Employment, Retirement, and the Economy

September 4, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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