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How U.S. Employee Benefits Compare To Europe's

Posted by Wendy White on March 21, 2016

How U.S. Employee Benefits Compare To Europe's | Wendy White | HR Insights blog by CareATC, Inc.To the surprise of no one in HR, American benefits packages look a little slim when compared to those of Europe. 

One of the key differences is that European governments (in the 14 nations studied) dictate the extent to which benefits like maternal/paternal leave must be extended to employees; in the US, the decision to provide or withhold is the prerogative of the employer.

A related study indicates that 79% of workers would prefer better benefits to a pay raise. In the days of high employee mobility and talent shortage, benefits are going under the microscope.

Perhaps a look to the Old World could offer a hint at benefits people value the most.

Read full article at Fast Company.

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Wendy White

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Wendy White

As the Director of Client and Clinical Services at CareATC, Wendy manages the implementation and ongoing success of our clients' clinic programs. She is also a resident expert on all things CareATC, having been with the company for over 10 years.

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