The Ohio Wage and Salary Association was founded in Toledo, Ohio in 1955 by wage and salary professionals who wanted to share best pay practices and wage information. Throughout the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and much of the 1980s, the organization’s core business focused on compensation. In the late 1980s and into the 1990s, concepts of total compensation (and, later, Total Rewards) were developed and popularized. The original Ohio Wage and Salary Association changed its name twice (Midwest Compensation Association and then the American Compensation Association (ACA). In 1999, reflecting the need to broaden services and audiences, they became WorldatWork.
Dorothy E. Ramsey is a Certified Compensation Professional, with over 20 years of compensation consulting, providing expertise in base salary design, long and short term incentive design, and performance management. Her clients have included small family owned organizations and large international firms, crossing a variety of industries.