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Articles by Rick Bell

The Last Word: ChildNet, Ketchup and a Comeback

November 1, 2012
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Six Sigma’s debut in Florida’s social-services circles was as well-received as, well, ketchup on ice cream.
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The Last Word: Taking the Road Less Traveled—to Work

September 29, 2012
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It's hard to believe, but a Deloitte study notes that 46 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds would choose Internet access over owning a car.
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The Last Word: 'Papa John,' Can You Spare a Dime for Health Care?

September 1, 2012
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Politics apparently has joined the menu—at least through November—alongside pepperoni and pineapple as a new pizza topping.
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The Last Word: Have You Thanked Your Mentor Lately?

August 6, 2012
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After several years of fiscal malaise in this 'work-more' era of employees swamped with multiple tasks, let's be honest: Who has time to be a mentor?
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Hey Millennials, How's That Work Thing Coming Along?

July 6, 2012
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A new TV show set to air this fall joins a growing lineup of workplace shows aimed at the millennial generation. Just be careful which one you choose to hover over in your parental helicopter.
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The Last Word: Health Care Reform's Hurry-Up Is Just Beginning

June 28, 2012
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To say health care reform is landmark, game-changing legislation that alters the way HR departments implement benefits is an understatement.
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Consultancies and Companies Say They're Ready for Health Care Reform

June 25, 2012
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With tools such as webinars and training videos, companies say they've taken the time to put internal battle plans in place.
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The Last Word: Emails, We Get Emails

May 14, 2012
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There has been a lot of chatter lately about the clutter email adds to our professional and personal lives. Some say the torrent of emails is merely an annoying distraction, a product of life in the 21st century workplace; others contend an overflowing inbox is downright unhealthy.
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The Last Word: Bulletin Board Material

April 18, 2012
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Greg Smith's high-profile farewell may indeed offer inspiration to a generation of young financiers, becoming the article that's tacked to a bulletin board—or more likely a Facebook wall—as a daily reminder to do the right thing.
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The Last Word: Drilling Down

March 7, 2012
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Insurance companies are finally fighting back against exorbitant, seemingly unnecessary billings when a procedure could be done for a lot less.
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