With health care and retirement taking priority in company benefit budgets, group life and disability plans are slowly shrinking from employer offerings.Read More
My rationalization for feeling jaded and cynical every time I see a list like this is simple: I know how hard business is today.Read More
Making adjustments to payroll can also come with additional fees and penalties, which can be avoided with a little planning.
Competitive salaries with specialty perks translate into low turnover rates, according to Principal Financial Group’s 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.Read More
Q: We have been stressing accountability as a cultural value. What is a good way for us to take the concept of accountability beyond the performance appraisal? We want employees to embrace accountability but not feel threatened by it (i.e., no raises, discipline etc).
—Performance Is the Thing, education, Pune, India
For improving customer service with its work-life balance program, Dorrean is the winner of the silver Optimas Award for Benefits.Read More
For transforming the way employees are rewarded and recognized, TharpeRobbins is the 2013 Optimas Award winner for Benefits.Read More
I read survey results from the American Institute of CPAs that shows a majority of U.S. adults cannot accurately identify basic health insurance terms — benefits 'sight words,' so to speak.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Compensation Survey from March 2012, just 6 percent of civilian employees have access to subsidized commuting.
While the same percentage of men and women participate in company 401(k) plans, men saved an average of $100,000 compared with $59,300 for women.Read More