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Hewitt Presentations From 2009 WorldatWork Conference

WorldatWork Total Rewards 2009 Conference and Exhibition brought together more than 100 of the top experts in the profession to present current, up-to-the-minute topics about today's human resources challenges and offer dynamic new ways for motivating and retaining a successful workforce.

Several Hewitt thought leaders spoke at the conference in Seattle, Washington, May 31–June 3. We're pleased to offer the conference presentations from our presenters below. 

Ken Abosch — "What's Next? Projecting the Future of Variable Pay"
Twenty-five years ago, variable pay below the executive level was uncommon. Fifteen years ago, merit increase budgets were nearly double the size of variable pay budgets. Not so today, when most U.S. corporations have their broader workforce on a variable pay plan and are funding bonuses at nearly three times the level they're budgeting for merit increases. This presentation uses trend data and emerging practices to project the future of variable pay and to prepare for even more changes.
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Kristin Begley — "You and Your PBM:  Improving Discounts, Fees, and Rebates"
We've found that most employers can save approximately 30% off total drug spend with appropriate pharmacy management. This presentation discusses an optimal annual management strategy of the three pharmacy benefit levers of contracting, benefit design, and clinical strategy. This review also presents a deeper dive into aligning interests to get your PBM in synch with you, low-hanging fruit strategies of maximizing your pharmacy deal through benchmarking, best-in-class contract language, market overview of coalition efforts, and the nuts and bolts of pharmacy audits as government agencies are increasing emphasis on transparency.  
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Jennifer Boehm — "Value-Based Design:  Reducing Cost, Improving Outcomes"
Value-based design is a viable and compelling approach that enables positive patient behaviors and improves health outcomes. But how does lowering a drug co-pay tie into reducing costs? With case studies, this session highlights the advantages of value-based design and how it's driving behavior change and outcomes that matter to the employee and employer.  View the presentation. 

Scott Sands — "Differentiating Employee Value Proposition for the Sales Force"
What has more value for a top sales person:  a $6,000 increase in base salary, $12,000 more incentive opportunity, or one more qualified lead per week? This presentation unveils new insights that show a customer-oriented approach to developing an Employee Value Proposition for the sales force, how it differs from that for other employees, and the implications for compensation professionals. 
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Scott Sands — "Using Total Rewards to Drive Business Performance Improvement"
Research has confirmed a link between human capital initiatives and business performance, but managers worldwide are looking for more evidence on the effect programs can have on key performance indicators and their balance sheet. By improving business dialogue and presenting ideas and solutions in a way business leaders are familiar with, participants can drive both business performance and employee engagement.  
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Paul Shafer and Michael A. Camuso, NYU — "Using Metrics to Support and Achieve Strategic Goals: The New York University Story"
NYU has more than 16,000 faculty and staff, a financial budget of more than $2 billion, 30 schools and administrative units, and 25 locations. Not only is there a need to manage compensation and performance today, but the university is expanding dramatically both in the U.S. and abroad. Learn how NYU's compensation team measures five main areas of performance with financial metrics, employee performance, service delivery, external pay competitiveness, and global metrics.  
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Carol Sladek and Karol Rose, Flexpaths — "From Research to Reality—Designing and Implementing Total Flex"
Employers today must achieve diversity goals and manage a workforce with gender, generational, and ethnic differences—and do it with shrinking resources. Recent Hewitt research identified major roadblocks preventing even the most flexible organizations from reaping the critical results from their investment in workplace flexibility. This presentation reveals how to overcome these roadblocks with concrete solutions that utilize technology to enable a high-performance, flexible, and mobile work culture.
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