November 8 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employers may have to ante up a bit more for those college grads this year, with the average starting salary now topping $37,000/year, up 2.3% from a year ago.
November 6, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The defined contribution balance "gender gap" between the sexes has narrowed somewhat in recent years, due largely to increased savings of middle-aged women.
November 3, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A growing number (39%) of Americans believe health care has worsened in the past five years, but 43% of those that have actually received treatment are still extremely satisfied with the quality of care they received, according to a recent survey.
November 2, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - General Motors and DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler unit are the latest to connect their employees with the Internet, as part of a broad deal with America Online (AOL).
November 2, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Participants are getting more choices, with 12.4 the average number of investment options now offered according to a new survey that also revealed that equity index and large company stock funds were the most common choices.
October 31, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - While higher level strategic responsibilities are being added to the HR professional's job, over half (56.7%) still cite retention and recruitment as their number one challenge - up from 52% last year, according to a new survey.
October 26, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Plan sponsors are more likely to have an investment policy, conduct annual plan reviews and condition fees on performance, according to a new survey.
October 24, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employers should be planning for a 10-13% increase in healthcare costs next year, the third year of double-digit increases in a row. Employers may finally be ready to pass some along to employees, according to two new surveys.
October 22, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - In the midst of a national debate over healthcare concerns, a letter suggesting IBM might decrease retiree health care coverage has stirred up emotions among the already combative Big Blue retirees.
October 23, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Unscheduled employee absenteeism cost employers $610/employee last year, up slightly from $602 a year ago, despite a drop in the average rate of absenteeism to 2.1%.
October 23, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Dot-coms cut jobs at a record pace in the past month, and were up 18% from a month ago according to outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas.
October 22, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - An overwhelming 84% of large employers say they spend too much time managing day-to-day health benefits, according to a new survey.
October 19, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Management involvement can have a significant impact on worker absences, reducing the rate by as much as 74% according to a new survey, which also found an "employee entitlement mentality" the most commonly cited reason for absenteeism.
October 17, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Base pay for Human Resource (HR) professionals continues to rise faster than overall US salaries, and incentive pay is also on the rise, according to a new survey.
October 17, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Although the average American will live 20 to 30 years in retirement, nearly a quarter (22%) of those currently in retirement are worried they won't be able to sustain their current standard of living for even a decade.
October 17, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - American workers are increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs - the promotion policies, wages and even training. However, they're feeling better about their pensions according to a new survey.
October 16, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - With healthcare enrollment season just around the corner, Hewitt's Sageo has put together a list of Top Ten Tips for Online Healthcare Enrollment that employers can use to help employees make better choices.
October 16, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employers worldwide are stepping up their use of stock options and other long-term incentives, according to a new Towers Perrin study.
October 13, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - While "defined contribution" structures for healthcare are a hot topic among employers, most are not in a hurry to implement the approach, according to a new survey.
October 11, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employers could be looking at an 8.8% hike in HMO medical care premiums next year, according to the Sherlock Company's Sixth Annual HMO Pricing Survey.