WorldatWork Publishes High-Performance Pay: Fast Forward to Business Success

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In their latest book, a sequel to their bestseller, Pay People Right!, Zingheim and Schuster predict the future of pay by deftly analyzing the past. Given the rapid changes in the past, what does the future hold for rewards designers?

The message in this book relative to the

In their latest book, a sequel to their bestseller, Pay People Right!, Zingheim and Schuster predict the future of pay by deftly analyzing the past. They summarize total rewards design over the past 20 years as follows:

-Entitlement period

-Reengineering and rightsizing period

-New workforce deal period

-Best places to work period

-Better workforce deal period

-Global recession and Sept. 11 period

-Economic recovery period

Given the rapid changes in the past, what does the future hold for rewards designers? Zingheim and Schuster predict a future characterized by heightened customization, i.e. “one-size-fits-nobody-anymore.” In order to succeed, managers must align business needs with employee skills and strongly reward high performance consistently across the organization.

“Organizations are in a war for talent, particularly in key jobs, and people who really make a performance difference will be in short supply,” said Anne Ruddy, president of WorldatWork. “The message in this book relative to the “superkeepers” is both timely and urgent.”

High-Performance Pay: Fast Forward to Business Success by Patricia Zingheim and Jay Schuster. WorldatWork Press 2007. 195 pages. Softcover. ISBN: 1579631614.

Member price: $19.95. Non-member price: $24.95 USD. Also available as an e-book on http://www.worldatwork.org/bookstore.

About WorldatWork®

The Total Rewards Association

WorldatWork (http://www.worldatwork.org) is an international association of 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.

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