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Research and Surveys

 

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When you complete a WorldatWork survey, credit will be automatically posted to your WorldatWork recertification application. This includes the WorldatWork Salary Budget Survey, benefits surveys and many others. A maximum of two WorldatWork surveys may be used for credit in any three-year recertification cycle. For more information on this change or other questions on recertification, please contact certification@worldatworksociety.org.

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Bonus Programs and Practices
A report by WorldatWork
July 2016

This report summarizes the results of a March 2016 survey of WorldatWork members to gather information about trends in bonus programs and practices. The research measures prevalence data on each of the types of bonus programs but also provides common eligibility criteria, payout averages and other details about how the programs are administered.

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Paid Time Off Programs and Practices
A report by WorldatWork
June 2016

This report summarizes the results of a January 2016 survey of WorldatWork members to follow trends in PTO bank-style and traditional paid time off (e.g., vacation time, sick time, personal days) programs and practices.

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Incentive Pay Practices
A pair of reports by WorldatWork and Vivient Consulting
February 2016

This pair of surveys examined the incentive pay practices at private companies and nonprofit/government organizations, resulting in 2 reports:

Privately Held Companies
Nonprofit/Government Organizations


2016 Sales Compensation Trends Survey
A report by the Alexander Group (conducted with administrative support from WorldatWork)
January 2016

The 14th annual 2016 Sales Compensation Trends Survey© provides an overview of market movement, prevailing pratices and general trends. WorldatWork customers may downlaod the executive summary from the Alexander Group website using the link below.

Executive summary


Job Evaluation and Market Pricing Practices
A report by WorldatWork, underwritten by Empsight
November 2015

This report summarizes the results of an August 2015 survey of WorldatWork members to measure the growing trend in the use of market pricing to evaluate job worth. This survey was conducted to explore the trends in job evaluation methods (both internal and external) and provide useful information about the most common market pricing practices in use today.

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Trends in Workplace Flexibility
A report by WorldatWork, underwritten by FlexJobs
September 2015

This report summarizes the results of a May 2015 survey of WorldatWork members, “Trends in workplace Flexibility,” to gather information about current trends in workplace flexibility practices. This survey is designed to measure flexibility options offered to employees and commonly used flexible work arrangements. It also analyzes how these programs are managed.

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2015 Survey on Workplace Flexibility

Quick Survey on Proposed FLSA Changes
A report by WorldatWork
September 2015

This report summarizes a snapshot survey conducted by WorldatWork to gather information about the potential impact of the U.S. Department of Labor's proposed FLSA changes that would raise the salary threshold for exemption and implement a new mechanism for raising the salary thresholds on an automatic basis each year.

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Vehicle-Related Benefits Programs
A report by WorldatWork, Underwritten by Runzheimer International
August 2015

This report summarizes the results of a June 2015 survey of WorldatWork members to gather information about current trends in vehicle-related benefits programs. This survey is designed to better understand the prevalence and perceptions of vehicle-related benefits programs within organizations.

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50 Total Rewards Programs and Practices: A survey of what is in use today
A report by WorldatWork
June 2015

This report summarizes the results of a March 2015 survey of WorldatWork members. This survey is designed to measure the use of 50 specific types of total rewards programs and practices.

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Trends in Employee Recognition
A report by WorldatWork, underwritten by ITA Group
May 2015

This report summarizes the results of a February 2015 survey of WorldatWork members to gather information about trends in recognition programs. This survey is designed to measure specific types of recognition programs and the impact on the workforce.

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Trends in Employee Recognition Survey

Total Rewards & Employee Well-Being Practices
A report by WorldatWork, underwritten by HealthMine
March 2015

This report summarizes the results of a December 2014 survey of WorldatWork members to gather information about current trends in total rewards and well-being practices. The focus of this research is to uncover findings that bring a unique perspective on comprehensive employee wellness programs and their benefits.

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Total Rewards and Employee Well-Being Survey

Promotional Guidelines
A report by WorldatWork
February 2015

This report summarizes the results of a November 2014 survey of WorldatWork members to gather information about current trends in promotional guidelines. This survey focuses on a variety of practices and policies, including what employers consider to be promotions as well as the standard pay increases that often accompany promotions.

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Promotional Guidelines Survey 2015

Compensation Programs and Practices
A report by WorldatWork
January 2015

This report summarizes the results of a July 2014 survey of WorldatWork members to gather information about trends in compensation programs and practices. This survey focuses on the prevalence of base and variable pay programs as well as common practices used to administer and communicate these programs in today’s workplace.

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Compensation Programs and Practices

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2016 Survey Briefs & Reports
Bonus Programs and Practices
Paid Time Off Programs and Practices
Incentive Pay Practices: Private Companies
Incentive Pay Practices: Nonprofit/Government

2015 Survey Briefs & Reports
Job Evaluation and Market Pricing Practices
Trends in Workplace Flexibility
Quick Survey on Proposed FLSA Changes
Vehicle-Related Benefits Programs
50 Total Rewards Programs and Practices
Trends in Employee Recognition
Total Rewards & Employee Well-Being Practices
Promotional Guidelines
Compensation Programs and Practices

2014 Survey Briefs & Reports
Severance and Change-in-Control Plans
Paid Time Off Programs and Practices
Bonus Programs and Practices
Incentive Pay Practices: Private
Incentive Pay Practices: Publicly Traded
Incentive Pay Practices: Nonprofit/Government

2013 Survey Briefs & Reports

Job Evaluation and Market Pricing Practices

Proposed CEO Pay Ratio Regulations
Workplace Flexibility
Trends in Employee Recognition
Total Rewards Professionals’ Career Development Survey

Emerging Technology in Health Engagement
Trends in 401(k) Plans and Retirement Rewards
2013 Sales Compensation Trends Survey© Results

2012 Survey Briefs & Reports
2012-2013 Global Talent Management and Rewards Study
2012 Sales Quota Practices Study
Promotional Guidelines
Salary Structure Policies and Practices
Compensation Programs and Practices
The Evolving Compensation Function
2012 Global Sales Compensation Practices Survey© - Executive Summary
2012 Metrics and Analytics: Patterns of Use and Value
2012 Sales Performance and Technology
Retention of Key Talent and the Role of Rewards 
Total Rewards Professionals' Career Census 
Sales Compensation Practices Survey for the High-Tech Industry 
Snapshot Survey: FMLA Proposed Rules  
Total Rewards and Employee Well-Being Survey 
Private Company Incentive Pay Practices
2012 Sales Compensation Trends Survey© Results

2011 Survey Briefs & Reports
Employee Benefits Accountability and Consumerism Survey 2011
Talent Management and Rewards Study, North America
Global Sales Compensation Practices Survey©
Severance and Change-in-Control Practices
Vehicle-Related Benefits Programs
Telework 2011: A Special Report from WorldatWork
Reward Fairness
Quick Survey on Electronic Benefits Communication (U.S.)
Men and Work-Life Integration: A Global Study
Trends in Employee Recognition
Bonus Programs and Practices
Snapshot Survey: On-Site Clinics
Survey on Workplace Flexibility
HR Pay Practices Survey 2010 (U.K.)

2010 Survey Briefs
Promotional Guidelines
The Connection Between Academic Research Findings and Total Rewards Professionals
Sales Compensation Programs and Practices
The State of Performance Management
Performance Incentives and Sustaining Engagement
Compensation Programs and Practices
Global Talent Management and Rewards
Total Rewards Implementation and Integration
Organizational Culture and Total Rewards: Person-Organization Fit
The Impact of Rewards Programs on Employee Engagement
Paid Time Off Programs and Practices
The State of Work-Life 2010
Beyond Compensation: How Employees Prioritize Total Rewards at Various Life Stages
The Relative Influence of Total Rewards Elements on Attraction, Motivation and Retention
Snapshot Survey: Retirement Plan Options in the U.S.
Executive Compensation Case Studies

2009 Survey Briefs & Reports
Employee Equity Plans
Sales Incentive Plan Revisions
Weathering the Economic Downturn
2009-10 U.S. Strategic Rewards Report
Snapshot Survey: Five Questions on Health Care
Flexible Work Arrangements for Nonexempt Employees
Reward Next Practices
Severance and Change-in-Control Practices
Alignment of Strategies, Structures and Reward Programs
Implications of Employer-Supplied Connectivity Devices
Trends in 401(k) Plans
Job Evaluation and Market Pricing Practices 2009
Telework Trendlines 2009
Bonus Program Practices

2008 Survey Briefs & Reports
Company Car and Vehicle Allowances
The Power of Integrated Reward and Talent Management: 2008-09 Global Strategic Rewards Report and U.S. Findings
Global Compensation Practices
Rewarding a Multigenerational Workforce
Executive Compensation Survey Practices
Sales Compensation Practices
FMLA Practices and Perspectives
Trends in Employee Recognition
Rewards Communication and Pay Secrecy

2007 Survey Briefs
Severance and Change-in-Control Practices 2007
Attraction & Retention: The Impact and Prevalence of Work-Life and Benefit Programs
2007/2008 Global Strategic Rewards® Report and United States Findings
Private Company Incentive Pay Practices
Reward Programs: What Works and What Needs to be Improved
The Real Talent Debate: Will Aging Boomers Deplete the Workforce
State of Performance Management
Census of the Total Rewards Profession
Telework Trendlines

2006 Survey Briefs
Key Sales Incentive Plan Practices
Effectively Managing Global Compensation and Benefits
Paid Time Off and PTO Banks
The Trend Toward Employee Benefits Accountability and Consumerism
Best of the Best 2006 - Work-Family Research Summaries
Aligning Rewards with the Changing Employment Deal
State of the Work-Life Profession
Evaluating Pay Program Effectiveness
Promotional Guidelines

2005 Survey Briefs
Disaster Recovery Survey
Severance and Change-in-Control Practices
Flexible Work Schedules
Strategic Rewards and Pay Practices
The State of Electronic Communications in Compensation and Human Resources
Bonus Program Practices
Fiscal Management of Compensation
Trends in Employee Recognition 2005
Key Sales Incentive Plan Practices
FMLA Perspectives and Practices
State of the Work-Life Profession 2005
The Changing Role of Compensation
The State of Human Resources Outsourcing

2004 Survey Briefs
The Trend Toward Employee Benefits Accountability and Consumerism
Strategic Performance Measurement and Reward Systems
Global Compensation Practices
The State of Performance Management
Survey on Overtime and Exemption Changes
FASB Stock Option Exposure Draft
Employer-Sponsored Investment Advice
Pay for Performance 2003-04
Outside Director Pay and Practices

2003 Survey Briefs
Proposed Overtime Rule Changes
Variable Pay and Organizational Performance
Severance and Change-in-Control Plans
State of Employee Stock Options
Canadian Expatriate Assignments
Recognition - 2003
Stock Option Expensing - 2003
Proposed FLSA Changes
Outsourcing in Benefits and Compensation Services  
State of Electronic Communications in Comp & HR
Survey of Compensation Policies & Practices 
2003 Pre-Conference Survey
401(k) Survey
FLSA In Practice

2002 Survey Briefs
2002 Layoff Trends
Practices in The Work Experience
2002 Employee Recognition Survey
The Rewards Profession: One Year After 9/11
2002 Pre-Conference survey
The State of Employee Stock Options
Paid Time Off and PTO Banks
Stock Option Expensing Survey
Referral Bonus Survey
401(k) Survey
Retention Bonus Survey
Spot Bonus Survey

2001 Survey Briefs
Equity Programs Survey
Sept. 11 Survey
Retention Bonus Survey
Referral Bonus Survey
Sign-On Bonus Survey
Headcount Dilemma Survey
Equity Programs Survey IPOs
Role of Recognition
Elder Care Survey

2000 Survey Briefs
Alternative Medicine Survey
Spot Bonus Survey
Outsourcing Survey
Retention Bonus Survey
Online Benefits Survey
Equity Programs Survey

1999 Survey Briefs
Work/Life Survey
Vendor Management Survey