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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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Not So Totally Rewarding
Companies spend lots of money on their total rewards programs -- the combination of pay, benefits and development opportunities that keep employees sticking around. Yet a recent survey from Aon Hewitt finds that, despite those investments, few companies seem to be getting much out of their programs so far.
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Research Suggests Recognition Divide
A large majority of senior leaders recently surveyed believe their employees are recognized for their efforts on a monthly basis, but less than a quarter of workers surveyed say their peers are recognized that often. How can HR bridge this recognition divide?
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Diving Deeper Into Rewards Practices
Recent research finds most compensation professionals are simply relying on benchmarking and ongoing reporting to inform their pay decisions, but, by staying away from more sophisticated analytic techniques, organizations may risk leaving a lot on the table for both sides.
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The Engagement Factor
Gallup, the Omaha, Neb.-based polling firm, announced the 27 winners of its 2012 Great Workplace Awards earlier this year. The awards are given to organizations that it feels are doing the best job of, among other things, connecting employee-engagement initiatives to business results.
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Playing it Safe on Compensation
A recent study finds a majority of executives would choose fixed pay over a potentially larger bonus. Experts say that the onus is on HR leaders to develop compensation and incentive plans that show executives the link between their contributions and their pay.
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