Wage Salary & Benefits Survey available


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GREENVILLE – The 2016 West Central Ohio Chambers Wage Salary & Benefits Survey is complete and available for distribution.

“Many businesses develop their business plans and budgets this time of year for the coming year, so this is a timely tool to aid businesses in their strategic process,” said Darke County Chamber of Commerce President Sharon Deschambeau.

In 2015 there were five chambers and one human resources council that participated in the survey. The 2016 survey has significantly more data because the Darke County Chamber, along with nine other chambers and two human resources partners, collaborated on the new regional survey.

Along with Darke County the survey includes Celina-Mercer County, Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, Preble County Chamber of Commerce, Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce, St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, Tipp City Chamber of Commerce, Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, and Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce. The Darke County Chamber Human Resources Council and the Human Resources Association of Western Ohio also contributed to the survey.

The survey contains information on wages and benefits such as health care insurance, vacation and sick days, short and long-term disability, life insurance, drug testing, background checks and more.

Deschambeau also noted Darke County’s low unemployment rate is requiring many employers to revisit their employee offerings to remain competitive.

“The survey information is important in becoming or remaining competitive locally,” she said.

“All survey data is confidential and is fully compliant with the Antitrust Safety Zone statements issued by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission,” said survey designer Scott Hamman. “If too few respondents to certain questions make potential identification of the business possible, the information was not used.”

Survey results are available at no cost to participants, non-participating Darke County Chamber members for $50 and non-participating non-members for $100.

Contact the Darke County Chamber for additional information regarding the survey at 937-548-2102 or info@darkecountyohio.com. Businesses outside Darke County should contact their local chamber.

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