February 10, 2016
DOES REPUTATION REALLY MATTER?
By Ed Frauenheim
|There’s no shortage of scandal-stained companies trying to shore up their images. In today’s job market, however, a company’s sins may not affect worker dedication or dissuade job seekers like they once did.|
The Last Word
Dr. John Sullivan
| In the Mail |
From our readers
A New 'Workday' Comes To Market
PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield launches a new software venture. Attack of the Zombie Workers: A study say employees are disengaged, but they're not quitting. The Hot List: Top dental and vision providers. Data Bank: The violent workplace. And more.
| Medical benefits |
A (LONG) TRIP TO THE DOCTOR
Thousands of Americans each year travel abroad for lower-cost elective surgeries. But employers, concerned about liability and public perception, are hesitant to try medical tourism.
FACE-TO-FACE 4O1(K) ADVICE
Legislation has cleared the way for plan providers to give face-to-face 401(k) advice to employees, provided that participants are charged only a flat fee for it. Still, some employers say they’ll steer clear because of liability concerns.
Recruiting & Staffing
FAST AND FURIOUS HIRING IN CHINA
The rapid recruiting experiences of several companies undercut predictions of a looming talent shortage in China. Résumé flow is strong, and time-to-hire is fast. There’s no evidence of tighter labor markets.
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