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.
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.
WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce Jessica Lee of Discovery Communications and Gail Henderson of John Deere & Co. have been selected as the recipients of the 2014 AWLP
WorldatWork, a nonprofit global human resources association, submitted formal comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission on the agency's proposed regulations implementing the CEO pay-ratio requirement of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank).
Across the country, workplaces are kicking off the 10th anniversary of National Work & Family Month with activities and celebrations honoring workplace policies that improve the lives of working families. Sponsored by WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress, this national campaign takes place annually during the month of October.
A supplemental report to "Trends in Employee Recognition"
In anticipation of the observance of Labor Day next week, WorldatWork, a global HR association, is highlighting data from the 2013 "Trends in Employee Recognition" survey, developed by WorldatWork and underwritten by ITA Group, which summarizes a variety of recognition programs used in organizations.
WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association, has announced the launch of a special scholarship program funded by the Los Angeles Compensation and Benefits Association (LACABA) for human resources professionals in the greater Los Angeles area.
Pay increase budgets at U.S. employers have picked up from all-time lows in 2009, going from an average (mean) of 2.2% to 2.9% in 2013, according to the 40th annual “WorldatWork 2013-2014 Salary Budget Survey.”
Full report breaks down data by major metropolitan area and industry
Pay increase budgets at U.S. employers have picked up from all-time lows in 2009, going from an average (mean) of 2.2% to 2.9% in 2013, according to the 40th annual "WorldatWork 2013-2014 Salary Budget Survey."
A WorldatWork Media Briefing Teleconference for Journalists and Bloggers
WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association, will brief the media on the findings from the 40th annual "WorldatWork 2013-2014 Salary Budget Survey," the largest of its kind with 5,200 responses from 17 countries representing nearly 15 million employees. In addition to trends, the media briefing will cover salary budget increases by industry and major metropolitan areas.
Year-over-year salary budgets declined in every country surveyed except the U.S., according to the 40th annual "WorldatWork 2013-2014 Salary Budget Survey." While the U.S. holds steady, other countries appear to be stepping back (see chart below).
Data Show Treating Employees Well Improves Their Health
In honor of National Employee Wellness Month, WorldatWork collected evidence showing the impact of management styles on employee health and wellness. Supportive supervision, employee schedule control and communications are empirically shown to maximize better health and wellness outcomes.
A WorldatWork and ITAGroup survey report released today, “Trends in Employee Recognition 2013,” shows that for the first time in the survey’s 11-year history, programs to motivate specific behavior jumped to a top-tier goal, cited by 41% of organizations in 2013 vs. 25% in 2008.
WorldatWork, a global human resources association, announced the launch of the WorldatWork Compensation Institute, a professional development framework comprised of training and new certifications that will prepare compensation professionals for more senior-level management roles.
Michael C. MacDonald, Chairman and CEO of Medifast Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Spotlight on Sales Compensation hosted by WorldatWork. Now in its fourth year, the two-day event will be held Sept. 9-11 at the Westin Chicago River North.
Leaders from ARM Holdings, Turning Point and WorldPay are just a few of the speakers confirmed for "Future Reward: Strategies for a Hyper-Competitive World," a special summit hosted by WorldatWork, The University of Cambridge and e-reward.co.uk.
"This program will give participants the kind of insights, experience and knowledge that would take three to five years of on-the-job training," said Brit Wittman, CCP, CECP, director of executive compensation and corporate compensation design at Intel Corp. "And they get it all in a five-week program."
One size does not fit all when it comes to global rewards programs. Local regulations, customs, and expectations vary greatly across global regions even for the same company. Finding the right balance between global and local programs is often challenging for global rewards professionals.
WorldatWork has begun rolling out a series of courses to help human resources, compensation, sales, marketing and finance professionals with sales compensation analysis. Led by Dianne Auld, four practical application courses are offered under “Sales Dashboards: Using Excel for Sales Compensation Analysis.” The first two courses are now available online (as of May 1).
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.
With today’s heightened focus on workforce analytics, compensation professionals need more tools for analysis and decision making. The solution: Excel dashboard functionality, which allows the presentation of high levels of compensation information in an interactive, consolidated view.
Cara Woodson Welch, Vice President, Public Policy, News & Publications at WorldatWork, a global human resources association, issued the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission vote today advancing the CEO pay ratio regulations stemming from the Dodd-Frank Act:
WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association, submitted a comment letter today to the Employee Benefits Security Administration's Office of Regulations and Interpretations at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on proposed regulations governing pension benefits statements.
WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association, submitted a comment letter today to the IRS on the agency’s proposed regulations dealing with the minimum value and affordability of health plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA).
Cara Woodson Welch, vice president of public policy, news & publications at WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association, issued the following statement in reaction to the Obama administration’s announcement that it will delay enforcement of the employer mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until 2015:
Cara Woodson Welch, Vice President, Public Policy, News & Publications at WorldatWork, a global human resources association, issued the following statement on the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services bipartisan vote passing H.R. 1135, the Burdensome Data Collection Relief Act:
Final Rules Reflect Concerns Raised by WorldatWork, Leave Some Questions Unanswered
Today the Obama administration issued final rules that will govern employment-based wellness plans. WorldatWork, a nonprofit global HR association, is pleased the final rules seek to ensure employers retain flexibility in designing wellness programs.
Cara Woodson Welch, Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs at WorldatWork, a global human resources association, issued the following statement on the U.S. House vote passing H.R. 1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013:
Cara Woodson Welch, Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs at WorldatWork, a global human resources association, issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension’s hearing entitled, Can We Do More To Keep Savings in the Retirement System:
WorldatWork submitted a comment letter today to the IRS Department of Health and Human Services on the agency's proposed regulations to govern employers shared responsibility or pay or play provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
401(k) plans remain a stable, trusted means for retirement planning and valuable recruitment and retention tool for employers
Even through volatile economic conditions, employers have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the 401(k) system according to a study released today by WorldatWork, a global HR association, in partnership with the American Benefits Institute.
In a media briefing conference call on Wednesday, March 13, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, the American Benefits Council and WorldatWork will unveil the 2013 Trends in 401(k) Plans and Retirement Rewards study, based on the results of a recent survey of large employer plan sponsors.
Tomorrow Jim Stoeckmann, CCP, CSCP, senior practice leader at WorldatWork, a global nonprofit human resources association, will speak at the United Nations International Civil Service Commission Retreat on compensation trends and best practices for international organizations.
In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published a highly anticipated final rule today implementing new provisions that amended the FMLA to expand protections to military families and airline flight crews.
Cara Woodson Welch, vice president of public policy and public affairs, at WorldatWork, a nonprofit global human resources association, issued the following statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act being signed into law:
WorldatWork submitted a comment letter today to the Office of Health Plan Standards and Compliance Assistance, Employee Benefits Security Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor responding to the request for comments on Wellness Programs governed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resource association, submitted two comment letters today to the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on proposed regulations governing health-care provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Cara Woodson Welch, vice president of public policy and public affairs, at WorldatWork, a nonprofit global human resources association, issued the following statement on the 2012 election results and the impacts the results will have on total rewards professionals:
WorldatWork, a not-for-profit global human resource association, submitted a comment letter yesterday on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability's (PACFC) draft strategic framework for financial capability initiatives in the workplace.