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Articles by Susan Ladika

More Workplaces Dig Farmers Markets to Cultivate Employee Health

August 17, 2012
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Although the exact number of workplace farmers markets is unclear, there's a bumper crop of such marketplaces nationwide, with more than 7,000 as of mid-2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
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Cisco Systems Takes Telemedicine From Coast to Coast

August 9, 2012
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Using its own system, the California technology company takes care of employees at its headquarters and in North Carolina. In India, employees at four locations can access care through the Bangalore office.
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Hello, Doc? With Telemedicine, Medical Help Is Just a Phone Call Away

August 9, 2012
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Companies and employees are finding that the service offers benefits: Employers can cut health care costs, and workers can get issues addressed quicker. But telemedicine isn't a substitute for a face-to-face doctor visit. “It doesn't replace the times you need to see a doctor or you need to go to a hospital,” the CEO of the American Telemedicine Association says.
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'Cool' Factor a Key to Manufacturing's People Pipeline

July 18, 2012
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A recent study finds that while 86 percent of adults agree manufacturing is important for the country, only one-third would encourage their children to pursue manufacturing careers.
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Companies Find Fruitful Results When Hiring Autistic Workers

July 16, 2012
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It's not a charity program, one executive cautions. And supervisor buy-in is crucial. But workers with autism can provide a dedicated, focused workforce in the right setting.
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Making the Business Case for Hiring Autistic Workers

July 16, 2012
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One advocate did a year's worth of homework before presenting the economic benefits to the board of her company.
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Special Report on RPO: An Improving Economy, In-House Recruiting Cuts Are Driving Demand

July 13, 2012
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'Companies want flexibility. RPO provides that flexibility and not the fixed cost of a permanent recruiting department,' says Rajesh Ranjan, a vice president at Everest Group, a consultancy.
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RPO Goes Global

July 13, 2012
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'It's very difficult to find the talent needed, so companies need to look globally for people,' says Kate Donovan, managing director of ManpowerGroup Solutions.
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Manufacturing Firms Scour Schools, Military for Future Workforce

May 19, 2012
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Enticing newcomers into the field often means teaming up with community colleges to offer training programs while some manufacturers are turning to military veterans to fill the void.
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Study: Internal Sites, Referrals Key to Finding New Hires

April 9, 2012
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A new study finds nearly two-thirds of recent hires actually found their positions through such internal sources as company career sites and referrals.
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