Despite bad press, cash balance plans are experiencing a renaissance. Many companies are thinking about converting. FedEx and Delta are already there.Read More
Bob Nelson has sold more than 1.5 million books by telling companies how to make small rewards yield big loyalty and productivity bonuses. Critics scoff at a "baubles and trinkets" approach, but Nelson has plenty of believers.Read More
Consumer-driven health care expert Sander Domaszewicz answers questions from Workforce members.Read More
We need to do some downsizing in our organization but would like to give a raise to the remaining staff. Is there a way to do this without looking contradictory? What is the best way to explain this to the staff?
Benefit costs are ripping a hole in the bottom line, and many employers don't see a way out. But some executives find they can still achieve significant savings.Read More
Despite rigorous efforts to control costs and prevent accidents, employers still are seeing staggering premium increases. Here's why the costs keep climbing, and what some companies are doing about it.Read More
The plans include a variety of models designed to compel employees to take a more aggressive role in their health-care purchasing decisions. The idea is to make buying health care more like buying a car.Read More
What executive compensation options seem to be the most successful in driving productivity balanced with the company’s best long-term interests?
My company needs to cut costs immediately, but would rather not fire any employees. Cutting salaries is an option and so is furloughing. How far can I really cut salaries and how does furloughing affect employee benefits?
Prescription drugs account for 15 percent of an employer's health-care expenditures and are growing faster than any other area. Plan design, pharmacy-benefit managers and tiered plans all play a role in cost control.Read More