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WorldatWork Selected as HR Strategic Partner for CareerBuilder 2013 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona


Program to recognize Arizona organizations that are creating quality jobs and work environments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WorldatWork, a global human resources association, has been selected as the HR strategic partner for the CareerBuilder 2013 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona. The program is a collaborative effort involving CareerBuilder, Republic Media (, The Arizona Republic, La Voz) and BestCompaniesAZ LLC. In its role as HR strategic partner, WorldatWork will guide the development and customization of certain components of the inaugural program including the employer survey.

"We are partnering with WorldatWork because they are an influential organization with a global membership," said Denise Gredler, founder and CEO, BestCompaniesAZ. "We have plans in the future to expand this program beyond Arizona, and WorldatWork will be integral to achieving that."

The CareerBuilder 2013 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona list recognizes companies with exceptional employer practices and employee satisfaction scores. Any Arizona company with at least 25 employees can apply at no charge.

"WorldatWork is honored to be invited to be part of the program with CareerBuilder, Republic Media and BestCompaniesAZ," said Anne C. Ruddy, CCP, President and CEO of WorldatWork. "Our goals are closely aligned — to encourage and recognize workplace practices that attract, motivate and retain employees and then raise the bar to accomplish even more."

The inaugural list of winners will appear in a special feature section on June 9, 2013 in The Arizona Republic and online at,, and Top companies will be listed by size and by categories including industry, diversity and female-friendliness. Winners will also be honored at the BestCompaniesAZ Leadership Forum and Expo in June 2013 following the press announcement on June 9.

Additional information, FAQs, a sample of the assessment tools and a schedule of informational meetings are available at The deadline for registration is Nov. 20, 2012.

About WorldatWork®
The Total Rewards Association

WorldatWork ( is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness and total rewards — strategies to attract, motivate and retain an engaged and productive workforce. WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive education, certification, research, advocacy and community, enhancing careers of professionals and, ultimately, achieving better results for the organizations they serve. WorldatWork has more than 65,000 members and subscribers worldwide; 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork is affiliated with more than 70 local human resources associations and has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C.

WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals® is the certifying body for six prestigious designations: the Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), Work-Life Certified Professional® (WLCP®), Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP)™ and Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP)™. 

The WorldatWork group of registered marks also includes: Alliance for Work-Life Progress or AWLP, workspan and WorldatWork Journal.

Contact: Marcia G. Rhodes, (480) 304-6885,

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