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Articles by Rita Pyrillis

5 Questions for Greg Besio: Unlocking the Right Combination

November 4, 2011
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
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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Workers OK With Their Job but Seek Security, Communication

October 7, 2011
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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HR Certification: Preferred or Unnecessary?

September 16, 2011
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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