Browsing All Posts filed under »Employee Engagement«

Four Key Takeaways from Total Rewards 2012

May 29, 2012


Last week’s WorldatWork conference in Orlando was an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field of total rewards.  Here are some of my key takeaways from the sessions that I attended: It’s about more than dollars and cents – Various speakers drove home this point in different contexts, but a common […]

Survey: Employees Lack Understanding of Their Benefit Plans

December 15, 2011


A new survey from payroll company ADP finds that HR professionals believe that 4 out of 10 employees lack a full understanding of their employee benefits.

Employment, Retirement, and the Economy

September 4, 2011


A brief post in honor of Labor Day – links to three interesting articles: Do Happier People Work Harder – Two researchers discuss their findings on employee engagement. Robert Reich reflects on changes in the U.S. economy over the past several decades in a piece entitled The Limping Middle Class. And, finally, an article from […]

Are Employers Being Short-Sighted?

August 2, 2011


Three news items caught my attention today. The first comes from economist Jared Bernstein’s blog where he notes that real compensation – i.e., wages and benefits, adjusted for inflation – continues to fall. The second tidbit, from CNNMoney, discusses a recent Mercer compensation survey which found that the average increase in base pay in 2012 […]

Making Wages Public – Good for the Economy, or Too Much Information?

July 20, 2011


Communications – specifically, communications to employees around their pay and benefits – is a primary focus of my firm. So it was with great interest that I read an article at The Atlantic Web site entitled The Case for Making Wages Public: Better Pay, Better Workers by Daniel Indiviglio. The basic question Indiviglio asks is: […]

MetLife Study: Growing Disconnect on Employee Loyalty, Satisfaction

March 29, 2011


MetLife's 9th Annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends finds a growing disconnect between employees and employers on employee engagement and loyalty.

Weapons in the War for Talent

November 10, 2010


Google's decision to increase all employee salaries by 10% is one way to try to hold on to talent. A different step employers may want to consider is taking the time to be sure that employees fully understand and appreciate what their current total compensation package consists of.