For employers struggling to recruit talent into their organizations, many are turning to alternative forms of employment to help fill the void. One such group is that of the contingent variety. If you’re looking to create a contingent workforce, keep reading.
Salary increases have been fairly stagnant lately. That has been a surprise to many analysts due to typically strong correlations between low unemployment and wage growth. A new study shows that stagnation is likely to continue.
Following a flood of investment derisking activity after the 2008 global financial crisis (see related October 2017 story), defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors now face the fallout from years of rising demand for insurer buyouts of pension benefit obligations (PBOs).
How female employees react to financial stress—and their levels of financial savvy—can profoundly affect both their career paths and intent to stay with your company, according to new research from Mercer, InHerSight, and Ellevate Network. Read their research, and learn more about the unique needs women have for financial wellness, including how companies can meet […]
When it comes to technology, 2018 has been dubbed: The Year of Disruption. What does this mean exactly? More and more chat bots, artificial intelligence (AI), and other virtual/augmented reality applications that will be changing the way people work and communicate in very innovative ways.
In recent years, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have become the darlings of benefit departments everywhere—and for good reason. These accounts, connected with consumer-driven, high-deductible health insurance plans, offer some attributes you won’t find elsewhere.
Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study, conducted among 7,500 business executives, HR leaders and employees worldwide, has found that the top priorities of HR leaders match up with “evolving employee capabilities,” but less so with company exec’s goals for “more substantial workplace change.”
A new Mercer survey has found that pay budget increases remain about the same as last year—at 2.8%. However, according to a press release on the findings of its 2017/2018 US Compensation Planning Survey, base pay for certain jobs with in-demand skillsets is advancing at a far greater pace, Mercer has found.
A new Mercer survey has found that only 35% of employers favor a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while 51% actually oppose it (and 14% have no opinion). Instead, the survey found that employers prefer smaller changes to the law.
Only one-fifth of HR professionals are fully confident in their employers’ overall ability to effectively assess the skills of entry-level applicants despite the fact that the majority of these job applicants possess some of the most important skills employers’ value, including dependability and reliability, integrity, respect, and teamwork.