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Etisalat Misr: Optimas Award Winner for Financial Impact

November 1, 2012
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For the company's business success, Etisalat Misr is the 2012 winner of the Optimas Award for Financial Impact.
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ChildNet: Optimas Award Winner for General Excellence

November 1, 2012
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For the way it transformed itself into a top child-welfare agency so quickly, ChildNet is the winner of the 2012 Optimas Award for General Excellence.
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Alliant Techsystems Inc.: Optimas Award Winner for Innovation

November 1, 2012
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For its pioneering work in using analytics to manage workforce issues, ATK is the 2012 winner of the Optimas Award for Innovation.
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Democrats and Republicans Agree—Workplace Flexibility Key to Job Satisfaction

October 25, 2012
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Congressional staff members and 25 members of Congress participated in a SHRM survey, which found that 55 percent feel that ‘flexibility to balance work and life issues’ is very important, but only 26 percent are very satisfied with the flexibility in their own workplace.
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Benefit Tech Tools Aim to Turn Employees Into Smart Shoppers

October 19, 2012
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Health care consumerism—a movement to empower employees with information to help them choose plans, providers and treatments—is giving rise to online decision-support tools that assess the best benefit plan for their needs.
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Employers Developing Reliance on Direct Primary Care Providers Like Qliance

September 23, 2012
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Health care reform is opening the door to companies like Washington state's Qliance, which offers unlimited access to primary care for a monthly fee.
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It's Not All Coffee and Computers as Health Care Innovation Thrives in Washington State

September 23, 2012
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The medical-homes concept, direct primary care firms and a university that produces some of the nation's best physicians help bolster Washington's position as a health care leader.
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SHRM Names Six as New Board Members

September 18, 2012
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Dissident SHRM Members for Transparency write-in candidates are shut out as the board taps executives from Sirius XM, Yahoo and Burger King.
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Employers Should Ignore the Rhetoric and Focus on the Reality of Health Care Reform, Experts Say

September 6, 2012
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With the presidency and 33 Senate seats up for grabs in 2012, how the battle over health care reform will play out is anyone's guess, but employers are watching the tussle closer than most.
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Health Care: A Real Fixer-Upper

August 30, 2012
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Employers are helping to rebuild the health care system with a do-it-yourself approach that takes picking the right tool. The new options include value-based design, workplace clinics and direct primary care.
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