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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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July 2013

The Responsible Way

July 16, 2013
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Old-guard companies like Dow chemical and newcomers like Ben & Jerry’s are focusing on Sustainability as well as ‘corporate social responsibility.’ they do it not just as a ‘right thing to do’ philosophy but because it helps cut costs, generate new customers and recruit talent.
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The Hot List 2013: Relocation Services Providers

June 27, 2013
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For the past year or so, a steadily improving economy and a rebounding housing market have turned employer uneasiness about relocating employees into cautious willingness to move personnel domestically. International transfer, though, appear to be increasing at a quicker pace.
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Companies Turn to Self-Service for Employee Device Support

May 28, 2013
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How to choose who's responsible for supporting personal devices in the workplace is becoming an issue for companies with bring-your-own-device policies.
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The Last Word: In Defense of Unpaid Internships

July 2, 2013
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Internships offer one thing that greenhorns crave and employers desperately seek: experience.
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New HR Software Tries to Assess Productivity

April 17, 2013
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Startup software company DeskTime joins crowded market for employee-productivity tools.
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Legal Briefing: NLRB Posting Rule and Employer Speech Rights

July 30, 2013
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The NLRB’s rule compelling employers to post notices of worker rights oversteps the NLRB’s rule-making authority.
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Use of Updated Form I-9s Now Mandatory for All New Workers

May 9, 2013
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services recently updated its Form I-9s. Their use became mandatory May 7, 2013, and failure to use them will result in a $1,000 fine.
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Legal Briefing: Worker With Multiple Seizures Not Qualified for Job Under ADA

July 30, 2013
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Although an employer is required to engage in an interactive with an employee to determine if a reasonable accommodation exists, the employee must still be able to perform the essential functions of the job to retain the protections of the ADA.
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Explaining the Exchanges to Employees Won't Be Easy

May 17, 2013
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Between the growing number of companies expected to introduce a private exchange later this year and the state-run health insurance exchanges that open for business on Jan. 1, 2014, employee communication will be critical in the coming months, benefits experts say.
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Plan to Cap Retirement Funds May Reach Beyond the Wealthy

May 17, 2013
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A Washington-based think tank says the Obama proposal would affect 20 percent of Americans ages 25 to 64 with retirement plans that could hinder incentives to save money.
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Despite What You Might Think, the Affordable Care Act Is Law–Really

June 13, 2013
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Communication will play a key role as enrollment season nears. One study shows that 59 percent of Americans do not know that health care reform is a law and that it's being implemented.
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Employee Health Incentives: Myth or Miracle?

May 8, 2013
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The Affordable Care Act will encourage employers to expand incentive programs like cash and games. Some studies back their efficacy. Yet some experts claim incentives undermine personal responsibility rather than encourage it.
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