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Affordable Care Act: Your Delays and Deadlines Update

September 18, 2013
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Here’s a quick look at the delays and impending deadlines affecting employers.
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Ernst & Young Creates Flexible Office Environment

June 10, 2013
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The 'Workplace of the Future' scraps cube farms for lounges, public desks and private work rooms.
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Your Employees Are BYODing, Whether You Like It or Not

June 6, 2013
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Seventy percent of employees who use personal devices at work are using a smartphone, and of those employees, more than one-third bring them to work either without the knowledge of their IT department, or in spite of an outright corporate ban on personal devices in the workplace. These numbers mean that a bring-your-own-device program is no longer an option, but should be required.
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What Will Human Resources Look Like in the Near Future?

April 3, 2013
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The last decade has seen lots of changes in human resources. Looking back, it seems hard to predict that social media and other emerging trends would have taken hold. What's in store for the future of human resources and are there steps our HR organization should take to prepare? —Looking Backward So We Can Move Forward, HR consultant, technical services, Columbus, Georgia
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Credentialing, Competency, and MOOCs

February 11, 2013
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Our lives will be enriched by technology with advances in learning and communication beyond the limited horizon of our vision. As we move forward, though, we need to take measured, careful steps and keep in mind that learning at work needs to produce ongoing results … not high scores for our permanent record cards.
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Possible Civil Rights Reform Under Obama Could Benefit Businesses

January 24, 2013
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Human resources departments nationwide could be rewriting policies and drafting new procedures over the next four years if the president and his administration are able to accomplish the goals expressed in his second inaugural address.
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Wellness Programs Can Reduce Worker Medical Costs by 18 Percent: Study

January 9, 2013
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The report said wellness programs could reduce costs for risks such as physical inactivity, smoking, high blood pressure and obesity. If the risk factors were lowered to “theoretical minimums,” health care expenses could be lowered by an average of $650, or 18.4 percent, for all working adults, the study said.
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Disaffected Workers Want Out of Unions

November 30, 2012
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As organized labor loses leverage in a race-to-the-bottom global market, some workers are becoming so disillusioned by what their unions can, or rather can't, do for them that they want out.
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