Workforce Management Oct. 10, 2005

By Staff Report

Oct. 7, 2005

Best-laid plans
By Jessica Marquez
Disasters on the scale of the Gulf Coast hurricanes show that even employers’ most thought-out strategies for coping with catastrophe are merely works in progress.

Their stock is rising
By Jessica Marquez
With increased regulation placing greater demands on workforce executives, companies are showing appreciation through richer compensation.

Sector report: Rewards & Recognition
By Todd Henneman
What’s the payoff? That’s the question being asked by forward-thinking employers who are tailoring recognition programs to reinforce company values and business objectives.

The Last Word
The cult of Welch
It’s been five years since Jack Welch left GE, but he’s still seen as a management superstar.
  In the Mail
A recent story about integrity testing prompted sharp words from test publishers.

Justices weigh in on the workplace
Companies, take a look at yourself. Boeing employees prevail on pensions. Senate panels reach pact on pension reform. Self-auditing crucial as IRS raises scrutiny. Purchase raises questions for Siebel clients. And more

Health Care Benefits
Faith in the power of consumerism
CEOs worry about the strangling costs of health care. While most prefer to let market forces provide a cure, some favor stronger medicine.

Retirement Benefits
Full disclosure
Plan sponsors should ask about relationships between pension consultants and money managers to make sure they’re getting objective advice.

Factory Monitoring
‘Audit fatigue’
Audits of outsourced overseas factories can identify abuses, but some say they do little to change ingrained labor practices.

Health Care Benefits
Metabolic matters
Employers have been slow to address “metabolic syndrome,” which has a sharp impact on health costs but is largely preventable with diet and exercise.

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