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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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September 2013 Workforce

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September 2013

Volume: 92
Edition: 9

The Power of Positive Tinkering

September 12, 2013
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A look inside author Shawn Achor’s mission to win over skeptics and turn workplace happiness into a credible management tool.


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Protecting the Caregiver

September 11, 2013
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An overview of resources to address caregiver discrimination.
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Five Tips for Remote Recruiting

September 11, 2013
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No matter how good the job or how solid the recruiting approach, moving to a remote or rural area for a job won’t appeal to everyone, said Matt Grove of Recruiting Toolbox Inc.
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Rural Renaissance

May 20, 2013
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Recruiting for jobs in remote locations like North Dakota's Bakken region isn't easy. But recruiting from the local population can help a company fill open positions in rural areas faster than targeting candidates from big cities.
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Navigating the Training Terrain

September 23, 2013
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This Orientation Guide on Learning and Development offers advice on how to create a training program that aligns with strategic business goals.
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Some States Tag Health Care Procedures With Prices

September 12, 2013
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Massachusetts and New Hampshire were the only states to garner the highest “A” rating earlier this year in a report card on public tools issued by two nonprofit organizations.
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The Pulse on Health Care Pricing

September 11, 2013
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With prices of medical procedures fluctuating wildly, companies are putting costs under the microscope
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Middle Managers: The Intersection of Work and Family

September 11, 2013
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Sheridan Chaney works for David Lundy, but they have more in common: balancing a career and caregiving. Today, employers are more aware of workers who look after their families.
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McDo’s and McDon’ts of Financial Education

September 12, 2013
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When it comes to employee communication — especially on a topic as complex as finances — there is no fast-food version that suffices.
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The Last Word: Quinoa Grains, Wellness and Us

September 12, 2013
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The workplace wellness trend is heading toward a patchwork of programs that miss the bigger point of a healthy culture.
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Introducing the New Workforce

September 15, 2013
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The September issue of Workforce is new in more ways than one.
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People Moves, September 2013

September 16, 2013
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Elizabeth Brown to Trulia, Nicole Gardner to McLennan Cos. and Steve Cohen to BenefitMall
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Interview With Dan Schwabel: How to Retain Your Millennial Workers

September 16, 2013
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Millennial branding guru Dan Schawbel sheds light on the looming retention problem and what you can do to scratch younger workers’ two-year itch.
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Job Boards Are Down but Not Out

July 16, 2013
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The job-search tools are not just for job posts anymore.


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Legal Briefing: Employers Must Retain Electronic Records

September 16, 2013
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Employers should create a data-retention policy that describes generally how it will retain such data, and limit when such records can be deleted.
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Overturn of DOMA Opens Policy Options for Employers

August 8, 2013
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The ruling’s impact may be greatest for smaller businesses that don’t have comprehensive coverage packages for LGBT workers.
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Legal Briefing: Same-Sex Spouse Entitled to Survivor Benefits

September 16, 2013
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Employers might be required to recognize same-sex partners as spouses for purposes of providing benefits under the company’s benefit plans.
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Roth Reigns: Some Young Workers Taking a Different Path to Retirement Savings

August 6, 2013
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The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 made it possible for participants to convert all the money in their traditional plan to a Roth, if the employer offers the plan.
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Health Care Costs Top Concerns for U.S. CFOs: Survey

August 2, 2013
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A recent survey highlights the concerns many executives feel about how the Affordable Care Act will impact a company's finances and the economy.
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Affordable Care Act: Your Delays and Deadlines Update

September 18, 2013
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Here’s a quick look at the delays and impending deadlines affecting employers.
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Employer Health Premium Costs Climb at a Slower Pace: Survey

August 23, 2013
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The Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2013 Employer Health Benefits Survey reveals employer-sponsored health insurance costs are rising at a slower pace than in the previous two years — a calm before the Affordable Care Act adoption.
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Top Athletes Are Top Priority for Wellness Incentives at Some Organizations

August 6, 2013
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With “über-athletes” among the workforce, one human resources director sought to engage these fitness superstars to champion wellness initiatives and motivate their colleagues.
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Five Ways to Avoid Problems With Background Checks

September 11, 2013
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Here are five tips to avoid problems that could result from using criminal conduct or criminal history to make employment decisions.
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Special Report: A Check on Background Checks

September 12, 2013
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Background checks have increased over the past 12 months despite new EEOC guidelines. Background Check Hot List and Data Bank within.


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