Online Highlights

November, 2010

By Edited by Mike Frost Nov 1, 2010
The CEO's Fault? CEOs of companies under duress often blame factors other than their performance for bringing down the ship. But often, it boils down to their own performance.

Invisible Disabilities. Employees whose disabilities can't be seen face a decision with every new employer, co-worker, boss and client: to disclose or not to disclose.

401(k) Plan B. The recent financial crisis has prompted plan sponsors to change their approach to plan investments.

Phantom Stock—It's Alive! Phantom stock programs -- which enables a company to provide employees with the economic benefits of stock ownership without using actual shares -- can effective compensation tools.

Word of Mouth. For HR consultants, spreading the word about heir services and their expertise is the best way to grow a business.

The Usual Suspects? Experts say the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may be targeting employers based on previous leads identifying them as violators of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Transactional HR Dies Hard. Even though HR has gained expertise in talent management and strategic planning, it still must demonstrate the ability to master transactional services.

Ethical Enforcement. With the recent emphasis on corporate ethics, more companies are establishing ethics compliance offices.

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