The Evolving Compensation Function

Introduction & Methodology


Survey invitations were sent electronically to 5,228 WorldatWork members. Members selected for participation specifically noted compensation only or compensation and benefits in their title and/or area of responsibility as well as a responsibility level of top-, senior- or mid-level. The survey was open to all members meeting specific criteria. The survey closed on Feb. 3, 2012, with 843 responses, a 16% response rate. The final dataset was cleaned, resulting in 656 responses. To provide the most accurate data possible, data were cleaned and analyzed using statistical software. Any duplicate records were removed. Data comparisons with any relevant, statistically significant differences are noted with this report. The Hay Group conducted some of the initial analysis of the survey data.

Survey Results

Report Summary

This report summarizes the results of a survey of WorldatWork members to gather information about the changing role of the compensation profession. The focus of this research was to better understand how the compensation profession is changing in the current business environment and how it might change in the next couple of years.

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