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Total Rewards (what is total rewards?)

The Right Job is the Must-Have Status Symbol for America's Millennials
September 15, 2014
More than one-third of young Americans cite landing the right job as the most important goal to be achieved when it comes to their life goals.
Fewer Fortune 500 Companies Shifting Defined Benefit Plans to 401(k)s
September 15, 2014
More than half of companies in the insurance and utilities sectors still offer defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans to new salaried employees.
Public Holiday Entitlement Varies Greatly Around the World
September 12, 2014
Workers in India and Colombia enjoy the greatest number of public holidays while Mexico provides the least generous public holiday allowance.

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Compensation (what is compensation?)

Compensation Programs Falling Short at U.S. Employers
September 9, 2014
Companies are differentiating pay for performance less than before and some provide annual bonuses to employees who don't meet performance goals.
2014 Variable Pay Spending Spikes to Record-High Level
September 3, 2014
Salary increases for U.S. workers were 2.9%, reflecting companies' continued focus on holding the line on fixed costs.
One-Fifth of American Workers Say Compensation is the Biggest Factor in Work Happiness
September 2, 2014
Workplace flexibility, the ability to work with people they work well with and opportunities for career advancement are less significant when it comes to job happiness.

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Benefits (what are benefits?)

Fewer Fortune 500 Companies Shifting Defined Benefit Plans to 401(k)s
September 15, 2014
More than half of companies in the insurance and utilities sectors still offer defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans to new salaried employees.
Public Holiday Entitlement Varies Greatly Around the World
September 12, 2014
Workers in India and Colombia enjoy the greatest number of public holidays while Mexico provides the least generous public holiday allowance.
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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Work-Life (what is work-life?)

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.
More, Please: Employees Need More Information About Their Benefits
September 4, 2014
20% of working women leave a higher paying job for a lower-paying job that offers better work-life balance.
One-Fifth of American Workers Say Compensation is the Biggest Factor in Work Happiness
September 2, 2014
Workplace flexibility, the ability to work with people they work well with and opportunities for career advancement are less significant when it comes to job happiness.

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Canada

Employee Recognition Linked to Satisfaction, Motivation and Work Effort
August 28, 2014
Less than half of working Americans said their organization recognizes employees for individual job performance.
Canadian Businesses Use Education, Flexibility and Training to Retain Talented Employees
August 28, 2014
Retention-promoting strategies vary based on company size with large organizations more likely to offer various employee retention strategies.
Nearly Half of Canadian Employers Do Not Offer Any Retiree Health Benefits
August 27, 2014
The most often-stated reason for not offering benefits was "high costs compared to perceived benefit to employees," while a majority also blame rising health-care costs specifically.

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Global

Public Holiday Entitlement Varies Greatly Around the World
September 12, 2014
Workers in India and Colombia enjoy the greatest number of public holidays while Mexico provides the least generous public holiday allowance.
Employees in Developed and Developing Economies Disagree Over Retirement Expectations and the Need to Work Longer
September 10, 2014
A majority of employees are confident of being able to afford 15 years of retirement but confidence declines significantly as employees look farther out.
Majority of Indian Employees Believe They Need to Save More for Retirement
August 29, 2014
Indian employees across all age groups would rather save more than extend their retirement age.

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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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