Employee Benefits & Compensation Articles

Retaining and attracting the best employees means offering more than competitive salaries. Thoughtful and useful benefits packages set up employees and your business for success, just make sure you build communications systems that make it easy for your employees to sign up.


The Dark Side of Performance Bonuses

To motivate workers, employers often turn to incentives such as money or recognition. What's become clear is that these programs can also result in unintended consequences—like a financial crisis.

Decision Support Software simplifies the complicated world of employee benefits so that everyone gets the right benefits for their personal situation. It’s never a bad idea to investigate Decision Support programs as a part of your employee benefits and compensation system, but sometimes the programs designed to help make decisions just make them more difficult.

Millennial engagement and career fulfillment begins with the employer and ends with the employee. If a position does not offer an employee the favorable factor (s) of work and life balance, most millennials tend to look elsewhere.

Rising healthcare costs continue to plague employers and employees alike, so it should come as no surprise that participation in high deductible health plans (HDHP) grew by more than 60% last year.

The psychological contract is a concept that describes the understandings, beliefs, and commitments that exist between an employee and an employer. Although it is unwritten and intangible, it represents the mutual expectations that are felt between the two.

High-deductible health plans (HDHPs) can save your company a lot of money… but only if your employees enroll in them over other plans you offer. Educating employees about HDHPs and how they work is the best way to increase enrollment in these cost-saving plans, but what does that entail?

Many types of benefits offer financial protection and peace of mind for employees, speakers from Mercer explained in a webcast.

Impact on Employee Compensation and Benefits

13 of the Most Bizarre Sick Day Excuses

HR departments are perpetually putting out fires and just such a fire is covering someone’s department when they call in sick.

You’ve seen it before: an employee comes into work, but gets so little done they might as well have stayed home. These unproductive days can really add up.

Massachusetts employers will face new obligations regarding pregnant women and new mothers when the state’s new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) takes effect on April 1.

Uber Inc. and its health-care partner, Stride Health, want to make sure the Labor Department considers workers in the gig economy when drafting its final rule for the expansion of association health plans.

Cash is no longer king—at least for younger workers. Don’t skimp on benefits such as health insurance, paid time off and flexible scheduling.

You’ve probably heard of how millennials are taking over the workforce, creating drastic changes in offices and the very nature of work itself. As a result of Generation Y entering careers and the workforce over the past decade or so, companies have to compete to lure up-and-coming talent, and employee benefits is one way to do that.

Eight in 10 employees say employers should provide access to opportunities that help them succeed, according to a new survey from Prudential Financial Inc.

Out of 15 best places to work for compensation and benefits, Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente snagged the No. 2 spot, according to an analysis by Indeed.

Business Spotlight: A Vision for Human Resources

Seven years after the landmark Affordable Care Act was signed into law, human resources firms are still reaping the benefits of added regulations in the marketplace.

Walter Winter, vice president and technology practice leader at Parker, Smith & Feek, is driving down the cost of employee benefits without diminishing the value of the health plan.

College graduates are entering the workforce with student loan debt averaging about $35,000. Some are finding a new partner in paying those huge monthly bills: their employer.

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