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Special Report: Creating a Culture of Wellness Helps Companies Tighten Their Belts

April 7, 2011
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To reduce health costs and boost productivity, Blue Shield of California has shaken things up with its ‘Wellvolution’ program. The company redesigned employee cafeterias and added ‘walkstations’ to some cubicles, enabling staffers to work out while they work. Like Blue Shield, some companies are becoming more creative with their wellness strategies.
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Special Report on HR Technology: The Thought Police

March 6, 2011
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Some companies offer software to sniff out social media posts, but such programs raise the question: Does Big Brother belong in the workplace?
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Special Report on Training: More to Learn

January 14, 2011
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U.S. companies regained their appetite for employee development in 2010, but a new report shows their tastes are changing.
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Special Report on Globalization: The Globe-Trotters

December 15, 2010
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Companies look to cut costs by rejiggering perks for international assignments, shortening foreign stays and targeting younger employees and empty nesters.
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Special Report on Compensation: Cracks in the Ice

November 5, 2010
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Employers are poised to start the thawing process—after a couple of years of frozen salaries and frugal compensation policies—by offering pay raises of roughly 3 percent next year.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Can We Do to Make Our Managers Better at Hiring?

October 18, 2010
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How can our public-sector organization help its non-HR managers improve their hiring skills? They are often asked to handle personnel-related issues, such as determining whether candidates have the competencies necessary to perform the job. However, most have little (if any) formal training on how to do this. And our organization does not have a centralized approach or expertise in delivering this type of training.
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Special Report on Contingent Staffing Contingency Plan

October 14, 2010
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In the second quarter, staffing agency revenue hit $16.9 billion, a 33 percent increase over a year earlier, but experts say overall weakness in the economy could hurt future growth.
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Special Report on Rewards & Recognition Getting Personal

September 10, 2010
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With budgets remaining tight, more employers are focusing on nonfinancial rewards and customizing recognition at the local level to motivate and retain top performers.
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Special Report on Health Benefits Butting In

August 19, 2010
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More employers are hitting workers in the pocketbook by adopting financial penalties to curb risky health behaviors such as smoking or, conversely, using incentives to encourage healthy habits like losing weight. Experts say careful program design is key to avoiding legal and privacy issues.
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Special Report on Employee Relocation Strategic Moves

July 15, 2010
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Relocation is now viewed as part of long-term talent development, but the housing crash is forcing employers to offer greater assistance—including detailed cost analyses of moves—to get workers on board.
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