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Testing the Limits on PTO
Unlimited paid time-off policies are attracting some passionate supporters, though experts advise employers making the move to tread carefully.
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Can You Put That in Writing?
Survey results find 67 percent of organizations have a formal, written compensation philosophy, and experts say putting these policies 'on paper' can increase the chances that such programs will be administered fairly and consistently.
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Gender Pay Gap: Whose Decisions Dig the Divide?
A new study finds that much of the gap in pay inequities between men and women can be traced back to their own choices about careers and job choices. Still, HR professionals can play a role in helping to overcome long-standing misconceptions about gender-based roles.
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The Trouble with Benchmarks
Thanks to peer-group comparisons, C-suite pay levels are rising exponentially. But are they really that effective in correctly determining the proper levels of executive compensation?
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Retention Surveys Reveal Gaps
A new survey says base-pay increases continue to have the biggest impact on employee engagement and retention, but experts say employers need to pay careful attention to which employment practices matter most for engagement within their organizations, which often vary by industry and by company.
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Severance Packages Can Lead to Discrimination Suits
Laid-off employees who reject a severance offer can nevertheless sue the employer for discrimination if they believe the package was less attractive than that of their colleagues because of discriminatory reasons.
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Diving Deeper Into Rewards Practices
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, as the old saying goes.
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COLAs Vanishing from Pension Plans
Cost-of-living allowances, or COLAs, while never a prevalent feature of private-sector pension plans, have declined sharply since the 1990s, according to new research.
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Low Rates of Return
Total-rewards programs are designed to attract and motivate employees. But it appears many companies -- thanks to poor execution and lack of communication -- aren't seeing much of a return on their investments.
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Benefits from Beyond the Grave
As reported by Forbes, spouses or domestic partners of U.S.-based Google employees who die while under the employ of the company will receive a check for 50 percent of the deceased employee's salary for 10 years. The surviving spouse or partner also acquires vested stock benefits, and their children receive $1,000 a month until the age of 19.
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HR's Elite: The Class of '11
With the average compensation 21.5 percent higher than last year, it was a very good year for HR's top earners, but an exceptional year for one person in particular -- Daniel Walker of J.C. Penney.
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Recognition Divide
Research suggests senior leaders believe their employees are recognized monthly for their efforts, but far fewer workers confirm it's happening that regularly. How can HR bridge this gap?
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Base Pay Set to Increase in 2013
If you still have a job next year, there's a good chance you'll be getting a pay increase.
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Large Employers, Small Paychecks
While it's common to believe that small businesses are the primary employer of minimum-wage workers, a recent study suggests otherwise.
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Base Pay Set to Increase in 2013
Despite the slow -- and sometimes uncertain -- pace of recovery, salary-budget increases are expected to increase by approximately 3 percent in 2013, according to three new surveys.
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