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Articles by Fay Hansen

Staffing, Down to a Science

April 25, 2008
At leading organizations such as Capital One, workforce planning looks far ahead at business goals and forecasts talent supply and demand to ensure that staffing needs critical to success are met. Sophisticated, highly analytical approaches to workforce planning that account for a range of business scenarios enable organizations to predict their long-term needs to almost the very last employee.
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Out of India

April 24, 2008
Western multinationals are selling off their “captives,” or wholly owned back-office operations, in India to Indian firms, and these firms are offshoring pieces of their growing workload to locations in Southeast Asia.
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The CDHP-401(k) Comparison

April 10, 2008
"It took 20 years for 401(k) plans to enjoy widespread adoption, so it’s not surprising that consumer-driven health plans, which have been around for a half-dozen years, haven’t taken off overnight, the plans’ proponents say. “Given the newness of the plans, the indicators are actually pretty good,” one says. "
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Consumerism Still Not Living Up to the Name

April 10, 2008
With the federal government, state legislatures, aggressive business groups and corporate clients now breathing down their necks, vendors are scrambling to provide the information necessary to turn health-care users into informed consumers. But such tools are still years away.
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