Professionals from Hay Group, Towers Watson and Aon Consulting Receive WorldatWork Publications Contributor of the Year Awards

April 26, 2010 — WorldatWork has announced the names of five authors who will receive the “2009 WorldatWork Publications Contributor of the Year” awards. Now in its seventh year, the awards are given to authors voted “the best” by WorldatWork advisory board members for their insightful contributions to workspan® magazine and the WorldatWork Journal.

The honorees are:

Tom McMullen, Hay Group, and John Bremen, Towers Watson, “Making Rational Market Decisions in an Irrational Market,” workspan, September 2009

Summary: The competitive market has changed significantly in the past year, so an organization’s typical approach to compensation benchmarking could be outdated and suddenly now may vary considerably from key peers. This may be the most important time ever for companies to scrutinize benchmarking processes and compensation plans.

Joseph Marlowe, Monica Maeyer and Jennifer Greer, Aon Consulting, “Complex Chronic Illness: An Essential Target in Health Cost Management,” WorldatWork Journal, Third Quarter 2009

Summary: Chronic diseases are the greatest threat to the nation’s health and leading driver of death, disability and health costs. While the primary objective should be to avoid chronic illness, once it develops opportunities exist to manage its toll by improving patient self-management, securing access to high-quality medical providers and offering care management oversight. By investing in needed resources for those with complex chronic illness, employers can reduce medical costs and absence and improve presenteeism. Chronically ill employees may then benefit from higher quality of life and may bring enhanced vitality and energy to their jobs.

The awards will be presented during the annual WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition, May 18, in Grapevine, TX.

All WorldatWork Journal and workspan magazine articles published in 2009 were eligible for this award. Articles were judged by members of WorldatWork advisory boards based on practical application (workspan) or quality of research and theory (WorldatWork Journal); clarity of presentation; pertinence to compensation, benefits and total rewards professionals; and contribution to the field.

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