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Workforce February 2014

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February 2014

Volume: 93
Edition: 2

You, Biased? No, It’s Your Brain

February 9, 2014
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Research by a cadre of scientists during the past decade points to a troubling fact: Eliminating bias is far more difficult than once thought.
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On the Weight Watch

February 9, 2014
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Thomas Goetz watches over the intersection of health, consumerism, data, design and technology. It’s a road he hopes more employers travel.
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It’s a Benefits Bonanza at Principal Financial’s 10 Best List

December 19, 2013
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Competitive salaries with specialty perks translate into low turnover rates, according to Principal Financial Group’s 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.
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All Is Not Well

February 10, 2014
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Even with the push for data-driven results, evaluating wellness in the workplace is an elusive goal for most employers.
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Intuition and Decisions

February 11, 2014
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In business, as in life, relying on intuition alone is not healthy. Yet, neither is a work culture or work process devoid of intuitive recognition.
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YourForce: A Valentine to Your Employees — and From Us

January 31, 2014
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Where is the love? It’s a question your employees are probably asking even if Valentine’s Day isn’t looming like a giant heart-shaped cloud.
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The Remedy for ACA Headaches in 2015

February 12, 2014
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Good or bad, the ACA provides employers with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to examine the role of benefits in attracting and keeping the employees.
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The Last Word: HR's Road to GM's C-suite

February 10, 2014
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As I write this, Mary Barra has made few remarks regarding people plans for the world’s seventh-largest company.
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Tasty Careers Without Cubicles Are Brewing

February 9, 2014
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Craft brewing has enjoyed a renaissance since then-President Jimmy Carter signed a bill in 1978, and employment in the industry is bubbling, too.
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People Moves, February 2014

February 9, 2014
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Katherine O’Brien tapped as CHRO at New York Life Insurance; Ashley Goldsmith to CHRO at Workday; Lisa Connell to executive director of HRPA.
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An FMLA Affair

February 10, 2014
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A new bill introduced in Congress in late 2013 would provide workers 12 weeks of paid leave to tend to those personal or family illnesses.
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How Do We Build Loyalty in New Employees?

May 1, 2013
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How do we launch a mentoring program that helps new employees build a strong connection to our company? —Help Me Make It Happen, HR Director, Portland, Oregon
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The Right Duration for a Job Rotation

December 17, 2013
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How could we determine the duration of a job rotation?

—Time Sensitive, transportation & distribution, Hong Kong


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Legal Briefing: Fair Warning on WARN Act

February 12, 2014
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Separate organizations can be held to be a single employer under the WARN Act if the entities are not sufficiently distinct from one another.
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The Expanded Definition of Disability

February 9, 2014
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The EEOC’s move to broaden the number of people who may be entitled to ADA protections could increase an employer’s risk of a lawsuit.
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Legal Briefing: Comment Key to Discrimination Case

February 11, 2014
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Employers must ensure managers are sensitized about the issues of responding to questions about decisions by employees to avoid the appearance of improper motive.
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Don’t Let Wellness Panels Grow Fat and Lazy: Experts

February 11, 2014
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While the tendency is to recruit and keep the most qualified committee members, some say companies need to limit how long those members stay on board.
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Employers Are Resizing Wellness Plans

February 11, 2014
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With a diverse employee base, one size doesn’t fit all for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
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Long-Term Care Providers Earn a Little Respect — and Minimum Wages

February 10, 2014
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The demand for long-term care providers makes pay and benefits critical factors in recruitment and retention, experts say.
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Special Report: RPO Is on the Go

February 12, 2014
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Experts attribute RPO growth to the recovering economy, the increasing use of social media and mobile technology and the evolution of RPO services firms.
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