Browsing All posts tagged under »Benefits«

What Belongs in a Total Compensation Statement?

January 17, 2012

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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

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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

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

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 […]

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, […]

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

May 26, 2010

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

Containing Costs, Not Impact

March 16, 2010

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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.