WorldatWork Announces 2022 Affiliate Awards Recipients

Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond Recipients Named

November 14, 2022

Scottsdale, Arizona — Various WorldatWork local affiliates were honored for their strong performance in 2022. 

East Tennessee Compensation & Benefits Association (ETCBA) and Upstate Total Rewards Association (UTRA) received the Sapphire award. Calgary Total Rewards Network (CTRN) and Total Rewards Kansas City (TRKC) received the Ruby award. Columbus Compensation Association (CCA), Intermountain Compensation & Benefits Association (ICBA), New England Compensation Consortium (NECC), Orange County Compensation & Benefits Association (OCCABA), Rocky Mountain Total Rewards Association (RMTRA) and Twin Cities Compensation Network (TCCN) received the Diamond award. 

The Rocky Mountain Total Rewards Association (RMTRA) captured WorldatWork’s top award status “2022 Affiliate of the Year.”

WorldatWork strongly encourages each of its local affiliates to establish goals and strategic initiatives in support of the HR profession and total rewards, and to meet the needs of HR professionals. These goals and initiatives allow our affiliates to increase their visibility and effectiveness as well as expand impact within the HR community, and they are the basis for WorldatWork’s Affiliate Awards. 

“We’ve always believed that human resources and total rewards professionals are best positioned for success when the expertise and resources of WorldatWork can be combined with localized support and networking, through our Affiliates,” said Elissa O’Brien, VP of Membership, Affiliates and Customer Experience. “Every year we celebrate the outstanding contributions of our local affiliates and are proud of the contributions they make to the profession. Today, we celebrate and recognize our top affiliates and congratulate them on the impact they make in our profession.”    

WorldatWork asks affiliates to submit to four award categories to be considered for Affiliate Award recognition: Advancing Human Resources & Total Rewards, Professional Development of Members, Community Involvement, and Member Engagement & Growth.  

There are four different award levels that affiliates can achieve based on their ability to meet the qualification for the four award categories: Sapphire (one initiative), Emerald (two initiatives), Ruby (three initiatives) and Diamond (four initiatives).

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The WorldatWork Affiliate provides access to resources in your local community. There is no better way to address the challenges in today’s fast-moving business environment than to tap into the knowledge and resources available right in your backyard! Your WorldatWork Affiliate group provides the optimal environment for building skills and making connections. The top three reasons why you should engage with your local affiliate: 1) exchange of ideas and experiences with colleagues in your area, 2) strengthen your expertise in seminars, training and events held near you, and 3) further develop your career through new professional connections. To find a local affiliate near you, visit:

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WorldatWork brings together the best professionals from around the world to provide the foremost education, leadership and community dedicated to elevating employee experiences and organizational performance. For over 65 years, WorldatWork has set the standard in rewards best practices, professional development and human capital leadership. Over 90% of the Global 500 companies trust and rely on WorldatWork education and certified professionals to power their employee rewards, engagement and retention efforts. 

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