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Chicago Boardrooms Lag Nation in Diversity

November 15, 2012
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Overall, minorities account for only 12 percent of the boards of directors at Chicago's 50 largest firms, versus 15 percent at the 200 largest S&P 500 firms, said a new report by Chicago United, a not-for-profit group that advocates diversity in executive ranks.
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Group Health Plan Costs Up 4.1 Percent in 2012, Smallest Increase in 15 years: Mercer

November 14, 2012
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The 4.1 percent increase brought health plan costs to an average of $10,558 per employee in 2012, compared with $10,146 per employee in 2011, according to the survey.
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Kinder and Gentler: The New Path to Reducing Employee Turnover

October 24, 2012
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Auto dealers are moving toward a more flexible, more enjoyable, less rule-restricted workplace—in hopes of keeping staffs content and motivated enough to stay on the job.
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Survey: More Companies, Jobs to Head Back into Chicago

October 10, 2012
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Almost 80 percent of 12,000 area professionals surveyed by Ernst & Young LLP say they believe companies will keep moving from the suburbs to Chicago.
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Study: Generational Job Seekers Not Using All Their Tools

September 28, 2012
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Recruiters take note: Baby boomers, Gen X and millennials are spending almost all their time job searching online instead of offline. Boomers turn to LinkedIn first, while Gen X and millennials are first using Google and Google Plus.
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NLRB Continues to Attack Facially Neutral Employment Policies

September 17, 2012
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Employers, I wish I could whisk up a magical elixir to solve this problem. Alas, at least for the time being, we are stuck with the NLRB's intrusiveness into the world of work rules, and the grave uncertainty that comes along for the ride.
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Staggered Introduction of North Carolina E-Verify Compliance Dates Begins in October

September 13, 2012
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Under legislation approved by North Carolina's General Assembly last year and signed into law by Governor Beverly E. Perdue in June 2011, employers with between 100 and 500 employees have until Jan. 1, 2013, to comply with the law, while employers with between 24 and 100 employees have until July 1, 2013, to comply.
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Corporations Adopt the Hackathon

September 12, 2012
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Small businesses are using hackathons as cost-effective tools to tackle problems, recruit talent and unleash innovation. The hackathon presents a quicker, scrappier way to tackle large-scale problems with whatever resources they have on hand.
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Health Care Reform a 'Badge of Honor' for Democrats: HHS Secretary

September 5, 2012
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During her speech, Kathleen Sebelius detailed what she said are some of the achievements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Are Your Policies Updated to Account for Ohio's New Ban on Texting While Driving?

September 4, 2012
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Remind employees that texting while driving is not only against the law, but also against company policy. Your insurance carriers, and, believe it or not, your employees and their families, will thank you.
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