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  • Friday October 1, 2004

    Consumer-driven health care: Will it ease skyrocketing costs?

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    Containing out-of-control health insurance premiums is one of the major challenges facing U.S. employers. A survey of 3,000 benefits specialists by Deloitte Consulting LLP found that 86 percent cite “controlling health and welfare costs” as the company’s top priority related to benefits.

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  • Friday July 23, 2004

    Compensation 101: Building a strategy that supports small-business success

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    How effective is your compensation strategy? Does it reward results and recognize potential? Is it helping your organization achieve its goals? Or, as one business owner recently lamented, do your employees “earn” raises simply by showing up for work?

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  • Friday June 25, 2004

    Web-based salary information: The untold story

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    As Internet technology has blossomed, a flood of free information regarding salary and other compensation has generated new challenges for employers.

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  • Friday March 12, 2004

    HR-Finance collaboration adds value, delivers results

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    Call it the evolution of HR. Long stigmatized as a cost center preoccupied with the “warm and fuzzies,” the HR department has gained status in organizations, earning a place alongside – rather than subordinate to – the finance department.

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  • Friday February 20, 2004

    Employee handbooks for small firms

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    For many entrepreneurs and owners of very small businesses, the decision to take on employees represents an exciting step. While a firm that employs only the owner and his or her family members may get along without formal human resource policies, that status changes when others are hired.

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