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Research Highlights Disengaged Workforce

December 2, 2009
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In a September Workforce Management survey, roughly 45 percent of respondents said engagement had dropped at their companies. But at firms with layoffs, disengagement was much more common.
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Henderson Resigns as General Motors CEO

December 1, 2009
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In a press release, Chairman Edward Whitacre stated, ‘At its monthly meeting in Detroit today, the General Motors board of directors accepted the resignation of Fritz Henderson as director, president and CEO of the company.’
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Nobel Prize Winners Provide Insight on Outsourcing, Contract Work

November 24, 2009
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The Nobel Prize in economics seldom has practical applications for workforce management. Yet this year’s prize, awarded in October to Oliver Williamson and Elinor Ostrom, recognizes research that provides insights into such workforce issues as employee contracts, bonuses and outsourcing.
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Amid Flu, a Call for Days Off

November 20, 2009
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With the H1N1 pandemic weighing on everybody’s mind, employee advocacy groups are renewing their push for federal and state legislation making paid sick days mandatory, hoping that flu fears will speed the measures forward.
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An Ounce of Prevention or a Pound of Cure

November 20, 2009
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The H1N1 flu pandemic has many business leaders concerned, but the strain of the recession and other worries have them holding back on aggressive, and costly, responses. That could prove disastrous.
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The Man With an H1N1 Plan

November 20, 2009
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In part because of his own experience, a State Farm Insurance official has taken an aggressive and comprehensive approach toward preventing the spread of flu in the company’s 700 offices throughout the country.
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A Prescription for Avoiding H1N1s Worst

November 20, 2009
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Employers ‘should expect substantial absenteeism’ because of the an ‘extremely difficult influenza season,’ a doctor and associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics says.
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DHS Launches Ad Campaign Encouraging E-Verify Sign-Up

November 19, 2009
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About 170,000 firms are using the system. The ‘I E-Verify’ campaign includes a public service television advertisement that touts companies for their efforts to ensure a legal workforce.
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Dont Be Surprised by H-1B Site Visits

November 13, 2009
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Enforcement has been stepped up, so H-1B employers are advised to prepare for site visits and to determine what information they will discuss with government contractors or agents. It is also critical that H-1B employers immediately intensify their focus on immigration compliance.
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