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Articles by Jessica Marquez

HR Execs Find Opportunity With Outsourcers

May 26, 2005
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The Hewitts of the world are on the hunt for experts in human resources.
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IBM Cuts Costs, Reduces Layoffs as It Readies Workers for an On Demand World

May 10, 2005
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Cross-training, identifying needed skills and boosting interdepartmental cooperation are key to IBM’s responsive business strategy.
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Phased Retirement Proposal Could Put New Hardship on Employers

April 29, 2005
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Companies paying employees annual salaries would have to calculate not only the reduced hours, but how many hours employees worked when they were full time.
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Disclosure Is a Balancing Act for Employers

April 25, 2005
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Providing fee information seems like the right thing to do, but companies also run the risk of opening a Pandora’s box.
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Barraged by Calls From Employers, Accountants Are the New Rock Stars of the Job Market

April 11, 2005
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With experts in new laws and regulations in hot demand, accounting firms are improving their employee referral programs, building their databases of potential candidates and hunting down ex-employees.
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Lifecyle Funds Can Help Companies Mitigate Risk and Boost Employee Savings

April 1, 2005
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The funds, which rebalance based on the investor’s retirement age, are gaining popularity. But getting workers to use them correctly has its own set of problems.
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United Airlines Pilots Dispute Reveals Generational Schism

March 31, 2005
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Active pilots say that saving the bankrupt carrier takes priority over maintaining current benefit levels for retired fliers. The predicament facing United and its pilots, both past and present, is one that will be more prevalent as the number of older workers and retirees begins to outpace the number of younger employees.
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Employers Face Tough Talks on French Workweek

March 28, 2005
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Old-fashioned American reliance is finding root in the company's sales force.
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