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R&D Sent to China

December 30, 2009
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Offshore outsourcing growth slowed briefly during the recession but came roaring back in the second quarter of 2009, with every indicator pointing to heady growth rates ahead.
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Global Workforce Report on Emerging Markets The Backshoring Myth

December 30, 2009
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Despite media hype about the recession driving jobs back to the U.S., the business case for outsourcing to the emerging markets remains overwhelming.
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PBGC Taking on Plan From Steel Products Firm

December 29, 2009
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PTC Alliance Corp.’s pension fund covers 750 employees and retirees.
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Americans Clueless About Paying for Long-Term Care, Report Concludes

December 3, 2009
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Survey respondents think they can rely on Social Security, Medicare and regular health insurance to cover their bills.
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Retention Concerns

December 2, 2009
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Companies are concerned about retaining top talent. Almost two-thirds are more concerned now than they were before the economic crisis.
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A Skeptical View of Engagement

December 2, 2009
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Employee engagement is a priority for many HR leaders these days. But some observers warn that fixating on ever-higher engagement survey scores may backfire.
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Commitment IssuesRestoring Employee Engagement

December 2, 2009
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Restoring employee engagement, especially among disenchanted top performers, may require companies to make significant investments in their people despite the sour economy, experts say. Firms that don’t move quickly to bridge the widening gulf between employer and employee do so at their own peril.
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Counting on Engagement at Ernst & Young

December 2, 2009
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Although the audit and consulting company was still compiling the results of a formal employee engagement survey, anecdotal evidence suggests the firm is on the right track with its 144,000 workers, says its director of the people team for the Americas.
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Downturn Tests HCL's Pledge to Employees

December 2, 2009
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HCL pledged not to lay off employees during the downturn. As a result of that and the tech services firm’s broader “Employee First” philosophy, employee engagement has remained high and fueled business success.
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