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Workforce is a multimedia publication that covers the intersection of people management and business strategy. Our community of senior-level human resources executives and C-level officers are the key decision-makers on talent management matters in the 2,500 largest corporations in America. They read us for our editorial focus and relevance to help them improve their business -- and their bottom line -- through effective management of the workforce. While employees and executives often bemoan the bureaucratic nature of HR processes, companies increasingly realize they need to be smarter about the ways they attract, retain and train their workforce. Our content helps HR professionals approach their jobs from a more strategic, big-picture, business-results perspective.

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November 2014

Volume: 93
Edition: 11

Made to Trade

November 3, 2014
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Twenty years in, the North American Free Trade Agreement continues to have a profound and sometimes controversial effect on labor.
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The Untapped Talent Pool of People With Disabilities

August 7, 2014
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In an economy where companies are facing serious talent shortages, workers with disabilities offer a great value proposition.
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Don't Treat Risk Like a Four-Letter Word

November 2, 2014
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Most human capital and workforce frameworks treat risk as a harmful thing to reduce, but strategic workforce management requires enhancing it.
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Searching for Solace

November 5, 2014
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Collaborative office spaces may be the trend today, but with a large sector of the workforce identifying as introverted, there’s a need for peace and quiet, too.
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Sharp Decisions' Karen Ross Talks Placing Vets

November 6, 2014
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Sharp Decisions CEO Karen Ross developed the VETS program to prepare military veterans for jobs in the tech industry. But her efforts are not charitable; they’re just good business.
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Employers: 'No Sale' on Private Exchanges

October 27, 2014
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Employers can use the ACA as a framework to communicate the value of their plans in a positive light. 


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Title VII’s Transgender Protections

November 5, 2014
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The time is coming when LGBTQ discrimination will no longer be allowed. I suggest you get on the bandwagon now, and send a signal to all of your employees that you are a business of inclusion, not one of bigotry and exclusion.
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The Yelp About Job Help

November 2, 2014
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Simply diverting spending isn’t all you need to maximize your use of company reputation sites. You must open your mind and engage with employees and candidates.
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YourForce: Holiday Help

November 2, 2014
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Long hours lie ahead for temporary workers filled with not-so-jolly questions and complaints from stressed-out shoppers.
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The Last Word: A Tale of Two Veterans

October 28, 2014
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Let me pass on two stories of hiring people who were straight out of the military. One was an amazing hire; the other was pretty much a bust.


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People Moves: November 2014

November 3, 2014
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Michael Ford to Boeing; Mariah DeLeon to Glassdoor; and Annemieke van der Werff to Union Bank.
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Aviv Siegel Interview: A Master at Disaster Preparedness

November 3, 2014
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Siegel is chief technology officer and co-founder of AtHoc Inc., a crisis communications company based in San Mateo, California.
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OSHA Issues New Rules for Death, Injury Reporting

November 2, 2014
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The rule updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements.
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By the Numbers: November 2014

November 1, 2014
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In sickness and in health; keeping workers healthy; foodie's guide to foods for the flu.
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Legal Briefing: Worker Barks When He, Service Dog Are Sent Home

November 3, 2014
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Service animals may be a reasonable accommodation for a disability if the employer knows of the disability.
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Legal Briefing: Domino's Lawsuit Gets Tossed

November 4, 2014
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Franchisors may avoid liability for employee claims by sufficiently separating themselves from the recruiting, hiring, firing, training and scheduling of the franchisee employees.
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Companies Start Singing Immigration Reform Blues

October 31, 2014
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With a sweeping immigration policy placed on the back burner in Congress and a possible lame-duck session, businesses’ push for reform will be even more difficult.
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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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Retirement Savings On Course? Depends Whom You Ask, Of Course

October 27, 2014
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Plan sponsors are getting a lot of conflicting information.


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Stepping Up to Cover Autism Treatment

October 28, 2014
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A growing number of companies such as JPMorgan Chase are extending their health care plans to include comprehensive coverage for autism.


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Special Report: Fewer in the 401(k) Field

November 7, 2014
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Pressures in the retirement industry are forcing providers to offer more than record-keeping services to stay afloat, and ,any companies need to do everything to keep up with the competition.
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401(k) Plans: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

October 27, 2014
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Here are some important points employers should consider when offering 401(k) retirement plans.
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