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Motto "The Total Rewards Association"
Formation 1955
Type Professional body
Headquarters Scottsdale, Arizona
30,000 in 100 countries

WorldatWork is a global association for human resources management professionals and business leaders focused on attracting, motivating, and retaining employees. WorldatWork works to promote the role of human resources as a profession, offering training and certification in compensation, benefits, work-life, and total rewards.[1] Founded in 1955 and known for most of its history as the American Compensation Association,[2]

The headquarters office is in Scottsdale, Arizona. WorldatWork also has an office in Washington, D.C.

WorldatWork's organization includes the following affiliates: WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals and WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress.


There are no prerequisites to membership at WorldatWork. Initiatory membership fees total $350 for practitioners and consultants, $125 for academic faculty, and $55 for students.[3]


WorldatWork certifications include Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP), and Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP)--all earned by passing pertinent exams. In 2010, WorldatWork introduced two new competency-based designations: the Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP) and the Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP).


Workspan Magazine, WorldatWork Journal

Total Rewards in HR[edit]

In the human resources field, total rewards refer to the monetary and non-monetary returns provided to employees in exchange for their time, talents, efforts and results. Total rewards, sometimes referred to as total compensation, involve the skilled and deliberate integration of five key elements that effectively attract, motivate and retain the talent required to achieve desired business results.

The six key elements of total rewards are: 1-compensation 2-benefits 3-work-life 4-recognition 5-performance 6-career development

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