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Workforce Management April 7, 2008

April 8, 2008
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Ready for Recession
by Jessica Marquez
Already running leaner than ever, companies that take a measured approach in reducing headcount during the economic slump will be the ones that will have the critical people they will need after markets rebound. The downturn may even be a prime opportunity to grab new talent from competitors. Also: software to smooth restructuring.

 
If You Fix It, They Will Come
by Fay Hansen
Like any high-deductible insurance plan, a consumer-driven one lowers employer costs by only a modest amount. If employers want more, they’ll have to overhaul plan design to win workers over—and get providers to supply more detail on health care costs. Also: consumer-driven and 401(k) plan growth; true consumerism is what’s missing from consumer plans.

The Last Word
Stupidus Maximus
John Hollon
 In the Mail
Generation whine
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 A Bear of a Time Keeping Talent
JPMorgan faces an uphill battle to hold on to Bear Stearns' top brokers. Another Blow to Outsourcing: Starbucks is ending its HRO contract. It's the third such cancellation recently. Could This Suit Backfire?: SuccessFactors' lawsuit against Softscape might be giving its rival publicity. Perma-Vacation: Chrysler's mandated summer break might be a prelude to more layoffs. Event Calendar: Key conferences and forums. The Hot List: CDHP providers. Data Bank: Opportunities abroad.
 
 
 



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