Research and Surveys

Strategic Fact-Based Knowledge for the HR Professional

WorldatWork’s research and surveys provide the human resources community with critical knowledge and insights to guide HR strategy in today’s modern work environments. Our data empowers HR professionals with information for fact-based decision making in our core areas of benefits, compensation, executive compensation, sales compensation, work-life and total rewards. WorldatWork members receive exclusive access to participate in our valued Salary Budget Survey.

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Total Rewards Inventory Programs and Practices

WorldatWork, with underwriting support from Korn Ferry Hay Group, gathered data about the use of total rewards programs in U.S. companies. This survey focused on the prevalence of a variety of total rewards programs and practices in today’s workplace.

WorldatWork Research Report: Performance Management and Rewards
A Report by WorldatWork and Globoforce

This report summarizes how many organizations are evaluating the design and effectiveness of their performance management programs and are assessing the ripple effects of any changes on Recognition Programs. This June 2017 survey, conducted by WorldatWork with underwriting support from Globoforce, was intended to identify current performance management practices. It also gathered data on how organizations are rewarding for performance in context of how performance management may be changing in their organization.

A WorldatWork Research Report

This report summarizes the results of an Aug. 2017 survey of WorldatWork members to inform WorldatWork’s position on potential changes to the FLSA overtime regulations.

Quick Survey on U.S. Pay Equity Practices
A WorldatWork Research Report

This report summarizes the results of a July 2017 survey of WorldatWork members to gather information about trends in practices designed to ensure pay equity.


This report summarizes the results of a November 2016 survey of United States (U.S.) organizations to gather data about the use of paid parental leave programs that provide paid time off to new-parent employees, separate from other paid-time off programs (PTO, vacation, sick, etc.).

This survey explored how much paid leave is given, eligibility requirements and the relationship to other paid time off programs.

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