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Recognition & Rewards

Survey: Employers taking steps to modernize total rewards

11/20/2018
As the war for talent in today’s tightening labor market intensifies, a majority of U.S. employers are taking steps to modernize their total rewards programs, according to a new survey by the Willis Towers Watson consulting firm.

Snapshot: When was the last time you received recognition at work?

11/13/2018
Only 60% of employees surveyed said their work has been recognized in the last year.

Employers, staff out of sync on preferred perks

10/30/2018
Are you offering the perks your employees want? Probably not, according to a new survey by the Robert Half staffing firm.

Cash is still king for performance incentives

06/26/2018
Short-term, cash incentives continue to dominate the incentive-pay landscape among American employers, according to new research released last month by the WorldatWork total rewards association.

More employers offering promotions without raises

06/19/2018
Nearly two in five HR managers (39%) said it’s common for their company to offer employees promotions without salary increases. That’s a 17-point jump from a similar 2011 survey.

Employees remain in the dark about benefits

05/08/2018
Only 52% of employees say they understand their health benefits, according to a new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

To improve engagement, detail total rewards

04/24/2018
Don’t wait for employees to bolt before you communicate exactly how much their pay and benefits are really worth. Regularly give employees clear statements that spell out exactly how much their compensation is worth.

Company events still deductible, IRS clarifies

04/19/2018
The deductibility of costs incurred for company events, such as a Christmas party, is covered under tax code Sections 274(e)(1) and (e)(4), which the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act didn’t touch.

More employers paying staff to stay ‘fiscally fit’

04/19/2018
An increasing number of employers are giving money and other incentives to workers to encourage them to fund their emergency savings accounts, reduce their debt and attend financial education classes.

Blasé millennials require a different mix of employee benefits

03/13/2018

Millennial employees grew used to taking “just for now” jobs with little hope of long-term stability. Their experience should inform your benefits strategy.