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When Will Retirement Savings Rebound Depends on Who You Ask

May 7, 2009
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Nearly four out of 10 Americans—or 39 percent—said they expect it’ll take at least three years to recover the value of their retirement savings that were lost in the downturn.
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Job ‘Angels’ Look After Victims Of Downturn

May 7, 2009
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The grass-roots movement, which is growing quickly on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, promises to give a boost not only to out-of-work individuals but also companies eager to do more with less.
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Employee Engagement in Tough Times, Part One

May 6, 2009
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The present economy may leave organizations feeling as if they are being squeezed in a vise. But there is opportunity amid the economic uncertainty. Careful attention to positioning individuals and teams to succeed will not only allow organizations to weather the storm, but also to emerge from the downturn in a stronger competitive position. The first installment of this two-part article lays out the challenges that companies face. Part Two offers a ‘path to performance’ for generating business results through enhanced levels of employee engagement and enablement.
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Employee Engagement in Tough Times, Part Two

May 6, 2009
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The present economy may leave organizations feeling as if they are being squeezed in a vise. But there is opportunity amid the economic uncertainty. Careful attention to positioning individuals and teams to succeed will not only allow organizations to weather the storm, but also to emerge from the downturn in a stronger competitive position. The first installment of this two-part article lays out the challenges that companies face. Part Two offers a ‘path to performance’ for generating business results through enhanced levels of employee engagement and enablement.
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DC Assets Fall in 2008; Share of Retirement Assets Rises

March 18, 2009
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Assets in corporate 401(k) plans, which account for 71 percent of all corporate defined-contribution assets, declined 23 percent to $1.94 trillion, while total defined-benefit assets were $4.03 trillion in 2008, down 27 percent from the previous year.
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TOOL Preventing Gun Violence in the Workplace

November 11, 2008
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The report may be helpful to companies seeking to prevent incidents at the office or in shaping no-weapons policies.
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Wall Street Gyrations Keep Benefits Managers Hopping

October 30, 2008
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Benefits management departments in recent weeks have been fielding questions and addressing concerns from employees worried about their 401(k)s and other employer-sponsored investment vehicles as the stock market continues to show signs of instability.
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TOOL Health Resources From the National Library of Medicine

October 14, 2008
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HR executives know that employers have a vested interest in the health and well-being of their employees—and their families. Employers may help their workforce by adding links to their intranets to, for instance, “Health Hotlines,” which is from the National Library of Medicine.
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TOOL National Institutes of Health Site Offers Information for Your Employees

October 14, 2008
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Employers can become more of a partner in their employees’ health and wellness by adding to their intranets links to a number of federal Web sites that offer information. For instance, there’s the National Institutes of Health.
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Surviving the Downturn Laid-Back Layoffs

October 7, 2008
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With jobs hard to come by right now, some laid-off workers find it makes little sense to get frantic about the employment search.
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