So you’re thinking about getting married.  You go out and buy a ring with a diamond in it, you figure out a romantic place to ask, and then you get

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HRO has seemed dead for at least a couple of years now.  A couple years ago it was almost all I was writing about, and there were mega deals to

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I’ve listened to radio shows where the host clearly knows she is on the wrong side of mass opinion.  In fact, they are probably not on the wrong side of

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Yesterday I posted some basic reactions to WorkUSA’s research on employee engagement and manager communications.  Today, I’d like to continue with some reactions to the second half of their “key

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This past week, President Bush resurrected the issue of Social Security Reform.  As part of this political season, it seems he wants to flex some presidential muscle by attempting to

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Nearly one year ago, Double Dubs graciously asked me to be a regular contributor on this most amazing blog of his.  I think all of us can agree that what

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Outsourcers:  This is a rather boring category as there are only 2 traditional outsourcers worth mentioning.  However, the last several years have been interesting for both of them, but I’ll

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The last two weeks I wrote about the ineffectiveness of traditional claims audit and the inherent conflict of interest some companies face when they perform such audits.  This week I’d

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Last week, Barbara Martinez wrote a very in-depth article which appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (September 18, 2006; Page A1).  A subscription to WSJOnline is

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In a prior post I wrote about the Total Cost of Ownership (“TCO”) in the context of risk.  Today I would like to write about techniques to measure the cost

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Many regular readers of SystematicHR know that I conducted a Total Cost of Ownership study to determine the cost of benefits administration. The results were released last December. Double Dubs

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I was talking with a client this week about the implementation of an outsourced solution to payroll, HRIS and benefits administration that he would soon be going through. He has

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Donald Glade of Sourcing Analytics writes a great opinion on Social Security reform here. Just thought I’d point it out.

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Deloitte and ISCEBS (International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists) recently pushed out their annual list of top 5 total rewards priorities for 2006Deloitte, 2006. “Top Five Total Rewards Priorities

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While I’m not a “communicator” in HRIT we are often involved in communications at levels we don’t think about. Basically, any time we’re implementing a system that will include a

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Nope, I wasn’t kidding. Is there anything that the “great” Wal Mart won’t do or try? Wal Mart HMO press release. ExtendChoice(TM) is a defined contribution health care program that

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ADP’s benefit TCO study presented some very interesting numbers as well as a few questions: First, I’m not at all surprised that outsourced benefit administration is less costly from a

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Well, we all know there is a HUGE difference between accountants and actuaries. (Do I need to tell any actuary jokes?) But this press release is a rather harsh example

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Since I work for one of the major HR consulting firms, I heard this statistic and didn’t believe it. Then I saw it written on BLR.com. (ok – now you

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Regina had this to say about total compensation statements (TCS) and branding. I absolutely agree. However, I wanted to write about some of the technical considerations around TCS as well.

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