Human resources

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on organizational DNA

    7/24/14 | Advisory services

    Ever wonder why some companies consistently deliver while others disappoint? Faced with the same market, stocked with similar talent, one organization flourishes, while the other flounders. By understanding what makes your organization tick and where there might be breakdowns to address, you and your employees can truly deliver on your strategic intent.

  • Webcast
    Employee benefits accounting webcast: The latest in compensation & benefits accounting - July 30, 2014

    Human resource services

    The accounting and reporting guidance around benefits and compensation continues to evolve. In an effort to keep you apprised of the on-going changes and updates, we are pleased to invite you to join us for our quarterly webcast series, 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.

  • Incentive compensation — impact of new revenue accounting rules

    7/13/14 | Human resource services

    Potential impact of new revenue accounting rules on incentive compensation plans and how employers can begin to prepare.

  • Webcast
    Reducing Pension Cost and Risk Using a Lump Sum Buyout Strategy webcast - July 23, 2014

    Human resource services

    In recent years Plan Sponsors of defined benefit pension plans have been focusing on de-risking pension plans, including a strategy to provide a one-time lump sum buyout offer to former employees. PwC has assisted many clients who have analyzed and/or implemented the lump sum strategy. Please join our webcast on July 23rd, where we will share insights into the strategy Plan Sponsors utilized.

  • Webcast
    Global Pension Survey Results - A US Perspective webcast - July 16, 2014

    Human resource services

    The results are in from the 114 major multi-nationals that responded to our global pension survey. It is time to present the results and understand what this means for the US market. Please join our webcast on July 16, 2014 at 2PM EDT to learn of findings and discuss the trends and implications of the survey as well as share the perspectives on the future state of retirement plans as provided by these global trend setters. We'll cover what companies are saying is next and if 'New Paternalism' is the answer.

  • PwC's 2014 Health and Well-being Touchstone Survey results

    6/27/14 | Human resource services

    PwC is pleased to announce the availability of our 2014 Health and Well-being Touchstone Survey results. The 2014 survey data contains detailed benefits information provided by approximately 1,200 participating companies in 35 different industries across the nation.

  • Trends in workforce analytics - Capturing the latest results from US Human Capital Effectiveness Benchmarks, 2014

    5/6/14 | Human resource services

    Our US benchmarking service recently published hundreds of metrics that reinforce the business improvement opportunity available to HR departments today - if they can align workforce performance to business strategy, supported by effective data.

  • Market trends in retiree healthcare and financial reporting implications

    4/30/14 | Human resource services

    This Insight focuses on the accounting implications of changes in the design of retiree health benefit plans.

  • Webcast
    The future of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS): How not to lose your head in the clouds - webcast - May 7, 2014

    Energy & mining

    HRIS systems are moving from on-premise to the cloud, allowing executives to develop new business models to enhance time to market, create operational efficiencies and engage customers in new ways. Within the cloud workspace three HR Technologies solutions have emerged as the primary players - Workday, SuccessFactors and Oracle Fusion. Learn what each one offers, how to best prepare your employees for such a change, and how to make it a part of a holistic cloud plan so that executives can manage risk as well as opportunity.

  • Final rules describe ACA health coverage reporting requirements for 2015

    4/23/14 | Human resource services

    Final regulations on ACA reporting requirements give needed guidance to employers and insurers who must report to the IRS about 2015 health coverage.

  • Employee Financial Wellness Survey

    4/21/14 | Private Company Services

    PwC's Employee Financial Wellness Survey tracks the financial and retirement wellbeing of working US adults nationwide.

  • Executive Compensation: Clawbacks 2013 proxy disclosure study

    4/17/14 | Human resource services

    This PwC publication presents our analysis of 2009 through 2012 year-end proxy disclosures for 100 large public companies relative to their compensation recoupment or “clawback” policies. When providing employees with bonuses, stock options, or other incentive awards, companies often establish provisions that allow them to recoup all or a portion of the award under certain circumstances. These provisions, referred to as clawbacks, are detailed by most public companies in their annual proxy statement.

  • Webcast
    Trends in Workforce Analytics - including the latest results from PwC Saratoga's US Human Capital Effectiveness Report - May 6, 2014

    US tax services

    In this webcast we will discuss business leaders recognize that talent is a critical enabler to achieving their business strategies, and recognize that better information about their workforce is mandatory for decision making. Improving workforce analytics capabilities enables HR organizations to address leadership's need for robust information. Saratoga benchmark results for 2014 suggest, however, that real improvement opportunities still need to be made for most organizations.

  • HR Innovation - Winter 2014

    4/2/14 | Human resource services

    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 the continually changing HR landscape and what organizations need to do to take control of today’s opportunities and tomorrow’s decisions.

  • An HR perspective, The Future of Healthcare Benefits - Employers’ opportunity for strategic change in the new healthcare world

    3/13/14 | Human resource services

    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.

  • Pensions and other postretirement benefits: 2013 SEC comment letter trends

    3/11/14 | Human resource services

    This PwC publication includes an analysis of comments made by the SEC staff to registrants published on the SEC’s website between January 1, 2013 and September 15, 2013 related to pensions and postretirement benefits other than pensions (OPEB). There were 37 companies that received one or more comments related to pensions and OPEB during that period, for a total of 78 comments.

  • Corporate Governance Series
    Shareholder questions: Management's considerations for 2014 annual meetings

    3/3/14 | Assurance services

    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.

  • Webcast
    Employee Benefits Accounting Webcast: Insights into the current practices and trends - from SEC comment letters to pay practices of leading private equity firms – March 26, 2014

    Human resource services

    The accounting and reporting guidance around benefits and compensation continues to evolve. In an effort to keep you apprised of the on-going changes and updates, we are pleased to invite you to join us for our quarterly webcast series, 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.

  • Employee stock compensation: 2013 SEC comment letter trends

    1/9/14 | Human resource services

    PwC has produced this document to assist management teams in identifying and understanding the SEC staff's current focus areas for stock compensation. We have highlighted the areas where registrants received the most comments from the SEC staff and have provided relevant examples of recent comment letters to aid preparers in ensuring their disclosures are robust and consistent with the relevant accounting or reporting guidance for stock compensation.

  • Putting the success in succession

    12/9/13 | Advisory services

    Succession planning done right sets the growth course. It aligns with talent processes, mends gaps and develops future leaders for success. But too often, it doesn’t get the attention it deserves unless a crisis forces it on the agenda. True planning for the workforce of the future, for the success of the future—means addressing succession planning today.

  • HRS Insight: New pension accounting for insurance companies

    11/25/13 | Human resource services

    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has changed employers’ accounting for pensions and other postretirement benefits.

  • Flexible spending accounts can now allow carryover of up to $500 to following year

    11/6/13 | Human resource services

    IRS has amended its rules for healthcare flexible spending accounts to permit carry over up to $500 per plan year rather than forfeit all unused funds

  • Shifting talent across borders? Tax and policy challenges can abound

    11/6/13 | International assignment services

    In the entertainment and media industry, the business necessity is that talent must be flexible and mobile, crossing borders seamlessly to get the job done. This article is intended to provide a non-exhaustive, broad summary of only some of the many tax and related policy challenges that may arise.

  • HR Innovation Summer/Fall 2013

    10/17/13 | Human resource services

    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 the continually changing HR landscape and what organizations need to do to take control of today’s opportunities and tomorrow’s decisions.

  • Affordable Care Act reporting requirements — IRS’ first pass

    9/24/13 | Human resource services

    Employers and issuers will have new IRS reporting obligations as key players in implementing ACA health coverage mandates.

  • No pre-tax reimbursement for individual insurance under ACA; employee assistance programs OK

    9/24/13 | Human resource services

    The Obama Administration has released guidance about how the ACA market reforms apply to HRAs and other employer reimbursement programs, health FSAs and EAPs.

  • DOL clarifies that no penalties apply for failure to provide ACA notices about exchanges

    9/24/13 | Human resource services

    In a recent FAQ, the DOL confirmed that employers won't be subject to any fine or penalty for failing to provide a ‘Notice of Coverage Options’ to employees.

  • SEC releases guidance on pay ratio disclosure rules

    9/19/13 | Human resource services

    The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act included a provision requiring public companies to disclose the pay gap between chief executives and rank-and-file employees.

  • IRS recognizes legal marriages of same-sex couples for all federal tax and employee benefit plan purposes

    9/12/13 | Human resource services

    Same-sex couples legally married according to laws of a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage will be recognized married for all federal tax purposes

  • Digital IQ Snapshot: Talent Strategy, the missing link to the connected workforce

    8/26/13 | Advisory services

    The Digital IQ survey shows that within top performing companies, the CIO and other C-suite executives consistently talk about how technology can power strategic business goals. Ongoing “digital conversations” among the C-suite should also focus on the talent strategies needed to harness those technologies—and include the CHRO, who is often missing from these C-suite conversations.

  • PwC’s Stock Compensation 2013 Assumption and Disclosure Survey

    8/16/13 | Human resource services

    PwC is pleased to share with you our Stock Compensation 2013 Assumption and Disclosure Survey. This survey presents our analysis of the 2012 year-end assumptions and disclosures for Mature and High Tech/Emerging companies.

  • PwC's Pension/OPEB 2013 Assumption and Disclosure Survey

    8/14/13 | Human resource services

    PwC is pleased to share with you our Pension/OPEB 2013 Assumption and Disclosure Survey which presents our analysis of the 2012 year-end assumptions and disclosures under ASC 715-20, ASC 715-30, and ASC 715-60.

  • People Integration

    8/6/13 | Transaction services

    The people aspects of integration cannot be managed in a silo apart from the rest of the effort. Aligning human capital with the integration strategy is a critical success factor for delivering deal value.

  • PwC Saratoga 2013/2014 Human Capital Effectiveness Report: Trends for the Healthcare Provider Sector

    8/6/13 | PwC Saratoga

    As healthcare systems face increasing challenges related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act, talent will be a large focus to keep expenditures low and productivity high. HR will need to work to engage and retain their key employees – high performers and those within pivotal roles – to help brace for these changes.

  • State of the workforce: PwC Saratoga’s 2013/2014 US Human Capital Effectiveness Report

    7/25/13 | PwC Saratoga

    As the US economy recovers from recession, organizations are experiencing several positive outcomes. For example, employee productivity has increased for the first time in five years, and hiring is trending upward.

  • The right stuff: How financial services institutions can use talent assessments to improve returns on human capital

    7/24/13 | Financial Services Institute

    With a shortage of the right and available talent in the financial services industry, institutions need to implement strategic talent decisions to fill the gaps and meet business goals.

  • Administration delays reporting, enforcement of employer mandate for 2014

    7/3/13 | Washington national tax services (WNTS)

    The Obama Administration has announced that there will be an additional year before the mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begin, and, accordingly, a one-year delay in enforcement of the employer mandate until 2015.

  • Accounting changes - Pensions (Insights for the investment community)

    5/30/13 | PwC Investor Resource Institute

    Given the accounting method typically used by companies to report the effects of plan changes, several have made a discretionary change in how they account for their pension plans to increase the transparency of their accounting and improve their financial reporting.