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 […]

Introducing ExpressTCS

August 31, 2011


Charlton Consulting Group is excited to announce the introduction of ExpressTCS, a Web-based service designed to enable smaller employers to communicate the total rewards/total compensation message in an efficient, cost-effective fashion.

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 […]

Telling Your Total Rewards Story

July 26, 2011


Telling your organization's total rewards story help to cement the organization's position as a strong competitor and employer of choice.

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: […]

Open Enrollment Ideas

May 18, 2011


In anticipation of the coming open enrollment season, here are several articles that benefits and HR professionals should find helpful as they prepare for the big event: From Employee Benefit News: Covering all bases: Preparing for open enrollment, part 1 Two from Workforce Management: Employers Ending the Paper Chase by Communicating Benefits Online Four Creative, […]

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.