October 1, 2014
Putnam Takes the Long View
By Jessica Marquez
|Tainted by a scandal that it linked to a winner-take-all mentality, the fund company puts its emphasis on longer-term goals and tries to create a more collegial and egalitarian workplace.|
Special Report: Training That Delivers
Stories by Irwin Speizer
|Investment in training continues to rise. Outsourcing makes its presence felt. Employers demand better accounting to make sure every dollar counts.|
The Last Word
HR's new opportunity
Dr. John Sullivan
| In the Mail |
Know your business
Readers comment workforce productivity.
America's Job Bank to Fold
The DOL's closure of the site could hurt job seekers and employers. Going After Big Employers: Rep Hostettler says current immigration law has to be rigorously applied. A Slap for a CEO: Raytheon's chief apologized for a cribbed book. Was his punishment just? Data Bank: Labor cost increases. Hot List: Top job boards. And more.
| Health care benefits |
Companies go cold turkey
Some employers, including Whole Foods, have switched to consumer-driven plans, with no other choices offered.
New demands in midmarket HRO
Vendors find the midmarket isn’t like the land of the jumbo clients. Many midsized firms pick and choose their services, and want industry expertise.
Tapping into virtual workspaces
The technology, in which workers enter shared “rooms” to discuss and complete projects, can help organizations make the most of their intellectual capital. But some people balk at a new way of working.