Principal Shares 2010 Best Practices Practices Guide

January 11, 2011 ( – When the going gets tough, the best employers stand by their employees – and they’re willing to tell you how.


Today the Principal Financial Group released a “best practices” guide drawn from the experiences and practices of the Principal 10 Best Companies (see Principal 10 Best Stand Firm on Benefit Commitment). 

Titled “Standing by Employees during Tough Times,” the guide includes a benchmarking chart of the benefits that contribute to employee financial security by the 2010 “10 Best” compared with national averages, as well as tips for maintaining benefits, case studies, and checklists that can help employers fine-tune their benefits programs. 

 This year the guide also showcases how the winners work with financial professionals to design, manage and maximize their benefit investments.  

The guide is available at no charge at 

The Principal 10 Best Companies is a national program that recognizes small- and medium-sized companies that excel at giving their employees a financial edge. Entries for the 2010 recognition will be accepted beginning February 1, 2011. For more information, visit