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EEOC Actions, Enforcement Trends Focus of Report on Agency

January 27, 2012
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The report noted that the agency identified combating systemic discrimination as a top priority in a 2006 task force report.
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Mercer Taps Julio Portalatin as President and CEO

January 18, 2012
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Portalatin, 52, is an AIG senior vice president and president and CEO of AIG unit Chartis Growth Economies, with responsibility for operations in the Asia/Pacific, South Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Central Europe regions.
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Move to Flexible Workforce Is Permanent, Consultants Say

January 18, 2012
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The online M Squared poll of independent consultants was conducted in December 2011 and included responses from 530 professional independent consultants.
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Aon Moving Its Headquarters to London

January 13, 2012
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Aon President and CEO Greg Case said the move, which must be approved by shareholders, is another step in the firm's strategic plan to grow Aon as a global platform. In particular, London will help Aon grow its business in emerging markets, he said.
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Recruit Co. Lands Staffing Firm for $410 Million

January 4, 2012
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It marks the latest large-scale acquisition for Tokyo-based Recruit, and will result in Advantage Resourcing divesting most of its non-Japanese operations.
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Where Should We Begin When Developing HR Competencies?

January 4, 2012
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What are the steps to developing a competency framework for human resources? —Building a Foundation for Recruiting, HR consultant, financial services, Lagos, Nigeria
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Several States' Residents Show Their Financial Savvy

December 23, 2011
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The Employee Benefit Research Institute did a state-by-state analysis to see whether it was possible to pinpoint financially savvy states and ranked them in two categories: financial literacy and financial behavior.
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EEOC Creates Small Business Task Force to Provide Legal, HR Counsel

December 16, 2011
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The task force will focus on newly established small businesses and those that cannot afford in-house legal counsel or human resources personnel.
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Most Financial Execs Feel Pension Plans can Hurt Company, Survey Indicates

December 14, 2011
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Of survey respondents, 68 percent said their companies have closed defined benefit plans to new or all employees in the past five years.
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Offering TIPS for Retirement

December 12, 2011
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Nearly half of defined contribution plan sponsors either offer or plan to soon offer some type of inflation protection strategy to their participants, a Mercer study shows. Stand-alone Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, are the most widely used option, ahead of combining multiple asset classes.
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