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Employees Call for More Technology Advances in the Workplace

October 3, 2016

Many employees believe their current workplace is not yet making effective use of the latest technology advances, but expect that in the future these advances will provide them with both quality-of-life and productivity benefits, the results of a global survey conducted by technology providers Dell and Intel showed …

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Concentration Difficult in Open-Plan Offices

September 6, 2016

While open-plan offices are meant to encourage collaboration and contribute to a collegial workplace culture, the threats to productivity and worker peace of mind caused by open-plan layouts are greater than most companies realize, according to the findings of a survey conducted by Oxford Economics …  

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Americans Lack Confidence in Ability to Save for Retirement

August 4, 2016

While a majority of Americans continue to lack confidence in their ability to save enough for retirement, those who have access to a retirement plan at work are somewhat more confident about their financial future, and are considerably more likely to have set retirement savings goals than those who do ...

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Easing Access to Multiple Employer Retirement Plans

May 2, 2016

On January 26, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced that President Obama will propose a number of new retirement plan initiatives in his fiscal year 2017 budget, including asking Congress to make it easier for groups of unrelated employers to pool together in a shared 401(k) plan known as ...

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Companies Make Slow Progress Towards Gender Equality in Management

January 6, 2016

While most global senior executives predict that within 15 years there will be as many women as men in the executive suites of large global companies, many women appear to be experiencing “gender pipeline fatigue,” as companies fail to take the steps necessary to turn this expectation into a reality, ...

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Benefit Plan Trends Vol. 58 #11

December 3, 2015

In This Issue: Working Parents Want More Support from Employers, Expansion of Flexible Work Programs Shows Signs of Slowing, Health Plan Premium Growth Remains Moderate in 2015, 401(k) Plan Sponsors Urged to Focus on Costs Rather Than Diversification…

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Benefit Trends Newsletter Vol. 58 #10

November 2, 2015

In This Issue: Companies Increasingly Open to Hiring Boomerang Employees, Shift to 401(k)s Not Linked to Reduced Wealth, Growth in Health Benefit Costs Remain Low in 2016, Agile Organizations Have More Effective Project Management Strategies …

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