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Final Rule Changing FLSA Overtime Regulations: What Practitioners Need to Know | May 2016
Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides details of the final rule.

 

Preparing for the Future of Work| May 2016
Kyra Cavanaugh, President, Life Meets Work, discusses what needs to be done in organizations today to maintain an engaged and productive workforce for the future.

  Using Analytics Strategically in Human Resources | May 2016
How can HR use analytics to understand what's driving motivation and behavior in their organizations?
Find out from Alec Levenson, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California, and the author of Strategic Analytics: Advancing Strategy Execution and Organizational Effectiveness.
         
   

Workplace Flexibility Policies | April 2016
There are benefits to employees as well as managers in having a workplace flexibility policy in place. Rose Stanley, WLCP, Sr. Practice Leader, WorldatWork explains.

 

Compensation Trends 2016 | April 2016
Find out how the current state of economic and labor statistics may be having an effect on future compensation trends. With Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork.

 

A Holistic Approach to Well-Being at Unilever | April 2016
Learn about Unilever's approach, what's included, how it works on a global scale, employee communications, how it dovetails with customer well-being, the impact on employee experience and engagement, and measuring success.

With Karen Astarita, Global Vice President, Leadership & Organizational Development, Unilever and Sandy Zornek, Director, Benefits & Wellbeing - North America, Unilever

         
   

The Benefits of Being a Dream Organization | April 2016
Andrea Wicks-Bowles, Senior Consultant, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, discusses research the organization did that show the benefits to orgainzations whose employees identify them as dream organizations - including employee retention and engagement.

  The Future of Work and The Role of HR | April 2016
Ravin Jesuthasan, CFA, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson, discusses how work will get done in the future, the role technology is playing, managing the contingent workforce, challenges to existing rewards models and the importance of HR stepping up to play and important future role.

  The Role of Compensation Philosophies | January 2016
Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the role of compensation philosophies and the benefits of having one in place.

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The Evolution of Work Life at PNC Financial Services Group | March 2016
Sharon Cercone, CCP, WLCP, Vice President and Manager, Work-Life Strategies, PNC Financial Services Group, explains the shift from programmatic pieces to holistic programs to better meet employee needs.

 

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  Trends in Health Care 2016 | March 2016
Employers as well as other stakeholders continue to look for ways to change and evolve health-care delivery to make it more cost effective, more affordable and more efficient.

With Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork

         
Salary Survey Series
   
Salary Surveys Series Part 1: Uses | February 2016
Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the data contained in salary surveys and how organizations can use that data.
  Salary Surveys Series Part 2: Selection | February 2016
Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the sources for surveys, selection criteria and how many surveys to use.
  Salary Surveys Series Part 3: Using the Data | February 2016
Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, explains how to age data, weight various surveys, and approach jobs that do not have a good survey match.
         
   

Trends in Benefits: Student Loan Repayment Assistance | February 2016
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the prevalence of student loan repayment assistance and where it is being offered.


  FLSA Proposed Changes: Where They Stand in Early 2016 | February 2016
As the date draws near for the final regulations to be released, media coverage has been heavy. Melissa Sharp Murdock, Sr. Manager of External Affairs, WorldatWork, cuts through the noise and brings you up to date.
  Creating a Consistent Employee Experience at The Walt Disney Company | January 2016
Michelle Bergman, VP HR Communications Strategy, The Walt Disney Company, and David Gunn, SVP, Corp. HR and Employee Relations, The Walt Disney Company, discuss the organization's global initiative.
         
   
Trends in Prescription Drugs | January 2016
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Sr. Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses cost management approaches for employers.
 

The Role of Rewards in Innovation | December 2015
Dr. Dow Scott, Professor, Loyola University Chicago, Tom McMullen, VP, National Reward Practice Leader, Hay Group, and Eric Larson, Sr. Analyst, Hay Group, discuss the results of recent research.

  How Your Organization Can Thrive in a People-Led Economy | November 2015
In today's people-led economy, stakeholders are looking for relationships that include more collaboration and partnership. O.C. Tanner's Michelle Smith explains how organizations can embrace a human-value connection.
         

   

How HR Business Partners Can Contribute to Effective Selling | August 2015
With Mark Briggs, Director, Sales Compensation Design, Cardinal Health and Donya Rose, CSCP, Director, Sales Effectiveness & Rewards, Towers Watson

 

Embedding Total Rewards into Your Organization's Culture
Lisa Silcox, Senior Communication Consultant, Eckler Ltd., discusses the benefits of using your culture to maximize the visibility of your total rewards program.

  Treating Employees as Consumers:
Branding Total Rewards at MasterCard
Susan Kunreuther, Executive Vice President Global Total Rewards and M&A, MasterCard, and John Bremen, Managing Director, Towers Watson, discuss how MasterCard is leveraging its brand to engage and retain employees, and how other organizations can achieve similar success.
         
   
Sales Compensation: Leveraging Technology Part 2: Current Trends | October 2015
Paul Peters, Senior Product Manager, IBM, discusses current technology trends.

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  Flexibility Works! | October 2015
Pamela Murray, Senior HR Consultant, Willis, and Wendy Sellers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, MHR, Managing Partner, Human Capital Strategies, BlackRain Partners, discuss the evolution of flexible work arrangements, reasons to put a program in place, obstacles and challenges, and effect on the bottom line.
  Keys to Executive Incentive Plan Success | October 2015
Michael Halloran, Senior Partner, Mercer, discusses current thoughts on metrics, goal setting, ranges and relative performance.
         
   
Sales Compensation: Leveraging Technology to Find Answers for Action | October 2015
Paul Peters, Senior Product Manager, IBM, discusses the evolving role of sales compensation professionals and the role of technology in that evolution.

  Getting Ready for the Workforce of the Future | October 2015
Kristin McNally, WLCP, Manager, Training, Development & Work-Life, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing and Mika Cross, Federal Work-Life Expert, discuss what organizations can do to prepare for the changing workforce.

  An Overview of Financial Wellness and Well-Being Programs | October 2015
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides an overview and discusses the steps to put programs in place.
         
   

2015 Survey on Workplace Flexibility | October 2015
What's the current state of workplace flexibility programs? Find out as Rose Stanley, CBP, WLCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses results of the research.

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  Going Global with a Total Rewards Statement | September 2015
Lynn Moffett, CPA, CCP, CBP, GRP, VP Total Rewards, BMC Software, and Colleen Rollins, MBA, Implementation Project Manager, Aon Hewitt, discuss the implementation of BMC Software's online total rewards statements in India.
  CEO Pay Ratio: An Overview of the Final Rules | September 2015
Sue Holloway, CCP, CECP, Executive Compensation Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses who the ratio applies to, how it is figured and what companies should be thinking about now in preparation for the effective date of the first full fiscal year after Jan. 1, 2017.
         
   
A Unique Recipe for Success: Benefits Outsourcing at Williams-Sonoma | September 2015
Philip Louridas, Vice President - Total Rewards, Williams-Sonoma Inc., and Mark Stelzner, Managing Principal, IA HR, discuss the unique approach the organization took in selecting a benefits outsourcing vendor, and the success of the initiative.
  Getting the Most Out of Sales Dashboards | September 2015
Mark Donnolo, Managing Partner, SalesGlobe, and Dean Ketring, Senior Director, Sales Operations, LexisNexis, discuss common mistakes, productivity vs. people metrics, key metrics and advice for the best metrics to use when putting a dashboard in place.
  Trends in Global Benefits and Total Remuneration | September 2015
Justin Caruthers, JD, CCP, Sr. Consultant, Hay Group, and David Gentleman, Global Expertise Manager, Hay Group, discuss trends outside North America, the benefits of using a consistent global rewards approach, lessons learned in creating and implementing a global total rewards strategy, and provide tips to help organizations struggling to see the benefits of a global strategy.
         
   
Implementing Telemedicine at The Brink's Company | September 2015
Faced with medical claim inflation that was twice that of other companies, The Brink's Company implemented telemedicine as part of a multi-pronged approach to lower health care costs and provide better access to health care for employees. With Paul Henry, CCP, VP Total Rewards, The Brink's Company, and Lena Cheng, MD, VP, Medical Affairs, Doctor on Demand.
 

Making the Case to Increase STEM Pay Scales at NSA | August 2015
At the same time that market demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals was driving salaries for individuals with those skills higher and higher, the federal government was experiencing pay freezes, sequestration and a government shutdown, which created significant challenges in recruiting, retaining and engaging talent in its civilian workforce. John Yelnosky, SPHR, Technical Director, National Security Agency, discusses how the they were successful in increasing STEM pay for a critical segment of their workforce.

  A Discussion on Results of the 2015-2016 Salary Budget Survey | August 2015
Alison Avalos, CCP, Senior Manager, Research and Certification, WorldatWork, and Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discuss the relatively flat budgets and what they mean to employers and employees.
         
   

Creating an Effective Pay Communication Strategy | August 2015
Effective pay communication is a struggle for many organizations. Sharon Podstupka, Principal, Pearl Meyer and Partners, discusses best practices to ensure communications are successful.

 

Compensation Technology at Herman Miller | August 2015
Michael R. Murray, Senior Manager, Employee Compensation Programs, Herman Miller Inc., discusses how the organization implemented technology that fit into its current process while allowing for enhancements and flexibility. He also discusses some of its unique uses of terminology and pay ranges.

  Don't Just Tell It, Sell It! Marketing Your Employee Benefits | July 2015
Paul Barton, ABC, author of Maximizing Internal Communication, discusses the importance of connecting with employees when communicating benefits.
         
   
Using Deferred Compensation to Pay for Performance | July 2015
Bertha Masuda, CECP, Partner, Vivient, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of using deferred compensation to pay for performance, and the types of organizations where it works best.

  Embracing HR Changes After Moving to a Private Health Insurance Exchange | July 2015
With Walgreens' move to a private health insurance exchange in 2014, many internal benefits team transitions also occurred. Thomas Sondergeld, Vice President Global Health & Mobility, Walgreens, discusses the HR transitions that took place and how the organization embraced the change and moved the team to a strategic solution center.

  The Value of Pre-tax Benefits to Employers and Employees | July 2015
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides an overview of pre-tax benefits including FSAs, HRAs and HSAs, and discusses tax advantages and how various benefits work.

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The Impact of Financial Wellness Programs | June 2015
Steve Ulian, Head of Institutional Business Development, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses the need for a personal approach to financial wellness, the prevalence of programs in different sizes of organizations, measuring the impact, and employee communication.

 

  Tips for Overcoming Employee Inaction | June 2015
Encouraging employees to participate in total rewards programs or take necessary actions can be challenging for organizations. Stephen Wendel, Principal Scientist, HelloWallet, discusses the use of incentives and provides tips to overcome inaction including communications best practices.

  Implementing Pay for Performance at All Levels of an Organization | June 2015
Donald Delves, Director, Executive Compensation, Towers Watson, and Lori Wisper, Director, Rewards, Talent & Communication, Towers Watson, discuss what pay for performance means for executives vs. employees and why the differences in pay matter.They argue that it's time to connect the dots and start providing meaningful incentives and rewards that motivate and reward far more people

Mark Simpson, Vice President, Legendary People, Texas Roadhouse Inc., reveals how Texas Roadhouse successfully implemented pay for performance at the employee level.

         

   
Trends in Employee Recognition 2015 | June 2015
Rose Stanley, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides highlights from the survey.

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  FLSA: Proposed Changes and How You Can Prepare
Melissa Sharp, Sr. Manager of External Affairs, WorldatWork, and Kerry Chou, CCP, Sr. Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provide an update on the timeline and possible changes to FLSA, and what organizations can do now to prepare.
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The Role of Organizational Culture in Employee Engagement | May 2015
Linde Harned, VP- Visionary for People, People Ink, discusses the importance of organizational culture and the employee experience to employee engagement, and also the role of senior management and culture committees.

  Retirement Readiness: Helping Employees Prepare for the Future| May 2015  
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Pratice Leader, WorldatWork covers what employers
can do to help their employees be ready for retirement, accumulation vs. decumulation phases, the future of 401(k)s and health savings accounts.


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The Affordable Care Act and the Cadillac Tax: Looking Ahead to 2018 | May 2015
What does the future hold for employer-sponsored health-care plans? James M. Zajac, CBP, CCP, GRP, Director - Comp and Benefits, STMicroelectronics discusses the possible impact of the Cadillac Tax.

 

An Overview of Executive Benefits and Perquisites | April 2015
Sue Holloway, CCP, CECP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the differences between benefits for executives and other employees, deferred compensation plans, SERPs (Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans), plan design, and uses of nonmonetary compensation.

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  Uses and Benefits of Total Rewards Statements | April 2015
Of interest to both total rewards professionals and line managers, Leonard Sanicola, CCP, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides an overview of total rewards statements and the value to employees and organizations.
         
   
Engagement, Innovation and The Future of Work | April 2015
Get inspired to find new ways to ensure the success of your organization today and to help drive it into the future as Michelle M. Smith, CPIM, CRP, VP, Business Development, O.C. Tanner, discusses the importance of employee engagement, what innovation really means and how organizations can thrive in the future.
  The State of Employee Stock Use in Defined Contribution Plans | April 2015
Company stock in 401(k) plans, continues to shrink as a percentage of assets. Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the decline and what employers should consider when placing company stock in their 401(k) portfolio.
  Focusing on the Employee Experience| March 2015
How can increased focus on the employee experience improve employee engagement? Find out from John Bremen, Managing Director, Towers Watson, and Teresa Hopke, Principal and Senior Vice President, Client Relations, Life Meets Work.
         
   
Total Rewards Is a Product and Employees are the Consumers| March 2015
Is your organization getting the most bang for its buck out of your total rewards program? Rose Stanley, CCP, CBP, WLCP, CEBS, Practice Leader, WorldatWork, explains the concept of treating employees as consumers.
  The Salesforce Human Capital Strategist Model | March 2015
Ira Feder, Director, Sales Compensation, Tyco International, and Laura Coleman, Global Sales Compensation Manager, Tyco International, discuss the salesforce human capital strategist model, which provides guidance and confidence in prioritizing and integrating key sales compensation and salesforce effectiveness deliverables.

Interview by Rick Butler, Senior Director, Sales Compensation COE, Cisco Systems

  Total Rewards and Employee Well-Being Survey 2014 | March 2015
Are organizations abandoning wellness programs due to lack of ROI? Rose Stanley, CBP, WLCP, Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides highlights of the recent research conducted by WorldatWork and underwritten by HealthMine.
         
   
The Importance of Year-Round Benefits Communication | March 2015
Is your organization getting the most out of its benefits communication? Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses best practices to maximize employee communication.
  Sales Compensation Basics | March 2015
New to sales compensation or need a quick refresher? Jim Stoeckmann, CSCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, covers the basics including pay mix, upside opportunities, individual vs. group plans and performance measures.

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  Promotional Guidelines Survey 2015 | February 2015
Is your organization communicating its promotional guidelines to best attract, motivate and retain employees? Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses communication and also findings from the recent survey.

Interview by Tonya Adamski

         
   
Reading the CPI Tea Leaves of Projected Wage Growth, Part 3 | February 2015 | 16:17
Can salary budget increases be predicted? And when might wage growth begin to accelerate? Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, and Alison Avalos, CCP,Senior Manager, Research and Certification, WorldatWork, explore various economic indicators as possible predictors to salary budget growth.

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Reading the CPI Tea Leaves of Projected Wage Growth, Part 1
Reading the CPI Tea Leaves of Projected Wage Growth, Part 2

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  Executive Compensation: Is Performance-Based Pay Necessary to Get Pay for Performance? | February 2015
Steve Harris, CCP, Managing Director, Frederic W. Cook & Co., discusses best practices in pay for performance, what's working, challenges organization are facing, 162(m)plans, thinking outside the box, and where pay for performance is headed.

Interview by Steve Eliseo, CCP, Director, Executive Compensation, Johnson & Johnson

  Executive Pay at High-Performing Companies | February 2015
Do high performing companies structure executive pay differently? Doug Friske, CECP, Executive Compensation Global Leader, Towers Watson, discusses research the organization did into pay levels and pay structures. He also discusses what organizations can learn from this research and apply to their own organizations.

Interview by Bonnie Kelly, CCP, Senior Director, Executive Compensation, Hilton Worldwide

         
   
Compensation Programs and Practices Survey 2014 | January 2015
Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, presents an analysis of survey findings on base pay, incentive pay and bonuses. He also discusses the findings relating to employee understanding of compensation philosophies, and how organizations can strengthen attraction and motivation of employees by focusing on this area.

  How to Address an ISS No-Vote Recommendation on Say-on-Pay | Januar y 2015
Dave Swinford, President and CEO, Pearl Meyer & Partners, discusses the steps an organization should take when ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services) recommends a no-vote on their say-on-pay.

Interview by Steve Pennacchio, CPA, JD, Senior Vice President Total Rewards, Pfizer Inc.

  Implementing a New Sales Compensation Administration System at U.S. Bank | January 2015
U.S. Bank recently implemented an IBM - Cognos Incentive Compensation Management system. Kimberly Hinrichsen, Director of Incentive Administration, provides advice for others implementing a similar system.
         
   
Creating a New Health Care Vision at Erie Insurance | January 2015
Erin Siegrist, SPHR, CCP, CBP, Benefits Director, Erie Insurance, and Diane Kupniewski, CCP, Supervisor, Benefits Ops & Planning, Erie Insurance, discuss the steps they took to create and maintain a new vision for health care in the organization.

  Implementing a Global Compensation Strategy | January 2015
Michaela Leo, CCP, GRP, Director, Compensation, Merck, discusses the makeup of the design team and the importance of continual training.

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2015 Survey on Workplace Flexibility | October 2015
What's the current state of workplace flexibility programs? Find out as Rose Stanley, CBP, WLCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses results of the research.

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  Trends in Employee Recognition 2015 | June 2015
Rose Stanley, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides highlights from the survey.

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Total Rewards and Employee Well-Being Survey 2014 | March 2015
Are organizations abandoning wellness programs due to lack of ROI? Rose Stanley, CBP, WLCP, Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides highlights of the recent research conducted by WorldatWork and underwritten by HealthMine.
  Promotional Guidelines Survey 2015 | February 2015
Is your organization communicating its promotional guidelines to best attract, motivate and retain employees? Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses communication and also findings from the recent survey.

Interview by Tonya Adamski

  Compensation Programs and Practices Survey 2014 | January 2015
Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, presents an analysis of survey findings on base pay, incentive pay and bonuses. He also discusses the findings relating to employee understanding of compensation philosophies, and how organizations can strengthen attraction and motivation of employees by focusing on this area.

 

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

  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.

  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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Nonprofit/government organizations

  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.
  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.

 

       
   
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”

 

       
   
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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  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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2012 Metrics and Analytics: Patterns of Use and Value | 9:37
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: 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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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

 

       
   

Final Rule Changing FLSA Overtime Regulations: What Practitioners Need to Know | May 2016
Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides details of the final rule.

 

Preparing for the Future of Work| May 2016
Kyra Cavanaugh, President, Life Meets Work, discusses what needs to be done in organizations today to maintain an engaged and productive workforce for the future.

  Using Analytics Strategically in Human Resources| May 2016
How can HR use analytics to understand what's driving motivation and behavior in their organizations?
Find out from Alec Levenson, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California, and the author of Strategic Analytics: Advancing Strategy Execution and Organizational Effectiveness.
         
   

Workplace Flexibility Policies | April 2016
There are benefits to employees as well as managers in having a workplace flexibility policy in place. Rose Stanley, WLCP, Sr. Practice Leader, WorldatWork explains.

 

Compensation Trends 2016 | April 2016
Find out how the current state of economic and labor statistics may be having an effect on future compensation trends. With Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork.

 

A Holistic Approach to Well-Being at Unilever | April 2016
Learn about Unilever's approach, what's included, how it works on a global scale, employee communications, how it dovetails with customer well-being, the impact on employee experience and engagement, and measuring success.

With Karen Astarita, Global Vice President, Leadership & Organizational Development, Unilever and Sandy Zornek, Director, Benefits & Wellbeing - North America, Unilever

         
   

The Benefits of Being a Dream Organization | April 2016
Andrea Wicks-Bowles, Senior Consultant, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, discusses research the organization did that show the benefits to orgainzations whose employees identify them as dream organizations - including employee retention and engagement.

  The Future of Work and The Role of HR | April 2016
Ravin Jesuthasan, CFA, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson, discusses how work will get done in the future, the role technology is playing, managing the contingent workforce, challenges to existing rewards models and the importance of HR stepping up to play and important future role.

  The Role of Compensation Philosophies | January 2016
Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the role of compensation philosophies and the benefits of having one in place.

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The Evolution of Work Life at PNC Financial Services Group | March 2016
Sharon Cercone, CCP, WLCP, Vice President and Manager, Work-Life Strategies, PNC Financial Services Group, explains the shift from programmatic pieces to holistic programs to better meet employee needs.

 

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Discover how to automate sales operations and manage complex incentive compensation plans for thousands of payees. Manage quotas and territories, accelerate rollout of plans, and provide sales reps with real-time statements and ‘what-if’ calculations right on their mobile device.

 

Trends in Health Care 2016 | March 2016
Employers as well as other stakeholders continue to look for ways to change and evolve health-care delivery to make it more cost effective, more affordable and more efficient.

With Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork

         
Salary Survey Series
   
Salary Surveys Series Part 1: Uses | February 2016
Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the data contained in salary surveys and how organizations can use that data.
  Salary Surveys Series Part 2: Selection | February 2016
Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the sources for surveys, selection criteria and how many surveys to use.
  Salary Surveys Series Part 3: Using the Data | February 2016
Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, explains how to age data, weight various surveys, and approach jobs that do not have a good survey match.
         
   

Trends in Benefits: Student Loan Repayment Assistance | February 2016
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the prevalence of student loan repayment assistance and where it is being offered.


  FLSA Proposed Changes: Where They Stand in Early 2016 | February 2016
As the date draws near for the final regulations to be released, media coverage has been heavy. Melissa Sharp Murdock, Sr. Manager of External Affairs, WorldatWork, cuts through the noise and brings you up to date.
  Creating a Consistent Employee Experience at The Walt Disney Company | January 2016
Michelle Bergman, VP HR Communications Strategy, The Walt Disney Company, and David Gunn, SVP, Corp. HR and Employee Relations, The Walt Disney Company, discuss the organization's global initiative.
         
   
Trends in Prescription Drugs | January 2016
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Sr. Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses cost management approaches for employers.
 

The Role of Rewards in Innovation | December 2015
Dr. Dow Scott, Professor, Loyola University Chicago, Tom McMullen, VP, National Reward Practice Leader, Hay Group, and Eric Larson, Sr. Analyst, Hay Group, discuss the results of recent research.

  How Your Organization Can Thrive in a People-Led Economy | November 2015
In today's people-led economy, stakeholders are looking for relationships that include more collaboration and partnership. O.C. Tanner's Michelle Smith explains how organizations can embrace a human-value connection.
         

   

How HR Business Partners Can Contribute to Effective Selling | August 2015
With Mark Briggs, Director, Sales Compensation Design, Cardinal Health and Donya Rose, CSCP, Director, Sales Effectiveness & Rewards, Towers Watson

  Embedding Total Rewards into Your Organization's Culture
Lisa Silcox, Senior Communication Consultant, Eckler Ltd., discusses the benefits of using your culture to maximize the visibility of your total rewards program.
  Treating Employees as Consumers:
Branding Total Rewards at MasterCard
Susan Kunreuther, Executive Vice President Global Total Rewards and M&A, MasterCard, and John Bremen, Managing Director, Towers Watson, discuss how MasterCard is leveraging its brand to engage and retain employees, and how other organizations can achieve similar success.
         
   
Sales Compensation: Leveraging Technology Part 2: Current Trends | October 2015
Paul Peters, Senior Product Manager, IBM, discusses current technology trends.

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  Flexibility Works! | October 2015
Pamela Murray, Senior HR Consultant, Willis, and Wendy Sellers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, MHR, Managing Partner, Human Capital Strategies, BlackRain Partners, discuss the evolution of flexible work arrangements, reasons to put a program in place, obstacles and challenges, and effect on the bottom line.
  Keys to Executive Incentive Plan Success | October 2015
Michael Halloran, Senior Partner, Mercer, discusses current thoughts on metrics, goal setting, ranges and relative performance.
         
   
Sales Compensation: Leveraging Technology to Find Answers for Actione | October 2015
Paul Peters, Senior Product Manager, IBM, discusses the evolving role of sales compensation professionals and the role of technology in that evolution.

  Getting Ready for the Workforce of the Future | October 2015
Kristin McNally, WLCP, Manager, Training, Development & Work-Life, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing and Mika Cross, Federal Work-Life Expert, discuss what organizations can do to prepare for the changing workforce.

  An Overview of Financial Wellness and Well-Being Programs | October 2015
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides an overview and discusses the steps to put programs in place.
         
   
Going Global with a Total Rewards Statement | September 2015
Lynn Moffett, CPA, CCP, CBP, GRP, VP Total Rewards, BMC Software, and Colleen Rollins, MBA, Implementation Project Manager, Aon Hewitt, discuss the implementation of BMC Software's online total rewards statements in India.
  CEO Pay Ratio: An Overview of the Final Rules
Sue Holloway, CCP, CECP, Executive Compensation Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses who the ratio applies to, how it is figured and what companies should be thinking about now in preparation for the effective date of the first full fiscal year after Jan. 1, 2017.
  A Unique Recipe for Success: Benefits Outsourcing at Williams-Sonoma | September 2015
Philip Louridas, Vice President - Total Rewards, Williams-Sonoma Inc., and Mark Stelzner, Managing Principal, IA HR, discuss the unique approach the organization took in selecting a benefits outsourcing vendor, and the success of the initiative.
         
   
Getting the Most Out of Sales Dashboards | September 2015
Mark Donnolo, Managing Partner, SalesGlobe, and Dean Ketring, Senior Director, Sales Operations, LexisNexis, discuss common mistakes, productivity vs. people metrics, key metrics and advice for the best metrics to use when putting a dashboard in place.
  Trends in Global Benefits and Total Remuneration | September 2015
Justin Caruthers, JD, CCP, Sr. Consultant, Hay Group, and David Gentleman, Global Expertise Manager, Hay Group, discuss trends outside North America, the benefits of using a consistent global rewards approach, lessons learned in creating and implementing a global total rewards strategy, and provide tips to help organizations struggling to see the benefits of a global strategy.
  Implementing Telemedicine at The Brink's Company | September 2015
Faced with medical claim inflation that was twice that of other companies, The Brink's Company implemented telemedicine as part of a multi-pronged approach to lower health care costs and provide better access to health care for employees. With Paul Henry, CCP, VP Total Rewards, The Brink's Company, and Lena Cheng, MD, VP, Medical Affairs, Doctor on Demand.
         
   
Making the Case to Increase STEM Pay Scales at NSA
At the same time that market demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals was driving salaries for individuals with those skills higher and higher, the federal government was experiencing pay freezes, sequestration and a government shutdown, which created significant challenges in recruiting, retaining and engaging talent in its civilian workforce. John Yelnosky, SPHR, Technical Director, National Security Agency, discusses how the they were successful in increasing STEM pay for a critical segment of their workforce.
  A Discussion on Results of the 2015-2016 Salary Budget Survey | August 2015
Alison Avalos, CCP, Senior Manager, Research and Certification, WorldatWork, and Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discuss the relatively flat budgets and what they mean to employers and employees.
  Creating an Effective Pay Communication Strategy | August 2015
Effective pay communication is a struggle for many organizations. Sharon Podstupka, Principal, Pearl Meyer and Partners, discusses best practices to ensure communications are successful.

 

       
   

Compensation Technology at Herman Miller | August 2015
Michael R. Murray, Senior Manager, Employee Compensation Programs, Herman Miller Inc., discusses how the organization implemented technology that fit into its current process while allowing for enhancements and flexibility. He also discusses some of its unique uses of terminology and pay ranges.

  Don't Just Tell It, Sell It! Marketing Your Employee Benefits | July 2015
Paul Barton, ABC, author of Maximizing Internal Communication, discusses the importance of connecting with employees when communicating benefits.
  Using Deferred Compensation to Pay for Performance | July 2015
Bertha Masuda, CECP, Partner, Vivient, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of using deferred compensation to pay for performance, and the types of organizations where it works best.
         
   

Embracing HR Changes After Moving to a Private Health Insurance Exchange | July 2015
With Walgreens' move to a private health insurance exchange in 2014, many internal benefits team transitions also occurred. Thomas Sondergeld, Vice President Global Health & Mobility, Walgreens, discusses the HR transitions that took place and how the organization embraced the change and moved the team to a strategic solution center.

  The Value of Pre-tax Benefits to Employers and Employees | July 2015
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides an overview of pre-tax benefits including FSAs, HRAs and HSAs, and discusses tax advantages and how various benefits work.

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  The Impact of Financial Wellness Programs | June 2015
Steve Ulian, Head of Institutional Business Development, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses the need for a personal approach to financial wellness, the prevalence of programs in different sizes of organizations, measuring the impact, and employee communication.

 

 

       
   
Tips for Overcoming Employee Inaction | June 2015
Encouraging employees to participate in total rewards programs or take necessary actions can be challenging for organizations. Stephen Wendel, Principal Scientist, HelloWallet, discusses the use of incentives and provides tips to overcome inaction including communications best practices.
  Implementing Pay for Performance at All Levels of an Organization | June 2015
Donald Delves, Director, Executive Compensation, Towers Watson, and Lori Wisper, Director, Rewards, Talent & Communication, Towers Watson, discuss what pay for performance means for executives vs. employees and why the differences in pay matter.They argue that it's time to connect the dots and start providing meaningful incentives and rewards that motivate and reward far more people

Mark Simpson, Vice President, Legendary People, Texas Roadhouse Inc., reveals how Texas Roadhouse successfully implemented pay for performance at the employee level.

  FLSA: Proposed Changes and How You Can Prepare
Melissa Sharp, Sr. Manager of External Affairs, WorldatWork, and Kerry Chou, CCP, Sr. Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provide an update on the timeline and possible changes to FLSA, and what organizations can do now to prepare.
         
   

The Role of Organizational Culture in Employee Engagement | May 2015
Linde Harned, VP- Visionary for People, People Ink, discusses the importance of organizational culture and the employee experience to employee engagement, and also the role of senior management and culture committees.

  Retirement Readiness: Helping Employees Prepare for the Future | May 2015  
Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Pratice Leader, WorldatWork covers what employers
can do to help their employees be ready for retirement, accumulation vs. decumulation phases,
the future of 401(k)s and health savings accounts.

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  The Affordable Care Act and the Cadillac Tax: Looking Ahead to 2018 | May 2015
What does the future hold for employer-sponsored health-care plans? James M. Zajac, CBP, CCP, GRP, Director - Comp and Benefits, STMicroelectronics discusses the possible impact of the Cadillac Tax.

 

       
   

An Overview of Executive Benefits and Perquisites | April 2015
Sue Holloway, CCP, CECP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the differences between benefits for executives and other employees, deferred compensation plans, SERPs (Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans), plan design, and uses of nonmonetary compensation.

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  Uses and Benefits of Total Rewards Statements | April 2015
Of interest to both total rewards professionals and line managers, Leonard Sanicola, CCP, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, provides an overview of total rewards statements and the value to employees and organizations.
  Engagement, Innovation and The Future of Work | April 2015
Get inspired to find new ways to ensure the success of your organization today and to help drive it into the future as Michelle M. Smith, CPIM, CRP, VP, Business Development, O.C. Tanner, discusses the importance of employee engagement, what innovation really means and how organizations can thrive in the future.
         
   
The State of Employee Stock Use in Defined Contribution Plans | April 2015
Company stock in 401(k) plans, continues to shrink as a percentage of assets. Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses the decline and what employers should consider when placing company stock in their 401(k) portfolio.
  Focusing on the Employee Experience| March 2015
How can increased focus on the employee experience improve employee engagement? Find out from John Bremen, Managing Director, Towers Watson, and Teresa Hopke, Principal and Senior Vice President, Client Relations, Life Meets Work.
  Total Rewards Is a Product and Employees are the Consumers| March 2015
Is your organization getting the most bang for its buck out of your total rewards program? Rose Stanley, CCP, CBP, WLCP, CEBS, Practice Leader, WorldatWork, explains the concept of treating employees as consumers.
         
   
The Salesforce Human Capital Strategist Model | March 2015
Ira Feder, Director, Sales Compensation, Tyco International, and Laura Coleman, Global Sales Compensation Manager, Tyco International, discuss the salesforce human capital strategist model, which provides guidance and confidence in prioritizing and integrating key sales compensation and salesforce effectiveness deliverables.

Interview by Rick Butler, Senior Director, Sales Compensation COE, Cisco Systems

  The Importance of Year-Round Benefits Communication | March 2015
Is your organization getting the most out of its benefits communication? Leonard Sanicola, CBP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, discusses best practices to maximize employee communication.
  Sales Compensation Basics | March 2015
New to sales compensation or need a quick refresher? Jim Stoeckmann, CSCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, covers the basics including pay mix, upside opportunities, individual vs. group plans and performance measures.

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Reading the CPI Tea Leaves of Projected Wage Growth, Part 3 | February 2015 | 16:17
Can salary budget increases be predicted? And when might wage growth begin to accelerate? Kerry Chou, CCP, Senior Practice Leader, WorldatWork, and Alison Avalos, CCP,Senior Manager, Research and Certification, WorldatWork, explore various economic indicators as possible predictors to salary budget growth.

Related blog posts:
Reading the CPI Tea Leaves of Projected Wage Growth, Part 1
Reading the CPI Tea Leaves of Projected Wage Growth, Part 2

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  Executive Compensation: Is Performance-Based Pay Necessary to Get Pay for Performance? | February 2015
Steve Harris, CCP, Managing Director, Frederic W. Cook & Co., discusses best practices in pay for performance, what's working, challenges organization are facing, 162(m)plans, thinking outside the box, and where pay for performance is headed.

Interview by Steve Eliseo, CCP, Director, Executive Compensation, Johnson & Johnson

  Executive Pay at High-Performing Companies | February 2015
Do high performing companies structure executive pay differently? Doug Friske, CECP, Executive Compensation Global Leader, Towers Watson, discusses research the organization did into pay levels and pay structures. He also discusses what organizations can learn from this research and apply to their own organizations.

Interview by Bonnie Kelly, CCP, Senior Director, Executive Compensation, Hilton Worldwide

         
   
How to Address an ISS No-Vote Recommendation on Say-on-Pay | Januar y 2015
Dave Swinford, President and CEO, Pearl Meyer & Partners, discusses the steps an organization should take when ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services) recommends a no-vote on their say-on-pay.

Interview by Steve Pennacchio, CPA, JD, Senior Vice President Total Rewards, Pfizer Inc.

  Implementing a New Sales Compensation Administration System at U.S. Bank | January 2015
U.S. Bank recently implemented an IBM - Cognos Incentive Compensation Management system. Kimberly Hinrichsen, Director of Incentive Administration, provides advice for others implementing a similar system.

  Creating a New Health Care Vision at Erie Insurance | January 2015
Erin Siegrist, SPHR, CCP, CBP, Benefits Director, Erie Insurance, and Diane Kupniewski, CCP, Supervisor, Benefits Ops & Planning, Erie Insurance, discuss the steps they took to create and maintain a new vision for health care in the organization.

 

 

 

   
   
Implementing a Global Compensation Strategy | January 2015
Michaela Leo, CCP, GRP, Director, Compensation, Merck, discusses the makeup of the design team and the importance of continual training.
  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


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

  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.

  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.

  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
  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.

 

       
   
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.

  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.

  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.

  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.
         
   
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.
  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.

  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.

 

       
   
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.

  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.
  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

  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.
         
   
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
  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

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.

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.
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.

         
   
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.
  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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  Shareholder Engagement | June 2014
Shareholder engagement, outreach and communication have gained energy in the past couple of years. WorldatWork's Don Lindner discusses how shareholder engagement has changed over time, and shares what executive compensation professionals should focus on going forward.
  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.
  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.

 

       
   
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.

 

  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.
         
   
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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  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.
  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.
  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.
  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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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.
  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.
   

 

       


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.
 

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.
 

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.
         
   
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.

  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.
  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.

 

       
   
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.
 

Pay for Performance at Nokia | 8:50 | August 2013
Standing on a burning platform, in 2011 Nokia was forced to make radical decisions to change behaviors. Critical to success was a pay-for-performance program revamp. Necia Lightbourne, GRP, and Lynn Millar share their experience.

  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.

 

       
   
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. €

  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.

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

  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.

 

       

   
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.

  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.

  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
         
   
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.

  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.

  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.

         
   
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.

 

  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.
  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.
         
 

   
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.
  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.
   
         
   
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.

  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.

  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.

 

       
     
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.

  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.
   
         
Series: Getting the Most Out of Merit Matrixes
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
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.

         
   
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.
  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.
  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.

 

       
   
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.
  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.

  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.

 

       
Series: Making the Most of Your Merit Budget
 
 
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.
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.
  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.
       
 
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.
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..

  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.
         
     
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.

  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.
   
         
   
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.

  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.
  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.
         
 

 
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
  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

  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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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

  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

 

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

 

       
   
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

  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.
  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

         
   

 

 
   
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

  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.
  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.

         
       
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.

   

 

 
 
   
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.
  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.
  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.

         
     
Teleworking: The Organizational Benefits
Rose M. Stanley, CCP, CBP, WLCP, CEBS, WorldatWork  |  4:30
  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