In c9398 disseminated today at 12:17e, please note that the phone number
of Katherine Strutt should read "306-463-5412" not "306-493-5412".
Corrected copy follows:
Employee thoughts on pension plans may surprise business owners
KINDERSLEY, SK, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Business owners should PLAN to rethink their compensation structures.
In April of this year, Saskatchewan Pension Plan commissioned market
research regarding compensation methods in the workplace. Opinions and
stats were gathered from both employers and employees, and the results
are likely to surprise some business owners:
From 618 Saskatchewan employees (full-time or part-time) surveyed, 57% say a pension plan is very important in deciding a new career opportunity.
Employees ranked pension plans as more important than cash bonuses, while employers assumed the opposite.
From 200 Saskatchewan employers (with less than 50 employees) surveyed, only 12.5% offer a pension plan; they do so because they feel it is the right thing to do, and to
attract new employees.
Employers who do not offer pension plans cited cost as their main
Attract and retain the best employees by joining Saskatchewan Pension
Saskatchewan Pension Plan (SPP) offers a unique opportunity to small-
and medium-sized business owners and their employees, enabling
businesses to provide the benefit of a pension plan without incurring
the costs of administering one.
"We are trying to get the message out to employers that SPP is a simple,
affordable, pension plan for your business," says SPP General manager
Katherine Strutt. "Contributions can be made by the business, by the
employees, or a combination of both. They're simply deducted from
payroll and submitted to SPP, and business contributions are tax
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SOURCE: Saskatchewan Pension Plan
For further information:
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact:
Saskatchewan Pension Plan
Or visit our website at SaskPension.com