Category Archives: Employee benefits

Back to the future for base pay and internal equity? (Part 2 in a series)

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The increasing level of debate on social fairness is pushing the question of pay equity up the political agenda in key global markets.  The U.K., Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, U.S. and Canadian states have all moved to strengthen existing … Continue reading →

What can defined benefit and defined contribution plans learn from one another?

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I’m always trying to teach my children skills to prepare them for life. I’ve been around a while, and hope I can use my experience to help them on their journey. However, there are lots of occasions when it’s the … Continue reading →

8 key takeaways from Willis Towers Watson’s HR Software and Solutions Conference

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The world of work and talent is changing rapidly, driven by generational shifts, skills shortages, digital transformation and a host of other market forces. And it’s because of these changes that HR professionals are in a key position to help … Continue reading →

Want to create a better employee experience? Understand and embrace the complexity

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Employee experience offers a way for organizations to drive success by connecting with their people on an emotional level in moments that matter. But how can organizations enhance the employee experience in an increasingly fragmented world? The artist Paul Cezanne … Continue reading →

Bloomberg Equality Summit: Data, ideas, action

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What does it take to move discussions about inclusion and diversity to action and change? This question was on the minds of the 400 corporate executives, academics and social leaders gathered for the recent Bloomberg Business of Equality Summit co-sponsored … Continue reading →

What will tax reform mean for defined benefit pension investing?

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If you’re like me, tax season isn’t a time of the year I look forward to by any stretch. Gathering last year’s paperwork and navigating through the endless software that’s supposed to make filing easy isn’t a way I like … Continue reading →

Choice and flexibility: the win-win approach to employee benefits

Steve Gardner, senior economist at Willis Towers Watson.

Employers are walking a tightrope when it comes to employee benefits. Increasing costs have forced many to cut back their benefits, in effect, spending more for less. At the same time, our research shows that employees are increasingly nervous about … Continue reading →

How to make health care a competitive advantage – 8 questions employers are asking

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This year’s Conference Board Employee Health Care Conference brought together more than 1,100 employers to share best practices and discuss how to make health care programs a competitive advantage. Here are some of the most pressing questions conference attendees asked … Continue reading →

Your workforce is changing. Have your benefits communications done the same?

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The disco era brought us many fads: leisure suits, pet rocks and his and her perms. Those are mercifully gone, but the late ‘70s also introduced the promise of a paperless society. It hasn’t happened yet (and may not in … Continue reading →

8 health care and benefits stats every employer should know about

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Have you ever heard someone present a stat that you just couldn’t stop thinking about? That happened to me last month at The Conference Board’s annual Employee Health Care Conference and it felt like it happened in every session I … Continue reading →