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Recent News Releases

April 7, 2015
Retirement Planning Can Lead to a Financially Secure Future

Each day, about 10,000 Baby Boomers enter their retirement years. WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and leading national compensation authority, knows that retirement income planning is a key element of an effective total rewards strategy in today's workforce.


March 27, 2015
WorldatWork Announces Total Rewards 2015 Conference & Exhibition May 18-20 in Minneapolis, MN

WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and leading compensation authority, is proud to announce the Total Rewards 2015 Conference & Exhibition, May 18-20, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.


March 19, 2015
WorldatWork Announces Application Process for Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award

WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) has announced the guidelines for this year's Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award. The call for applications is open March 17-June 30, 2015.


March 12, 2015
WorldatWork Survey Reports 96% of Organizations Support Employee Well-Being Initiatives to Promote Healthy Living and Curb Rising Health-Care Costs

Workplace wellness programs and well-being initiatives are key components to improving employee health and containing rising health-care costs, according to a new survey, "Total Rewards and Well-Being" conducted by WorldatWork with underwriting support from HealthMine.


March 6, 2015
What Will the American Workplace of 2025 Look Like?

WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and leading compensation authority, contributed to a special USA TODAY edition titled: "Employee Benefits." The special weekend edition will be on newsstands Friday, March 6-8, 2015.


February 17, 2015
WorldatWork Survey Reports Employee Promotion on the Rise
The percentage of employees receiving a promotion on an annual basis has increased from 7% to 9% since 2010 according to a new, "Promotional Guidelines" survey released today by WorldatWork.
February 10, 2015
WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress Announces 2015 Future of Work Forum in Nashville March 17-18

WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress is proud to announce the 2015 Future of Work Forum, March 17 and 18 at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University.


February 3, 2015
WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress Announces 2015 Seal of Distinction Award Recipients

WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce the recipients of the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2015. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness.


January 29, 2015
WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress Announces 2015 Work-Life Rising Star Award

WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce Audrey Adelson of Emory University has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 AWLP Work-Life Rising Star Award.


January 27, 2015
WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress Announces 2015 Innovative Excellence Award Winners

WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce the winners of this year 's AWLP Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award: Johns Hopkins University/Johns Hopkins Health System and MVP Health Care.


January 19, 2015
WorldatWork Survey Reports 85% of Companies Continue to Target Market Median for Base Pay

Five years since the Great Recession, a new survey, "Compensation Programs and Practices" from WorldatWork shows the majority of organizations determine the value of employee jobs based on the market-pricing approach. WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and leading compensation authority, conducted the 2014 survey of its membership to better understand the trends in compensation and practices.


January 5, 2015
WorldatWork: Proposed Labor Department Regulations for Government Contractor Compensation Data 'Unnecessary'

WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and leading compensation authority, submitted a comment letter today to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on its proposed regulations governing compensation data requirements for federal contractors.


December 3, 2014
Mass Layoffs at Lowest Level Since 2003

Planned mass layoffs are at a record low, according to a survey released today by WorldatWork, the total rewards association, in partnership with Innovative Compensation and Benefits Concepts, LLC.


October 14, 2014
WorldatWork Hosts Tweet Chat About Paid Time Off #wawnwfm

Tackling topics from paternity leave and paid vacation to sick leave and sabbaticals, a Tweet Chat with work-life and benefits leaders hosted by WorldatWork's Lenny Sanicola will cover paid-time-off issues that have an impact on the total rewards profession.


October 7, 2014
WorldatWork Releases Paid Time Off Survey

Workplace flexibility ranked as the primary motivator cited by employers for implementing a paid time off (PTO) bank leave system for employees, according to a 2014 WorldatWork survey, "Paid Time Off Programs and Practices" released today in conjunction with National Work & Family Month.


September 25, 2014
WorldatWorks Alliance for Work-Life Progress Celebrates National Work and Family Month

WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce that nominations are being accepted for three highly-respected awards during its 11th observance of National Work & Family Month.


August 5, 2014
Salary Budgets at U.S. Companies Improve Slightly to 3.0 Percent

Pay increase budgets at U.S. employers have improved slightly up to 3.0 percent in 2014 from 2.9 percent in 2013 according to the 41st annual "WorldatWork 2014-2015 Salary Budget Survey." Forecasts show that the average raise in base pay for 2015 in the United States is projected to be 3.1 percent.


July 8, 2014
India, China and Brazil Lead in Planned Pay Increases
U.S. pay increase budgets continue to slowly rise

India, China and Brazil averaged the highest 2014 total salary budget increases at 10.5 percent, 8.2 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively (medians: 11.0 percent, 8.3 percent and 7.3 percent), according to preliminary data released from the "WorldatWork 2014-2015 Salary Budget Survey," now in its 41st year.


June 19, 2014
Work-Life Leaders Commend President for Hosting White House Summit on Working Families

Today leaders of WorldatWorks Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) delivered a letter to President Barack Obama in advance of Mondays White House Summit on Working Families:


June 17, 2014
Sign-On, Spot, Retention Bonus Programs Are at an All-Time High
Use of bonuses increase as organizations seek other forms of cash compensation to reward employees

Sign-on, spot and retention bonus programs are at an all-time high, according to a 2014 WorldatWork survey, "Bonus Programs and Practices."


Organizational News

April 30, 2013
WorldatWork Launches Career Excellence Model for Total Rewards Professionals
Launch coincides with second annual Total Rewards Professionals Week, April 29-May 3, 2013

To help practitioners focus on the areas that truly impact their career success, WorldatWork has introduced a Career Excellence Model for Total Rewards Professionals.


February 5, 2013
90% of Companies Use Microsoft® Excel® In Compensation Process

While many compensation professionals use point solutions and enterprise systems (e.g., Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP), by far the most popular tool for salary structure design (89%) is spreadsheet applications, according to a 2012 WorldatWork/Deloitte Consulting study.


December 12, 2011
WorldatWork Awards 55th Scholarship to HR Professional from India

Anjali Nair of Bangalore, India, is the 55th recipient of a WorldatWork HR certification scholarship. The WorldatWork scholarship program was launched in January 2010 to help HR practitioners obtain designations as Certified Compensation Professionals, Certified Benefits Professionals, Global Remuneration Professionals or Work-Life Certified Professionals.


Public Statements

January 21, 2015
WorldatWork State of the Union Statement

Cara Woodson Welch, WorldatWork vice president, public policy, news & publications issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's "State of the Union" address:


November 5, 2014
WorldatWork Statement on Election 2014

Cara Woodson Welch, WorldatWork vice president, public policy, news & publications, issued the following statement in response to the results of the Nov. 5, 2014, general election:


June 23, 2014
Business Innovation Key to Improving Lives of Working Families

WorldatWork President and CEO and Executive Director of the Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) Anne Ruddy issued the following statement on the White House Summit on Working Families. Ruddy is attending the Summit representing WorldatWork and AWLP:


April 4, 2014
Paycheck Fairness Act Threatens Viability of Legitimate Pay Practices

Cara Woodson Welch, WorldatWork vice president, public policy, news & publications, issued the following statement urging senators to vote against the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 2199, originally introduced as S. 84) as currently drafted....


January 29, 2014
WorldatWork Statement on President's State of the Union Address

Cara Woodson Welch, WorldatWork vice president, public policy, news & publications issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address: