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Articles by Mark Schoeff Jr.

Amid Calls to Bolster U.S. Innovation, Experts Lament Paucity of Basic Math Skill

March 23, 2006
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Washington's focus on increasing the ranks of scientists and engineers may not address employers' immediate needs.
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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. <i>Optimas Award</i> Winner for Managing Change

March 20, 2006
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Amid a surge in U.S. pension defaults, the federal agency's recruitment and retention strategies have been key to serving its growing customer base. The PBGC's retention rate in critical jobs is up by 25 percent and absenteeism has declined by 18 percent.
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The State of Relocation Smooth Moves

February 16, 2006
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Centralizing a company's scattered relocation services and integrating them with related HR functions can save money, ease difficult transitions and more quickly get key strategic employees down to business in their new setting.
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NRLB's Kirsanow Vows to Address Cases Objectively

February 16, 2006
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National Labor Relations Board commissioner Peter Kirsanow vows to view cases objectively. A controversial presidential recess appointee to the NRLB, a former employment Kirsanow has rankled union leaders with his stands on union organizing rules, opposition to minimum wage laws, affirmative action and alleged statements on race.
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EU Expansion Eases Mobility on Continent

February 16, 2006
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But even with the easing of labor policies overseas, Europeans are less likely to move for work than Americans are.
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International Assignments Best Served by Unified Policy

February 16, 2006
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Standardization is not the norm, however, despite the ability to reduce costs and minimize the perception of favoritism.
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Program Finds Education Can Fuel Inspiration

February 3, 2006
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The learning accounts are designed for people who have "sweaty palms" about school, because they previously quit or can't afford it.
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Democrats Push to Add Workers in Science Fields

January 27, 2006
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The Democrats say their plan would add 100,000 new scientists, mathematicians and engineers to the workforce in the next four years.
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2 Faces of AARP

January 13, 2006
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AARP has banished "retired" from its name, going simply by its former acronym. It is perhaps best known as the political behemoth that stopped private Social Security accounts cold. And it has increasing clout on workplace issues.
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Employers Not Eager for Systemic Overhaul to Bring Down Health Costs

October 10, 2005
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Wary of any reform that might impose mandates on private industry, few companies are seeking systemic change in the U.S. health care system.
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