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January 18th, 2012
Episode 18 of 696 episodes
As economic malaise bleeds into another New Year, many employers are making hard-nosed decisions about benefits and compensation. That means salaries remain flat, health care premiums are up, the 401(k) match has disappeared and bonuses are smaller or nonexistent. The result, not surprisingly, is a dissatisfied workforce. Yet, as Wharton professors and other experts warn, excess frugality on employers' part could backfire in the long run.