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Survey Shows Lack of Innovation Motivation

January 17, 2013
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Four in 10 organizations see themselves as ineffective at fostering innovation, and there's a mismatch between what companies are doing and what they say is effective when it comes to inspiring inventiveness.
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Pot Laws Facing High Court Scrutiny?

December 18, 2012
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Nothing is on the U.S. Supreme Court docket yet but with recent passage of liberal marijuana-use laws, a case could fire up justices.
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New Pot Laws? No Worries

December 14, 2012
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Following voter approval of recreational marijuana use in Washington state and Colorado, one employment lawyer nevertheless recommends making any necessary revisions to company drug policies so no gray areas exist between state and federal law.
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2013 Employment Forecast: A Fiscal Cliffhanger

December 13, 2012
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How well the job market recovers in the next 12 months could depend on what Congress decides in the next few weeks.
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HHS Proposes Rules on Employee Wellness, Essential Health Benefits

November 21, 2012
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Officials said the proposed rules on wellness programs are designed to give employers greater flexibility to design programs that will positively affect their employees' overall health while providing individuals with enhanced protections against discriminatory practices.
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Health Care Reform Timeline

November 20, 2012
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Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been slow since its passage in March 2010. That will change starting in January when more regulations and requirements begin kicking in. Here is a list:
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Game-Maker Electronic Arts Revamped Its Workforce to Remake Itself

November 8, 2012
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To shift from retail to online sales, the game-maker used LinkedIn, other tools to hire creatively as part of a global talent overhaul.
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Whirlpool Adds On-site Health Teams to Tackle Presenteeism

November 8, 2012
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One organization's data shows that health-related productivity losses cost U.S. employers $227 billion annually. Whirlpool officials are striving to reduce one component, called presenteeism, by providing employees with better mental and physical support at the work site.
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The Last Word: ChildNet, Ketchup and a Comeback

November 1, 2012
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Six Sigma’s debut in Florida’s social-services circles was as well-received as, well, ketchup on ice cream.
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