah Gentry Davis, Transitions @ Work Manager, BASF, describes BASF’s critical skills transfer program, how it works, and three ways to ensure success..

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Workforce Analytics: An Increasingly Critical Role in Organizational Success
| 9:18
Brian Kelly, partner, Mercer, and Haig Nalbantian, senior partner, Mercer, discuss the origin of workforce analytics, its use in large and small organizations, how to get started, and its future role in the success of organizations.
         
   
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Social Media in the Workplace: Legal, Policy and Productivity Issues | 7:06
Social media use in the workplace by employees can be a challenge for employers. Jonna Contacos-Sawyer, CCP, CMC, SPHR, Assistant Professor, St. Francis University & President, HR Consultants Inc. and Albert Lee, Attorney and Shareholder, Tucker Arensberg Attorneys, help employers navigate the issues.

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Communicating to Ensure Compensation Program Success
| 7:33
Ann Bares, Managing Partner, Altura Consulting Group, and well known blogger, discusses and offers advice on the importance of starting communication prior to the design process, communication risks including conflicting messages, and opportunities for improvements based on employee feedback.
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Effective Use of Six Sigma in HR
| 5:10
Effective application of the business management strategy Six Sigma can be used to improve HR programs and processes. Michaela Leo, CCP, GRP, Compensation Leader with a major pharmaceutical firm, tells how.
         
   
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Maximizing the Efficiency of Recognition at Siemens Corp.
| 5:15
Is your organization getting the most out of its recognition programs? Are senior leaders on board? Find out how to get the most out of these programs from Susan Brown, GRP, Senior Director, Compensation, Siemens Corp.
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Best Practices in Benefits Communication
| 7:09
Jennifer Benz, Chief Strategist and Founder, Benz Communications. discusses current trends and best practices to ensure success in benefits communications.
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Refining the Total Rewards Package through Employee Input at MillerCoors
| 7:51
With changes in labor markets, health-care reform and the availability of key talent, MillerCoors set out to review their total rewards strategy and programs to appeal to existing employees as well as the next generations of talent. The key to success was understanding the preferences of the various demographic groups within the company to develop a strategy that tied to employee engagement. In this case study, Ami Patel, CCP, CSCP, Senior Director Compensation & People Operations, MillerCoors, discusses the process the company undertook to survey employees.
         
 

 
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The Evolution of Equity Programs at Google | 6:45
The phases of Google's equity program mirror the phases of the company itself. Compensation Director Frank Wagner and Compensation Manager John Schirm talk about Google's current growth mode, as well as optimization of its equity programs.

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Quantifying the Value of Work-Life Benefits at Prudential Financial
| 5:44
Maureen Corcoran, vice president of health, life and inclusion at Prudential Financial, discusses the company's award-winning €œWork-Life Estimator Tool, € which helps total rewards professionals express the dollar value of work-life programs.

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Work-Life Integration at Northrop Grumman | 5:23
Debbie Edwards-Veihdeffer, Director of Work-Life Integration, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Sector, discusses work-life programs at her organization.
         
 

 
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Looking Inside 'Workplace Solutions' at KPMG
KPMG's Workplace Solutions team has been in effect for nearly 10 years, addressing the work-life issues and challenges facing its workplace. Associate Director Kristen Piersol-Stockton discusses some of the team's current initiatives.

Interview by Marcia Rhodes, WorldatWork
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The Three Cs of Effective Rewards Communications | 5:27
Organizations reporting best practices in communication change management are more successful financially. Kathy Kibbe, North America Practice Leader with Towers Watson, shares the 3 most effective communication practices that reflect a strong ROI.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork

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2011/12 Global Talent Management and Rewards Study
| 6:00
Laurie Bienstock, North America Practice Leader, Rewards, Towers Watson, discusses the findings of the study, including attraction and retention and employee change fatigue issues. She also discusses what employers should do to respond to the findings including segmentation of different employee groups, employer agility and integration of communication and reward programs.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork

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Best Practices: Total Rewards Communication at General Mills

Tracy Kofski, CBP, CCP, GRP, Vice President, Compensation and Benefits, General Mills, discusses compensation and benefits communication programs at her organization, including effective targeting of various stakeholders, timing communications for optimal results and other best practices, and lessons learned.

Interview by Marcia Rhodes, WorldatWork

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How to Bring Total Rewards into the Sales Organization
| 9:26
Joe Clarkson, North American Practice Leader, Sales Effectiveness and Rewards, Towers Watson, provides advice on motivating and retaining sales professionals with more than just compensation. He covers the results of recent research showing the importance of career development in driving sales effectiveness. He also discusses the steps necessary to implement a career map.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork

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The Changing Role of Total Rewards
| 4:48
HR and total rewards organizations are partnering together more to create the right employee experience. Carrolyn Bostick, WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals board of directors, shares her organization’s experiences in breaking down these silos.

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Managing Incentive Pay Risk
| 7:13
Peter Gundy, East Division Leader, Rewards, Talent & Communication, Towers Watson, provides advice on managing incentive pay risk, including lessons learned over the past few years.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork

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Advancing Total Rewards and the Employee Value Proposition
| 9:32
John Bremen, Managing Director, Talent and Rewards, The Americas, Towers Watson discusses three things successful employers are doing with their total rewards programs to maximize the value to employees including:

  • Understanding current and future employee needs and preferences
  • Differentiating between total rewards programs and the employee value proposition
  • Viewing total rewards from the employee perspective vs. the employer perspective

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork

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Trends in Global Mobility | 4:38
Steven R. Brink, CCP, President and Chief Executive Officer, AIRINC, discusses current trends in global mobility. He also discusses global mobility and total rewards.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork

 

       
 

 
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From 0 to 60: HR Innovation at Go Daddy
| 7:42
Founded in 1997, Go Daddy is now, by revenue, the world's largest domain name registrar and web-hosting provider. They have nearly 3,500 employees and plan to hire more than 1,000 in 2012.

Lane Jarvis, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Natalie Johnson, CCP, Director, Compensation, discuss HR's contribution to the rapid growth of the business, designing systems around their employee philosophies, training and development and pay-for-performance programs, the unique array of non-cash rewards, and the employee engagement survey.

Interview by Marchia Rhodes, WorldatWork

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Executive Equity Trends
| 5:43
Michael Halloran, Senior Partner, Mercer, provides insight into recent trends including the effectiveness of stock options and restricted stock, pay for performance, retention strategies, and deferred cash plans, and offers predictions for the future.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork

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Compensation Committee Trends
| 7: 25
Steve Harris, CCP, Managing Director of Frederic W. Cook & Co., discusses trends in compensation committees - where they've been and where they are going, how successful committees interact with management, and the impact of recent regulatory issues.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork

         
 

 
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How to Create a Unique Workplace Culture
| 5:58
Anita Hildreth, Vice President of Tremendous People Team at McMurry, discusses how to create and sustain a unique workplace culture. McMurry's corporate culture is based on eight core values which drive most of their initiatives including Channel 8, the social media hub on the Intranet, the performance management system/success plan, annual employee survey, and open enrollment.

Interview by Marcia Rhodes

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The Impact of Employee Satisfaction on Customer Satisfaction
| 6:18
Brian Turner, HR Director of Goodmans Interior Structures, discusses the impact of employee satisfaction on customer satisfaction. At Goodmans, the top drivers of employee engagement are corporate social responsibility and transparency. The latter involves an employee 360 performance review for the CEO that both employees and customers can openly participate in and/or review.

Interview by Marcia Rhodes, WorldatWork

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Say on Pay: The Inaugural Season | 6:17
Doug Friske, Executive Compensation Global Leader, Towers Watson, reviews the first year for say on pay votes, including how companies prepared, what we learned from the votes and how organizations are defining success. He also looks ahead to future votes.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork

   
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Improving Patient Satisfaction through Employee Satisfaction | 5:53
DeAnne Russell, Arizona Employment Brand Manager for Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), describes CHW's journey of improving patient satisfaction through employee satisfaction. Their goal is to make CHW a best place to work and a best place to receive patient care. CHW is comprised of three hospitals: St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

Interview by Marcia Rhodes, WorldatWork

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Executive Pay for Performance

David N. Swinford, President and CEO, Pearl Meyer & Partners, discusses executive pay for performance findings from the 2011 survey including the differing opinions of managers and directors, how companies are defining pay for performance and use of discretion.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork


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Effective Shareholder Communication
| 5:44
Blair Jones, Managing Principal, Semler Brossy Consulting Group, LLC, describes the shift that has occurred in shareholder communications on executive pay. Jones shares advice on effective shareholder communications, including what it should focus on, depth and timing. Companies ought to be out front with their key investors in the fall, before proxy season begins, preparing them for changes that will be made so there is dialogue and opportunity to identify potential hot buttons and enough time to react before finalizing their Compensation Discussion and Analysis (CD&A)
         
 

 
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Say on Pay Success: Delta Air Lines' Experience
| 9:30
Mary Steele, Director of Executive Compensation at Delta Air Lines details the steps the airline took to achieve a 99% favorable shareholder say on pay vote.

Interview by Don Lindner, CCP, WorldatWork

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Increasing Pay Satisfaction without Increasing Pay
| 8:21
Karmen Reid, Director of Compensation at Mayo Clinic, shares how Mayo Clinic dramatically improved employee satisfaction with pay, from 17% to 82%.  Mayo Clinic’s success had little to do with changes to the compensation program itself but a stronger focus on communication, collaboration, transparency, market competitiveness, and predictability. Reid elaborates on her organization’s compensation philosophy and why they don’t pay for performance.

Interview by Marcia Rhodes, WorldatWork

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Flexibility is the Solution: What Problem Are You Solving?
| 9:09
Kyra Cavanaugh, President, Life Meets Work and 2011 AWLP Work-Life Rising Star, and Kathy Kacher, President, Career/Life Alliance Services, discuss the 15 bottom-line benefits of flexibility programs, ways to tie flexibility to strategic imperatives, how to apply flex programs to low-wage workers to increase engagement and decrease turnover, and the importance of proper management training and education.

Interview by Marcia Rhodes, WorldatWork

 

       
   
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Implementing Workplace Flexibility | 7:54
Teresa Hopke, Principal, SVP Client Relations, Life Meets Work, provides advice on implementing a successful workplace flexibility program.
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Generating Retirement Income from Defined Contribution Portfolios | 5:32
Sally Bradley-Golding, Vice President of Client Services, Financial Engines, Inc. discusses the need to combine safety and flexibility in retirement plans to create an effective balance for employees during the 'decumulation' phase. Donna Wallace-Strung, Benefits Director, Baylor Health Care System, shares how Baylor offers hybrid lifetime income solutions in a defined contribution context to help their near-retirees make a planful, structured transition into retirement.
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Innovative and Impactful Benefits Communications
| 9:26
Karen Macke, Senior Vice President, The Hartford Financial Services Group, provides advice on ensuring benefits communications are effective.

Topics include: email communications, electronic total reward statements, communications ROI, metrics, targeted communications, use of social media

Interview by Leonard Sanicola, CCP, CBP, GRP, CEBS, SPHR

         
 

 
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Executive Compensation Update - Mid-2011
| 6:24
As the economy recovers, so does CEO pay.
David Chun, CEO, Equilar, summarizes executive compensation trends over the past three years, including organizational performance, profits per employee, long-term incentive grants, and say on pay.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP

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Implementing Long-Term Incentive Plans | 9:03
Dominic Andwan, CCP, Vice President, Global Total Rewards, Stryker Corp. and Gregory Lawler, Vice President, Compensation & Benefits, Avery Dennison Corp. define these plans, discuss implementation, drivers, mixes of executive plans, which companies might not benefit from such plans, importance of goals, initial steps and challenges.

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Executive Compensation Update: mid-2011 | 7:31
Brent Longnecker, CCP, CBP, GRP, CECP, Chairman, Longnecker & Associates, and Chris Crawford, CCP, CECP, Executive Director, Longnecker & Associates, provide updates on use of comparators vs. competitors, say on pay
and stock options.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork

       

 

   
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Engaging Senior Leaders in a Total Rewards Strategy | 9:14
Forensic Technology's Elisabeth Lecavalier and Donna Kelley share why and how senior leaders can impact total rewards through direct involvement. After overcoming several challenges and implementing a peer recognition program, the end results were improved leadership credibility and an increase in employee engagement levels from 65% to 77%.

Interview by Marcia Rhodes, WorldatWork.

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Building a Social Media Hub for Employees at SAS
Karen Lee, Senior Director, Internal Communications, SAS, shares how SAS uses social media to engage employees around the globe. SAS is ranked #1 on the FORTUNE 2010 'Best Companies to Work For' list.

Interview by Marcia Rhodes, WorldatWork

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Pension Freeze the Right Way: The Siemens Example | 11:09
Nick Vollrath, CCP, CEBS, Manager Retirement Plans and M&A, Siemens, and Steve Seltz, CCP, VP Compensation and Benefits US/Americas, Siemens, discuss how Siemens successfully transitioned 30,000 employees to a defined contribution plan.

Interview by Marcia Rhodes, APR

         
 

 
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Using Data Transparency to Improve Perceived Value of Base Pay at Intel
| 10:17
Keith Pearce, Perceived Value Program Manager, Intel, and Chris Ragagli, Compensation Manager, Intel, discuss the process used at Intel to implement data transparency across the organization. They also discuss the tools used, implementation challenges, value vs. perceived value of pay and how to get started.
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The Evolution of HR and the HR Professional
| 6:44
Max Caldwell, Towers Watson, offers his view of what the future holds for HR and how HR professionals can position themselves to help ensure future success.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP

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From Wellness to Wellbeing: Part 1
| 5:02
Sandy Asch, Principal, Alliance for Organizational Excellence, explains the difference between wellness and wellbeing and discusses the organizational benefits of a well being initiative.

Interview by Rose Stanley, CBP, CCP, CEBS, WLCP

 

 

 

   

   
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From Wellness to Wellbeing: Part 2 - Seven Strategy Elements
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Sandy Asch, Principal, Alliance for Organizational Excellence, details the seven strategy elements utilized to ensure the success of a wellbeing initiative.

Interview by Rose Stanley, CBP, CCP, CEBS, WLCP

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Using Statistical Research to Change Compensation Strategy at Google: Part 2
John Schirm, Compensation Manager, Google, and Eric Schaffer, Director, Performance management and Executive Compensation, Google, discuss the conjoint methodology used to determine employee preferences for pay mix.
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Using Statistical Research to Change Compensation Strategy at Google: Part 1 | 6:05
Frank H. Wagner, CCP, Director, Compensation, Google, and Monica Patel Davis, Sr. Compensation Manager, Base, Bonus and Recognition, Google, discuss the compensation strategy changes made as a result of surveying employees for their preferences.

Interview by Marcia Rhodes, APR

         

 

   
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Watch Linking Reward Systems to Employee Engagement
| 9:20
Max Caldwell of Towers Watson discusses types of employee engagement, how organizations are measuring engagement, how it can differentiate high-performing organizations, linking rewards systems to engagement, and how engagement can be leveraged to improve organizational performance.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP

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Creating Positive Workplaces During Uncertain Times
| 10:34
Ken Pinnock, SPHR, GPHR, Mountain States Employers Council, Inc., interviewed by Marcia Rhodes, WorldatWork

  • How organizations can do well in challenging times
  • Effects of fear in the workplace
  • Managing fear
  • Using the concept of positive deviants to improve an organization
  • Steps organizations can take today to effect culture change
  • Positive organizational culture and the bottom line
 

 

         
 

 
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Benefits of Best Company Awards
| 5:25

Denise Gredler of BestCompaniesAZ discusses the organizational benefits of winning best company awards, including employee retention, increases to the bottom line and improved customer satisfaction.
She also covers who is typically responsible for submissions and best company award programs' impact on the local economy. Interview by Marcia Rhodes, WorldatWork.

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Telework: The Bottom Line
| 6:25
Kate Lister, Principal Researcher, Telework Research Network, discusses findings from a new tool that quantifies employer savings and increases in productivity from telework programs. The numbers are an eye-opening argument for implementing and expanding telework programs.

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Current and Future Rewards Trends and Strategies in India
| 9:09
Sameer Khanna, Head of Training and Rewards for Logica, interviewd by Ryan Johnson of WorldatWork
         
   
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Repositioning Pay Programs for Recovery - Conducting a Compensation Audit
| 5:37
Jim Hudner, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer & Partners, interviewed by Ryan Johnson, CCP, WorldatWork

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Transforming a Global Annual Bonus Program at Rockwell Automation
| 4:06
As Rockwell Automation transitioned from a regional to a global business model, the alignment of bonus plan structures to the business did not keep pace. With the challenges of the economic and business conditions, the misalignment of bonus plan structures became an issue in 2009, and the organization was challenged to create a global focus and alignment for 2010. Lori B Glawe, CCP, Director Global Compensation, Rockwell Automation, reviews the challenges of moving from 100 plans to one common global bonus program.
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HRIS and Merit Increase Systems at US Oncology
| 7:48

Amber Nichols, Director of Compensation, US Oncology, discusses the impact of the organization's innovative approaches to streamline employee data entry and merit increase processes

         
         
   
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Career Architecture at BlackRock: A Framework for Managing Pay, Titles, Exemption Status & Career Development Around the World
| 6:46

Career Architecture at Barclay's Global Investors (BGI), recently acquired by BlackRock, defines how roles fit into the larger structure of the firm, simplifying and bringing consistency to titles, clarifying exemption status, establishing market-based and globally consistent pay practices, and facilitating discussions between managers and employees about career paths.

Alison Peterson, Principal and Region Leader, Hewitt Associates, Donnell Green, Managing Director and Global Head of Talent, BlackRock and Paige Dickow, Global Head Compensation, BlackRock, interviewed by Marcia Rhodes of WorldatWork after their workshop at Total Rewards 2010.

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workspanTV Special Edition: Creating a Global EVP at Medtronic
| 4:25
In 2009 and 2010, Medtronic set out to determine the true role of total rewards in its evolving global culture, and to create an employee value proposition. In this interview, Scott Sherman, Vice President of Global Rewards at Medtronic, reviews the process Medtronic used to align total rewards with the EVP.

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workspanTVSpecial Edition on Financial Fitness Programs | April 2010          
Dave Pouso of PricewaterhouseCoopers is interviewed by Ryan Johnson of WorldatWork. | 6:21  

         
   
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workspanTVSpecial Edition on Equity: Risk, Innovation and a Look at the Future | March 2010
Equity compensation expert Chris Young of Buck Consultants is interviewed by Ryan Johnson of WorldatWork
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workspanTVSpecial Edition on Generation Y| March 2010            
Buddy Hobart of solutions21 and co-author of Gen Y Now shares insights into atracting, motivating, retaining and understanding this generation and their growing importance in the workforce. | 14:04 
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workspanTV Special Edition on Organizational Culture
Ann Rhoades shares her wisdom on building organizational cultures that bring out the talent of employees and motivate them to be productive. Ann also shares advice for HR professionals on how to be viewed as strategic partners, and how to help ensure the success of their organizations.

Ann served as Chief People Officer at Southwest Airlines and held top HR positions at Promus Hotel Company and JetBlue Airways.   |  8:27

         
       
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workspanTV Special Edition | Jan. 2, 2010
Arte Nathan, SPHR, President and COO, Strategic Development Worldwide
interviewed by Marcia Rhodes, WorldatWork  |  13:34
       
         
   

 

 
   

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Advancing a Career in Compensation Management
| October 2014
Successful compensation professionals from LinkedIn, Siemens Corporation and Marriott Vacations Worldwide provide career advice.

With Nick Vollrath, CCP, GRP, CSCP, Manager, Compensation, Siemens Corporation
Christina Hall, Sr. Director, Global Compensation, LinkedIn
Cathy Peffen, CBP, CCP, CSCP, GRP, WLCP, ACCP, MCCP, VP of Global HR Services and Executive Compensation, Marriot Vacations Worldwide

Moderated by Steve Seltz, CCP, Vice President Compensation & Benefits, US/Americas, Siemens Corporation

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Career Ladder: Benefits

Kathy McGrath, CCP, Vice President Total Global Rewards, The Hershey Company, and Chair of the WorldatWork Benefits Advisory Board, and Karen Macke, Senior Vice President, The Hartford Financial Services Group, and member of the WorldatWork Benefits Advisory Board, share their insights on the future of the benefits professional and offer valuable advice for aspiring professionals.
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Total Rewards Perspective: Career Development
| 4:35
WorldatWork Board members Ann Hatcher, CCP, and Elizabeth Bastoni provide insights into current career development thinking and practices.

         
   
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Career Ladder: Executive Compensation | 1:51
Mary Steele, Director of Executive Compensation at Delta Ar Lines, discusses the skills required for a career in executive compensation and offers advice for aspiring rewards professionals.

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Career Ladder
| 5:07
Senior practitioners and WorldatWork Executive Committee members Tracy J.O. Kofski, CCP, CBP, GRP, and Jeff Chambers, WLCP, offer career advancement advice for compensation and total rewards professionals and those aspiring to join the professions.

Interview by Ryan Johnson, CCP

 

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Career Ladder
| 6:45
Ryan Johnson, CCP, interviews senior practitioners and WorldatWork Executive Committee members Sara McAuley, CCP, WLCP, WorldatWork Board Member, and Dave Smith, CCP, AGL Resources,
about their career paths. They also offer advice for career advancement for HR and total rewards professionals.
 
     
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The Power of Excel Dashboards | 2:49
Sending compensation data to managers and the C-suite can be challenging. They do not have time to sift through thousands of rows of data. Watch Dianne Auld, CCP, GRP, CSCP and Excel expert, as she explains how compensation professionals can create Excel dashboards to consolidate vast amounts of data into a condensed, executive summary view to facilitate sound business decisions.
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Golden Rules for Creating Excel Dashboards | 3:40
Dianne Auld, CCP, GRP, CSCP and Excel Expert, shares her time-saving tips and key design considerations for creating streamlined executive dashboards.
   
         
   
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Back to Basics: Benchmarking Employee Benefits
| 4:10
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, CCP, GRP, CEBS, SPHR, provides an overview of the process of benchmarking employee benefits.

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Back to Basics: Employee Benefits Renewal
| 4:24
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, CCP, GRP, CEBS, SPHR, provides an overview of the steps involved in the employee benefits renewal process.

Read the workspan column on this topic

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Back to Basics: Pay Communication | 5:35
Kerry Chou, CCP, CBP, CECP, CSCP, GRP, provides an overview of pay communication prevalence of information being communicated, challenges and opportunities.

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Back to Basics: Workplace Flexibility
| 5:06
Rose Stanley, CBP, CCP, CEBS, WLCP, covers types of programs, goals, benefits to organizations, and ensuring success.

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Video FAQ: Salary Increase Budget Figures vs. Salary Structure Adjustment Figures
| 11:03

A growing number of organizations are having difficulty identifying which number to use when planning for pay increase budgets – salary increase budget figures or salary structure adjustment figures. Margaret Dyekman, President of Corporate Compensation Services, and Alison Avalos, CBP, CCP, GRP, of WorldatWork provide answers.

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Teleworking: The Organizational Benefits
Rose M. Stanley, CCP, CBP, WLCP, CEBS, WorldatWork  |  4:30
         
   
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Open Enrollment: How to Enhance Communication and Increase Participation
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, CCP, GRP, CEBS, SPHR
Benefits Practice Leader, WorldatWork | 5:35
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Making Telework a Success in Your Organization
Rose M. Stanley, CCP, CBP, WLCP, CEBS, WorldatWork, discusses ways organizations can ensure that their telework programs are successful.  |  6:41
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Work-Life: Advice for Employers on Implementing or Expanding Benefits
Casey Carlson, 2009 Work-Life Rising Star Award winner and Barry Collamore, Manager, Work-Life Benefits, Raytheon Co.  |  2:24