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No Cures

October 1, 2004
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Experts sorting through the respective health-care proposals being put up by Bush and Kerry say both plans would put a dent in the number of uninsured. Kerry wants to dramatically expand government’s role in providing insurance to the uninsured, primarily by expansion of the Medicaid program. Bush has been talking more about health savings accounts on the campaign trail. What both candidates agree on is that the paper-based health system in America needs a technology upgrade.
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A Few Years Late, Portals Gain Ground

September 3, 2004
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Web portals stalled in the cooled-down economy, but there's been a surge in spending lately as human resources leaders see portals as key to managing their workforce. Employees also are driving portal growth. They expect their companies' sites to be as easy to use as Amazon and Yahoo.
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Magic For Sale

September 3, 2004
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Top management at the Walt Disney Co., may be under intermittent fire, but its people programs steadily drive theme-park success. The company has packaged its workforce-management ideas under the Disney Institute brand and is happily disseminating them to corporations throughout the United States, including Chevron, BMW, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Bank of America.
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Expense-Reporting Program Nets Big Savings

September 3, 2004
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Disney has cut expense-reporting costs by $16 million a year.
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Auditing for the Ineligibles

June 28, 2004
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Companies save millions by weeding out grown children, ex-spouses and other employee dependents who are no longer eligible for benefits.
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Top Dollar The 10 Highest Paid Human Resources Leaders

June 1, 2004
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The 10 highest-paid human resource leaders in U.S. public companies work in industries ranging from manufacturing to retail to advertising. Their multi-million dollar compensation packages show that workforce executives are indeed gaining elite corporate status--they are among the five highest-paid officers in their companies. But the profession still has a long way to go before it shares top billing with CEOs and CFOs.
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Unengaged Workers Translate Into Lost Business

May 29, 2004
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Nearly one out of two employees are not acting in ways that create positive customer experiences.
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Traits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful People

May 29, 2004
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Some senior managers ruthlessly eliminate anyone who might undermine them.
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Unengaged Workers Translate Into Lost Business

May 29, 2004
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Nearly one out of two employees are not acting in ways that create positive customer experiences.
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PepsiCo--Taste the Success

May 29, 2004
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The beverage giant is a breeding ground for workforce management leaders.
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