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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    A Marketing Approach To Human Resources - Treating Employees Like Consumers

    Leaders in human resources are responsible for managing a complex product comprising culture, environment, and reward elements - each element having different cost/value drivers, communication channel needs, process and delivery components, varying preferences across segments, and even shelf life. As in marketing, the concept is to create an employee value...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Health & Welfare: Total Benefit Administration

    Sharply rising health care costs and the system's growing complexity are forcing many U.S. employers to take a hard look at how they deliver health care to employees. More and more, they're outsourcing health and welfare administration - controlling costs, enabling movement toward consumer-driven health care, and freeing staff to...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Optimizing HR Delivery Channels

    This paper looks at the trends in self-service adoption in the HR/benefits industry over the last 5 or so years, what new channels are emerging, and how employers can drive a successful strategy to optimize delivery channels. Along the way, they'll share some interesting statistics, best practices, and real-life success...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    The Tides Of Retirement

    These are tumultuous times for retirement plans - for both employers and individuals. A number of converging forces have emerged with the power to reshape the face of retirement plans and the very concept of retirement itself. Dramatic changes are taking place in the actual structure of retirement plans, in...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    The Current State Of Performance Management And Career Development 2010

    Performance management, what it needs to be and how to get it right, continues to be a topic that takes a good deal of thought and effort at many leading companies. More is at stake now than ever before. Companies need to have the right approach to enlisting, aligning, and...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Retirement Income Adequacy At Large Companies: The Real Deal 2010

    Retirement income adequacy has become a hot topic for large employers and their employees. Employers realize they face serious workforce issues if employees fail to adequately prepare for retirement. Employees increasingly concede their responsibility in preparing for retirement, yet often do not take the steps needed to adequately prepare. Government...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    A Simple But Powerful Strategy: Persuade Employees To Spend Benefit Dollars As If It Were Their Own Money

    Owens Corning was facing a projected $100 million increase in the company's share of health care costs by 2008, which would wipe out 25% of its current earnings. To address the issue, HR management decided on a simple but powerful strategy: persuade employees to spend health plan or benefit dollars...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Hewitt's Transaction Manager Helps Sabre Holdings Coordinate Acquisition Resources Across Countries And Time Zones

    A key component of Sabre Holdings' growth strategy is targeted acquisitions. With acquisition teams working across numerous countries and time zones, Sabre Holdings needed an effective means of collecting, coordinating, and disseminating information. Recognizing that Hewitt's TransAction Manager could be leveraged across other functions, Sabre Holdings worked with Hewitt to...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    IP Had Top-quartile Cost Performance And Service Levels Ahead Of Most Peer Companies, But It Wanted More

    The Human Resource (HR) department at International Paper (IP) was handling 400 benefit plan combinations, payroll for more than 200 locations, and 120 union contracts. HR knew that standardizing and improving processes would reduce its operating costs. IP's HR leaders wanted to improve its department. IP viewed outsourcing as a...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Addressing The Employee Retirement Savings Gap

    Many employees simply don't understand the substantial role that time and savings rate play in helping them to meet their retirement needs, and employers need to communicate these facts to them through awareness campaigns. By helping employees understand that they need to begin saving as early as possible (and that...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    The Erosion Of Retirement Security From Cash-Outs: Analysis And Recommendations

    Retirement security is becoming a hard-to-reach goal for many individuals. According to Hewitt research, Total Retirement Income at Large Companies: The Real Deal, only 19 percent of employees were projected to satisfy at least 100 percent of their retirement needs at the end of 2007. Adding on to this, the...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    What Makes A Company A Best Employer?

    While all employees want to feel connected to their organization, highly engaged employees are also looking for a connection to the business that aligns with their individual values. The research indicates that Best Employers are much clearer about their brand and the underlying employment "Deal." Further, Best Employers' brands emphasize...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Trends In Flexible Work Arrangements: Change Is In The Air

    More than ever before, change is a constant presence in the world of work and Human Resources (HR). Volatile economic factors and the effects of a long-term recession, as well as new legislative proposals affecting HR benefits, are forcing employers to rethink how work is performed and delivered. Change is...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Leading In An Economic Downturn

    Bad leadership got us into this economic crisis - and its good leadership that will get us out. Global financial markets are in turmoil, politicians are scrambling for solutions, employee layoffs are increasing, and corporate strategies are unable to address the rapidly changing economic landscape. All are strong indications of...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Spotlight On Strategic Workforce Planning: Taking Action Today To meet Tomorrow's Needs

    With rising unemployment, organizations increasingly are finding themselves plagued by an inability to effectively source specialized talent to meet business needs. At its core, this is primarily due to a lack of information that would allow organizations to prioritize and make smart investments in enhancing workforce skills, capacity, and capability....

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Recommendations For Managing Global Compensation Costs In A changing Economy

    Within the current economic environment, U.S. multinational companies are confronted with challenges regarding the way they manage global compensation costs. These challenges increase the pressure on these organizations as they seek to achieve administrative efficiencies and more effectively align compensation and business strategy. As these firms prepare for continued growth...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Project Management In The Real World

    While much has been written about the global economic crisis, very little has been said about what the leaders of large global organizations should be doing now to prepare their organizations to emerge in a position of strength as the economy recovers. The global workforce is understandably tense, fragile, and...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Does Your DC Plan Have A Multimillion-Dollar Leak?

    During the stock market boom of the 1990s, employees were earning 20% to 30% in their retirement plans. So saving an extra 1% to 2% in expenses didn't seem that important. But with the reality of reduced returns, there's a renewed and heightened awareness on making every dollar in a...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    The Emerging Diverse Workforce: Implications Of A Global Demographic Tsunami For Organizations In Canada

    Canada's province of Alberta is the canary for the looming talent shortage across Canada and other parts of the world. In the meantime, another demographic shift is taking place: the increasing diversity of Canada's population. While the talent shortage raises the urgent question for Canadian companies of how to ensure...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Be A Responsible Fiduciary: Ask The Right Questions About 401(k) Plan Fees

    Given the increasing importance of 401(k) plans in providing retirement security to Americans, fiduciary decisions are more important than ever before. Plan fiduciaries must act as experts, diligently protecting the interest of participants and beneficiaries. A key fiduciary responsibility is to understand the costs associated with the plan and to...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Building The Ideal 401(k) Plan: Providing Optimal Accumulation And Effective Disrtibution

    Designing an effective 401(k) plan is becoming increasingly challenging for employers. The workforce is becoming more diverse, and the business climate and economic environment are rapidly changing. Ongoing legislative and regulatory changes add another layer of complexity to the mix. Employers are frequently forced to reassess their current retirement offerings...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Mar 2004

    Communicating With Employees During Times Of Crisis

    From the executive summary: ?In creating a crisis communication plan, key messages should be developed first and used to guide the remainder of the plan. The messages should be provided to all managers that represent company?s position to employees. The key messages sent by the organization to employees during times...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Leading In An Economic Downturn

    Bad leadership got us into this economic crisis - and its good leadership that will get us out. Global financial markets are in turmoil, politicians are scrambling for solutions, employee layoffs are increasing, and corporate strategies are unable to address the rapidly changing economic landscape. All are strong indications of...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Spotlight On Strategic Workforce Planning: Taking Action Today To meet Tomorrow's Needs

    With rising unemployment, organizations increasingly are finding themselves plagued by an inability to effectively source specialized talent to meet business needs. At its core, this is primarily due to a lack of information that would allow organizations to prioritize and make smart investments in enhancing workforce skills, capacity, and capability....

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Recommendations For Managing Global Compensation Costs In A changing Economy

    Within the current economic environment, U.S. multinational companies are confronted with challenges regarding the way they manage global compensation costs. These challenges increase the pressure on these organizations as they seek to achieve administrative efficiencies and more effectively align compensation and business strategy. As these firms prepare for continued growth...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Project Management In The Real World

    While much has been written about the global economic crisis, very little has been said about what the leaders of large global organizations should be doing now to prepare their organizations to emerge in a position of strength as the economy recovers. The global workforce is understandably tense, fragile, and...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Be A Responsible Fiduciary: Ask The Right Questions About 401(k) Plan Fees

    Given the increasing importance of 401(k) plans in providing retirement security to Americans, fiduciary decisions are more important than ever before. Plan fiduciaries must act as experts, diligently protecting the interest of participants and beneficiaries. A key fiduciary responsibility is to understand the costs associated with the plan and to...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Building The Ideal 401(k) Plan: Providing Optimal Accumulation And Effective Disrtibution

    Designing an effective 401(k) plan is becoming increasingly challenging for employers. The workforce is becoming more diverse, and the business climate and economic environment are rapidly changing. Ongoing legislative and regulatory changes add another layer of complexity to the mix. Employers are frequently forced to reassess their current retirement offerings...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    A Simple But Powerful Strategy: Persuade Employees To Spend Benefit Dollars As If It Were Their Own Money

    Owens Corning was facing a projected $100 million increase in the company's share of health care costs by 2008, which would wipe out 25% of its current earnings. To address the issue, HR management decided on a simple but powerful strategy: persuade employees to spend health plan or benefit dollars...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Hewitt's Transaction Manager Helps Sabre Holdings Coordinate Acquisition Resources Across Countries And Time Zones

    A key component of Sabre Holdings' growth strategy is targeted acquisitions. With acquisition teams working across numerous countries and time zones, Sabre Holdings needed an effective means of collecting, coordinating, and disseminating information. Recognizing that Hewitt's TransAction Manager could be leveraged across other functions, Sabre Holdings worked with Hewitt to...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    IP Had Top-quartile Cost Performance And Service Levels Ahead Of Most Peer Companies, But It Wanted More

    The Human Resource (HR) department at International Paper (IP) was handling 400 benefit plan combinations, payroll for more than 200 locations, and 120 union contracts. HR knew that standardizing and improving processes would reduce its operating costs. IP's HR leaders wanted to improve its department. IP viewed outsourcing as a...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    The Current State Of Performance Management And Career Development 2010

    Performance management, what it needs to be and how to get it right, continues to be a topic that takes a good deal of thought and effort at many leading companies. More is at stake now than ever before. Companies need to have the right approach to enlisting, aligning, and...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    What Makes A Company A Best Employer?

    While all employees want to feel connected to their organization, highly engaged employees are also looking for a connection to the business that aligns with their individual values. The research indicates that Best Employers are much clearer about their brand and the underlying employment "Deal." Further, Best Employers' brands emphasize...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Addressing The Employee Retirement Savings Gap

    Many employees simply don't understand the substantial role that time and savings rate play in helping them to meet their retirement needs, and employers need to communicate these facts to them through awareness campaigns. By helping employees understand that they need to begin saving as early as possible (and that...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    The Tides Of Retirement

    These are tumultuous times for retirement plans - for both employers and individuals. A number of converging forces have emerged with the power to reshape the face of retirement plans and the very concept of retirement itself. Dramatic changes are taking place in the actual structure of retirement plans, in...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Does Your DC Plan Have A Multimillion-Dollar Leak?

    During the stock market boom of the 1990s, employees were earning 20% to 30% in their retirement plans. So saving an extra 1% to 2% in expenses didn't seem that important. But with the reality of reduced returns, there's a renewed and heightened awareness on making every dollar in a...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    The Erosion Of Retirement Security From Cash-Outs: Analysis And Recommendations

    Retirement security is becoming a hard-to-reach goal for many individuals. According to Hewitt research, Total Retirement Income at Large Companies: The Real Deal, only 19 percent of employees were projected to satisfy at least 100 percent of their retirement needs at the end of 2007. Adding on to this, the...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Retirement Income Adequacy At Large Companies: The Real Deal 2010

    Retirement income adequacy has become a hot topic for large employers and their employees. Employers realize they face serious workforce issues if employees fail to adequately prepare for retirement. Employees increasingly concede their responsibility in preparing for retirement, yet often do not take the steps needed to adequately prepare. Government...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Trends In Flexible Work Arrangements: Change Is In The Air

    More than ever before, change is a constant presence in the world of work and Human Resources (HR). Volatile economic factors and the effects of a long-term recession, as well as new legislative proposals affecting HR benefits, are forcing employers to rethink how work is performed and delivered. Change is...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    A Marketing Approach To Human Resources - Treating Employees Like Consumers

    Leaders in human resources are responsible for managing a complex product comprising culture, environment, and reward elements - each element having different cost/value drivers, communication channel needs, process and delivery components, varying preferences across segments, and even shelf life. As in marketing, the concept is to create an employee value...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Optimizing HR Delivery Channels

    This paper looks at the trends in self-service adoption in the HR/benefits industry over the last 5 or so years, what new channels are emerging, and how employers can drive a successful strategy to optimize delivery channels. Along the way, they'll share some interesting statistics, best practices, and real-life success...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Health & Welfare: Total Benefit Administration

    Sharply rising health care costs and the system's growing complexity are forcing many U.S. employers to take a hard look at how they deliver health care to employees. More and more, they're outsourcing health and welfare administration - controlling costs, enabling movement toward consumer-driven health care, and freeing staff to...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    The Emerging Diverse Workforce: Implications Of A Global Demographic Tsunami For Organizations In Canada

    Canada's province of Alberta is the canary for the looming talent shortage across Canada and other parts of the world. In the meantime, another demographic shift is taking place: the increasing diversity of Canada's population. While the talent shortage raises the urgent question for Canadian companies of how to ensure...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates

  • White Papers // Mar 2004

    Communicating With Employees During Times Of Crisis

    From the executive summary: ?In creating a crisis communication plan, key messages should be developed first and used to guide the remainder of the plan. The messages should be provided to all managers that represent company?s position to employees. The key messages sent by the organization to employees during times...

    Provided By Hewitt Associates