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U.S. Employers Expect Health Care Costs to Rise 4% in 2015
August 21, 2014
Companies plan to continue subsidizing and managing benefits while taking aggressive action to keep costs down.
Director Compensation among Top 200 Companies Increased 2.7% in 2013
August 21, 2014
Increases in non-employee director compensation were in-line with annual merit increases for rank and file employees at most companies.
Workers More Likely to Get Help Changing Their Oil than Managing Their Investments
August 20, 2014
While a 401(k) plan is considered a "must-have" benefit by a majority of employees, they spend more than twice as much time researching their cars before buying than they do evaluating their 401(k) options.

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Compensation (what is compensation?)

Director Compensation among Top 200 Companies Increased 2.7% in 2013
August 21, 2014
Increases in non-employee director compensation were in-line with annual merit increases for rank and file employees at most companies.
Disconnect Exists Between Directors and Management Over Executive Compensation Communication
August 19, 2014
Although most outside directors think the level of communication around executive compensation programs is "just right," only about half of management feels the same way.
Real Wage Squeeze Continues as Strong Jobs Growth in U.K. Fails to Translate into Higher Productivity
August 18, 2014
Official figures reveal that output per hour worked is still around 4% and lower than its pre-recession level.

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Benefits (what are benefits?)

Public-Sector Employees Still Uncertain about Retirement
August 22, 2014
Only 18% of full-time public-sector workers are very confident about their retirement income prospects, down from 21% in 2012.
U.S. Employers Expect Health Care Costs to Rise 4% in 2015
August 21, 2014
Companies plan to continue subsidizing and managing benefits while taking aggressive action to keep costs down.
Workers More Likely to Get Help Changing Their Oil than Managing Their Investments
August 20, 2014
While a 401(k) plan is considered a "must-have" benefit by a majority of employees, they spend more than twice as much time researching their cars before buying than they do evaluating their 401(k) options.

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Work-Life (what is work-life?)

Financial Stress Levels High Among Today's Workers
August 11, 2014
Workers would feel more secure if employers automatically increased contributions to their retirement plans.
Feel Burdened in Paradise? Many Need At Least Five Days to Unwind During Vacation
August 7, 2014
19% of employees report never fully relaxing on vacation.
Employers Worldwide Step Up Investments in Workers' Wellness; Look to Wellness to Drive Company Performance
August 6, 2014
Globally, too much stress, too little exercise and a poor diet remain the top wellness-related areas of focus for employers.

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Canada

Employers Innovating to Overcome Tight Labor Markets in Canada
August 1, 2014
More employers are encouraging employees to delay retirement and work longer hours with more overtime.
Majority of Canadian Boomers Have Not Discussed Retirement with Spouses or Partners
July 22, 2014
Men and women have very different ideas about how to spend their post-career years.
Trips and Emergency Funds Top the List of Savings Goals for Canadians
July 9, 2014
While the majority are saving for something other than retirement, few have a structured plan to save towards those goals.

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Global

Senior HR Executives Identify Leadership Development as Top Priority for 2014
August 22, 2014
Only 13% of global HR leaders have confidence in the strength of their leadership pipelines to fill critical openings.
Real Wage Squeeze Continues as Strong Jobs Growth in U.K. Fails to Translate into Higher Productivity
August 18, 2014
Official figures reveal that output per hour worked is still around 4% and lower than its pre-recession level.
U.K. Guidance Guarantee Not Enough According to Two-Thirds of Pension Plans
August 15, 2014
New pensioners in the United Kingdom will receive free, independent guidance when they are given access to their entire state pension next year.

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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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