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Survey Employers Ignoring Workers’ Pain at the Pump

September 16, 2011
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Employers are doing little, if anything, to help employees cope with the budget-busting fill-ups at the pump. Eighty percent of the employees surveyed say they get no financial or other benefits from their employers to ease the burden of high fuel prices.
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Female Airline Pilot’s Sex Bias Case Can Proceed

September 16, 2011
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A federal appellate court said Tuesday, September 8, that a female pilot who alleged sexual discrimination in connection with her termination can proceed with her case.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Gather Objective Data to Assess Work-Life Balance?

September 7, 2011
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Our multinational pharmaceuticals company wants to make sure that the medical-sales professionals remain strong, effective and healthy. We would like to “study” the balance between their work and home lives. What objective data should we use to start the process?
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Dear Workforce How Do We Get Flex Schedules in HR

September 7, 2011
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My company doesn’t have an official flexible schedule policy, which means some departments are able to work flex hours whereas other departments do not (including my department: human resources). How could I approach my vice president of HR and request that the benefits of flexible scheduling be considered?
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U.S. Navy Optimas Award Winner for General Excellence

September 7, 2011
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The military branch maintains a massive workforce with programs that offer personnel a greater choice of jobs, education assistance and family support.
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Best Buy & Culturerx Optimas Award Winner for Innovation

September 7, 2011
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The electronics retailer gets results by doing away with the traditional rules of work, giving employees the autonomy to do their jobs when they want, where they want.
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Here, Kitty, Kitty: Pet Insurance Benefit Picking Up

July 1, 2011
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First introduced in 1982, insurance policies for pets have grown in popularity and are now offered by thousands of employers. It’s a benefit that costs nothing for employers, and requires little, if any, administration, while providing affordable group rates to employees.
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Office Pool Policy Best Defense to Curb In-House March Madness

March 15, 2011
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Only 16 percent of employees surveyed said their company has a policy against office pools; another 37 percent didn’t know whether there was a policy or not.
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Companies Focus Their Attention on Flexibility

March 6, 2011
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To limit contingent staffing, some companies are making permanent employees more agile.
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Appeals Court Judges Plan Quick Review of Reform Law Decision

January 28, 2011
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The decision means the Virginia federal appeals court will render a quick decision as the case winds its way toward what will be its likely final destination, the U.S. Supreme Court.
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