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FedEx Court Decision Is a Wake-Up Call

May 29, 2004
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A California judge has ruled that FedEx Ground “purposely created controls of an employment nature, hoping that in spite of those strictures, the status would still be seen and considered to be that of an independent contractor.”
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Tight Steering At UPS

May 29, 2004
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A Case Western professor says "people work exceptionally hard at UPS."
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Contractor's Road Is Wide Open

May 29, 2004
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Says one contractor, "I wasn't aware of the huge value of a benefits package."
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An Anti-Shrinkage Strategy

May 29, 2004
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Getting shrinkage down to one percentage point below the average rate would be worth $30 million a year.
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Part-Time Workers Lag in Benefit Coverage

May 29, 2004
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A chart showing how many part-time employees have access to benefits.
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What's Brewing Overseas

May 29, 2004
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Starbucks is an American imitation of a Europen concept.
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Agent of Change

May 29, 2004
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Home Depot's Dennis Donovan says that "nobody believed that we could implement this amount of change is such a short period of time."
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Making the Case for Flexibility

May 29, 2004
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One firm is learning new ways to measure productivity beyond just billable hours.
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Adelphias Rent to Own Recruiting Solution

May 29, 2004
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VP John Pitek hired an interim marketing director at a cost of $182,000 per year—higher than the $120,000 salary at which the company eventually hired the interim 60 days later. “It’s a small fee to pay to avoid a big mistake,” Pitek says.
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Companies Demand Vetted Temps

May 28, 2004
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Facing the risk of property and identity theft, some companies insist that their staffing agencies run background checks on temporary workers--and pay for it.
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