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Dear Workforce How Do We Use Focus Groups to Roll Out a CDHP?

September 7, 2011
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We are planning on implementing a consumer-driven health plan, or CDHP, in 2012 and want to get employee feedback by using focus groups. How should we structure the focus groups? Which general areas should we address during the meetings?
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Dear Workforce Are We the Only Company Laboring to Manage Our Expats?

September 7, 2011
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How do we better manage our expat process? Ideally, we'd like to have some type of case-management tool that enables us to make sure we place the right people in the right overseas assignment. Could you share some pointers on how we can make sure the expat process we use works to the benefit of our company and our expats?
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E-Verify: A Panacea or Burden for Employers

September 6, 2011
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reported in fiscal 2010 that 98.3 percent of all queries submitted to E-Verify resulted in confirmations within 24 hours. Despite the quick turnaround on queries, the accuracy and reliability of the program remains divisive.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Curb Toxic Employee Behaviors?

August 29, 2011
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I am HR Manager a nonprofit mental-health organization. Many managers are complaining about poor workplace behaviors of employees. Although not illegal, these behaviors are unhealthy and unproductive. Employees do not seem capable of getting along with each other, and it's harming our ability to work efficiently. What can I do to address these behaviors and improve this toxic work environment?
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5 Questions for Ravin Jesuthasan: Out of Job Site, Out of Mind

August 24, 2011
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To Ravin Jesuthasan, continued high unemployment in America isn't just about tough times for jobless workers. Jesuthasan, global practice leader for talent management at consulting firm Towers Watson & Co., says it's also about bias and missed business opportunities. Jesuthasan recently spoke with Workforce Management senior editor Ed Frauenheim.
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New Tools Cast a Wider Social Network for Recruiters

August 22, 2011
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With the launch of BranchOut in July 2010 and BeKnown and Google Plus, which made their debuts in June, recruiters are trying to decide how to best use a dizzying array of tools to find top talent.
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Black Women Lost More Jobs During Recovery

August 16, 2011
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Black women have lost more jobs than black men since the recession began in December 2007, says a recent report by the National Women’s Law Center.
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Most Employers Say Workers Need Guidance on Benefit Decisions

August 5, 2011
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The survey included responses from more than 750 human resources managers and benefit managers attending the annual SHRM conference in Las Vegas in June
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Census Bureau to Release Uninsured Report Next Month

August 5, 2011
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The decline in employment-based coverage came amid the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The unemployment rate topped 10 percent in 2009, with millions of employees losing their health insurance coverage.
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