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Total Rewards (what is total rewards?)

End of 2014 May Bring Staff Bonuses, According to Execs Who Also Plan for 2015 Salary Increases
October 30, 2014
Based on expected 2015 business expansion, 71% of executives plan to increase staff salaries in 2015. This year, 90% are planning to give year-end bonuses.
Career Management Programs Miss the Mark
October 30, 2014
Employers rank career management opportunities as the No. 1 reason employees would join a company — ahead of base pay and challenging work. Yet less than half say they are effective at providing these opportunities.
20% of Benefits Plans Expected to Trigger Cadillac Tax by 2020
October 30, 2014
Employers need to start gaining a solid understanding of which health-care plans are likely to incur the Cadillac tax and when each plan's costs may cross the excise thresholds.

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Compensation (what is compensation?)

End of 2014 May Bring Staff Bonuses, According to Execs Who Also Plan for 2015 Salary Increases
October 30, 2014
Based on expected 2015 business expansion, 71% of executives plan to increase staff salaries in 2015. This year, 90% are planning to give year-end bonuses.
CFOs, Workers Agree Employees Most Likely to Leave Their Jobs Over Salary
October 27, 2014
Chief financial officers say the top reason good employees quit is inadequate salary and benefits, a sentiment echoed by workers.
2014 Proxy Season Sees Intense Shareholder Activism and Lower Support for Pay Plans
October 20, 2014
29% of directors had interactions with activists and held extensive board-level discussions regarding activist campaigns.

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Benefits (what are benefits?)

20% of Benefits Plans Expected to Trigger Cadillac Tax by 2020
October 30, 2014
Employers need to start gaining a solid understanding of which health-care plans are likely to incur the Cadillac tax and when each plan's costs may cross the excise thresholds.
32% of Employers Delayed Health Plan Renewal Date to December 2014 to Avoid Rate Increases
October 24, 2014
Employer health care costs predicted to remain stable for 2014, but the number of employers are delaying renewal to avoid PPACA compliance increased 322%.
1 in 4 Employers Have Caught an Employee Faking Sick Through Social Media
October 24, 2014
1 in 4 employers have caught an employee faking sick through social media while 1 in 5 have fired an employee for calling in sick with a fake excuse.

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Work-Life (what is work-life?)

95% of Employees are Distracted During the Workday
October 23, 2014
More than half of employees (54%) say their fellow co-workers looking to chat and socialize are their main distraction.
Organizations with Greater Career Engagement Have Higher Revenue
October 14, 2014
Organizations with the ability to attract key performers and develop an internal talent pool through career development reported greater overall revenue growth during the last financial year.
Employers Struggle with Absence Levels Due to "Secret" Caregivers
October 9, 2014
More than one in three employers report that absence levels have increased because their staff are struggling to cope with their caring responsibilities outside of work.

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Canada

Switzerland Top Spot for Overall Quality of Life for Expats
October 27, 2014
Canada is home to the highest proportion of expat retirees in the world while expats in the U.S. cite the educational system and a mature economy as highlights of living in the U.S.Canada is home to the highest proportion of expat retirees in the world while expats in the U.S. cite the educational system and a mature economy as highlights of living in the U.S.
Health the No. 1 Reason Canadians Can't Retire When Planned
October 23, 2014
70% of retired Canadians did not stop working on the date they planned and 41% of those cited personal health as the primary reason for retiring earlier.
Less than Half of Working Age Canadians have a Workplace Retirement Plan
October 16, 2014
66% of Canadians with workplace retirement plans are likely to keep the investments within their employer plan and begin to draw an income when they retire rather than transfer the assets to another financial institution.

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Global

Switzerland Top Spot for Overall Quality of Life for Expats
October 27, 2014
Canada is home to the highest proportion of expat retirees in the world while expats in the U.S. cite the educational system and a mature economy as highlights of living in the U.S.Canada is home to the highest proportion of expat retirees in the world while expats in the U.S. cite the educational system and a mature economy as highlights of living in the U.S.
Wage Disparities Exist Between Men and Women Across U.S. and Europe
October 17, 2014
On average, in the United States and Europe, men's wages are 22-29% higher than women's.
Organizations with Greater Career Engagement Have Higher Revenue
October 14, 2014
Organizations with the ability to attract key performers and develop an internal talent pool through career development reported greater overall revenue growth during the last financial year.

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HR Profession

Career Management Programs Miss the Mark
October 30, 2014
Employers rank career management opportunities as the No. 1 reason employees would join a company — ahead of base pay and challenging work. Yet less than half say they are effective at providing these opportunities.
Workplace Flexibility Is Top Motivator for Employers Implementing a PTO Program
October 7, 2014
Nearly half of employers use a paid time off bank leave system to grant employees more flexibility.
San Francisco Tops U.S. List for Projected 2015 Salary Increases
August 5, 2014
While the national trend in salary budget increase growth continues, compensation professionals need to stay alert: Increases next year likely will vary across metro areas and industries due to variances in economic and labor market forces.

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