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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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January 2014

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January 2014

Volume: 93
Edition: 1

Kim Bobo: Labor and the Lord’s Work

January 5, 2014
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Kim Bobo’s work at the Interfaith Worker Justice organization focuses on alleviating poverty as well as educating and protecting low-wage workers.
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What Is the Future of HR?

January 5, 2014
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HR leaders generally feel their ideal role is one of broad leadership, but it is often far less than that.
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Why Yale Had to Learn to Share

January 6, 2014
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Yale University turned to shared services — consolidating departments such as payroll and vendor compliance — out of necessity.
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The Benefits of a Post-Windsor World

January 5, 2014
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The Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor has made it necessary for employers to re-evaluate their harassment policies.
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The Last Word: Their Train of Thought Has Changed

January 5, 2014
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People on the train are now talking about job prospects, their next move.
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YourForce: Encouraging Employees to Take Part in the Community

January 5, 2014
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What may be most effective retention strategy is something that costs next to nothing: volunteering.
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Helicopter Employer Approaching

January 7, 2014
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'Why do American employers act like helicopter parents when it comes to their employees’ health care?'
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37Signal's Jason Fried Dishes on Controlling Remote Workers

January 5, 2014
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Jason Fried, co-founder and CEO of 37signals, says he realized that the best way to keep top talent was to let them work from anywhere.
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Mary Barra, General Motors' Next CEO, Breaks Ground for Women and HR

December 11, 2013
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Barra is viewed as a leader in the company’s turnaround since emerging from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010. She replaces CEO Dan Akerson who will retire in January 2014.
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CoPs & Bloggers: How to Build Vibrant Communities of Practice

January 5, 2014
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Online communities of practice are a great idea in theory, but without enough traffic, they quickly turn into online ghost towns.
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Legal Briefing: Knives as Religious Symbols

January 7, 2014
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Employers are advised that they may be required to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs, and that their efforts to do so should be carefully reviewed.
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Legal Briefing: Guidance on Home Work and Leaves of Absence

January 7, 2014
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Employers should remain informed with applicable state laws and regulations for distinctions of how employers are required to make a reasonable attempt to accommodate employees with disabilities.
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Bullying, Bigotry and a Bill to Prevent Picking on All Personnel

January 5, 2014
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Unless bullying involves discrimination, it’s mostly legal to be a jerk at work. Some are trying to change that.
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Most Engaged Worker? It Might Be Your Mom

January 6, 2014
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Social wellness app-maker Keas wanted to find the prototypical engaged worker last year in its inaugural Employee Happiness Index.
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Most Common 401(k) Retirement Plan Match Is Now Dollar-for-Dollar: Survey

January 6, 2014
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Successful plans are ones that help workers save enough, as opposed to 2011’s top response citing high participation rates, the survey shows.
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Wellness Apps for Workers Becoming More Apropos

January 6, 2014
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With the rise of consumer-driven health care and its emphasis on individuals taking more responsibility for their health care choices, these apps are likely to grow in popularity.
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Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative Launched to Give Open Look Into Private Exchanges

January 5, 2014
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Group launched the collaborative to give employers information on products offered by health insurance exchanges.
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Five Points to Train Your Staff

December 10, 2013
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Human resources managers are a business’ front line for employee complaints. Training managers and the workforce on how to avoid complaints and effectively address those that do occur is critical.
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Learning Gets a Higher Degree of Attention at Workplaces

January 8, 2014
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Employee development appears to be on the rebound as we enter 2014.
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