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Partnership ask businesses to complete survey

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Select employers from Northeast Indiana are being asked to help local economic development programs by participating in a comprehensive survey of wages and benefits.

The online survey, which will gather accurate and up-to-date information about the local business environment, serves two key purposes: assist existing employers evaluate current compensation programs against the regional market and provide local economic development efforts competitive information in attracting new investment.

The survey covers wages for about 150 salaried and hourly positions ranging from company president to custodial staff. The benefits portion looks at costs of health insurance and policies in areas like training, vacation and financial incentives including retirement and bonus plans. A workforce assessment section asks about skills, education, drug testing policies and forecasts for hiring and wage increases.

“With our wage and benefits survey, regional employers can tap into current and useful information to the business conditions critical to attracting skilled talent and creating new business investment in Northeast Indiana,” said John Sampson, president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.

The survey will reach manufacturing, distribution and medical employers in Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties. Data analysis and reports are prepared by an independent consultant and participant information is confidential.

For information about participating in the survey or obtaining reports on the results, contact the county’s economic development director by visiting www.neindiana.com/about-us/member-counties.