Putting together a DC retirement program Defined contribution programs have been the plan of choice for small- and mid-sized firms. By Colin Ripsman11/05/2001|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/01/2001 In the current environment where attracting and retaining top talent is essential, yet the pressure to keep costs down is imperative, small- and mid-sized companies are often challenged to keep their pension offerings competitive.Retirement programs are highly valued by Canadian employees, and are considered an integral component of a company’s compensation package. Where no retirement program is offered, a company’s total compensation program can be perceived as deficient or uncompetitive relative to its competitors in the marketplace. So how do small- and mid-sized companies go about offering competitive plans? DC plans have become the “plan of choice” for small to mid-sized employers.These plans are attractive because: To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.