WorldatWork To Host First European Total Rewards Conference

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WorldatWork, the association for human resources professionals focused on attracting, motivating and retaining employees, is holding its first European Total Rewards Conference from 26-27 October 2006 in Brussels.

With the globalisation of the workforce, it makes perfect sense to host a conference in Europe. Companies either headquartered or doing business in Europe have unique total rewards challenges. As the only global association focused on total rewards, WorldatWork is uniquely suited to bring audiences together to discuss these focused topics.

WorldatWork, the association for human resources professionals focused on attracting, motivating and retaining employees, is holding its first European Total Rewards Conference from 26-27 October 2006 in Brussels.

Among the speakers are world-renowned experts who have driven the human capital discussion to the top of the public agenda. The conference chairman is Xavier Baeten, director of the Executive Remuneration Research Centre and the Strategic Rewards Research Centre at Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium). He is known for his expertise in executive remuneration, strategic reward management, employee benefits and stakeholder management.

The conference keynote speaker is Professor Prabhu S. Guptara, head of the Centre for Organisational and Executive Development based at the Wolfsberg Executive Development Centre of UBS AG (formerly the Union Bank of Switzerland). He is also the founder and chairman of Advance, a London-based management training and consultancy firm.

“WorldatWork has grown to 30,000 members and customers in 30 countries,” said Anne Ruddy, president of WorldatWork. “With the globalisation of the workforce, it makes perfect sense to host a conference in Europe. Companies either headquartered or doing business in Europe have unique total rewards challenges. As the only global association focused on total rewards, WorldatWork is uniquely suited to bring audiences together to discuss these focused topics.”

The WorldatWork® European Total Rewards Conference brings together leading European employers, academics and management experts from across Europe and elsewhere to share the latest strategies and practices on attracting, motivating and retaining talented employees. From thought leaders’ insights to “lessons from the field,” attendees will gain access to the leading minds on the practice of total compensation and experiences learned in leveraging rewards for core strategic/tactical business value.

Organised by WorldatWork, the conference is sponsored by Buck Consultants, Hay Group, Hewitt, Link HR Systems, Mercer HR Consulting, Prompt Pay Planner, and Thomsons OnLine Benefits.

For additional information, visit: http://www.worldatwork.org/brussels2006.

In Europe, contact:

Isabelle Deniaud

Tel: +32 2 789 2300

Fax: +32 2 743 1550

In the United States, contact:

Chuck Allen

480/922-2078

Web site: http://www.associationhq.com/worldatwork/index.php

About WorldatWork®

The Total Rewards Association

WorldatWork (http://www.worldatwork.org) is the association for human resources professionals focused on attracting, motivating and retaining employees. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork provides practitioners with knowledge leadership to effectively implement total rewards - compensation, benefits, work-life, performance and recognition, development and career opportunities – by connecting employee engagement to business performance. WorldatWork supports its 30,000 members and customers in 30 countries with thought leadership, education, publications, research and certification.

The WorldatWork group of registered marks includes: WorldatWork®, workspan®, Certified Compensation Professional or CCP®, Certified Benefits Professional® or CBP, Global Remuneration Professional or GRP®, Work-Life Certified Professional or WLCPTM, WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals®, and Alliance for Work-Life Progress® or AWLP®.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

Contact:

Marcia Rhodes

WorldatWork

Phone: 480/348-7285

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