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Total Rewards (what is total rewards?)

Lack of Focus on Diversity, Inclusion a Key Factor in Employee Turnover
March 4, 2015
Companies need to ensure that the energy they put behind diversity programs is reducing turnover. The right programs hit the bull's eye, but the wrong ones can be costly.
Employers Should Target Workplace Stress to Manage Workforce Health, Control Health-Care Costs
March 4, 2015
Workplace stress contributes to at least 120,000 deaths annually and accounts for up to $190 billion in health-care costs.
Recruiting, Retention in a Talent Shortage Tops the List of 2015 Business Challenges
March 4, 2015
More than three-quarters of employers predict they will increase their workforce size, and more than half say that finding and retaining talent is their top business challenge.

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Compensation (what is compensation?)

Most Workers Like Mix of Wages and Benefits, But Discontent Is Growing
February 20, 2015
A growing interest in trading benefits for wages may reflect an intensifying desire for real wage growth in the wake of the recession.
Moderate Pay Raises Slated for Sales Personnel in 2015 After 2014 Blowout
January 21, 2015
While pay increases are projected to increase at a median 3%, recent history indicates compensation for sales personnel likely will be more than that.
85% of Companies Continue Targeting Market Median for Base Pay
January 19, 2015
Employers tend to assess the market value of jobs annually and address market conditions on an as-needed basis. Currently, the market isn't compelling employers to accelerate wage growth.

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Benefits (what are benefits?)

Employers Should Target Workplace Stress to Manage Workforce Health, Control Health-Care Costs
March 4, 2015
Workplace stress contributes to at least 120,000 deaths annually and accounts for up to $190 billion in health-care costs.
Majority of Employers Spend 16% or More of Health-Care Budget on Pharmacy Benefits
February 25, 2015
With pharmacy benefits spend on the rise, it is critical for employers to develop a realistic strategy to cover medications if they are to meet budgetary needs.
National Retirement Savings Deficit Sits Near $4 Trillion
February 23, 2015
The current aggregate national retirement saving deficit relies on current Social Security benefits. But if Social Security were to be eliminated this year, that deficit would increase by nearly 90%.

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Work-Life (what is work-life?)

Employers Should Target Workplace Stress to Manage Workforce Health, Control Health-Care Costs
March 4, 2015
Workplace stress contributes to at least 120,000 deaths annually and accounts for up to $190 billion in health-care costs.
Employee Engagement, Retention, Well-Being Are Top Priorities for Execs, HR Managers
February 20, 2015
This year many organizations plan to increase their employee engagement and wellness programs budgets, along with broadening program scope, to increase engagement, participation and retention.
Workplace 'Desk Potato' Environment Hindering New Year's Resolutions
February 15, 2015
Nearly 40% of employees say work stress causes them to eat poorly and exercise less, and nearly a third say their companies' social environment influences the same negative behaviors.

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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

Majority of Working Americans Say Saving for Retirement Not a Priority
January 21, 2015
Paying off a mortgage or other debts is the biggest barrier that prevents working-age people from saving adequately for life after work.
Friendships Increase Job Satisfaction for UK, Irish Workers
December 29, 2014
83% of UK and Irish employees believe their work relationships are important to their quality of life, yet almost half (45%) have no colleagues they consider to be real friends.
Bogged-Down Global Benefits Managers Missing Opportunities
December 29, 2014
62% of global pension and benefits managers claim that day-to-day operational activities are limiting their ability to add value and hampering their strategic contribution to the company.

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HR Profession

Lack of Focus on Diversity, Inclusion a Key Factor in Employee Turnover
March 4, 2015
Companies need to ensure that the energy they put behind diversity programs is reducing turnover. The right programs hit the bull's eye, but the wrong ones can be costly.
Recruiting, Retention in a Talent Shortage Tops the List of 2015 Business Challenges
March 4, 2015
More than three-quarters of employers predict they will increase their workforce size, and more than half say that finding and retaining talent is their top business challenge.
Recognition Causes Great Work, Employees Say
February 12, 2015
A culture of great work for every generation and at all levels of seniority comes from individuals clearly understanding they are making a difference to their co-workers and the organization.

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