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
HR professionals face major challenges with this once-attractive recruiting and compensation tool. But there are remedies.Read More
Ideally, work/life balance programs support diversity and are effective recruitment and retention tools. Trouble is, many companies don't deliver.Read More
Traditional “return to work” programs provide a good foundation, but HR should be more forward-thinking in designing policies aimed at training and retaining seniors.Read More
Ten percent of employers consume the vast amount of health-care costs. But there are effective ways to get employees to improve their own health.Read More
By streamlining any combination of benefits such as health, disability, time-off, and workers' comp, unscheduled absences can be better managed. That saves time and money.Read More