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A Bad Economy Doesnt Dampen Auto Increase in 401(k) Plans

February 17, 2009
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Despite turmoil in the stock market, many employers with defined-contribution plans are discussing automatically increasing employees’ contributions to them.
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Addressing HR Risk

February 12, 2009
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Bill Leisy, principal in Ernst & Young’s performance and reward practice, talks about why companies need to address HR risks.
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Diversity The Obama Effect

February 5, 2009
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Experts believe the election of the first African-American president of the United States will redefine workplace diversity, placing a greater emphasis on multiculturalism and socioeconomic status.
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A Murder-Suicide Points Up the Devastation of Job Loss

January 30, 2009
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No one may ever know all the factors that led a fired X-ray technician to kill himself and his family, but the tragedy shows how fragile employees can be during a serious economic downturn, experts say.
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A Master Financial Plan

January 22, 2009
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Many companies are going well beyond basic education programs for retirement savings, and instead are providing a variety of services and tools to help employees plot their entire financial future.
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SPECIAL REPORT Downturn May Limit Lump-Sum Pension Payments

January 22, 2009
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Because of chaos in the financial markets, many employers are discovering that they may be restricted in their ability to provide lump-sum payments to retiring employees.
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Parents Discover Babies in the Workplace Gaining Acceptance

January 16, 2009
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Under one program, parents can bring their newborns to work for the first eight months or until the infant starts to crawl, whichever comes first.
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Employers Help New Parents Transition Back to Work

December 8, 2008
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A growing number of companies are offering services to help new parents transition back to being productive workers after taking leave.
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Looking for the Exit on Wall Street

November 21, 2008
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Stress levels have gone from bad to worse on Wall Street. And if firms don’t do something to address the situation, they risk losing their remaining talent, according to a study by the Hidden Brain Drain Task Force, a consortium of 39 companies focused on retaining and recruiting women and minorities.
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Most Employers Exercising Caution on Slashing Jobs

November 21, 2008
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Despite the faltering economy, employers appear to be trying to avoid resorting to knee-jerk layoffs, according to a recent survey conducted exclusively for Workforce Management by Equa¬Terra, a Houston-based global management consulting firm.
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