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Report: California Program has Little Effect on Worker Injuries, Fatalities

January 19, 2012
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While safety standards listed under the state Injury and Illness Prevention Program typically improve safety, the commission said it's unclear whether state mandates cause employers to be safer than companies that voluntarily implement such practices.
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Pepsi Settles EEOC Charges of Racial Bias in Screenings for $3M

January 12, 2012
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Under Pepsi's former policy, job applicants who had been arrested pending prosecution were not hired for a permanent job even if they had never been convicted of any offense.
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Archer Daniels Midland Announces Plan to Cut 1,000 Jobs

January 11, 2012
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The cutbacks represent 3 percent of the company's total workforce, according to a release issued Jan. 11.
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Twelve Prescriptions—Not Predictions—for 2012

January 10, 2012
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To get through all of this, we need to do more with less in terms of how leaders lead, the standards we set, what we must learn, understand and apply, and how we act and communicate to prevent, detect and correct problems while remaining faithful to our values and missions.
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Top 5 Workplace Injury Causes Make Up 72 Percent of Direct Workers' Comp Costs: Analysis

January 10, 2012
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Overexertion—or injuries caused by lifting, pushing, pulling, holding and carrying—costs businesses $12.5 billon in direct annual expenses and accounts for more than 25 percent of the national burden, according to Liberty Mutual's Workplace Safety Index.
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Will Labor Department's Request Slow Fiduciary Proposal?

January 6, 2012
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In its latest timetable for implementing the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, the commission put fiduciary duty on the list of rules labeled 'dates still to be determined.' Many other rules are designated for release during specific time periods.
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Where Should We Begin When Developing HR Competencies?

January 4, 2012
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What are the steps to developing a competency framework for human resources? —Building a Foundation for Recruiting, HR consultant, financial services, Lagos, Nigeria
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EEOC Creates Small Business Task Force to Provide Legal, HR Counsel

December 16, 2011
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The task force will focus on newly established small businesses and those that cannot afford in-house legal counsel or human resources personnel.
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IBM Announces Vendor Management System Acquisition

December 15, 2011
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The acquisition is part of the company's 'Smarter Commerce' initiative begun in March 2011 and aimed at helping companies respond to shifting customer buying patterns.
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Affluent Anxious About Retirement Too, Wells Fargo Finds

December 15, 2011
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Four in 10 of those surveyed said that their biggest fear about retirement is that they 'will do all the right things and it still won't be enough for tomorrow.'
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