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Articles by Fay Hansen

The CFO Connection

July 1, 2003
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Really successful workforce management executives are no longer just in charge of human resources. With financial acumen and partnerships with CFOs, they are running the company from the highest levels.
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Managerial Discipline

June 10, 2003
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Human resources and line managers must understand market data and the relevant performance factors. The key question is whether managers really have both the information and the discipline they need to make salary-increase decisions.
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Power to the Line People

May 29, 2003
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There's a revolution in compensation, led by companies like Marriott and Dow. They establish market prices for pay, and let line managers make the salary calls. The results are impressive.
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Managing Pay Is an Easy Sell

May 29, 2003
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Instead of Marriott spending time on job evaluation and job analysis, it focuses on monitoring the workplace and setting market reference points for jobs.
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Diversity's Business Case Doesn't Add Up

April 2, 2003
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Employers spend billions on diversity programs, but there's little evidence of improved business performance, financial results, or accountability. Meanwhile, discrimination cases are on the rise.
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The Cutting Edge of Benefit-Cost Control

February 27, 2003
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Benefit costs are ripping a hole in the bottom line, and many employers don't see a way out. But some executives find they can still achieve significant savings.
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Driving Savings with Consumer-Driven Health Care

January 30, 2003
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The plans include a variety of models designed to compel employees to take a more aggressive role in their health-care purchasing decisions. The idea is to make buying health care more like buying a car.
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Gearing Up for Active Duty

December 30, 2002
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On the eve of what might be the largest reserve deployment in U.S. history, companies vary widely in how they treat reservists. Some do the bare minimum, or pressure employees to leave the reserves. Others support reservists, and reap loyalty and recruiting benefits.
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Truth and Myths of Work-Life Balance

November 28, 2002
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Ideally, work/life balance programs support diversity and are effective recruitment and retention tools. Trouble is, many companies don't deliver.
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Reining in Relocation Costs

October 28, 2002
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Rising costs are prompting companies to institute home-sale programs, tiered relocation packages, and cafeteria plans. There are even relocation auctions.
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