WorldatWork to Hold Annual Conference in Philadelphia in May

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WorldatWork, an association of human resource professionals from FORTUNE 500 and other leading organizations worldwide, is holding its annual conference in Pennsylvania in May. Event expected to draw more than 2,000 HR practitioners and business leaders from 30 countries.

WorldatWork, an association of human resource professionals from FORTUNE 500 and other leading organizations worldwide, is holding its annual conference in Pennsylvania in May. This is the very first time the Scottsdale-based association will be holding its annual conference there.

Talent leaders and HR executives from large corporations, educational institutions and government agencies will gather May 20-23 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to discuss and rethink the ways their organizations attract, motivate and retain employees. Is it better to focus rewards on the top performers or broaden talent management strategies to target a wider segment of the workforce? Besides money, what are other effective ways to motivate sales employees? Is flexibility the new currency?

A special session titled Future of Attraction, Motivation and Retention Forum will focus on the dramatic transformations expected to occur in workforce management, work design, outsourcing and training.

Jonas Ridderstrale, Ph.D., author of Karaoke Capitalism: Management for Mankind and Funky Business: Talent Makes Capital Dance, will deliver the opening keynote. Dr. Ridderstrale, recognized as Sweden’s outstanding young academic of the year, believes that when it comes to business strategy, organizations need to develop a new set of employee skills: hope, confidence and loyalty. To achieve this, employers must share a dream, not a “five-year plan.” It is the dream that attracts, motivates and keeps people committed to a cause.

Now in its 53rd year, the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference is expected to draw more than 2,000 HR executives and corporate leaders from 30 countries involved in attracting, motivating and retaining employees. Talent leaders from organizations such as Accenture, Buck Consultants, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hay Group, Loyola University Chicago, Microsoft Corporation, Motorola, Towers Perrin, and University of Connecticut will be speaking.

For additional information, visit http://www.worldatwork.org/waw/philadelphia2008/attendee/index.html.

About WorldatWork®
The Total Rewards Association

WorldatWork (http://www.worldatwork.org) is an association of human resource professionals from FORTUNE 500 and other leading organizations worldwide focused on attracting, motivating and retaining employees.

Founded in 1955, WorldatWork provides practitioners with training and education to effectively design and implement strategies and practices in total rewards, including compensation, benefits, work-life, recognition, and career development. With offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Washington, D.C., WorldatWork supports its 30,000 members and professionals in 75 countries with thought leadership, publications, research and community. WorldatWork administers certification through the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals.

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 WLCP®, WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals®, and Alliance for Work-Life Progress® or AWLP®.

WorldatWork Journal, WorldatWork Press and Telework Advisory Group are part of the WorldatWork family.

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Marcia Rhodes
Media Relations
Phone: 877/951-9191 (toll free)
Direct: 480/348-7285
E-mail: mrhodes(at)worldatwork.org

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