State of Benefits in the Workplace: An Update on Best Practices and Trends for 2015

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
This session provides an overview of common trends and best practices in the implementation of benefits across industries.
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Each year SHRM conducts a large-scale survey to examine benefits trends in the workplace. This survey is used to investigate how organizations are making use of the benefits to enhance their talent management strategies and the lives of their employees. In this research, we capture trends in six major areas: 1) wellness initiatives, 2) flexible work arrangements, 3) health care benefits, 4) leveraging benefits for retention, 5) leveraging benefits for recruitment, and 6) communication of benefits. Finally, the most prevalent trends in benefits of different company sizes will be discussed. Learn how your organization compares with others and which areas of benefits you should be focusing on to recruit and retain the best employees.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Evren Esen


Evren is the director of Survey Programs at the Society for Human Resource Management located in Alexandria, VA. She oversees the development and production of surveys and polls on HR and business topics through SHRM’s Survey Research Center which releases data from approximately 30 research findings each year on topics ranging from employee benefits to performance management. Evren has worked at SHRM for over twelve years and she has a strong understanding of HR issues particularly in the areas of compensation, benefits and employee job satisfaction. 

Bruce Elliott


Bruce Elliott is Manager of Compensation and Benefits for SHRM. Having held senior C&B roles at the director and VP level, Mr. Elliott came to SHRM with a wealth of domestic and international experience, that includes a 4 year assignment to the United Kingdom. Mr. Elliott’s 20+ year career in Compensation and Benefits has focused on developing, implementing and managing domestic and international compensation and benefit programs for a number of publically listed companies including EADS, North America, Experian, Western Union/First Data Corporation,  Credit Suisse First Boston, UBS and Standard and Poors/McGraw-Hill.

He has a B.S in Business and Psychology from Boston College, a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Springfield College and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at George Washington University. He also holds CCP and CBP Certifications.

LVCC N206-208
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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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