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Attacking the Glass Ceiling

Companies find that initiatives to advance women up the corporate ladder also help the bottom line
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CDHP Skinny

When employees get involved, do plan sponsors save?
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Change by Design

The new Medicare law helps employers with retiree health-care costs, but many still are rethinking how their plans are set up
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Course Corrections

Benchmarking is not just for the asset side of the pension balance sheet
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Finding the Middle Ground

Plan execs' compensation rose last year, but strapped employers are reining in bonuses and fighting turnover
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Let It All Hang Out

The US appears likely to get started this year on a project that will revamp pension accounting—and lay bare your plan's finances
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Picking a Winner

When was the last time you heard a company brag that its 401(k) plan was average?
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Shifting Gears

Too much health-care cost shifting can create recruitment and retention problems, say recruiters
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Shore Leave

Turnover, taxes, culture clash: Employers find offshore outsourcing is not always a bed of roses
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Wrestling with ROI

More companies want to know the return on their benefits packages. What they learn can help them understand what motivates employees
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A Carrot, Not a Stick

Companies are finding creative ways to make employees understand their role in cutting health-care costs
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Back to the Drawing Board

When does terminating your defined benefit plan make sense? A hard look at throwing in the towel
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Deflating the Parachute

New golden parachute regulations take effect just as IRS begins audit program scrutinizing these packages
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Fat Cats “Fever”

Election year politics notwithstanding, executive compensation legislation has a good chance to pass this year