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5 Ways To Manage The Rising Costs Of Benefits

A robust benefits package can be the difference between a talented superstar choosing to work with you as opposed to a larger, more established competitor. But with the cost of benefits rising each year, providing a benefits package that helps you attract, retain, and motivate talented people gets harder all the time.


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90th Anniversary

A look at workforce history going back to 1922.

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Game Changers

The annual Game Changers competition honors top workforce-related talent under the age of 40. Winners are chosen by Workforce's editorial staff. We will consider not only professional accomplishments but also community service and other achievements.

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Live Chat: Repairing Retirement

Join Workforce Management Senior Writer Rita Pyrillis for a one-hour live chat on today's retirement strategies. Are defined benefits dead? Is the 401(k) fatally flawed? Is a new era of greater retirement stability on the horizon? How are you coping with your employees' retirement concerns? Join in the conversation Thursday, March 22, at 1 p.m. ET.
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Chat Transcript: Is the Work-More Economy Working?

Read the transcript from a live conversation with Senior Editor Ed Frauenheim about today's "Work-More Economy," in which job demands have risen. Are firms going too far, hurting themselves and workers? The live chat took place on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET.
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Optimas

What do you get when you pay close attention to Workforce magazine issues? Amazing business results for your organization. You've done it, and you should be recognized for your successes. The annual Optimas Awards celebrates your accomplishments in a broad range of workforce categories and shares them with your peers.

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Performance Management Orientation Guide

This orientation guide provides you with a high-level overview of performance management – what it is, what it can do for your organization and what you should consider in developing or modifying a performance management program.
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Training & Development

Read about the latest trends, including e-learning, organizational development and teaching management skills.

Jocks, Profs and Docs

You might wonder what players in the NFL, surgeons masked in the operating room, professors in the halls of academia have in common. The answer is a lot.
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A New Beginning

On Jan. 7, 2013, MediaTec Publishing Inc. bought Workforce from Crain Communications Inc. MediaTec's president, Norm Kamikow, provides his thoughts on the purchase.
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Return on Information: Improving your ROI with Google Enterprise Search

As organizations consider the benefits of bringing high-quality search to the workplace, it's critical to assess the various factors influencing the ROI they seek. In this whitepaper, you'll learn numerous business benefits, including how to heighten employee productivity by making the right knowledge available and useful when and where it's needed, and how to add to your ROI and boost your bottom line when searching intranets, content systems and applications.
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What's the Tipping Point for Turnover?

We may have an attrition problem, but I'm not quite sure. Our turnover is between 12 and 15 percent the last three years, but this year is ticking closer to 20 percent. This does not include involuntary terminations due to downsizing/restructuring. We know some turnover is due to market factors, and some due to cultural growing pains (we've doubled in size the last five years). From an analytic view, how could we determine if our turnover might present a future lingering problem?

—Starting to Worry, HR manager, software/services, Minnesota


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Dear Workforce

Networking with your colleagues is a good resource to help solve your HR dilemmas -- networking with the experts is a GREAT resource. Learn from the input of the experts on issues and topics in this complete archive of questions and answers. Do you have an HR question? Just ask by emailing editors@workforce.com.

What Are the Benefits of Ranking to Determine Employee Performance?

Like many companies, we have an annual performance review of employees. At the beginning of the financial year, KPAs, goals, targets are mutually agreed. There is quarterly review of performance followed by annual review. Employees are rated on predefined performance criteria on a scale of 1 to 5. Subsequent to rating, we wanted our line management to rank employees against each other in order to have ranking order. Line management is not inclined to ranking, for obvious reasons. Is there any way to know if ranking is the right approach for our performance management?

— Really Clueless, assistant GM, manufacturing, Hyderabad, India


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What's the Tipping Point for Turnover?

We may have an attrition problem, but I'm not quite sure. Our turnover is between 12 and 15 percent the last three years, but this year is ticking closer to 20 percent. This does not include involuntary terminations due to downsizing/restructuring. We know some turnover is due to market factors, and some due to cultural growing pains (we've doubled in size the last five years). From an analytic view, how could we determine if our turnover might present a future lingering problem?

—Starting to Worry, HR manager, software/services, Minnesota


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HR Administration

Read current articles covering policies and procedures and outsourcing your workforce.

Recruitment

Read about the latest recruitment trends, including video interviewing, employee screening and candidate sourcing.

Talent Management

Read the most current articles covering talent management.

Workplace Culture

Follow recent trends, including corporate culture, ethics and diversity trends.

Training

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How Do We Develop Specialized Competencies?

How do we develop competencies for lenders? We thought about doing it around loan origination, but that seems too volatile. Plus, we don't want people pushing loans just to meet performance objectives. Any hints on how we can tackle specialized competencies such as this?

— Competencies on Loan, Polokane, South Africa


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The Hot List

The Hot List features listings of top HR providers, products and services. Workforce Management is for and about the leaders who are using HR to create a measurable competitive advantage and since July 2003, every month we produce The Hot List featuring a ranking of top HR providers, products and services that help keep businesses up to date, on track and focused on what matters most—its people. For Hot Lists after September 2013, please visit the Special Report section.

The Hot List 2013: The Ever-Expanding Role of the EAP

Paired and offered with other employee benefits like heath care, employee assistance program providers now tackle everything from more traditional employee issues such as substance abuse and psychological ailments to financial duress, wellness and overall employee stress.
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Roadmaps

Roadmaps is designed to help readers navigate key areas of people management. Each Roadmap includes an Orientation Guide that gives a high-level overview of the subject as well as articles and other resources that provide more detailed directions on how to find your way to success. We’ve also organized our online Roadmap into three phases—Plan, Do and Review—to help you implement the planning and execution of your program.

In this webinar we take a closer look at how the changing environment of online recruiting has industry experts, users and candidates all demanding a more robust and innovative ATS.


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Data Bank is a snapshot of a specific sector of human resources. From benefits to technology to learning and development, HR practitioners turn to Data Bank for in-depth updates.

Special Reports

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