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Pension Pro to Biz Don’t Throw Baby Out With Bathwater

June 4, 2007
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Former PBGC chief Bradley Belt argues that corporate executives eager to abandon their defined-benefit pensions may be cutting off their proverbial nose to spite their face.
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Bush Moves to Fill Top Positions at PBGC, DOL

May 3, 2007
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Charles E.F. Millard and Bradford Campbell would fill two long-vacant pension regulator posts.
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Pricing Back Pay Into the Cost of Doing Business

May 2, 2007
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At J&J, Smokers Keep Flame Alive Despite New Ban

March 22, 2007
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Johnson & Johnson banned smoking on its properties in January, and since then employees who smoke have had to brave the elements and improve their map reading skills.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Change From Informal to Formal Performance Management?

December 29, 2006
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Our technology firm anticipates rapid growth this year. Presently we conduct annual performance reviews that are rather informal. This method is manageable now, but as the company grows how could we introduce structured performance management for employees of various occupations?
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Rules and Regs for Tats and Piercings

December 15, 2006
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Some HR organizations are grappling with updating their dress codes to accommodate younger workers who adorn their bodies with tattoos or piercings.
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Eyes and Ears on the Road Employees' Hands Should Be on the Wheel

October 22, 2006
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California is just the latest state to pass "hands-free" legislation for cell phones in cars. If drivers work for companies that require or expect their employees to use cell phones as part of their jobs, then the employers may also be held responsible for the accidents as well.
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Part 4 Leading People Through Disasters

June 2, 2006
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Everyone, especially managers and those in HR, should be extra sensitive to the needs and problems of employees. Managers should be aware of unusual behavioral trends or problems developing in your department.
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Part 2 Leading People Through Disasters

June 2, 2006
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Because of concerns about caring for employees, a “responsibility structure” was devised so that all affected managers, HR leaders and individuals in other key functions were clear on who was responsible for what once employees were safe and the company was ready to start back to work.
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Part 1 Leading People Through Disasters

June 2, 2006
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After the First Interstate Tower in Los Angeles burned on May 4, 1988, HR leaders had to relocate all employees quickly to new work sites.
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