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Deskside help for troubled workers: companies hire outsourced chaplains: “we don’t go in flying a religious flag,” says a ministry founder

Deskside help for troubled workers: companies hire outsourced chaplains: “we don’t go in flying a religious flag,” says a ministry founder – Out front: news & trends in workforce management Nancy Randle THE HEADACHES ARE BACK. The husband’s an alcoholic. The nerves are frayed. There was a time when workers facing such rambles would look […]

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Social Security Relaxes Earnings Rules for Seniors

Social Security Relaxes Earnings Rules for Seniors – Brief Article Jennifer Laabs Our U.S. tax rules have long put employers and older workers in a double-bind. Many semi-retired Americans would like to work more, but the tax law put limits on how much they could earn while collecting pension funds. On the other hand, many […]

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Sick of absenteeism? Get rid of sick days

Sick of absenteeism? Get rid of sick days Caroline Louise Cole HR can reduce the costly effects of absenteeism if it revamps the organization’s approach to time off. Here’s how several companies restructured their sick-day plans and saw absences plummet. One even made it a game. When it comes to your company’s sick leave policy, […]

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Applicant tracking’s top 10: do you know what to look for in an applicant tracking system? This handy list has 10 requirements to keep in mind – Staffing & Recruitment

Applicant tracking’s top 10: do you know what to look for in an applicant tracking system? This handy list has 10 requirements to keep in mind – Staffing & Recruitment – Product Information Bob Neveu Here’s a countdown of the top ten user functionality requirements HR should look for when evaluating an applicant tracking system. […]

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The business of storytelling. . – What Works – Story Factor: Secrets of Influence from the Art of Storytelling

The business of storytelling. . – What Works – Story Factor: Secrets of Influence from the Art of Storytelling – book review Tom Terez When you want to effect change in the workplace, what do you do? Some people craft vision and mission statements. Others set measurable goals. Still others head to a retreat site […]

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rising costs are prompting companies to institute home-sale programs, tiered relocation packages, and cafeteria plans

Reining in relocation costs: rising costs are prompting companies to institute home-sale programs, tiered relocation packages, and cafeteria plans Fay Hansen Corporate people-moving is becoming so pricey that employers are going to great lengths to curtail transfers, and to distance themselves from anything resembling cardboard boxes, moving vans, or For Sale signs. Last year alone, […]

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HMOs to pay for performance – Customer Satisfaction Counts – health maintenance organizations; performance standards and salary bonuses to ensure quality

HMOs to pay for performance – Customer Satisfaction Counts – health maintenance organizations; performance standards and salary bonuses to ensure quality – Brief Article Todd Raphael The managed-care industry, not one of the more popular sectors in American business, is trying to change. It’s hoping to improve the quality of health care by paying doctors […]

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What to Do When Employees Bad-Mouth Management

What to Do When Employees Bad-Mouth Management Matthew T. Miklave Q: My company has a disgruntled employee, who also happens to be a long-time family friend, that continues to bad-mouth our management to other employees throughout the day including break time and lunch time. When confronted, he has stated he has every right to bad-mouth […]

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At First USA Bank, Promotions and Job Satisfaction Are Up

At First USA Bank, Promotions and Job Satisfaction Are Up Patrick J. Kiger The Opportunity Knocks program helps employees zero in on career dreams and achieve them. Last year, Jonathan Bender knew he needed a change in his career, but he wasn’t sure what to do about it. He worked as a collector for Wilmington, […]

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Sony Music Special Products

Sony Music Special Products – Brief Article We REwrote the Book After several years of a successful run for our book entitled “Music Works,” we have updated it. It describes many ways music can be used to promote all types of products successfully–current hit music or big band music …country music or classical music…jazz or […]