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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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Meet the 2011 Game Changers

September 29, 2011
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2011 Game Changer: Julie Heitzler

September 29, 2011
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Human resources manager, Orlando (Florida) Airport Marriott
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Meet the 2011 Game Changers

September 29, 2011
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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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Michigan Insurers Seek to Bar Workers' Comp Funding of Medical Marijuana

September 28, 2011
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A bill already moving through the state legislature would prohibit auto insurers from paying for medical marijuana as part of medical claims resulting from accidents, which some car insurers have already done because of uncertainty over requirements under Michigan's medical marijuana law.
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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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Aon Hewitt CEOs Discuss Future Plans for Firm

September 26, 2011
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One year ago, Aon Corp. completed its $4.9 billion acquisition of Hewitt Associates Inc., Aon's largest acquisition and the biggest deal ever involving a benefits consultant. The transaction, in which Aon merged its Aon Consulting unit with Hewitt Associates, brought together two firms with different strengths, with Hewitt more focused on the large employer market and Aon Consulting more focused on the middle market. Aon Hewitt Inc. is based in Lincolnshire, Illinois, which was Hewitt's headquarters. Coinciding with the one-year anniversary of completing the transaction, Baljit Dail and Kristi Savacool, both CEOs of Aon Hewitt, discussed a variety of issues with Business Insurance Editor-at-Large Jerry Geisel.
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Back These Smart Safety Net Fixes

September 20, 2011
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Sadly, some business leaders pooh-poohed the call for payroll tax relief and a tax credit for hiring the long-term unemployed with what amounted to a kind of whining. Let's hope the employer community reacts more positively to the president's safety net legislation.
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Multiple Choice Unrest: HRCI-SHRM Link Leaves Many Stumped

September 16, 2011
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A low pass rate on exams and high cost for study materials have HR practitioners seeking to earn their credentials questioning the blurry relationship between SHRM and HRCI.
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