Category: Benefits and Compensation

This topic provides guidance on how to handle compensation issues in a way that attracts and retains the best talent and advances the strategic goals of your business. You get news and tips on what’s going on nationally and in the states, and updates on changes in regulations, possible governmental action, and emerging compensation trends.

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Benefits 101: Common 401(k) Mistakes

A common benefit that many employers now offer to employees is a 401(k) plan to assist them in saving for retirement. This type of benefit is typically highly valued by employees, and of course, employers want to take steps to ensure it’s administered properly—both legally and in terms of not making mistakes that impact employees.

Where Do HR Managers Make the Most Money?

As an HR manager, you are probably keenly aware of competitive salary rates for your employees. But what about your salary? Where are the best jobs in HR, and which ones pay the most? A recent analysis sought to answer these questions. The analysis—called Where Are HR Managers Making the Most?—was recently released by Simply […]

Candidate

Unwilling to Negotiate? Kiss that Candidate Goodbye

In a tight labor market, employers need to pull out all the stops to attract and retain top talent. One way to entice jobseekers to accept the offer is to negotiate a variety of perks, but beware: Candidates will lose interest if your company is unwilling to negotiate beyond the salary level.

Q&A: Fighting the Benefits Illiteracy Epidemic

As an HR manager, you’ve likely spent a lot of time putting together your company’s benefits package. You’ve selected exciting new benefits and made sure you have a good balance of health, wellness, and leave packages. But there is a problem: Your employees just do not seem to understand them. How can you make the […]

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Shift Your Perspective on Compensation

It’s no secret that recruiting is tough these days. And a big issue for many organizations is matching the hefty salaries larger companies in their industry may offer. But there is good news: Offering a flexible total rewards package is easier than you think—it requires some creativity and a shift in perspective.