Metrics for Cost-of-Living Analysis

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 5. May 2015 14:36
Cost of living is frequently a key decision metric for opening and relocating business units. It is common for management to ask relocation and HR professionals to compare the company’s locations to the US National Average cost of living as a benchmark in analysis. The Relocation Assessor databases contain data for over 6,000 US locations of all sizes, which are used to establish this important benchmark. Since many companies are located in larger cities, it is useful to consider other averages in benchmark comparisons. Housing costs (both rental and home ownership), a key component of cost-of-living differentials between locations, are significantly higher in large cities. Using the cloud-based Relocation Assessor, we develop two additional benchmarks below: a US Large City Average and a US Large City Average which excludes New York City (NYC) and San Francisco (SF). The following cities are included: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. [More]

No More Nonprofit Status for the NFL – What Will Change?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Research Director 30. April 2015 12:53
A few days ago, the National Football League (NFL) announced that it will be relinquishing its nonprofit status, because “the owners have decided to eliminate the distraction associated with misunderstanding of the league office's status,” according to Robert McNair, chairman of the league finance committee. What will actually be the impact of this change? [More]

Factors Affecting Nonprofit Executive Compensation

by Linda M. Lampkin, Research Director 20. April 2015 12:30
Because of changes in the nonprofit sector in the last few decades, researchers Peter Frumkin, PhD, and Elizabeth K. Keating, CPA, PhD, looked at the relationship between compensation levels and certain characteristics of organizations. Their article, entitled "What Drives Nonprofit Executive Compensation?," is available at the Nonprofit Quarterly and should be of interest to ERI’s Nonprofit Comparables Assessor subscribers and those interested in nonprofit executive compensation. [More]

Employers Eyeing Health Care Benefits in 2015

by ERI Salary Surveys 2. April 2015 09:11
As employers across all industries aim to draw in and retain top performers in 2015, providing an attractive health care plan continues to be a crucial aspect of benefits management. At the same time, employers are also facing new challenges mandated by legislation while trying to keep a lid on the cost growth of benefits. Benchmarking health plan costs and practices with other employers in the external marketplace is the first step in evaluating the effectiveness of current strategies or potential changes. [More]

Salary Survey Participation Deadline Extended to April 17!

by ERI Salary Surveys 31. March 2015 08:23
We are extending the submission deadline to April 17, 2015 on our compensation surveys as well as the Benefits in Nonprofit Organizations report. Survey participants receive a complimentary copy of the survey’s Executive Summary and a 50% discount on the purchase of the full survey results. [More]