Anthony LoPinto

The Wall Street Journal reported that the consulting firm of Aon Hewitt published the results of a survey that businesses are planning to keep budgets for raises relatively flat in 2018, while continuing to devote more payroll dollars to performance-based pay. Despite low unemployment and increased competition for talent, companies are bearish on across-the-board pay raises.  “Organizations are expressing reservations about the years coming and, for the first time since the recession, are signaling doubt or uncertainty about what they think their performance will look like in the coming year,” he said.