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AIG Names New HR Chief, Other Exec Positions

January 5, 2010
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The appointments come after last week’s resignation of Anastasia Kelly, AIG’s general counsel and vice chairman for legal, human resources and corporate affairs. Kelly left in connection with federal salary caps imposed on executives that took government bailout funds.
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5 Questions for Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia.org—the Wiki-Powered Workplace

December 28, 2009
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Jimmy Wales, 43, launched Wikipedia.org in 2001 in the spirit that collaboration combined with the right technology could create a free online encyclopedia. Businesses have since adopted the wiki (free software downloadable from mediawiki.org) to encourage collaboration. Wikipedia, the world’s fifth most popular Web site, with about 330 million visitors monthly, operates with a staff of about 25. Workforce Management staff writer Jeremy Smerd spoke with Wales about how businesses use wikis.
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Report Reveals Large Firms Will Avoid Premium Spike Under Health Care Reform Plan

December 1, 2009
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Small employers may face slightly higher premiums if health care reform passes. Changes in premiums for small employers with 50 or fewer employees could range from a 1 percent increase to a 2 percent decrease in 2016.
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Court Rules New York Can Recognize Other States Same-Sex Marriages

November 23, 2009
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The New York Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Thursday, November 20, in two cases, Margaret Godfrey v. Andrew J. Spano and Kenneth J. Lewis v. New York State Department of Civil Service , in upholding decisions by the appellate division of the state Supreme Court.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Could We Ease Our Employees Transition to Retirement?

November 17, 2009
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We employ a lot of military personnel and want to help them ease into the transition to civilian life. How do we prep them for life after work?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Is Our Forced Ranking System Still Valid

November 17, 2009
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How is the economy affecting the use of forced ranking? Our company is trying to figure out whether we should use it to address some internal issues regarding performance and succession. Is there a recommended minimum number of employees against which a “forced” performance rating distribution should be applied? Alternatively, what other strategies could we use in place of forced ranking?
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IBM to Pick Up the Tab for Workers&#8217; Primary Care

November 9, 2009
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Big Blue’s move to pay all costs bucks current trends. Long considered one of the more innovative employers when it comes to its health care benefit programs, IBM’s latest initiative is part of the company’s ongoing advocacy of wellness among its employees.
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Harkin Promises Approval of Sexual Orientation Discrimination Legislation in 2010

November 6, 2009
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A pivotal senator on employment issues predicts congressional approval next year of legislation that would ban workplace discrimination against homosexuals.
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