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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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Workforce, May 2014

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May 2014

Volume: 93
Edition: 5

The Digital Override

May 4, 2014
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It’s time to use new digital technologies to democratize talent management and embed it into the fabric of everyday business.
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Sharon Salzberg: At-Peace Signs at Work

May 7, 2014
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Author Sharon Salzberg opens the book on regretful emails and practicing mindfulness and meditation at work.
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FAMILY Act: A Baby Boon?

May 6, 2014
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More companies are offering paid parental leave for their employees, and a bill in Congress could extend that benefit to all workers in the United States.


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Investing in Employees to Invest in Health Care

May 6, 2014
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There seems to be an endless quest to get employees to care more about their benefits. Explaining their importance is becoming increasingly valuable.
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YourForce: The Good Part of Technology

May 4, 2014
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The question isn’t what technology can do but what you can do with technology.
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Friends Will Benefit Your Company

May 5, 2014
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Perhaps you should implement and promote programs that are more social in nature. Your employees — and your company — can get by with a little help from their friends.
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The Last Word: Four Union Guys Walk Into a Bar ...

April 24, 2014
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I thought of my father and his friends as a new union movement headed into uncharted waters earlier this year.
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Missouri’s Football Coach Called a Great Audible

April 9, 2014
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The answer to the University of Missouri's success in 2013 can be found in leadership from its coach, Gary Pinkel. That’s leadership with a small “l,” not a capital “L.”
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People Moves, May 2014

May 4, 2014
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Beverly Carmichael to Cracker Barrel; Stephanie Gooden to Taco John's; and Mike Ettling to SAP.
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By the Numbers, May 2014

May 4, 2014
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Succession disconnection; the searchers; PTO woes
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Interview With Cali Williams Yost: Building Flexibility

May 4, 2014
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Cali Williams Yost, CEO and founder of Flex Strategy Group/Work Life Fit Inc., published a report looking at working remotely and balancing personal and professional lives.
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HCM Tech Buying Spree Opens Door, and Wallet, for Startups

March 5, 2014
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Human capital management technology startups were hot commodities in 2013. Startups in the sector received nearly $600 million across 208 deals last year.
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Got Silk? Why SilkRoad Was Driven to Protect Its Name

April 24, 2014
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SilkRoad took measures to ensure people weren't confusing it with black market website Silk Road.
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Legal Briefing: 100 Percent Wrong?

May 8, 2014
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Policies that require employees to return to work only if they are 100 percent healed may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Companies on Affordable Care Act: Don’t Let Me See Your ‘Sledgehammer’

May 5, 2014
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Let there be no doubt about it, as Affordable Care Act compliance draws near, organizations without ACA systems in place could be on the hook for costly penalties.
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Legal Briefing: One Doctor's Note Will Do

May 8, 2014
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Employers cannot request recertification of approved FMLA leave of absence each time the employee requests such an absence.
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Health Exchange Rate Begins to Grow

May 7, 2014
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The big potential growth of private health exchanges has lured other major benefits consulting firms into the market.
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Employers Failing to See Benefits of Vision Coverage

May 7, 2014
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However, a recent study found that eye doctors often are the first to identify signs of certain health problems.
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Depression Lurks Beneath Poor Health

May 6, 2014
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The link between depression and physical conditions like asthma or diabetes is often overlooked, adding to the ‘under the radar’ aspect of mental illness at work.
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Special Report: The Shift From Specialization

April 10, 2014
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As the consumer changes from employer to employee, there’s a renewed interest in one health care vendor that does everything.
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