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5 Questions for Greg Besio: Unlocking the Right Combination

November 4, 2011
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A corporate merger can be a challenging and exciting opportunity for a human resources leader, according to Greg Besio, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Aon Corp. Besio found plenty of challenges last year when Aon Corp. acquired Hewitt Associates. Besio recently spoke with Workforce Management senior writer Rita Pyrillis about the process in this excerpt.
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The Last Word: Millennials Italiano

November 4, 2011
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It seems milllennials Italiano aren't so different from millennials Americano.
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When Crisis Strikes

November 2, 2011
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Just imagine you've got a new job. You've been hired following a major business crisis. Your responsibility: Make sure that a similar catastrophe never happens again. The recently selected CEO and her team need your advice and leadership. They will sign on to your plan. That's the deal.
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Survey: HR Expecting Higher Bonuses Ahead

November 2, 2011
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Human resources executives are by far the most optimistic group of professionals regarding extra pay surveyed by Robert Half, which polled the bonus expectations of people in such occupations as accounting, technology, law and advertising.
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A Bad Place to Be: In Denial About What Workers Want

October 27, 2011
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Employers are burying their heads in the sand on job security and work stress—at their own peril.
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How Come Our HR Decentralization Was a Miserable Failure?

October 27, 2011
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About a year ago, our human resources department decided to decentralize. This decision was based upon negative feedback from business units regarding the performance of the HR team. One year later, things have gotten much worse. Many of the HR professionals have left the company because they were unhappy and unsupported. Is it common to see decentralization work so poorly? —Cure Worse Than Disease, vice president of corporate services, real estate, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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2012: It's Either the Year of Retaliation or Professionalism and Courage

October 24, 2011
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The most effective ‘anti-retaliation' approach is to make ‘surfacing and listening openly to problems' an element of operational excellence and daily behavior, vital to the company's core values, best leadership practices and success.
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Worker Policies Must Consider Ever-Changing Web Landscape

October 4, 2011
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“Certainly, almost every large company in the U.S. has a social media policy today, but the maturity and adequacy of policies varies widely,” a consultant says.
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Principal Financial Group's 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security—2011

September 28, 2011
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These companies have shown that a commitment to outstanding benefits can be a factor in having a successful business.
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Investing in Employees

September 28, 2011
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Despite a tough, volatile economy, 10 small to midsize companies have been able to run successful businesses while bringing stability to employees through strong benefits programs. These businesses have made Principal Financial Group's 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security—2011 list.
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