Getting the most out of employees has always challenged employers. It is particularly difficult in today's highly-regulated business environment with increased global competition and changing employee attitudes. Performance management is not just about dealing with the...
The relief was palpable. "My pension is my life," Thomas Berry, a retired police detective, said recently, reacting to tentative deals that were struck between Detroit, the city's pension funds and a retirees' group that would mean no cuts to his current pension checks,...
A law enforcement training center based at Texas State University in San Marcos may receive millions of federal dollars to support programs that train officers how to handle situations like the recent Fort Hood shooting.
Some employers are getting rid of their HR departments and trying to find new ways to handle hiring, firing and more. Does it actually make sense? Believe it or not, a handful of companies have decided they don't need a human resources professional on staff, according to...
Employers are cautiously awaiting more details from the Obama administration on its planned overhaul to the nation's overtime rules. Experts say any move to replicate California's overtime regulations would mean big headaches for companies.
Two years ago Connecticut became the first state in the country to require that companies provide paid-sick time for their employees, even for part-time workers. As the proposal moved through the legislature, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association warned that...
Do we learn more from success or failure? When it comes to state- and local-government pensions, we tend to focus on the plans that are struggling. But there are valuable lessons to learn from public-sector retirement plans that have remained well funded and from governments...
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