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Recent News Releases

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."


June 5, 2014
Utah Human Resources Association Receives National Award

WorldatWork is proud to announce that the Utah-based Intermountain Compensation and Benefits Association (ICBA) is the recipient of its Local Network 2013 Local Association of the Year.


June 2, 2014
Virgin Pulse Survey Reveals Investing in Employees Well Being Drives Engagement Company Culture and Benefits Recruitment

Framingham, Mass, June 2, 2014 — In tandem with the launch of the sixth annual National Employee Wellness Month, Virgin Pulse has released the results of "The Business of Healthy Employees 2014"


May 15, 2014
WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference 2014 — May 19 - 21
More than 1,300 Total Rewards Professionals from 21 Countries Registered

Evolve: WorldatWork Total Rewards 2014 Conference & Exhibition at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center near Dallas will take an exacting look at globalization, technology, economic and governmental changes — factors impacting the ever changing business environment.


April 9, 2014
WorldatWork is Proud to Support National Retirement Planning Week

WorldatWork recognizes retirement planning as a key component of an organization's overall benefits strategy. Crafting a holistic financial plan for retirement can restore confidence and build savings for one's post-working years. To help spread this message, WorldatWork is supporting National Retirement Planning Week 2014 from April 7 – 11, a national effort to help consumers focus on financial needs in retirement.


March 19, 2014
Work-Life Practitioners and Thought Leaders Gather for 2014 AWLP Forum

Work-life experts and thought leaders from a diverse group of organizations will gather at WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) 2014 Work-Life Forum March 19-21 at the Embassy Suites in downtown Baltimore.


March 18, 2014
Unique Surveys Show Cash Incentives Prevalent Across Publicly-Traded, Privately-Held and Nonprofit Sectors

Research released today by WorldatWork, in conjunction with both Deloitte Consulting and Vivient Consulting, shows that a vast majority of organizations use and rely on incentive-based pay practices to compete for top talent, as well as to motivate and reward employees.


March 4, 2014
WorldatWork is Proud to Observe National Telework Week 2014

The recent snow storm that shut down much of the northeast is a timely reminder of how much telework helps companies, the federal government and our economy remain productive by keeping employees connected to their workplaces when they are unable to commute to an office. This is one of the many reasons WorldatWork is proud to support National Telework Week 2014 March 3-7, sponsored by Mobile Work Exchange.


March 4, 2014
Resource Sheet: WorldatWork Telework Background and Resources
WorldatWork Telework Background and Resources

WorldatWork has the following resources available for reporters covering National Telework Week 2014 (March 3 – 7).


February 11, 2014
WorldatWorks Alliance for Work-Life Progress Announces 2014 Seal of Distinction Winners
66 Organizations Recognized for Work-Life Effectiveness

WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce that 66 organizations have earned the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2014. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness. The winners will be honored March 20 at the Work-Life Gala Awards Dinner at the AWLP Work-Life Forum in Baltimore.


January 30, 2014
WorldatWork Releases List of the 10 Most-Watched HR Videos of 2013
Trend Shows Merit Matrixes Continue to be Critical Comp Tool

WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association focused on total rewards, has released its second annual list of the top 10 videos based on its page views in 2013.


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: