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Doctors Warned of Data Theft Risk From Laptop Stolen From Blue Cross and Blue Shield Employee

October 15, 2009
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The American Medical Association is warning physicians across the country about the possibility that their identities could be stolen as a result of a theft of a laptop from the car of a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association employee.
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Xerox to Buy Parent of Buck Consultants for $6.4 Billion

September 28, 2009
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Xerox Corp. plans to acquire Affiliated Computer Services Inc., the parent company of Buck Consultants, which provides HR consulting services addressing employee health and wellness, HR technology, and administration and retirement plans.
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SAP Refurbishes Its Program With the Help of Its Own Technology

September 8, 2009
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Helping businesses generate profits as well as contributing to SAP's bottom line are its workers—employees and contingents. And it was around five years ago that SAP first discovered that it had little idea of the size or structure of its contingent workforce.
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Misplaced Blame

August 31, 2009
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General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson responds to Workforce Management 's article about the departure of HR head Katherine Barclay, saying that 'to single out Katy Barclay and the GM global human resources team [for the automaker's financial problems] is both unfair and, in many ways, ludicrous—as well as a disservice to your readers.'
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Hacked Data Heists Teach Lessons in Cyber Risk Management

August 25, 2009
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The indictment of an alleged master hacker in massive data thefts underscores the role that risk managers play in information technology security.
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New Regulations Cover Health Care Information Data Breaches

August 25, 2009
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued regulations requiring providers, health plans and other entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to notify individuals when their health information is breached.
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Six Reasons Why HR Pros Should Stop Talking and Start Recruiting

August 14, 2009
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Commentary: If you want alignment with the business, there's no better way to get it than to force everyone in HR to recruit for the client group they serve.
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Exxon Mobil Pumps $3 Billion Into Pension Plans

August 6, 2009
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The company contributed $3 billion to its pension plans in the quarter ended June 30 and plans to make an additional $600 million contribution by the end of the year.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Could We Use Employee Probation to Effectively Assess Newcomers

August 4, 2009
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How could we make better use of the probationary/introductory period to better assess and evaluate employees?
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