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Total Rewards (what is total rewards?)

U.S. Municipal Pension Risks Higher than 10 Years Ago Despite Recent Strong Asset Returns
September 30, 2014
Between 2004 and 2012, unfunded liabilities tripled to just under $2 trillion; on an as-reported basis, unfunded liabilities quadrupled to $601 billion.
U.S. Employers Looking to Enhance 401(k) Investment Structures.jsp
September 30, 2014
More companies are considering replacing single, stand-alone investment options with multi-manager, white-label choices, implementing custom target-date fund (TDF) solutions and outsourcing all or portions of their 401(k) plan oversight.
Trustworthy Leaders Share Common Characteristics
September 29, 2014
Leaders identified as trustworthy project confidence, competence, and benevolence and establish clear roles and systems to speed trust.

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Compensation (what is compensation?)

62% of Employers Think Minimum Wage Should be Increased
September 25, 2014
55% of employers think a fair minimum wage is at least $10 per hour or more while 1 in 10 don't think a minimum wage should be set.
Compensation for U.S. Corporate Directors Increases 6%
September 24, 2014
Increase in stock-based portion offset no change to cash portion of total pay package.
Majority of Canadians Do Not Make Their Desired Salary
September 23, 2014
Men (31%) are more likely to be satisfied with their annual take-home salary than women (28%).

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Benefits (what are benefits?)

U.S. Municipal Pension Risks Higher than 10 Years Ago Despite Recent Strong Asset Returns
September 30, 2014
Between 2004 and 2012, unfunded liabilities tripled to just under $2 trillion; on an as-reported basis, unfunded liabilities quadrupled to $601 billion.
U.S. Employers Looking to Enhance 401(k) Investment Structures.jsp
September 30, 2014
More companies are considering replacing single, stand-alone investment options with multi-manager, white-label choices, implementing custom target-date fund (TDF) solutions and outsourcing all or portions of their 401(k) plan oversight.
Nearly One in Four Employers Say Private Health Insurance Exchanges Could Provide a Viable Alternative for Full-Time, Active Employees in 2016
September 26, 2014
Employers' interest in private exchanges driven by desire to save money and encourage consumerism.

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Work-Life (what is work-life?)

Relationships, Shared Narrative Essential for Employees to Engage with Change
September 29, 2014
Relational leadership is key for motivation, while collaborative storytelling enables both leaders and employees to participate actively in culture change efforts.
Financial Wellness Programs Increase Savings, Preserve Retirement Accounts
September 17, 2014
Employees taking advantage of financial wellness programs are more focused and productive on the job.
Workplace Stress Leads to Less Productive Employees
September 11, 2014
Excessive pressure leads to low engagement and higher levels of absenteeism and presenteeism among affected employees.

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Canada

Workplace Disability More Common than Canadian Workers Believe
September 24, 2014
One-in-three working Canadians will experience a period of disability lasting longer than 90 days during their working lives.
Majority of Canadians Do Not Make Their Desired Salary
September 23, 2014
Men (31%) are more likely to be satisfied with their annual take-home salary than women (28%).
Canadian Government Proposes Regulatory Action on Federally Regulated Private Pension Plans.
September 22, 2014
The new regulations would offer a variable benefit for those retiring, require plan administrators to provide annual statements to for retirees and other former pension plan members and update pension investment rules to promote investment diversification.

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Global

Relationships, Shared Narrative Essential for Employees to Engage with Change
September 29, 2014
Relational leadership is key for motivation, while collaborative storytelling enables both leaders and employees to participate actively in culture change efforts.
Canadian Government Proposes Regulatory Action on Federally Regulated Private Pension Plans.
September 22, 2014
The new regulations would offer a variable benefit for those retiring, require plan administrators to provide annual statements to for retirees and other former pension plan members and update pension investment rules to promote investment diversification.
Job Seekers Cite Speed, Ease of Use as Reasons for Use of Mobile Devices in Job Searches
September 18, 2014
55% of jobseekers cite 'convenience' as the core driver for mobile job search, while 66% of individuals would apply for a job on a mobile device if the process was simplified.

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HR Profession

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.
United States, United Kingdom, Canada Dominate Competition for Global Talent
July 16, 2014
As global economic leaders and major migration centers, the United States, United Kingdom and Canada receive the greatest mix of job seekers from other countries, followed closely by India.
Companies Using Advanced Workforce Analytics Report Outperforming Competitors.jsp
August 28, 2013
Organizations that invest in workforce analytics to drive talent decisions and development see significantly better business results than those that don't.

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