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Articles by Jessica Marquez

Women's Networking Comes From the Top at Lehman

April 20, 2007
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Four weeks into her new position at Lehman Bros., Melissa Eisenstat received an e-mail she will never forget.
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Bringing Professional Women Back Into the Workforce

April 20, 2007
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Understanding why educated women leave the workforce—and changing the nature of work to get them back—is crucial for meeting companies' leadership needs and showing the next generation of female business school grads that there are ample opportunities for them.
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Large-Market Outsourcing Changing the Expectations of HR

April 12, 2007
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For some workforce managers, HR outsourcing brings the opportunity to become more involved in the business. For others, it could mean they will be charged with overseeing relationships with HRO providers. But one thing is certain: The corporate culture should guide companies as they prepare these individuals for their new role.
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Buyers Seek Metrics on Service Quality

April 12, 2007
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Since Lockheed Martin signed an outsourcing agreement in 2000 with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Unifi division, the entire landscape of the HRO market has transformed. In 2000, there weren’t many buyers to compare notes with—let alone companies in one’s own industry.
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5 Tips for Keeping Your Job in a Post-HRO World

April 12, 2007
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HR managers who position themselves correctly and gain new skills can remain employed with their companies, according to one expert.
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Providers Redefine HRO Model

April 12, 2007
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Buyers aren't the only ones who have learned a thing or two as the HR BPO market has matured. Service providers have had to learn—some the hard way—that the business model they used in many of the earliest HRO deals was never going to be sustainable
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Getting Creative With Pricing

April 12, 2007
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As early HRO contracts come up for renewal, price is a key issue, but so are the elements that determine what that price will be. Clients and providers are discussing new pricing approaches and are attaching rewards as well as penalties to service level agreements.
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Sexy Hedge Funds Make Their Way Into Retirement Plans

April 10, 2007
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A number of mutual fund companies have launched hedge-like mutual funds, sparking employers’ interest in adding the investments to their 401(k) plans. But employers need to do their homework first, experts say.
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5 Things to Consider Before Adding a Hedge Fund Product

April 10, 2007
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Done right, hedge-like products can be viewed by employees as a great perk. But experts say there are a lot of factors to weigh when deciding if this is right for a company’s plan.
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Doing the Homework on Lifecycle Funds

March 27, 2007
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Employers need to look beyond the marketing hype and conduct thorough research, but the complex nature of these relatively new retirement products can make that difficult.
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