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Not one, but two great ways to watch the latest topical virtual courses led by renowned industry leaders. Engage and drive the conversation via a live event session or watch a thought-provoking recorded session on your own schedule.

Expert Insights are informational online sessions shared by experts, including in-the-field practitioners, in an engaging, interactive format. Industry pros—cherry-picked by WorldatWork—share their insights and different points-of-view, guide the conversation, dive into the issues facing our field right now, and open the forum for a two-way discussion. You’ll sign-off with actionable tactics you can deploy right away.

Upcoming Live Sessions

Live instructor-led virtual sessions with real-time interaction.

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Recorded Sessions

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A Primer on Salary Survey Usage

Uncover strategic ways to use your salary survey data, important factors to consider, and set a firm foundational understanding to accurately determine the value of work in your in your organization.

Base Pay Administration & Evaluation

In this session, we will explore how individual pay rates are determined, as well as the rationale for delivering future pay increases to employees.

Comp 101: Introduction to Compensation

This course, designed for HR professionals, will provide awareness of the impact compensation has on the company’s culture, performance, and ability to attract and retain talent.

Demystifying the Pay Equity Legal Landscape

Explore and understand pay equity law, corporate transparency, and how to attract and keep talent.

Intro to Market Pricing

Learn about market pricing, uncover the pros and cons of market-based job evaluation, and identify key steps in pay structure design.

Introduction to Total Rewards

This virtual course introduces the Total Rewards model and the six elements that support a winning business strategy. Learn ways to attract, motivate, engage, and retain employees at all levels.

Job Analysis & Documentation

Identify appropriate job description formats for different job levels, guidelines for preparing effective descriptions, and understand the type of information that should be included.

Pay Equity for U.S. Federal Contractors: How to Navigate Your Next OFCCP Review

Watch this session for a lively discussion of OFCCP’s current compensation directive, the agency’s ever-evolving approach to analyzing pay, and...

The Link Between Variable Pay and Business Results

Learn all about the major categories of variable pay and the key differences between short and long-term incentive plans, bonus plans, and what to consider when evaluating recognition plans.

What is a Base Pay Structure and Why You Need One

This insightful virtual session lays a foundation for the effective design of traditional pay structures and offers several approaches to assigning jobs to grades and developing competitive salary ranges.

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Innovative Employee Programs That Incent Healthy Behaviors While Controlling Costs

Implement a value-based benefit design that aligns with your work culture and understand the importance of financial incentives that drive engagement and foster long-term health.

Too Much of a Good Thing? The Perks and Pitfalls of Unlimited PTO

Before transforming your TR strategy, learn the pros and cons of having an unlimited PTO program, and hear different organization approaches on unlimited PTO.

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A Primer on Salary Survey Usage

Uncover strategic ways to use your salary survey data, important factors to consider, and set a firm foundational understanding to accurately determine the value of work in your in your organization.

Addressing Pay Equity Under Increased Scrutiny

Experts discuss key pay equity laws and regulations, driving and communicating pay equity, and explain what companies are doing to address challenges.

Base Pay Administration & Evaluation

In this session, we will explore how individual pay rates are determined, as well as the rationale for delivering future pay increases to employees.

Comp 101: Introduction to Compensation

This course, designed for HR professionals, will provide awareness of the impact compensation has on the company’s culture, performance, and ability to attract and retain talent.

Comp 101: The Basics of Pay for Performance

Learn the basics of effective performance management programs, goal-setting, coaching,and assessing performance that links to long-term incentives.

Considerations and Tradeoffs: Managing Compensation Across Multiple U.S. Locations

Learn the considerations and trade-offs in managing compensation across U.S. locations and ensure the right criteria is considered in establishing a multi-geography pay program.

Demystifying the Pay Equity Legal Landscape

Explore and understand pay equity law, corporate transparency, and how to attract and keep talent.

Entering Indebted: Addressing the Student Debt Crisis to Improve Employees' Financial Wellness

Understand the national student debt crisis and explore the benefits and challenges of integrating student debt assistance into employee benefits packages.

ESPP Essentials for Compensation

Considering adopting a plan or redesigning your existing program? This session will provide useful related information with real-world applications to help establish an ESPP.

FLSA Exemption Testing 101

Learn the basic requirements for exemption from FLSA requirements and how to determine the FLSA classification of a job using exemption tests.

FLSA Exemption Testing in Ambiguous Times: Current Rules, Best Practices and Pitfalls

Learn the basic requirements for exemption from FLSA requirements and how to determine the FLSA classification of a job using exemption tests.

Getting the Most from Workday and Other Cloud-based HRIS Solutions

Explore the transformational benefits of cloud-based HRIS and understand the challenges and opportunities of implementing a cloud-based HRIS such as Workday.

How to Source and Analyze Data to Increase Business Insights and Impact

Get an inside perspective from seasoned HR analytics pros from Marriott International and Commvault. They'll show you how to maximize your data.

Intro to Market Pricing

Learn about market pricing, uncover the pros and cons of market-based job evaluation, and identify key steps in pay structure design.

Job Analysis & Documentation

Identify appropriate job description formats for different job levels, guidelines for preparing effective descriptions, and understand the type of information that should be included.

Making Pay for Performance Work

This session provides guidance on various options to advance your pay-for-performance model, address the level of transparency and adapt to the needs of employees.

Modernizing Compensation: Cracking the Case of Stagnant Wages

Shift the paradigm on compensation management from a traditional to a modernized approach and get concrete guidance on changing the way base pay programs are designed and delivered

Modernizing Your Pay-for-Performance Framework

Learn how pay-for-performance has evolved, examine new thinking on modernizing performance management, and hear more about going ratingless.

Money Talks, and Managers Play a Key Role in What It Says

Watch this session to find out how to ensure managers’ use of compensation gives employees a sense of control over their careers and financial wellbeing.

Pay Equity for U.S. Federal Contractors: How to Navigate Your Next OFCCP Review

Watch this session for a lively discussion of OFCCP’s current compensation directive, the agency’s ever-evolving approach to analyzing pay, and...

Pay Equity: Legislative Trends, Analytical Approaches, and Implications on the Employee Experience

Understand where your organization stands when it comes to pay equity and learn how to be proactive in assessing and mitigating risks associated with pay transparency.

Remediation Strategies to Address Pay Inequities

Mercer experts discuss remediation strategies and share insights on how to develop a remediation strategy that aligns with your organization’s pay equity objectives and budget.

Sharing Salary Data: When Is It Safe vs Criminal

Understand the basics of antitrust law, avoid antitrust pitfalls, and identify strategies for conducing HR activities with minimal risk of antitrust violations.

The Link Between Variable Pay and Business Results

Learn all about the major categories of variable pay and the key differences between short and long-term incentive plans, bonus plans, and what to consider when evaluating recognition plans.

The Pay Transparency Spectrum: Finding Your Fit

Gain an understanding of the pay transparency spectrum & discover how best-in-class companies are aligning pay transparency initiatives with their unique positions on the spectrum.

Understanding Base Pay-for-Performance and Merit Increase Guidelines

This session dives into pay for performance systems and reviews several approaches to designing and controlling a merit pay system.

What a Best-in-Class Recognition Program Looks Like

Learn how companies like Carnival Cruises, Delta Airlines, Verizon, and Southwest Airlines use best practices to design and deliver recognition and engagement programs.

What is a Base Pay Structure and Why You Need One

This insightful virtual session lays a foundation for the effective design of traditional pay structures and offers several approaches to assigning jobs to grades and developing competitive salary ranges.

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CEO Pay Ratio Communications: Assessing Risks & Preparing Your Strategy

Learn how to assess potential messaging risks associated with the CEO pay ratio disclosure based on key stakeholder audiences and learn how to prepare your internal team.

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Trends and Issues in Compensation Planning and Rewards Design

Explore how successful companies address sales compensation issues, key benchmarks and standards, and how to provide a uniform compensation approach.

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Evolving the Talent Proposition: Meeting Contingent Worker Needs

Explore how the workforce is evolving and how employers are embracing the shift by engaging and rewarding talent.

Introduction to Total Rewards

This virtual course introduces the Total Rewards model and the six elements that support a winning business strategy. Learn ways to attract, motivate, engage, and retain employees at all levels.

Is the Gig Economy a Fleeting Fad, or an Enduring Legacy?

Hear from the experts on the state of the gig economy. Learn how organizations are changing and adapting their talent attraction efforts to harness on-demand talent.

Performance Management is Killing Performance: Here's the Fix

Rethink and redesign your approach to performance management. Learn how to road map a performance management program optimized for today's fast-paced business world.

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Creating a Psychologically Safe and Humanized Workplace

Establish a unique culture that attracts the right talent, drives engagement, and better understand modern diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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