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The Latest Compensation White Papers
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
In January 2017, Wells Fargo Insurance Services (WFIS) made their employee benefits predictions for the year in their 2017 Employee Benefits Outlook. Like the prognostications of many others, the survey report reveals a sense of uncertainty about the future. Combined with trends in health and technology, a new Administration in the White House makes the future hard to predict. However, several trends are continuing from those covered in WFIS’ 2016 Outlook.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Estate planning is a relatively painless process that many people think doesn’t apply to them. As an employer, you're in a unique position, because it’s likely that the majority of your employees’ time is spent in the workplace. You can help them reach both a conclusion and a plan: the conclusion that they need to make an estate plan, no matter how modest their means.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
The goal for a compensation program is to set a competitive wage range for a given position, and pay the people who perform that job within the salary range. Complications arise, though, when your workforce is spread from city to city, state to state, or country to country. How can you determine what is competitive pay if you have employees doing the same job in Manhattan and in Kansas City?
Friday, January 20, 2017
The 2016 Guardian Workplace Benefits Study included a quiz of 10 questions about benefits coverage and terminology. One in five workers who participated scored an “F.” On its face this information seems discouraging. However, a deeper look at the study reveals opportunity.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
A perception of fair pay is imperative in employee retention. On the flip side, a perception of unfair pay can be a powerful motivator for employees to leave the company. Today’s nearly unfettered access to pay data could lead employees to inaccurate conclusions about how their own pay stacks up against that of their counterparts.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
If you are among the employers offering an HDHP, it’s likely you see it as a way to reduce health care costs for the company. In exchange for lower upfront premiums, employees in an HDHP are responsible for a greater share of their medical expenses. Employees whose pockets will be hit by healthcare expenses, the theory goes, will shop around for the best deals. It’s a great theory. But how is it working in practice?
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