Original article: http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534360902
"Some new Challenger, Gray & Christmas data suggest that more organizations are indeed warming to the concept of stay interviews.
The Chicago-based outplacement and executive coaching firm recently polled about 100 HR executives and found 27 percent of respondents saying their organizations already conduct stay interviews, with another 24 percent saying their companies plan to start doing so in the near future.
"John Challenger, CEO of Chicago-based outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas, says there are situations where it's worth pursuing an online MBA quietly, especially if it might cut into work time. However, he ultimately comes down on the side of telling your boss. 'That shows them your ambition,' he says."
"Increasingly, companies feel they have to speak up on social issues that could prompt backlash from customers or make companies lose out on talented employees, Challenger said.
'Big U.S. companies realize that their customers and employees care that the company is doing the right thing,' he said."
As Time Warner and IBM join the growing list of companies that plan to stop offering health insurance benefits to retirees, one workplace expert suggests that the moves are simply the first steps in eliminating health insurance from the corporate balance sheet for all employees; former and current.