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5 Questions for Greg Besio: Unlocking the Right Combination

November 4, 2011
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A corporate merger can be a challenging and exciting opportunity for a human resources leader, according to Greg Besio, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Aon Corp. Besio found plenty of challenges last year when Aon Corp. acquired Hewitt Associates. Besio recently spoke with Workforce Management senior writer Rita Pyrillis about the process in this excerpt.
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New Tool Gauges Cost Benefits When Hiring Disabled Workers

October 25, 2011
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The tool focuses on three federal tax incentive programs: the Work Opportunity Credit, which can provide a maximum $2,400 tax credit; the Disabled Access Credit, which helps small businesses defray the cost of providing special equipment; and the Architectural Barrier Removal Tax Deduction, which provides a deduction of up to $15,000 for the removal of architectural and transportation barriers to persons with disabilities and senior citizens.
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Preparing for the HR Certification Institute Exams

October 20, 2011
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The SHRM Learning System may be the most popular study method for the HRCI exams, but there are other alternatives. Here are a few:
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ADP Acquisition of RightThing Bolsters Position in HR Software

October 11, 2011
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Recent deals, rollout of new suite of products helping to bring the company out its traditional back-office operations.
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Workers OK With Their Job but Seek Security, Communication

October 7, 2011
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SHRM’s 2011 Employee Job Satisfaction Survey shows that 83 percent of 600 randomly selected employees are satisfied with their current job. However, only 28 percent reported being satisfied with job security, which has ranked as the most important aspect of job satisfaction for four years in a row.
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Meet the 2011 Game Changers

September 29, 2011
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Meet the 2011 Game Changers

September 29, 2011
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Meet the 2011 Game Changers

September 29, 2011
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Multiple Choice Unrest: HRCI-SHRM Link Leaves Many Stumped

September 16, 2011
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A low pass rate on exams and high cost for study materials have HR practitioners seeking to earn their credentials questioning the blurry relationship between SHRM and HRCI.
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HR Certification: Preferred or Unnecessary?

September 16, 2011
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Some jobs require certification, though other companies say they want nothing to do with an HR practitioner with an acronym after their name. HR Certification Institute officials say that while certification has long been preferred, it is now a requirement for some jobs, thus fueling demand for the credentials.
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