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[IWS] WordatWork: 10 MOST-WATCHED HR VIDEOS OF 2013 [23 January 2014]

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WorldatWork (Total Rewards Association)


WorldatWork Releases List of the 10 Most-Watched HR Videos of 2013 [23 January 2014]

Trend Shows Merit Matrixes Continue to be Critical Comp Tool


WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 23, 2014 — WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association focused on total rewards, has released its second annual list of the top 10 videos based on its page views in 2013.

"This list confirms a trend we've been seeing in recent years," said Alison Avalos, CCP, CBP, GRP, WorldatWork's manager of community, content deployment and research. "We know that a merit matrix is a primary tool for compensation professionals as they allocate funds for pay increases. The interest in these and other top videos shows that most companies continue to place a high value on paying for performance."

Top 10 Videos for 2013

Getting the Most Out of Merit Matrixes: Part 1
This video provides an overview of merit matrixes and then digs into rewarding high performers; using position in range in a pay-for-performance environment; ensuring future increases for employees; and guiding managers in best practices of merit matrix use.

Using Research and Technology to Improve Recognition at Google
Learn from three members 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 "Googler happiness."

Where Have the Ratings Gone? A New Approach to Managing Performance and Compensation at Expedia
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.

"WorldatWork 2013-2014 Salary Budget Survey" Insights
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.

Getting the Most Out of Merit Matrixes: Part 2 — Communication
In part two, WorldatWork Practice Leader 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.

Pay for Performance at Nokia
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.

Creating a Global Total Rewards System at Unilever
Learn from Keith Williams, reward manager at 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.

"WorldatWork 2013-2014 Salary Budget Survey" Global Data Insights
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.

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.

Employee Wellness Programs: Understanding the Stages of Change
Employee readiness and behavior modification and change are often-overlooked components when implementing wellness programs. WorldatWork Practice Leaders Rose Stanley and Lenny Sanicola talk about the stages of change that are critical for success.

WorldatWork videos feature progressive organizations and thought leaders in compensation, benefits and work-life and are free for members and nonmembers.



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