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2016 NC Policies & Benefits Survey

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The 2016 NC Policies & Benefits Survey includes co-sponsorship from The Employers Association (TEA) in Charlotte and Western Carolina Industries (WCI) in Asheville. Results provided in this report represent employer policies and benefit practices for 471 employers in the state of North Carolina. Data were collected in the late summer of 2016, and reported in the fall of 2016. The purpose of the 2016 NC Policies & Benefits Survey is to provide employers with a local perspective regarding core/current trend topics in HR policies and employee benefits practices. This survey is conducted every two years.

Up to 319 questions were asked of participating employers.

Company size breakouts (<100 EEs, 100-250 EEs, >250 EEs) are provided in addition to overall (total) perspective.

The following topics are covered in the 2016 survey:
  • Voluntary Benefits - including life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, long term care insurance, short term disability, long term disability, other voluntary benefits
  • Time Off - including FMLA, sick time, vacation time, PTO, holidays, maternity/paternity/same sex leave, adoption benefit, jury duty, bereavement leave, military, leave
  • Pay Practices - including pay administration, overtime and premium pay, on-call practices, variable compensation, business travel and cell/data reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans - including 401(k)/403(b) plans, pension plans, other plans, retiree benefits
  • Workplace Culture - including work environment, flexible/alternative schedules, dress code/gear, employee relationships, cell phone/internet/email use, social media, wellness, corporate/social responsibility, recognition, inclement weather
  • Recruitment & Staffing - including staffing agency use, pre-employment assessments, physical exam, drug screening, background checking, relocation benefit, hiring/promotion practices, internship/co-op, professional employee development/training, performance appraisals, benefit statements
  • Termination - including discipline/attendance, severance, exit interviews

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