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WorldatWork Press – Total Rewards

Goalsharing
Just Released.  New Edition.
New discussions included on how goalsharing enables teamwork and collaboration and how it can be an effective global rewards program. 

Design an employee health management program that fits the organization's culture and climate.
Develop a performance management system that aligns individual performance with an organization's mission, vision and objectives. It ensures that employees understand how their behaviors affect organizational success.
 

Administering Stock Option Plans
The entire discussion of stock options has changed in just the past few years. Now that stock options are being required to be charged to earnings, companies are being more thoughtful than ever in their use and administration. This update of the 2005 publication addresses the issues involved, and seeks to explain many of the core aspects of stock plan administration. HR professionals and stock plan administrators interested in learning more about equity plan administration will find this book extremely valuable.
Attraction & Retention: A Collection of Articles from WorldatWork
While employers may be experiencing fewer attraction and retention troubles due to the most recent economic crisis, there is a strong business case for integrating rewards and talent management programs. Organizations that apply an integrated approach in this area and across all stages of the employment life cycle have an advantage in attracting, engaging and retaining the talent they need to succeed in their markets — and financially outperform their peers.
Automating Sales Compensation
Automating Sales Compensation," part of the How-To for HR Professionals line of books, is useful for anyone responsible for the success of a sales compensation program. And, because most companies don’t have just one person who has overall responsibility, this book is designed for everyone who participates in the process.
Battling to Be the Best: Why Companies Compete for Best-Place-to-Work Lists
This book takes readers through the ins-and-outs of best-place-to work lists. Dozens of case study examples provide insights into what winning - and hopeful - companies are doing to be recognized as the best of the best, and what every organization should look at before embarking on this mammoth adventure.
Building Pay Structures
In this latest edition of a WorldatWork classic How-To book, authors Dan Purushothan and Stephanie Wilson have updated their content to reflect the global implications and considerations when building pay structures.
Communicating Total Rewards, Third Edition
Organizations spend significant money each year on total rewards to attract, motivate and retain employees. Yet, when employees are unaware of the programs, employers fail to see the full return on their investment. This can be solved by communication. Leveraging the strength of a total rewards package through effective communication is one of the most important challenges for the HR professional.
Compensating Globally Mobile Employees: How-to Series for the HR Professional, 3rd edition
The pace of merger-and-acquisition activity continues accelerating in today's global environment, with common causes of failure coming from unclear leadership, culture clashes and poor integration. To seamlessly conduct merger and/or acquisition transitions, total rewards professionals must be familiar with their role, particularly the due diligence process.
Compensation Basics for HR Generalists
This booklet identifies the specific components of typical compensation programs for the benefit of HR generalists, who are not likely to be familiar with the sometimes highly technical language of compensation. Topics include: compensation philosophy, base pay, job evaluation, marketing analysis, salary ranges, legal defensibility, incentive pay, pay for performance, salary surveys, and total compensation.
Culture at Work: Building a Robust Work Environment to Help Drive Your Total Rewards Strategy
This book serves as a template for assessing and managing an organizational culture. Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to the subject. But the tools provided in the book make it easy to understand not only what defines culture and how it works, but also ways you can influence it and make it work to your company's advantage.
Designing & Conducting a Salary Survey
Just as business objectives and strategies play an important role in shaping corporate-pay postures, so does acquiring timely and accurate compensation data. You need to be aware of the issues to consider and steps to take to effectively evaluate your organization's compensation competitiveness in the external market. One way to do that, when other data is unavailable, is to conduct a custom compensation survey. This book shows how such a survey might be conducted, analyzed and presented successfully.
Designing Employee Health Management Programs
Given the ongoing deterioration of America's health in the areas of obesity, hypertension, abnormal lipids/cholesterol and insulin resistance, promoting employee health management (EHM) is the best long-term solution to containing ever-rising medical costs. Healthy employees and their healthy families are likely to incur lower medical costs and be more productive. EHM incentives have shown to be effective in making a good cost-control strategy even better.
Designing Employee Recognition Programs
In this How-To for the HR Professional, author Marc Drizin makes the case for employee rewards and recognition, helps readers understand how to align a recognition program to the organizational mission, vision and values, and focuses on the design and administration of a well-conceived program.
Designing Management Incentive Plans
In this update, authors Bruce Overton and Mary Steele bring these present-day issues to the fore and provide a framework for the audit or initial design of managerial incentive compensation plans. They discuss the selection of various plan types within an established total compensation strategy, along with alternative solutions to issues related to the design of incentive compensation plans.
Designing Sales Compensation Plans
This booklet explains the following aspects of designing an effective sales compensation plan: linking the sales compensation plan to business strategy; establishing the design team; assessing the current plan; designing the new plan; implementing the new plan; and evaluating results.
Developing a Strategic Benefits Program
This book outlines how to develop a benefits strategy that aligns with overall corporate goals, objectives and structure. Plus this book teaches how to use this strategy as a roadmap for determining which benefits programs will best suit their organization.
Developing International Talent Management Strategies
As businesses continue expanding internationally, and as geographic and social boundaries blur, the global economy continually provides both challenges and opportunities for employers and employees both at home and abroad. Countries and governments operate autonomously, and differences persist in legal and social frameworks, working practices, corporate governance and management practices. Labor laws, tax regimes, social security structures, along with compensation and benefits structures all remain unique to each country.
Developing Statistical Job-Evaluation Models
Statistically derived job-evaluation models can be used to construct a job-worth hierarchy that is easy to administer and cost-effective. This booklet outlines the necessary steps to using these powerful models.
Documenting Job Content
Good job documentation is not simply a preventive measure. It also greatly assists in an organization's efforts to achieve efficiency and quality, and it facilitates the creation of an equitable job-worth hierarchy.
Employee Benefits Basics
The world of employee benefits is dramatically different today than it was just five years ago — let alone 15 or 20 years ago. What is not new is the fact that employees need benefits, and companies need employees.
Equity Compensation: Motivations and Implications
When a company decides to offer equity compensation to its employees, what is it hoping to accomplish? How does it want to affect behavior? Is motivation the primary concern, or is it attraction and retention? And what about the implications for organizations in terms of accounting and tax consequences?
ERISA Basics
While employee benefits are an indispensable element of an employer's total rewards package, employers face myriad complex administrative tasks upon establishing an employee pension or welfare benefit plan. In general terms, this book is designed to familiarize employers with the responsibilities and liabilities of plan fiduciaries under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
Excellence at Work: The Six Keys to Inspire Passion in the Workplace
This book presents six simple, yet powerful principles for creating a robust work environment in which employees communicate impeccably, proactively solve problems, execute on priorities, bring out the best in each other, reignite their passion and have fun.
Executive Compensation Practices in the UK
In this book, the authors review compensation practices in the United Kingdom as well as three areas that have a large impact on those practices: governance, taxation and accounting.
Executive Compensation: A Collection of Articles from WorldatWork
All businesses, public and private alike, feel pressure — whether from the media, regulatory agencies, shareholders or those concerned about internal pay equity — to ensure that executive compensation programs are responsible and defensible. Unfortunately, many companies miss the opportunity to scrutinize executive pay and shore up its connection to business strategy.
Executive Compensation: A Collection of Articles, Volume 2
Growing public scrutiny of executive compensation means that for many companies, it's a matter of when - not if - they will be required to defend the design and administration of executive compensation programs. Executive pay is critical to building and sustaining motivation and commitment, as well as ensuring the required talent is available and focused in the right direction. Directors, executives and HR leaders must be able to tell a compelling story about the thinking behind decisions and outcomes, supported by evidence of a solid, far-reaching framework underlying the full complement of pay elements.
Financial Overview for the HR Business Partner
Companies today are under constant pressure to cut costs and gain competitive advantage by using best-practice models to ensure survival. Human resources must prove that the activities it performs are both in line with business objectives and are financially sound. When asked to defend a current total rewards program or redesign an organization's total rewards system, it is important to present and justify these recommendations in definable business terms. HR professionals can be more effective in their positions and more successful in helping their organizations continue to grow profitable by understanding how each senior manager's organization makes money and what is needed to sustain business both in good and bad economic climates.
Global Rewards: A Collection of Articles from WorldatWork, 2nd ed.
This second edition is a collaboration of articles from workspan and the WorldatWork Journal (2005-2010). Plus, the collection now includes a listing of related surveys and "Creating a Sustainable Rewards and Talent Management Model: Results of the 2010 Global Talent Management and Rewards Study" full survey report by TowersWatson (2010).
Goalsharing
New discussions included on how goalsharing enables teamwork and collaboration and how it can be an effective global rewards program. Also added are expanded potential fields where it may be useful such as medical, education and government.
Guide to Qualified Retirement Plans
This book provides a basic understanding of the different types of retirement programs, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each, so that the practitioner can evaluate which types might be appropriate for meeting the needs of their workforce while still meeting employer business objectives.
Handbook for Conducting Compensation & Benefits Surveys
Reasons why an organization may want to run a compensation or benefits survey runs the gamut from figuring out higher-than-normal turnover or learning if salespeople are motivated by their current compensation plan.
Handbook for Reading & Preparing Proxy Statements, 4th Edition
In 2006, the Securities and Exchange Commission significantly amended proxy disclosure rules to provide investors with a clearer and more complete picture of executive and director compensation than had existed under prior disclosure rules. "Handbook for Reading and Preparing Proxy Statements, 4th edition," (formerly "Reading & Preparing Proxy Statements: A Guide to the SEC Disclosure Rules for Executive and Director Compensation") covers compensation policies and practices as they relate to risk management; the SEC's interpretive guidance on the executive and director compensation disclosure rules through the summer of 2011; the disclosure enhancements adopted by the SEC in 2009 and again in 2010.
Handbook of Compensation & Benefits Formulas
In the past three decades, the world of compensation and benefits has experienced a revolution. And, while the role of today's total rewards professionals has become more strategic and business oriented, some fundamentals of the job will always hold true. One such fundamental is math.
Job Evaluation: Methods to the Process
This book documents the importance of procedure in determining a job's worth and ensuring that information pertaining to the job is valid and accurate. The book contains chapters on regulatory issues, as well as communication, and an appendix that contains sample worksheets for point-factor job evaluation.
Linking Pay to Performance
This booklet covers the following aspects of merit pay: determining what to reward; documenting performance standards; establishing a merit budget; setting merit pay policy; managing a merit pay plan; evaluating a merit pay plan.
Making the Case for Consumer-Driven Health Plans
The introduction of consumer-driven health plan (CDHP) options into employer-sponsored benefits plans has become more attractive across organizations. Many companies are finding this option to be a viable choice as part of the total rewards package due to increasing difficulty in offering competitive health plans to employees at affordable premiums while also maintaining good health-care coverage.
Managing Employee Health-Care and Prescription Benefit Costs: A Collection of Articles from WorldatWork
Health-care and prescription-benefit cost containment continues to be a hot topic among benefits professionals. More than ever, financial conditions require organizations to look for ways to economize. Shifting costs to employees can negatively affect employee attitudes and loyalty; in the current economy, employees are increasingly sensitive to reductions in benefits and increases in paycheck deductions.
Managing Individual Performance
Employers often don't communicate how an individual's performance and contributions have an impact on the overall organizational success. This often results not only in unproductive and unsatisfied employees, but also in organizations falling short of attaining success. This booklet shows how to develop a performance management system that goes beyond traditional objectives (i.e., documenting job responsibilities, defining expectations, and providing opportunities for supervisors and employees to communicate) to align individual performance with an organization's mission, vision and objectives. It ensures that employees understand how their behaviors effect the attainment of organizational success.
Market Pricing: Methods to the Madness
Learn how job analysis, evaluation, benchmarks, data collection, simple formulas, market index, weighting and more can make sense amid all the clutter. Bring order and clarity to market blips, adjustments, turnover, compliance and communication. Complete with case studies and examples, this book is on its way to becoming the compensation professional's next best friend!
Mastering Market Data
Using too much "artistic license" with market-pricing data analyses can leave the results open to challenge. Discover a practical way to compile data and help achieve external competitiveness for your organization with the six steps described in this booklet.
Mergers & Acquisitions
The pace of merger-and-acquisition activity continues accelerating in today's global environment, with common causes of failure coming from unclear leadership, culture clashes and poor integration. To seamlessly conduct merger and/or acquisition transitions, total rewards professionals must be familiar with their role, particularly the due diligence process.
Performance Management, A Collection of Articles from WorldatWork
While employers may be experiencing fewer attraction and retention troubles due to the most recent economic crisis, there is a strong business case for integrating rewards and talent management programs. Organizations that apply an integrated approach in this area and across all stages of the employment life cycle have an advantage in attracting, engaging and retaining the talent they need to succeed in their markets – and financially outperform their peers.
Planning Wage and Salary Programs
In the decade after World War II, jobs were defined by detailed activities; workers were expected to follow orders; supervisors had a limited span of control; work was closely supervised. Baby Boomers hadn't entered the employment ranks; women were limited to "women's work"; and the Civil Rights Act was a few years away. But in the past 20 years, knowledge workers have replaced manual workers, self-managed teams have replaced close supervision and focus has shifted to market values rather than internal job values. In this book, author Howard Risher, Ph.D., consolidates the body of knowledge needed to rethink a salary system in the 21st century, looking narrowly at the planning and modifying of salary programs for the benefit of HR professionals with little or no prior experience in redesigning salary programs.
Retirement Benefits
Recent tumultuous events in the U.S. Economy have wreaked havoc on capital markets and investment values, leaving many financial futures vulnerable. This book, assembled by WorldatWork, helps rewards professionals get a big-picture view of retirement. This compilation of more than 15 articles from top authors in the field of benefits aids readers in gaining a better understanding of today's complex retirement-related issues, and provides ideas on how to help employees get the most out of company-sponsored plans.
Salary Surveys and Antitrust
This book provides vital information that will enable readers and their companies to make better and more informed decisions with regard to participation in and use of salary surveys. The content is wide ranging with a wealth of references, and includes recent case history of salary surveys and antitrust.
Sales Compensation Essentials: A Field Guide for the HR Professional, 2nd edition
New and updated information including plan communication, governance and administration guidance, enhances this classic guide's value as a reference tool. The premise for this book, however, remains unchanged: Not all people want to be sales compensation-wizards. Rather, they need to acquire authoritative and practical information about sales compensation, so they can be confident with the matter at hand. That's where this field guide comes in handy.
Sales Compensation Made Simple
Today's sales organizations are multifaceted and require multiple sales jobs with different responsibilities coupled with intricate forms of measurement and compensation. Accordingly, complex systems are required to help manage these organizations, and many companies struggle with the basic tenets of how to motivate and reward a sales organization.
Sales Compensation Math
Sales Compensation experts, Jerry Colletti, Mary Fiss, and Mark Davis have combined forces to create a book that applies appropriate techniques and formulas related to each factor of sales compensation (determining pay levels, pay mix, incentive design and calculating payouts) that is consistent with both best practices and generally accepted principles.
Sales Compensation: A Collection of Articles from WorldatWork
The sales compensation plan is one of the more powerful tools that top executives use to direct, motivate and reward the salesforce for its contribution to business success. Knowing when and how to align sales teams and compensation programs are key issues -- not only for sales, but for the overall company. And, because it is simply not practical or appropriate to use a single (or even a few) sales incentive plans across multiple divisions, geographies and sales roles, taking a global focus is an imperative for today's sales compensation professionals.
Survey Best Practices
A Collection of Articles From WorldatWork
Excel in the ever-changing landscape of competitive market data. Gain an overview of the essentials and an in-depth perspective of current and timeless survey practices and issues with this collection of articles written by the profession's top experts.
The Best of Communicating Total Rewards: A Collection of Articles from WorldatWork
This resource publication features the best-of article reprints from WorldatWork's respected publications -- workspan magazine and WorldatWork Journal.
The Best of Performance Management: A Collection of Articles from WorldatWork
This resource publication features article reprints from WorldatWork's respected publications -- workspan magazine and WorldatWork Journal. It offers readers numerous resources on a variety of topics related to performance management, including discussion on system design, evaluation and rewards.
The Best of Variable Pay: Incentives, Recognition and Rewards
This resource publication features article reprints from WorldatWork's respected publications -- workspan magazine and WorldatWork Journal -- from 1995 to 2000. It offers readers numerous resources on a variety of topics relating to variable pay.
The Power of Restricted Stock: The Definitive Guide to a Resurging Long-Term Incentive, third edition
In the past three years, Corporate America has been under siege as never before. Since 2008, we have witnessed one of the most difficult economic times ever. Unemployment hit an all-time high; the federal deficit reached more than $14 trillion; many countries have been in disarray due to debt; and pessimism about the future has never been higher among employees.
The WorldatWork Handbook of Compensation, Benefits and Total Rewards
Perfect for the compensation and benefits specialist who seeks a ready resource for their many technical needs, or for the HR generalist with varied responsibilities, the "WorldatWork Handbook of Compensation, Benefits, and Total Rewards" is a comprehensive tool for recruiting, rewarding and retaining talent in the 21st century. With its special focus on structuring and implementing a total rewards program, this is a fully modern guide to compensation.
Total Rewards Communications
A Collection of Articles from WorldatWork
The importance of effective communication between management and employees is not a new idea by any means. Yet, good communications strategies are often overlooked. Communication and education play a critical role in helping businesses maximize their total rewards package as a competitive advantage to attract and retain the best talent.
Understanding Executive Compensation
Establishing a consistent and transparent connection between pay and value added is the main challenge facing boards and executive compensation professionals today.
Variable Pay: A Collection of Articles from WorldatWork
Variable pay tends to focus squarely on improving organizational and individual performance as well as the overall market competitiveness of pay. As interest in variable pay increases, so does the need to be able to design effective plans. Through this, organizations ensure they are gaining business value from the effort and dollars they dedicate.
Well-Being: A Collection of Articles from WorldatWork
For many years, organizations have used the term “wellness” to talk about the physical aspect of employee health. However, in the past few years the term “well-being” has come to the fore to represent a more holistic view, encompassing the concepts of financial well-being, spiritual well-being, and emotional and mental well-being — in addition to physical well-being.
Work-Life: Collection of Articles from WorldatWork
In this collection of articles from WorldatWork, thought leaders provide ideas and concepts about how to effectively implement work-life initiatives, including programs that address telework, flexible scheduling, business continuity, wellness, dependent care and time off. Case studies, research and interviews with professionals in the field discuss the pressing issues facing both employers and employees, proving that creating a flexible work environment can be one of the best ways to increase employee satisfaction beyond simply issuing a bigger paycheck.
Workplace Flexibility: Innovation in Action
This book is designed to provide readers with a rich collection of the resources contributed by participants at a working retreat on workplace flexibility. It offers testimonies to alleviate organizational concerns, gives facts to counter common but erroneous myths, and presents options for introducing organizational skills that are needed to create a fluid, flexible work environment that delivers the agility required to survive in today's fast-changing economy.
WorldatWork 2012-2013 Salary Budget Survey
Stay Competitive. Attract and Retain Talent in Ever-Changing Market Conditions
The "WorldatWork 2012-2013 Salary Budget Survey" is an essential instrument in your compensation planning. The 39th annual edition, this is the longest-running survey of its kind.
WorldatWork 2013-2014 Salary Budget Survey
Stay Competitive. Attract and Retain Talent in Ever-Changing Market Conditions
The "WorldatWork 2013-2014 Salary Budget Survey" is an essential instrument in your compensation planning. The 40th annual edition, this is the longest-running survey of its kind.
WorldatWork 2014-2015 Salary Budget Survey
Stay Competitive. Attract and Retain Talent in Ever-Changing Market Conditions
The "WorldatWork 2014-2015 Salary Budget Survey" is an essential instrument in your compensation planning. The 41st annual edition, this is the longest-running survey of its kind.
WorldatWork Executive Rewards Questionary: Optimize Executive Compensation Design
Would your executive compensation plan hold up to today's unprecedented media and regulatory scrutiny? You'll be in a better position to answer "yes" after consulting this definitive list of more than 200 questions, developed by the world's largest association of compensation professionals.