Facing off against culture of entitlement

10 ways employers can try to contain benefit costs
By Linda Clay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/19/2007

There is a battle brewing on the benefits landscape, a struggle to strike a balance between the culture of employee entitlement and the need for cost containment. For many organizations, the outcome could decide whether anything like their current benefits offering survives.

Providing an attractive, differentiated benefits plan is a strategic recruitment and retention tool. However, providing such benefits plans often seriously undermines the ability of organizations to build business wealth and stay competitive. Health-care inflation is currently running higher than the consumer price index. This means, for most employers, health-care costs as a percentage of payroll continue to grow unchecked. How long can employers be expected keep up this pace?

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