ERI is committed to providing compensation professionals with valuable online resources and educational opportunities. Be sure to check out our latest white papers (detailed below) and upcoming webinars.

Also visit our News Room for links to “ERI in the News,” press releases, and quarterly updates. Online compensation and benefits courses are available for continuing education credits through the ERI Distance Learning Center.

IRS and Nonprofits: What Happened in 2011 and What to Expect in 2012

The latest report on the activities and plans for the Ex­empt Organizations (EO) division of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities of the IRS provides some in­sight into what’s ahead for nonprofits – good to know if your nonprofit is in a group targeted for some scrutiny. ERI’s white paper, “IRS and Nonprofits: What Happened in 2011 and What to Expect in 2012,” highlights accomplishments in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 and previews plans for FY 2012, as outlined by EO Director Lois Lerner.

Underemployment: Implications for Organizations

In addition to unprecedented and persistently high unemployment rates since 2008, employers have been cautious with staffing by hiring more part-time workers. Combined, these factors have given organizations the advantage of attracting top talent in the underutilized and involuntary part-time labor markets. ERI’s white paper, “Underemployment: Implications for Organizations,” provides an analysis of industry sectors and related job losses to examine the composition of the underemployed and details proactive approaches employers might use to sustain the benefits of these market advantages.

Introduction to Skill-Based Pay

Having gained popularity in the early 1990s, skill-based pay plans continue to play important roles as standalone or supplemental compensation systems. General information on the benefits and challenges of instituting skill-based pay, as well as insights on developing a plan, are just some of the topics covered in ERI’s free white paper, “Introduction to Skill-Based Pay.”

Perceived Fairness in Compensation

Numbers on the paycheck aside, how an employee perceives his or her compensation as fair affects your organization. ERI’s new white paper, “Perceived Fairness in Compensation,” outlines potential problems associated with perceptions of fairness within the context of compensation, examines how individuals discern fairness, and provides practical ways to help employees understand how their salaries are set.

Improved Transparency for Charity Executive Pay: A Review of Form 990 Data

Are executives at nonprofits paid reasonably? Debates over compensation in the nonprofit sector are heated and ongoing, often without reference to compensation data that are reported annually to the IRS on Forms 990 filed by most organizations. In our latest white paper, “Improved Transparency for Charity Executive Pay: A Review of Form 990 Data,” ERI addresses the questions that are relevant for the ongoing discussion of unreasonable compensation in the charitable sector.