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Articles by Rick Bell

Interview With Dr. Elizabeth Klodas: Nutrition in a Nutshell

June 2, 2014
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About half of large employers offer wellness programs hoping to reduce health care costs and improve worker health. Yet results are a mixed bag.


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The Last Word: A Red Card on Racism

June 1, 2014
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Racism was as prevalent in European soccer stadiums as corner kicks and yellow cards several years before that.
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The Last Word: SHRM’s Door Swings Open for Whom?

May 20, 2014
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The reason for the presser, of course, was to help quell the firestorm of controversy and confusion swirling around SHRM’s May 12 announcement that it is entering the certification process.
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The Last Word: ASTD’s Bizarre Name Game

May 7, 2014
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As the rumor mill cranked up on Monday, we got wind that ASTD was merging with the Society for Human Resource Management, but it was not to be.
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The Last Word: Four Union Guys Walk Into a Bar ...

April 24, 2014
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I thought of my father and his friends as a new union movement headed into uncharted waters earlier this year.
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GM's Human Resources Chief Leaves; New HR Head Appointed

April 14, 2014
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Out is Melissa Howell, who led the automaker’s HR function for 14 months. She was replaced by John Quattrone.
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Guardian Does It for the Kids: Acquires Dental Carrier Premier Access

April 10, 2014
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The deal, announced April 9, extends Guardian’s reach into the state-run Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program markets.
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The Last Word: Tossed Salad Insults

April 7, 2014
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Kidding a colleague who opts for a salad over a sloppy joe — even if it’s all in good-natured fun — is still in bad taste.
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SAP Acquires Contingent Staffing Tech Firm Fieldglass

March 26, 2014
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SAP says the acquisition helps provide for consistent, total workforce management.


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Inside, Outside Examination of Hiring in Health Care

March 11, 2014
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According to a survey, the health care industry is not only is pursuing its new leadership from outside its walls, but also beyond the industry itself.
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