WorldatWork Named Workplace Leader in Personal Finance Education

December 22, 2011–Scottsdale, Ariz.–WorldatWork is one of nine U.S. organizations honored with the first award for excellence in workplace financial education that recognizes innovative programs teaching employees how to make better personal financial decisions.

The WLIFE award — “Workplace Leader in Financial Education” — was created this year by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to highlight the importance of financial wellness in the workplace. It is the first national honor for employers who provide financial education programs that improve the personal well-being of employees.

WorldatWork received the award for creating the Financial Fitness Program to teach employees personal finance, increase financial literacy among its workforce, and decrease financial stress among workers. WorldatWork partnered with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to bring a variety of educational services including a Financial Fitness Assessment, personal coaching, seminars on budgeting and debt management, and help developing personalized long-term financial plans. 

“WorldatWork provides financial education to take care of our most important investment–our employees,” said Kip Kipley, director of human resources for WorldatWork. “While the real reward for our Financial Fitness Program is the positive change it has had on the overall financial wellness of our staff, it is always nice to be recognized with an award!”

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About WorldatWork®: The Total Rewards Association

WorldatWork ( is a not-for-profit organization providing education, conferences and research focused on global human resources issues including compensation, benefits, work-life and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate and retain a talented workforce. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork has nearly 30,000 members in more than 100 countries. Its affiliate organization, WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals®, is the certifying body for the prestigious 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™).  WorldatWork has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Washington, D.C.

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

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