The Accidental Entrepreneur

President of Ceridian Dayforce David Ossip was destined to innovate.   By Brent Skinner       Typical profiles of successful entrepreneurs include what is by now a cliché: Their passion for innovation burnt within them from a young age. As toddlers, they used Legos to invent and create. Such building blocks allowed spirited entrepreneurs […]

The Employment Line

ManpowerGroup CEO Jeff Joerres on training, honor, and transcending checkbook philanthropy.   By Dirk Olin      Jeffrey A. Joerres is chairman and CEO of ManpowerGroup. He joined the organization in 1993, serving as vice president of marketing and senior vice president of European operations and global account management. In 1999, he was named President […]

First Impressions Count

Technology offers new solutions for onboarding, but that can’t replace careful thinking and diligent planning.   By Madeline Laurano      Onboarding has undergone a seismic shift during the past decade. No longer viewed as a basic system of providing orientation, onboarding now represents a strategic endeavor for assimilating your new hires into the company culture. […]

Full Disclosure

What you don’t know about your company’s 401(k) plan may hurt you.   By Mark Wayne   A new era of benefits transparency is about to begin. Starting on January 1st, 2012, sponsors of participant-directed defined contributed retirement plans will be required to present the fees associated with their accounts in one document that must […]

Employees Behaving Badly?

Knowing what your workforce is up to makes re-screening worth every penny. By Audrey Roth     According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 69 percent of organizations conduct background checks. But do employers know what these background checks could find if they conducted them post-hiring? Yes, it’s true—screening your current workforce is much […]

Benefit Costs are Up and Down – 12/20

Although health benefit cost growth continued slowly in 2013, employers should not let their guard down yet as there is an anticipated cost increase for 2014. According to the National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, conducted annually by Mercer, growth in the average total health benefit cost per employee slowed from 4.1 percent in 2012 […]

Nursing a Problem

A survey of the largest health profession tells a lot about Obamacare. First of a series, leading to our May 1-2 forum in Philadelphia.   By Marcia Faller     The 2012 Survey of Registered Nurses: Job Satisfaction, Career Pattern and Trajectories explores current career plans and trends, satisfaction levels, and professional concerns for registered […]

Confidence Builder

The varied career—and consistent philosophy—of Comcast’s CLO.   By Renee Forcey                          I am a woman in a leadership role. I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. I am a mentor. I am a student. I am also an executive search consultant. […]

Outsourcing, Government-Style

We’re here today to discuss surveys, shows, and government-style outsourcing.     Surveys: We have completed the 2012 HRO Today Magazine RPO Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Survey, and, once again, it was a wild ride. Responses grew by an astounding 50 percent. Note: This occurred as the market rejected an attempt by a competitor to […]