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The Five Biggest Lies in HR

March 4, 2010
Commentary: You hear them all the time: ‘Work/life balance is HR’s responsibility.’ ‘Our company wants only “A” players.’ And other falsehoods. HR has spawned narratives that make the function seem like a cross between Mother Teresa and Stuart Smalley.
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NLRB Nominee Fails to Assuage Business Community

February 3, 2010
Harold Craig Becker’s nomination to the National Labor Relations Board faces Republican and business opposition. Becker, who is associate general counsel for the Service Employees International Union, told a Senate committee that if he is confirmed, he would comply ‘scrupulously’ with an ethics pledge to recuse himself from SEIU lawsuits for two years.
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Labor's Agenda Set to Move to the Front Burner

December 29, 2009
Once Congress is done wrestling with health care reform, it is expected to turn its attention to the Employee Free Choice Act. And although the act has been dormant for months, organized labor’s priorities are sprouting in Washington in other ways. Here are the labor-relations issues employers need to watch in the new year.
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Prepared for a World of Free Choice

December 29, 2009
While some companies are trying to position themselves to fend off union organizing in the even of the Employee Free Choice Act’s passage, most employers ‘are still in denial about the likelihood of significant pro-union legislation passing,’ one expert says.
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Behavioral Prescription Q&A With Michael Holmes of Express Scripts

November 11, 2009
In his current role at pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts, Michael Holmes has been able to apply health care savings programs using behavioral economics to its own workforce before rolling them out to clients. Holmes spoke to writer Jessica Marquez about how companies can apply behavioral economics, which looks at the psychological factors of economic decisions, to reduce health care costs and what he hopes to see come out of Congress.
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