Winning Workplaces – Are you one? WSJ wants to know – Are you an independent company with fewer than 500 employees and no more than $200 million in annual revenues? Have you been in business at least 5 years? Is your workplace outstanding? If so, Wall Street Journal wants to know for its first annual ranking of the Top Small Workplaces. They are looking for “small employers that foster teamwork, flexibility, high productivity and innovation while also treating their employees with respect, providing opportunities for professional growth and advancement, and providing benefits, both traditional and nontraditional, that make the employee experience better.” To nominate an employer, fill out the online nomination form by January 31, 2007.
Benefit News Benefit Blockbuster Poll – Thanks to Benefit News Connect newsletter for the above tip. We get this newsletter twice a week, free, and you can too – as well as having free access to most of the site simply by registering as a member. And while there, you might take part their ‘Benefits Blockbusters’ poll. If you are a veteran HR practitioner, Employee Benefit News is looking for your feedback on the most significant events or trends that have shaped employee benefits and your career in the last 20 years. Send one or more “nominees” for what should be included in their “Benefits Blockbusters” list for the January issue. They invite you to “… consider all aspects of benefits, including technology, laws, industry, business and societal trends. Blockbusters may be positive or negative. We’d also like to know why you think your picks deserve to make the list.” Send nominations – which will be confidential – to
Participate in a HR benchmarking survey – Are you asked to do more and more every year, and given less resources to do it with? If so, you aren’t alone. The Boeing Company and Best Practices, LLC, are conducting a survey to establish comprehensive performance and cost benchmarks for HR functions in large organizations. If you are an HR practitioner in a Fortune 500 company, you may want to participate before November 15. Access the benchmarking survey and past survey results here.
Events in November – two events that should be on your radar screen this November include: National Diabetes Month and the Great American Smoke Out on November 16. For other seasonal events, see our post on free resources for wellness programs.


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