Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Number Crunching...

Every once in a while, we run across interesting statidbits*:
For example, Ernst & Young surveyed Human Resources executives, asking which programs had the greatest impact on retaining older workers:
Turns out, almost 26% hired retirees as consultants. About 15% recommended a "company culture that promoted generational diversity" (don't ask), while another 15% used the oldest carrot in the book (in the form of retention bonuses). Interesting.
Here's another one:
According to the Employment Policies Institute, almost 90% of those employed full-time are covered by health insurance, as are over 80% of those working part-time. Almost the same percent of self-employed folks are also covered. and almost 2/3 of unemployed Americans also have health coverage.
*Yes, I made that up. But "factoid" was already taken. I hate when that happens.
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