Alison Avalos, is senior manager of research and certification for WorldatWork. She forms and implements strategies for content research, including the WorldatWork Salary Budget Survey, certification management, online community operations and online content deployment. Avalos contributes to the development of written and multimedia content for WorldatWork members and customers and regularly conducts and participates in on-screen video interviews for WorldatWorkTV.
Prior to her current position at WorldatWork, Avalos was responsible for leading projects to deliver total rewards content to members, primarily through online delivery and features, and directly managing the data collection, analysis, report writing and delivery of the WorldatWork Salary Budget Survey. She also served as a human resources knowledge adviser where she provided research assistance to professional members as an experienced practitioner in compensation, benefits and work-life.
Her career experience prior to WorldatWork includes human resources positions with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in Phoenix, as well as marketing management experience with Rainbow Fields Sports Complex in Modesto, Calif.
Avalos has 17 years of experience working in the human resources field, and has authored multiple survey reports, white papers and workspan articles. She has been interviewed for her expertise in total rewards and salary budgets by The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Calgary Herald, US Banker and other print publications, as well as several radio stations. She speaks regularly on compensation, recognition, and total rewards topics at WorldatWork events and HR conferences.
Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)
Global Remuneration Professional (GRP)
Certified Benefits Professional (CBP)
M.A. in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix
B.A. in Psychology from California State University