Money symbol above cupped hand "Before entering into conversations about salary with employees, leaders must be confident in their current pay practices and have an idea of what they can offer employees," says beqom's Jansen. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Another month, another painful increase in inflation leaving many Americans' wallets feeling even lighter than before. As the country grapples with ongoing supply chain shortages and global economic volatility, Americans are paying more for household necessities. Not surprisingly, many are turning to their employers for a little help.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.