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Bill Polacek sparks change by creating opportunity at JWF Industries

If you want to predict the future, the best way to do that is to create it. In order to overcome challenges at JWF Industries, Bill Polacek gets creative and makes his employees part of the solution.

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Pittsburgh’s philanthropic sector drives community change as nonprofits evolve

An in-depth look at how Pittsburgh foundations and nonprofits interact with each other and the community at large.

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Comtech Industries and Dean Grose test the status quo

Comtech Industries is known for its innovative products that find new solutions for marketplace challenges. Discover how the company encourages this with the right people and processes.

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A new playbookOberg Industries switches gears with a workforce dedicated to new markets

Oberg Industries has jumped into new markets, but Dave Bonvenuto says the biggest differentiator was a talented workforce dedicated to the change — thanks to its apprenticeship program.

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Insights

Illuminating best practices when seeking energy efficiency solutions

Tips from TPI Efficiency Consulting's Roger Zona on understanding and negotiating operating expenses.

Understanding health care exchanges for employers and individuals

Studies indicate that by 2017, 1 in 5 Americans will be purchasing benefits from some type of health insurance exchange. Don't be left in the dark. Aaron Ochs of JRG Advisors shares what you need to know about public and private exchanges.

Ignorance isn’t a defense for improperly running your retirement plan

Plan sponsors and trustees always ask “Am I paying too much for my plan?” “Are my funds outperforming the markets?” “Do you give advice to my participants?” These are great questions, but first they need to ask: “Do I know what my duties are as a retirement plan fiduciary?” Robert Yelenovsky explains what you need to know about your fiduciary duties.

How to handle disability and absence management in the ACA era

The impact the Affordable Care Act continues to evolve, sometimes in surprising ways. For example, it may prove that the ACA may well have its greatest impact in the area of workers’ compensation. Patrick D. Haughey of UPMC WorkPartners talks about integrated disability management and why it makes sense for employers.

How to improve company performance by integrating health and safety

In order to develop a true ‘culture of health,’ your company must integrate employee safety and employee health” says Dr. Michael Parkinson of UPMC Health Plan and UPMC WorkPartners. Here's how.