Browsing All posts tagged under »wages«

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 […]

Wages and Total Compensation

February 24, 2010


With wages expected to remain flat for an extended period - but overall total compensation costs expected to increase - communicating the total compensation message to employees is critical.

Obama Understands Total Rewards

July 23, 2009


In answer to a question in his news conference on July 22, 2009, President Obama gave a very brief tutorial to the nation on the relationship between cash compensation and employee benefits.