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Where’d My Benefits Go?

Where’d My Benefits Go?

by Frank Roche on September 22, 2010

in Benefits

Back then, companies didn’t want to give you more salary, so they did it with benefits. It was part of my employment. When I used to work for Sun I got my car paid for. They even paid for my insurance. Now what? They take away one thing, then another. –Overheard in Suburban Station in Philadelphia this morning

It’s always a challenge to communicate about pay and benefits. It was tough back in the heady days of stock option megagrants and fat 401(k) matches. In this economy it’s even tougher to get messages through.

Employees have long memories. That guy in the blue oxford shirt and khakis was passing on that’s-how-it-used-to-be-now-they-don’t-care-anymore information to a colleague.

We often start from a pretty deep hole in HR communication. Something to think about if you’re doing anything but speaking plainly and truthfully to employees. Every day.

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