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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?
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Is pay transparency right for your organization? Many believe in a more-is-better approach to transparency in compensation, and there are some great reasons to explore the idea. But not everyone is on board.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Managing costs for specialty drugs is becoming more and more critical to containing rising healthcare costs. In its fact sheet entitled Specialty Drugs and Health Care Costs, the Pew Charitable Trusts suggests a combination of strategies to control both premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Where did Wells go wrong, and what can employers using variable pay learn from their experience? Several lessons can be gleaned, and chief among them is that companies walk a fine line between incentivizing employees enough to improve company results without promoting undue risky behaviors.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
New research suggests there is more to helping employees with retirement planning besides providing effective communication and knowing which benefits to emphasize for particular generations. Timing is also a critical factor. That’s because the development of our brains can be a help or an impediment to good financial decisions. The key is in the ways our intelligence develops over time—and how it declines.
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