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Workforce Management August 17, 2009

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Aug. 18, 2009

 
Relaunch at NASA
by Bridget Mintz Testa
As the U.S. transitions to a new spaceflightprogram, the agency must figure out thetalent and skills it needs to hold on to andwhich people it can let go.

 

SPECIAL REPORT ON HEALTH CARE BENEFITS: Pound-Foolish
by Jeremy Smerd


Weight-focused health policy can merely end up penalizing obese workers and adding to the stigma of being severely overweight. But some employers are taking a more thoughtful approach to the emotionally fraught issue in attempting to improve workers’ health and reduce medical costs.

The Last Word
Woman’s Work?
John Hollon
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‘Passive’ Price
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 Outsider Thinking for GM HR
Automaker names engineering exec HR chief, signaling new direction for firm’s people practices; recessionary cutbacks spare flex programs as lawmakers mull legislation; riot and death of a steel plant manager highlight perils of business culture; following deep cuts in staffing, firms turn to outsourcing to fill the void. 5 Questions: passive HR in acquisitions. The Hot List: health insurers. Data Bank: minimum living.
 
 
 



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