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The Future of Attraction, Retention and Motivation: How Compensation Fits into the Process

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The global financial meltdown has tested the stamina of organizations and employees alike and the recovery is testing both again. Maximizing the investment in human capital by attracting, motivating and retaining the right talent will spell the difference between breakthrough performance and mere survival. Where are organizations headed as they look at what’s needed to have an outstanding Employment Brand? With single digit salary budgets, how can organizations maximize their spend? What new strategies and practices are emerging from leading organizations? How can the Rewards professional's influence bring art to the science of EVP? In her presentation, Anne will share insights, trends and challenge your thinking about these questions.


Anne C. Ruddy - WorldatWork

Anne C. Ruddy is President and CEO of WorldatWork and its affiliate organizations, WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) and WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals. Prior to joining WorldatWork in 1999, Ruddy held senior executive positions at Travelers, Aetna Life & Casualty and Alexander & Alexander, Inc. where she led the creation and development of a new national strategic business unit.

Under Ruddy’s leadership, WorldatWork has won numerous awards. WorldatWork is a multi-year recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. In 2009, it won the American Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award. In 2010, it was recognized as one of Arizona’s Most Admired companies. In the same year, WorldatWork’s 401(k) plan communication and education program won a Signature Award from the Profit Sharing/401k Council of America.

In 2011, WorldatWork won the Workplace Leader in Financial Education award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society for Human Resource Management. In 2012, the Phoenix Business Journal named Ruddy as one of the 25 Top Women Business Leaders in Arizona. Ruddy has been quoted in numerous media including USA Today, Forbes, San Diego Union-Tribune, Globe & Mail, CNN and Wall Street Journal Radio. She is a frequent speaker on the subject of total rewards, leadership, ethics, and the future of HR.

Ruddy has earned her Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designations. She received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh (Magna cum Laude) and is a graduate of the Executive Education Program of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.