Sales Jobs Becoming Harder To Fill

Geography: United States Research Source: Harvard Business School —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 11.7% increase in base pay for sales jobs between 2010 and 2014. 56% of job postings for wholesale and technical sales representatives require a bachelor’s degree. 43% of current sales workers actually have a bachelor’s degree. Recommendations: Younger generations are shying away from sales jobs due […]

Some Transparency Is Important To Employee Compensation

Geography: United States Research Source: Towers Watson —Date: October 2013 —Findings: 58% of employers believe that base pay for hourly employees will decrease over the next 5 years. 54% feel that bonus and incentive pay will remain steady across the next 5 years. Recommendations: The question of how to best relay compensation information to employees is one […]

Part-Time Workers Less Likely To Receive Paid Leave

Geography: United States Research Source: SHRM —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 99% of U.S. employers with 50 or more employees offer some form of time off with pay for their full-time employees. 25% provide paid leave to part-time employees. 58% provide paid leave for vacation, while 52% provide it for sick days. Recommendations: It is clear that nearly all organizations […]

71% Of Employers Do Not Limit Promotional Increases

Geography: United States Research Source: WorldatWork —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 77% of employers define a promotion as “higher-level responsibilities/job.” 75% define a promotion as “increase in pay grade, band or level.” 8.1% of employees are employed in a typical year. 44% of employers budget for promotional increases separate from other wage increases. 29% limit their number of promotional increases. […]

Perks Hold High Importance In Job Selection

Geography: United States Research Source: Technology Advice —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 56% of employees feel that perks are “very” or “moderately” important when assessing a job. 31.8% consider a flexible schedule to be the most desired perk. 24.1% consider a gym membership to be the most desired perk. 56% would trade a salary increase for certain perks. Recommendations:  With today’s […]

50% Of Job Seekers Today Consider Current Job A Placeholder

Geography: United States Research Source: Jobvite —Date: January 2015 —Findings: 60% of job-seekers are equally if not more optimistic about job opportunities. 45% are satisfied with their job but open to a new one. 50% see their current job as a placeholder until the next. 32% primarily leave a job if better compensation is offered elsewhere. 38% consider a […]

Merit-Based Bonuses Hit A High In 2014

Geography: United States Research Source: Towers Watson & Aon Hewitt —Date: December 2014 —Findings: 12.7% of companies’ payrolls spent on performance-based bonuses in 2014 and should remain there for 2015. 4.1% of most salaried workers’ total salary are from merit-based bonuses. Recommendations: Providing merit-based bonuses is great incentive for employees, as well as a flexible means of regulating […]

Infographic: Employee Perks Important For Job Selection

Geography: United States Research Source: Technology Advice Date: February 2015 Summary: This infographic highlights the importance of perks to employees, that flexibility schedules and remote work are the most desired perks, that employees would trade salary increases for certain perks and that many employees don’t receive key perks.    

Salary Transparency In High Demand By HR

Geography: United States Research Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. —Date: December 2014 —Findings: 55% of HR Executives want salary transparency. 13% believe employees should know exactly how much everyone at the company earns. 42% want a policy that provides information on salary ranges for departments and job categories. 39% were opposed to viewing the salaries of others. […]

Class Of 2015 To Receive Largest Signing Bonus To Date

Geography: United States Research Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) —Date: December 2014 —Findings: 51% of employers plan to offer signing bonuses to Class of 2015 graduates, up from 47.1% in 2014. Chemical engineering majors are projected to receive the largest average signing bonus at $5,250. Recommendations: With companies planning higher signing bonuses for Class of 2015 graduates, the […]