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Articles by Ed Frauenheim

Vendor Viability Looming Larger

April 27, 2009
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The economic downturn raises the stakes on the viability of talent management software vendors. Even big fish in the pond, such as Kenexa or Taleo, could be acquisition targets.
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Special Report on HR Technology Talent Tools Still Essential

April 27, 2009
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During the downturn, firms continue to need talent management products to make smarter job cuts, maximize employee performance and keep tabs on the people they’ll need to thrive as the economy recovers.
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Midmarket HRO Firms Interested but Cautious

March 27, 2009
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The recession seems to have whetted the midmarket’s appetite for HR outsourcing and the cost savings it can bring.
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Death to Payroll Taxes!

March 20, 2009
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A Few Rotten Apples or Routine Unemployment-Claim Abuses

March 17, 2009
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Some observers see false testimony and other misconduct by businesses as isolated incidents. But a number of employee advocates argue that companies and the third-party agencies representing them in unemployment-claims matters often act in bad faith and can do so with impunity.
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Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish on Unemployment Challenges

March 17, 2009
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Growing employer combativeness around benefit claims has likely limited the unemployment insurance taxes paid by businesses and thwarted fraudulent claim attempts. But the challenges are leaving many former workers embittered in an era when employment horror stories can echo quickly across the Internet.
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Court Allows Unemployment Despite Papers Protests

March 17, 2009
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California-based Freedom Communications protested having to pay benefits to a former editor at The Orange County Register who took a voluntary severance package.
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