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Workplaces Begin Addressing Domestic Violence

November 25, 2014
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One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, so it’s unrealistic to think that it’s not a workplace issue, one expert says.


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Preparing for Ebola: Plan, Don’t Panic

November 24, 2014
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The Ebola virus has found its way into the United States, but canceled business trips and forced quarantines are knee-jerk responses that do little to protect employees and can put employers at legal risk, experts say.  


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Data Holds Plan Design, Wellness Answers

November 23, 2014
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The analysis of claims data provides the greatest ability for an employer to have an effect on health care costs and employee health.


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‘Vaping’ Decision Up in the Air, but Some Fuming About Potential e-Cigarette Regulation

October 29, 2014
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As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, there’s still no definitive ruling on the safety and proper regulation of the tobacco-free alternative. It’s up to employers to fill in the gaps.


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Private Exchanges Reflect Demand for Voluntary Benefits

October 28, 2014
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Supplemental health products, like hospital indemnity and critical insurance plans, have been growing in popularity as out-of-pocket medical costs increase for many employees. 


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What Employers Should Know (and Do) in Response to the Ebola Threat

October 17, 2014
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Employee safety should always be the company's highest priority, and employers should follow CDC guidance and avoid knee-jerk reactions, no matter how provocative an employee's activities may be.


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Four Lessons in Talent Management From 'Cutetallica'

September 15, 2014
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Jon Hyman offers four talent management tips after watching his 8-year-old daughter's rock band Cutetallica perform last weekend.
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What Are the Benefits of Ranking to Determine Employee Performance?

September 15, 2014
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Like many companies, we have an annual performance review of employees. At the beginning of the financial year, KPAs, goals, targets are mutually agreed. There is quarterly review of performance followed by annual review. Employees are rated on predefined performance criteria on a scale of 1 to 5. Subsequent to rating, we wanted our line management to rank employees against each other in order to have ranking order. Line management is not inclined to ranking, for obvious reasons. Is there any way to know if ranking is the right approach for our performance management?

— Really Clueless, assistant GM, manufacturing, Hyderabad, India


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Is This the End of the Independent Contractor as We Know It?

September 8, 2014
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While this case does not necessarily spell the end of the independent contractor, it very well could be the beginning of trend of cases leading down this path.
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Observations on Obesity in the Workforce

September 4, 2014
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Obesity is a leading source of workplace disability, but nixing vending machines and handing out pedometers isn’t enough to get employees back and working at their full potential.


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