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The Private Exchange’s Spread in the Workplace

After co-founding Liazon, one of the industry’s leading benefits exchanges for employers in 2007, benefits expert Alan Cohen extensively analyzed the current American health care landscape and the place of the private exchange within it. His new book “Employee Benefits…


HR Administration


Harassment by Emojis

Appearing in text messages, emails, on T-shirts and even their own movie, emojis — cartoon representations of emotions and common objects — are a ubiquitous presence in people’s lives and daily communications with one another.  Seventy-one percent of Americans use…


By the Numbers: A Salute to the Military

Each month Workforce looks at important stats in the human resources sector. Here’s the topic we’re keeping an eye on this month: veterans in the workplace. Comment below or email Follow Workforce on Twitter at @workforcenews. [To view infographic,…

Staffing Management


New HR Tech Event Unleashed

European-based HR industry event organizer HRN, which is behind a fledgling U.S. HR technology conference, is counting on longtime insider China Gorman to boost its presence stateside. The outfit tapped Gorman to manage its North American operations, including helping it…


Grovo Trademarks L&D Buzzword 'Microlearning'

Education technology company Grovo has trademarked one of the industry’s hottest buzzwords. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has given Grovo a registered trademark on “microlearning.” In legal terms, a trademark is used to identify goods or services as having…

Workplace Culture

Employee Loyalty Not for Sale

Faced with a red-hot job market, employers are offering perks like free ski passes, complimentary e-readers and on-site acupuncture to attract and retain quality employees. These benefits are certainly fun and may help attract top talent. Certainly, some people may…