Browsing All posts tagged under »Benefits«

What Belongs in a Total Compensation Statement?

January 17, 2012


A well-crafted total compensation statement should include key parts of the organization's EVP (employee value proposition) in addition to the core elements of total rewards.

Why Provide a Total Compensation Statement? It’s All in the W-2.

January 10, 2012


New requirements on reporting healthcare costs on employees' W-2 forms may cause some employers to think of the W-2 as a replacement for a total compensation statement. Doing so, however, would be a mistake.

Open Enrollment and Total Compensation

November 28, 2011


Choosing well during open enrollment is one important way to maximize your total compensation package.

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 […]

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, […]

Instead of a “Raisin” Salary, an Interesting Employee Benefit

May 26, 2010


The owner of a California landscaping company provides free veggies to all his workers.

Containing Costs, Not Impact

March 16, 2010


A new study finds that organizations are looking to control the costs of total rewards programs in 2010 while still ensuring that those programs have a positive strategic impact.