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Home Shopping Not Work: Survey Finds Telecommuters Shop Online More Frequently Than Office Workers

March 20, 2013
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More than two-thirds of telecommuters say they shop online while on the clock when working from home, according to a recent survey published by CouponCabin. Those that do tend to shop online more frequently and for longer periods of time.
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Yes, They Worry: Nearly Half of U.S. Workers Uncertain About Retirement

March 19, 2013
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Despite the recovering U.S. economy, almost all American workers feel uncertain about their ability to live comfortably in retirement, according to a survey conducted by the Employee Benefits Research Institute.
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Rolling Out Dough May Motivate Employees to Drop Pounds, Study Shows

March 12, 2013
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By providing financial incentives, employers may be able to motivate employees to stick with weight-loss programs, according to a recent Mayo Clinic study. Twice as many individuals were able to achieve a total weight-loss goal when offered a monetary reward than individuals who were offered nothing, according to the study.
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Majority of Employers Want to Improve Health Care Plan Efficiency, Reduce Costs: Survey

March 12, 2013
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Most employers plan to find ways to improve the efficiency of their health care plans rather than shift employees and retirees to insurance exchanges, according to a recent Towers Watson & Co. survey.
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Companies Finding ‘Blended’ Recruitment Approach Is Splendid

March 4, 2013
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As organizations seek to control costs and gain greater visibility into their total talent supply, more companies are adopting an integrated approach to talent acquisition.
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Manufacturing Should Ratchet Up Recruitment of Women, Experts Say

March 4, 2013
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Women make up about a quarter of the manufacturing industry's workforce, according to a recent report by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute. The same report suggests the industry should actively focus on recruiting women to fill hundreds of thousands of empty positions.
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Introverts Are People Too

March 1, 2013
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Most Employers Plan to Continue Offering Health Care Plans

March 1, 2013
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An overwhelming majority of midsized and large companies plan to continue offering employees health care plans, rather than pay the high price of penalties and other financial costs.
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Mercer Launches U.S. Pension Buyout Index

February 27, 2013
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Mercer has launched a U.S. Pension Buyout Index to help employers who are considering shifting retiree benefits responsibilities to premium insurers.
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