5 trends will shape compensation & benefits in 2008 — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

You’re probably under pressure to reduce benefits costs as your organization tries to remain competitive in the marketplace.

But don’t neglect your competitiveness in the race to attract and retain the best employees. They’re probably looking for even better benefits to offset static pay raises.

Five key issues are emerging in 2008 for compensation and benefits professionals. According to a new study of employee benefits by Prudential Financial, these issues will only grow more important between now and 2012.

1. Employees will continue to bear more financial responsibility for insurance and other benefits. Many workers already pay a larger share of their health premiums, higher deductibles and higher co-pays for doctor visits. Benefits that companies once offered as paid perks increasingly will become voluntary benefits that employees can choose to buy.

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