PwC recently convened several roundtables of employers in New York, Chicago, and Atlanta to discuss health coverage at this pivotal moment. This thought leadership article highlights the conversations and results of the related survey.
As the economy recovers, metrics in PwC Saratoga's 2013/2014 US Human Capital Effectiveness Report reflect improvement and foreshadow struggles. There are signs of increasing workforce productivity and associated investments in HR and labor. Yet this recovery also puts pressure on voluntary separation rates, and the turnover rate has risen, to a level beyond what PwC Saratoga's models had predicted two years ago.
Responding to concerns regarding the poor funding levels of many defined benefit multiemployer pension plans, as well as the lack of information on these plans in financial filings, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a final standard significantly revising the disclosure requirements for participating employers.
Join us for our quarterly webcast designed for corporate financial reporting and HR executives. PwC specialists will provide their perspectives on emerging accounting, regulatory and market developments within the incentive compensation and employee benefits arena.
This PwC publication is intended to help management and the board of directors of public companies prepare for the annual meeting of shareholders. It contains example questions on topics that may be top-of-mind for shareholders, along with background information and suggested actions for management’s consideration.
This PwC Saratoga webcast focuses on how to dispel “myths” related to predictive analytics and discusses ways to help deploy predictive solutions to help you leverage valuable historic data that already exists in your systems and surveys.
HR Innovation offers advanced thinking about the challenges that should be uppermost on the minds and agendas of organizations and their Human Resources (HR) leaders. In this issue of HR Innovation, we focus on HR Transaction Effectiveness, and delve into what it takes to effectively navigate the maze of critical talent-based decisions that can support deal success, shorten the time to close, and boost value.
Now that the President and Congress have come to an agreement on tax rates, companies and executives can begin to craft compensation programs that address the higher income, capital gains and dividend tax rates on high earners. Please join us for a panel discussion on the issues and choices facing employers and executives for 2013 and beyond.
Even if the President and Congress agree to extend all Bush-era tax rates for 2013, taxes on higher income individuals will increase next year. Companies and executives can take actions now to accelerate income to 2012 to minimize the impact of the higher employee Medicare taxes effective in 2013. Companies can also consider changes to compensation programs for the future to minimize the impact of the higher tax rates. Please join us for a one hour webcast discussion on these topics.
What will the impact of the US presidential election be on the cost of providing healthcare for your business? In our latest report, PwC's Health Research Institute provides a roadmap of the many changes headed your way, and offers a roadmap on how to sidestep any obstacles implementation may toss your way
HR Transaction Effectiveness - how do you navigate the maze of critical talent-based decisions that can support deal success? In this issue of HR Innovation, we explore the potential value of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and other deals.
PwC and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) have released the 2012 Global Equity Incentives Survey (GEIS): “Back to the Basics” - Executive Summary. Results from the 2012 GEIS clearly indicate that the same drivers remain, although it is interesting to see how the same drivers play out in different environments. The nuances of the changes from 2011 to 2012 certainly indicate that companies are growing increasingly comfortable doing business on a global basis and taking on risk with doing business globally.
Talent continues to top the list of executive concerns. Company leaders are focusing on how talent can help them achieve the following four strategic priorities: power growth, realize ROI, manage risk, and enable transformation.
On May 7, 2012, a new Venezuelan Labor Law, the Organic Law of Work and Workers, came into effect. The law creates job stability, except for terminations for due cause, and expands an employee's benefits, including the employee's year-end bonus and vacation bonus payments, maternity leave, and seniority premium payment benefits.
Policy benchmarking is the primary springboard to achieving a more competitive profile in your market, greater success in managing your mobile population, and ultimately, better financial results for your organization.
Beginning in 2013, an additional 0.9% Medicare tax is imposed on individuals who receive wages over $200,000 ($250,000 in the case of a joint return, or $125,000 in the case of a married taxpayer filing separately). When added to the current 1.45% employee portion of the Medicare tax, a high-income taxpayer's wages will be subject to a 2.35% Medicare tax on wages above the threshold.
PwC is pleased to announce the availability of our 2012 Health and Well-Being Touchstone survey. The 2012 survey data contains detailed benefits information provided by approximately 1400 participating companies in 34 different industries across the nation.
As companies embrace globalization, technology, and competitive pressures, local labor markets are rapidly evolving and changing—and the skill shortages are pushing human resources into the front lines of acquiring, developing, and retaining talent.
The Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services have released final rules regarding the summary of benefits and coverage required to be provided by health insurance issuers and group health plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"). For more, read this edition of HRS insight.
This PwC publication tracks the business issues and best practices of privately held US growth businesses. This edition reports that most private companies expect positive growth, and the majority plan an upswing in hiring. Despite ongoing ambivalence about the economy, leading US private companies are not sitting on their hands. Planned major capital investments and increased operational spending remain solid, proving especially strong among Trendsetter companies active in emerging markets.