Taming the benefits management beast

November 2008
Employee Benefit News;Nov2008, Vol. 22 Issue 14, p13
The article discusses the "Taming the Benefits Management Beast: Driving Costs Down and Satisfaction Up" report released by the Aberdeen Group. According to the paper, seventy-two percent of organizations face challenges with benefits management programs because of budget. It found that many Best-in-Class companies improved employee retention.


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