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U.S. Organizations Report Highest Compensation Spend in 39 Years

Posted by Wendy White on September 3, 2015

U.S. Organizations Report Highest Compensation Spend in 39 Years | Wendy White | HR Insights blog by CareATC, Inc.A growing trend among American companies is to increase variable pay spending, while leaving overall base pay relatively unchanged.

Variable pay includes bonuses, incentives, profit sharing, and the like. It is a way for a company to promote productivity and achievement, without increasing their base compensation spending.

This trend is true of more than 90% of companies surveyed. In decades past, companies have spent more on salary and less on variable pay.

But it seems this new habit is sticking, leaving many to wonder what impact this will have on American workers.

Read full article at PR Newswire.

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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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