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Timely blog posts by HR and Recruiting consultants responding to every day questions, hot topics and compliance-related news as it relates to attracting, engaging and retaining talent.

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Total Rewards

By: Joanna Anderson
January 11th, 2024

Maybe you’ve heard of compensation benchmarking, also known as salary benchmarking, but you really don’t understand what it is or why it’s important to an employer. I promise you are not alone! As a compensation consultant, I often have conversations with executives and HR professionals before starting an employee compensation benchmarking project. Typically, they feel like they need help with reviewing their salaries, but aren’t entirely clear on how to go about the process.

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By: Melissa Hajjar
December 15th, 2023

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are a popular, tax-efficient way to help people deal with everyday health costs. Employees participating in eligible health plans can make an affordable, pre-tax contribution to spending accounts each month, and then use those savings when they need to cover a medical expense.

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Total Rewards | Business Management & Strategy

By: Jessie Swedberg
November 30th, 2023

2023 was another turbulent year in the hiring market. Staff turnover remained high across the board, with some industries facing an unfortunate need to implement cuts. Meanwhile, most employees felt the effects of rampant inflation, which outpaced 2023’s record salary increases.

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By: Sarah Shepherd
November 7th, 2023

I’ll never forget the first time I got a Total Rewards statement. I remember looking at it and thinking, “The benefits I get from these people are worth HOW MUCH?!” At the time, I was just beginning my HR career, still working to understand the difference between an FSA and an HSA, so seeing all of these benefits at once blew my mind. Looking back on that moment with years of HR experience, I know that this was not a good thing. Let me tell you why.

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Total Rewards

By: Ber Leary
November 3rd, 2023

Salary expectations are a big problem for most employers right now. According to a recent NFP blog, the average salary increase is around 3.8%—but employees expect somewhere closer to 8%.

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Total Rewards | HR compliance

By: Debra Kabalkin
October 19th, 2023

The annual open enrollment period is one of the busiest times in your HR calendar. Everyone involved will have to handle queries, process requests—and firefight the occasional crisis.