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When Johnny or Janey Comes Marching Home

November 28, 2011
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Veterans find it's a tough terrain in getting from the battlefield to their chosen field.
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Analysis Notes More Large Employers Freeze Defined Benefit Plans

November 17, 2011
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In 2004, as the corporate drive to freeze defined benefit plans was picking up momentum, only 45, or 7.1 percent of 633 Fortune 1000 companies with defined benefit plans, had frozen at least one plan, reports consultancy Towers Watson.
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Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party and You

October 18, 2011
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To their credit, Americans of different political stripes are not sitting passively in the face of economic problems. They are speaking up and fighting back. And that has implications for employers.
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Health Care Cost Hikes Increasing, Expected to Continue

October 3, 2011
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The key difference between the Kaiser Family Foundation and Aon Hewitt surveys is that the KFF survey included more fully insured plans, 40 percent, and more small and midsize firms, 85 percent, with fewer than 5,000 workers. More than 75 percent of the data from the Aon Hewitt survey was collected from large, self-funded employers with employee populations of more than 10,000.
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More CFOs Are Landing in HR Territory

September 30, 2011
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A new survey by Robert Half Management Resources finds that about one-fifth of 1,400 chief financial officers surveyed have taken on more HR duties in the past three years.
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Losing Our Religion

September 28, 2011
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R.E.M. just broke up. It's an occasion for mourning not just the end of the pop band's 31-year run, but the decline of lasting teamwork in our society.
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Texas Gun Law Adds New Level of Vigilance for Employers

September 27, 2011
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More than a dozen states already have such laws and adding Texas to that group was a major coup for the gun rights lobby. Two previous bills had failed in the Legislature before SB 321—known as the Employee Parking Lot Bill—passed in May and was signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry.
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In Daschle’s Wake, Health Care Industry Vows to Move Ahead

September 16, 2011
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Advocacy and labor groups say that momentum for reform has been building so long that it would continue to go forward regardless of the presence of the former HHS secretary nominee.
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Bill Gates Wants Your Medical Records—Microsoft Boots Up Electronic Medical Records Plan

September 16, 2011
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Microsoft made its long awaited entry into consumer health care by unveiling an electronic personal health record platform designed to be compatible with other health care technology.
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