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Building a Wall of Metrics
Steven Ginsburgh, head of HR at Universal Weather and Aviation, measures and harnesses internal talent to unlock his workforce's potential.
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Oct 1, 2012 Oct 1, 2012
OK to Fail...and Innovate
HR leaders have a key role to play in changing management perspectives when it comes to building a culture of innovation. One way to start is to de-stigmatize failure and start rewarding innovative behaviors instead of outcomes.
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Sep 28, 2012
Was Employee's Psychological Exam an Unreasonable Requirement?
A Michigan appeals court thinks so, ruling that an employer violated the ADA by directing an erratic employee to undergo a psychological evaluation. To keep the company on safe legal ground, experts suggest that HR focus on showing how such conduct affects an employee's performance rather than trying to determine the behavior's root cause.
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Sep 25, 2012
The Difficulties of Discussing Hygiene
How do you best handle an employee who comes to work with offensive body odor? My HR department has been receiving complaints about this employee and I believe we will need to speak with her.
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Sep 24, 2012
Creating an Unlimited Paid-Time-Off Policy
When crafting an unlimited paid-time-off policy, HR leaders need to assess important variables including how workers use and carry over their paid-time-off, and the size of their long-term staff.
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Sep 24, 2012
Confusion Reigns Over ACA Implementation
With the 2014 deadline approaching for implementing major provisions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many employees covered through their employers are already receiving letters informing them of the ACA's "Medical Loss Ratio" requirement.
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Sep 16, 2012
On Target
With healthcare costs only going up, employers are getting aggressive about motivating unhealthy and chronically ill workers to get healthy.
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Sep 16, 2012
Mayflower Helps Companies, Employees Save on Relocation
This is part of a special advertising section featuring case studies offering solutions to relocation challenges.
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Sep 16, 2012
Supplier Briefs
Timco Services Inc., of Lafayette, La., has selected Weston, Fla.-based Ultimate Software's UltiPro Workplace human capital management software for HR, payroll and talent management.
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Sep 16, 2012
Wellness Program Passes ADA Fitness Test
A recent ruling by the 11th Circuit suggests that there are circumstances where an organization can offer a "non-voluntary" wellness program without running afoul of the ADA, according to legal experts.
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Sep 12, 2012
The Secrecy of Succession Planning
When Steve Jobs announced his medical leave in January 2011 -- thereby raising obvious concerns about Apple's future leadership -- shareholders rejected a proposal that would have required the adoption and disclosure of a detailed, written succession-planning policy.
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Sep 2, 2012
Getting It Right
Against the backdrop of healthcare reform, planning and prioritizing for open enrollment is more crucial than ever.
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Sep 2, 2012
A Line of Sight
Companies are finding that vision plans can do more than just help their aging workforce with eye care. But getting employee buy-in isn't necessarily a snap.
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Sep 2, 2012
Specialty Drugs, Spiraling Costs
Thanks to the rise of generics, pharmaceutical-benefit costs have been dropping -- with one glaring exception: specialty drugs.
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Sep 2, 2012
How Healthcare-Reform Ruling will Affect Play-or-Pay
The U.S. Supreme Court made up its mind on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Now, it's "play or pay" decision-time for employers.
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Sep 2, 2012
Is Healthcare Spending Beginning to Stabilize?
While healthcare spending for employers should grow at a historically low rate in 2013, it continues to escalate at double-digit levels around the globe in 2012.
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Sep 2, 2012
The 'Grand Experiments'
Are corporate exchanges the answer to soaring healthcare costs?
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Sep 2, 2012
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