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Trendy Topics Grab Ink, but HR Hot Line Reveals Basic Workplace Worries

May 10, 2011
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While workplace issues such as bedbugs, social media and background checks have been heavily covered in the mainstream and business media, a recent top 10 list indicates that HR frets about such day-to-day issues as FMLA, performance management, discipline and termination.
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University Head Says Big-Picture Collaboration Is Key

March 31, 2011
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Nancy Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York, aims to bring together community leaders, not-for-profits, unions and businesses to improve the city’s ‘cradle to career’ education.
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Oppenheimer Funds Inc. <i>Optimas Award</i> Winner for Managing Change

December 3, 2010
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For its ability to swiftly respond to the economic downturn, restore customer confidence and increase employee skills with a new corporate model, OppenheimerFunds is the winner of the 2010 Optimas Award for Managing Change.
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Tennessee Law Allows English-Only Workplaces

June 29, 2010
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The law also requires employers to provide notice to employees of the policy and the consequences of violating it. The law becomes effective immediately.
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Obama Backs Pension Funding Relief With Conditions

April 16, 2010
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Administration wants to ensure that the cash saved by companies through funding relief is put into job creation and preservation—and that cash not needed for those purposes is put into the pension funds before being distributed to shareholders or plowed into pay raises for company executives.
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Staffing Firm Spherion Changes Name to SFN Group

February 24, 2010
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The company will continue to trade under the symbol SFN on the New York Stock Exchange. SFN Group’s divisions include Technisource, Tatum, Mergis, Todays Office Professionals, SourceRight Solutions and Spherion Staffing Services.
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States Digging $1 Trillion Pension Hole, Pew Center Says

February 19, 2010
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Rising liabilities, lagging asset growth rates and inadequate legislative action by many states have produced a $1 trillion gap for public pension, retiree health and other retirement benefits.
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Obama Administration to Unveil Health Care Reform Bill

February 19, 2010
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Seeking to revive stalled health care reform legislation, a top official says the Obama administration plans to present its own reform bill next week.
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Gensler IOptimas Award-i Winner for Managing Change

December 11, 2009
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A far-reaching talent development initiative helps the global architecture firm keep up with the dizzying pace of change in the design industry.
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Bulldozing Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Caterpillar Engineers Drug Cost Savings

December 1, 2009
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Wielding a combination of size and pricing savvy, Caterpillar negotiated directly with pharmacy giants Walgreen Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., eliminating PBMs.
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