HR Paid for Strategic Thinking

HR Paid for Strategic Thinking

Sure, the HR field can be a tough place to work sometimes. But perhaps HR professionals should be thankful this holiday season, suggest the results of...
Debating the Shortage of IT Workers

Debating the Shortage of IT Workers

Is there really a shortage of information technology (IT) workers? Around the world, many employers would answer a resounding “yes!” But others aren’t...
Health Care and the Internet Frontier

Health Care and the Internet Frontier

Over the next ten years, the Internet may dramatically change our healthcare system.It starts with consumers. Using the Internet, they are able to...
Off the Fringe: Domestic-Partner Benefits

Off the Fringe: Domestic-Partner Benefits

Organizations that offer benefit coverage to same-sex couples are no longer on the fringe, according to various news stories in recent months.
Boo! The Scary Rise of Healthcare Costs

Boo! The Scary Rise of Healthcare Costs

As Halloween approaches, it may be a good time to look at the frightening state of U.S. healthcare costs. Like a returning fever, medical insurance...
The Expanding Concept of Capital

The Expanding Concept of Capital

The concept of capital may be undergoing a quiet though important expansion, one that changes the way companies view their resources, human and...
New Options for Expat Assignments

New Options for Expat Assignments

Like many things these days, expatriate assignments are becoming more short-term and “virtual.” Expats have traditionally been sent abroad for a three-...
The Evolution of EAPs

The Evolution of EAPs

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) seem to be undergoing an evolution. When introduced in the late 1970s, EAPs focused mainly on work-related...
The Organization of the Future

The Organization of the Future

Transformations are tough. Especially when you’re not sure of exactly what you’re changing into. This is, in a nutshell, the problem faced by many...
Alternative Medicine:Expanding the Benefits Menu

Alternative Medicine:Expanding the Benefits Menu

Consumers are a key force prompting change in the U.S. healthcare system, and as patients’ preferences for treatment change, so may employer-sponsored...