Today is Leap Day, the quirky extra day in February that comes once every four years. To honor the occasion, Compdata looked at employer-offered benefits and how they have changed over the last four years. Analyzing data from Benefits USA 2011/2012 and Benefits USA 2015/2016, here are four notable shifts in benefits since our last leap year:
This year, National Engineers Week runs February 21-27, 2016. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projection Tool, jobs with engineer-affiliated titles are projected to grow 6.5 percent overall between 2014 and 2024. For organizations who employ engineers in categories with projected growth, now is a great time to evaluate the positions you have and assess opportunities and challenges for the future of your organization.
"Specialty areas that are projected to grow significantly over the next few years will see a lot of competition for hiring and retaining top talent," said Amy Kaminski, Vice President, for Compdata Surveys & Consulting. "By getting a pulse on current compensation trends, you can design a program that is ahead of the competition. Also, by planning for growth in a particular sector, you can really fine-tune your recruiting practices, giving you the best candidates for consideration.”
Here are three engineering job categories projected to grow by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and current trends in compensation for key job titles in those categories, according to Compdata’s Engineering & High Tech Specialty Suite 2015 survey results.
Kansas City, Kan.— In 2015, nationally, healthcare employers are contributing 9.5 percent of their total payroll costs toward providing medical insurance to their employees, according to the 2015 Compensation Data Healthcare survey results. In an effort to contain rising healthcare costs, many are turning to wellness programs. So, how does the industry that gets people well and keeps people well handle wellness for its employees?