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Articles by Todd Henneman

Gay Couples Navigate Steep Retirement Challenges

August 2, 2010
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Some employers extend the same retirement planning options to gay and heterosexual couples. But same-sex partners still must cope with more retirement and end-of-life complexities, including higher taxes.
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Companies Making Friends With Social Media

April 8, 2010
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By 2014, social networking will replace e-mail as the primary form of communication for 20 percent of business users, according to Gartner Inc., a research and advisory firm.
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TOOL Six Tips for Establishing Successful Corporate Social Networks

March 11, 2010
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Research firm Gartner warns that more than 70 percent of IT-dominated social media initiatives will fail by 2012. Here, social media veterans provide tips for launching effective social networks.
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At Lockheed Martin, Social Networking Fills Key Workforce Needs While Improving Efficiency and Lowering Costs

March 11, 2010
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The defense contractor developed its internal social network, called Unity, to answer the need for an environment that supported collaboration, communication and knowledge-sharing, and was also secure and fit its employees’ needs.
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Companies Open Up Once-Taboo Talk of Pay Scale

November 4, 2007
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From small businesses to multinational firms, companies are tweaking workforce strategies so highly sought candidates understand their total rewards.
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Employee Performance Management What's Gnu at the Zoo

September 11, 2006
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The San Diego Zoological Society, which employs 2,600 people, this year introduced an employee performance management system whose ratings will determine managers' pay raises. It's part of an emphasis on employee accountability outlined in the organization's strategic plan.
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After High Court Ruling, Firms May Want to Take Long Look at Anti-Harassment Strategies

July 28, 2006
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The Supreme Court broadened what the law deems retaliation against workers who complain about sexual harassment. Setting a national standard, the decision gives employees the right to sue for retaliation taken inside—and outside—the workplace.
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An Exodus That Hurts the U.S

February 10, 2006
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The business community has been slow to react to restrictive visa polices and overseas entities' aggressive pursuit of top-tier workers. The talent drain could threaten US innovation.
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