HR Identifies Top Benefits Issues

May 1997
Workforce;May97, Vol. 76 Issue 5, p21
Presents the results of a survey regarding the interest of human resource professionals to have more knowledge about defined-benefit plans and defined-contribution plan. Topics addressed in the survey; Interest of employees in the development of long-range strategy for benefits programs; Modernization of benefits statements.


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