December 12, 2013
By Jessica Marquez
|As Delphi goes into bankruptcy, some old-guard employers use performance-based pay plans to attract and retain skilled workers.|
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Sector Report: Outsourcing
By Michelle V. Rafter
|Companies of all stripes, from global conglomerates to small players, are farming out their personnel processes, fueling bullish forecasts for HR outsourcers.|
The Last Word
Wal-Mart’s not to blame
Controversial memo highlights valid concerns about benefit costs.
| In the Mail |
Readers comment on HR performance, the myth of flexible workplaces and more.
Wal-Mart's leaky benefits memo
The HR memo over-shadows announcement of an affordable health plan. PBGC premiums are likely to rise. Merger frenzy in e-learning. Top background checking providers. Inflation's big bite. And more
|Employment law |
A rise in the pilfering of rival talent has prompted employers to take a closer look at noncompete contracts.
The big boards’ evolution
The "Big Three" job boards have recently announced changes that hint at new directions in their businesses, and in the recruiting field overall.
Lots of choices, lackluster signups
A MetLife study finds that while employees say they want more benefit choices, some don’t elect to use them.