Newsline

  RSS Feed for Newsline   --  (How to add / read RSS Feed)

Total Rewards (what is total rewards?)

One-Third of Employers Required Some to Work on Thanksgiving
November 25, 2014
The good news for workers required to work is that most are compensated in the form of extra pay, additional time off or both.
1 in 4 Employed Americans Required to Work Over Holidays.jsp
November 25, 2014
While one-quarter of the U.S. workforce is required to work on holidays, workers express satisfaction with their work as well as pride in the role their employers play in communities.
Modest Health-Benefit Cost Growth Continues as Consumerism Kicks Into High Gear
November 25, 2014
Employers predict their 2015 per-employee health-benefit cost to increase by 4.6%, including changes to reduce cost. If no changes are made to plans, the cost could increase by 7.1%.

More Total Rewards news >>


Compensation (what is compensation?)

The UK Jobs Situation May Be Improving, But Pay Growth Remains Weak
November 10, 2014
Company profitability and productivity levels are still well below pre-recession levels and employers can still find suitable candidates at current wage rates due to a strong labor supply.
Salary Increases Around the World Expected to Remain Strong in 2015
November 10, 2014
Improved GDP projections and lower unemployment in most countries meant good news for employees in 2014. In the competition for talent, employers recognize pay is key in attraction, retention.
Many U.S. Companies Performed Exec Pay-for-Performance Analyses, But Didn't Disclose in 2014 Proxies
November 3, 2014
Soon-to-be-announced pay-for-performance disclosure guidelines and concerns about setting a precedent that would require similar disclosure in the future have kept organizations from disclosing analyses.

More compensation news >>


Benefits (what are benefits?)

Modest Health-Benefit Cost Growth Continues as Consumerism Kicks Into High Gear
November 25, 2014
Employers predict their 2015 per-employee health-benefit cost to increase by 4.6%, including changes to reduce cost. If no changes are made to plans, the cost could increase by 7.1%.
Employers, Employees See Eye-to-Eye on Integrated Health Benefits
November 25, 2014
Having a single insurer with many offerings can benefit employers with increased simplicity and lower cost. Employees can benefit with improved quality of care and better health.
American, Asian Workers Lag Europeans in Taking Vacation Time
November 19, 2014
It's no surprise that European employers lead the way in terms of the amount of vacation time given to employees each year. Find out which countries are the richest when it comes to paid time off.

More benefits news >>


Work-Life (what is work-life?)

One-Third of Employers Required Some to Work on Thanksgiving
November 25, 2014
The good news for workers required to work is that most are compensated in the form of extra pay, additional time off or both.
1 in 4 Employed Americans Required to Work Over Holidays.jsp
November 25, 2014
While one-quarter of the U.S. workforce is required to work on holidays, workers express satisfaction with their work as well as pride in the role their employers play in communities.
American, Asian Workers Lag Europeans in Taking Vacation Time
November 19, 2014
It's no surprise that European employers lead the way in terms of the amount of vacation time given to employees each year. Find out which countries are the richest when it comes to paid time off.

More Work-Life news >>


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.

More Canada news >>


Global

American, Asian Workers Lag Europeans in Taking Vacation Time
November 19, 2014
It's no surprise that European employers lead the way in terms of the amount of vacation time given to employees each year. Find out which countries are the richest when it comes to paid time off.
'Open Workforce' Concept Leads to Challenges Related to Cost Management, Performance, Decision Making
November 12, 2014
While organizations increasingly rely on consultants, contractors and other outsourced providers for greater operational flexibility and agility, it's coming at a cost.
The UK Jobs Situation May Be Improving, But Pay Growth Remains Weak
November 10, 2014
Company profitability and productivity levels are still well below pre-recession levels and employers can still find suitable candidates at current wage rates due to a strong labor supply.

More Global news >>


HR Profession

Wearable Technology Is on the Rise, But Workplaces Aren't Ready
November 12, 2014
The holidays will likely bring a surge in wearable technology among employees, but few North American workplaces are ready for the invasion of wearables and other connected devices.
'Open Workforce' Concept Leads to Challenges Related to Cost Management, Performance, Decision Making
November 12, 2014
While organizations increasingly rely on consultants, contractors and other outsourced providers for greater operational flexibility and agility, it's coming at a cost.
Work Overload Is Biggest Productivity Killer for U.S. Workforce
November 10, 2014
Information and technology are both overwhelming employees, but many workers believe that work overload is most harmful to productivity. Possible solutions? Flexible work options, enclosed offices and wearable technology.

More HR profession news >>