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September 20, 2012
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  • Predictive analytics are changing worker compensation, experts say
    Companies are finding they can make better compensation decisions through statistical analysis of attrition rates, worker satisfaction and other factors, experts say. Predictive analytics "absolutely will change how people get paid and the structure of their compensation -- how much is fixed, how much is variable, how much is here and now versus how much is backloaded," says Haig Nalbantian, a senior partner at Mercer. The Wall Street Journal (9/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recruiting & Retention 
  • 4 topics that every BYOD policy needs to address
    Companies devising bring-your-own-device policies should focus on four topics: security, compatibility with office networks, worker productivity and acceptable online behavior, writes Gadi Ben-Yehuda of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. Great BYOD policies are flexible enough to accommodate each employee's job requirements, but don't compromise the security of the company's IT infrastructure, he writes. IBM Center for The Business of Government (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Employers and top talent aren't on the same page, expert says
    A major reason why companies find it difficult to attract talent is that they aren't offering the right benefits, says Laura Sejen of Towers Watson. While workers care most about job security and base pay, recruiters are focusing on company mission statements and values, she says. TLNT.com (9/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Benefits & Compensation 
  • Report cites an upswing in managed 401(k) plans
    The number of retirement-plan participants invested in Vanguard's managed asset-allocation investment funds has increased from about 10% in 2005 to about 33% in 2011, the company reports. While this type of 401(k) plan offers professional asset allocation and management, participants still must make careful decisions about when to join a plan, how much to contribute and how to manage contributions if they are to maximize their retirement savings, financial adviser Ray Martin writes. CBS MoneyWatch (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • Mentally disabled workers win bias lawsuit
    A judge has ruled that Texas-based Henry's Turkey Service must pay 32 mentally disabled workers $1.37 million in back pay. For three decades, the company paid disabled workers 41 cents per hour, after deductions for room and board and other expenses, the judge found. The $1.37 million represents what the workers should have been paid during a two-year period that ended in February 2009. CBS News/The Associated Press (9/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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  • Go slow to change your company's culture
    Changing a company's culture is a slow and difficult business, writes Mary Jo Asmus. It's important to start by thinking clearly about what sort of culture you want, and to communicate that vision clearly before starting to make big changes. "[B]e patient and diligent. Embedding a culture always seems to take longer than we expect it to," Asmus advises. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (9/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Does the White House still smell of burnt coffee?
    An 1887 cookbook penned by the White House steward offers some intriguing tips on running an efficient household. Among the top tips: Freshen up rooms by burning coffee grounds, add ether to your cooking oil to keep it fresh, and use bent hairpins to extract lumps of food from the throats of people who are choking. MentalFloss.com (9/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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