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Retiring Minds Want to Know: Technology Helps Assess Retirement Benefits

December 28, 2011
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Interactive online tools such as videos, chats and blogs designed to encourage employees to invest more than the default minimum in their 401(k) plans have become increasingly common.
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The SAP-SuccessFactors Deal: Could the Tail Wag the Dog?

December 7, 2011
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My main question is whether SuccessFactors CEO Lars Dalgaard can be happy as a lieutenant as opposed to the commander-in-chief.
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Background-Check Tool Keeps Tabs on Sex Harassment Cases

December 1, 2011
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Since mid-2010, the latest technology tool by ebosswatch.com has been nearly as popular among human resources and hiring managers as it has been with job seekers.
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Best Practices for Diversity Training

September 12, 2011
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Here are five of the best practices based on research and companies’ experiences.
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Dear Workforce Why Should We Take a Survey of Our HR Function?

September 7, 2011
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We are putting together a survey rating the human resources department. What are some questions that you would recommend we use?
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Special Report on RPO: Tech Takes Over RPO Marketplace

August 18, 2011
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The amount of recruitment process outsourcing technology available today is staggering—and for RPOs, it’s either keep up or risk being left behind.
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Special Report on Employee Engagement Losing Lifeblood

July 21, 2011
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Cash-strapped companies haven't paid much attention to employee engagement since the recession dawned. Some are now starting to feel the results of that neglect, experts say.
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Special Report on Social Media: You Can't Take Your Online Contacts With You ... or Can You?

June 6, 2011
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As companies rush into the worlds of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, some are discovering sticky issues when employees engaged in corporate social media activity depart.
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Special Report on Leadership Development: Corporate Leaders Train in Fire Drills and Funny Skills

May 10, 2011
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A successful leader thinks outside the box on occasion. To tap into that mindset, some leadership programs are taking top talent out of the office and into a burning building, an improv or concert stage, or even a beach in Normandy.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Change COLA Dates Without Demoralizing People?

May 4, 2011
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Employees at our company are accustomed to receiving an annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, increase. However, we are implementing a new system linking pay to performance, and those employees will have to meet their yearly goals to be entitled to the COLA. They will also be awarded a bonus for exceeding goals. Currently, COLAs are awarded throughout the year based on each employee's date of hire. In the new system, we wish to have everyone eligible for the pay increases at the same time, in April. How do we change the timing without de-motivating those who would have been eligible for an increase under the old system, but now must wait anywhere from one to 12 months to become eligible?
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