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Category: Compensation Trends

IT Jobs Show Huge Growth in June

  It’s a great time to be an IT professional! According to the June 2013 U.S. Employment numbers by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the IT sector saw a rise of 18,200 jobs, more than 8.400 jobs more than the previous month.  These new jobs have primarily been found in the Management and Technical Consulting [...]

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Compensation Trends 2014

  While the economy has been improving and unemployment dropping over the past year, questions on how to retain top talent and the ongoing challenge to manage benefit costs have employers taking a cautious stance while setting salary budgets for 2014.  We will be providing a more detailed analysis upon the completion of the annual [...]

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Give Your Health & Retirement Benefits a Check-Up

Give Your Health & Retirement Benefits a Check-Up Many companies find summer to be a good time to review the performance of their insurance benefits and retirement plans.  When assessing these critical components of your total rewards program, you would be wise to look at three major performance areas – employee satisfaction, cost effectiveness and [...]

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Final Seattle Paid Sick & Safe Time Rules

Final Seattle Paid Sick & Safe Time Rules The Seattle Office of Civil Rights released the final administrative rules for the new Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, which goes into effect on September 1, 2012.  The final rules include a few substantive changes (listed below, courtesy of the Daily Journal of Commerce).  Cash outs [...]

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Summer is Salary Survey Season

Summer is Salary Survey Season The results of many salary surveys are released during the summer. Do you plan to buy any? We hope so! We’re advocates of high quality, reputable surveys because they offer critical information for compensation planning purposes. Why should you purchase salary surveys? Salary survey data helps an organization to pin-point [...]

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