Trust Digest 153 (August 22, 2016)
Some Small Businesses Restore Group Health Coverage
Some small companies that dropped group health insurance for their employees are reversing course, driven by a tightening labor market and rising costs and fewer choices for individual coverage.
Key Words: Group health insurance, tightening labor market
Trust Issues: Situational Adjustment, Benevolent Concern, Capability
Nonprofit Hospitals’ Business Relationships Can Present Conflicts
While not necessarily improper, administrators and board members might be forced to choose between what’s best for the hospital and what’s best for their private interests.
Key Words: Nonprofit hospitals, private interests, board members
Trust Issues: Conflict of Interest, Integrity, Honesty
The King of ‘Political Intelligence’ Faces a Reckoning
A few weeks before the government announced a funding cut for some home-health-care services in 2013, a player in Washington’s political-intelligence business tipped off a hedge-fund manager, according to public documents.
Key Words: Funding cuts, hedge fund, home-health-care services
Trust Issues: Risk Tolerance, Integrity, Security
At Kimberly-Clark, ‘Dead Wood’ Workers Have Nowhere to Hide
Diaper and tissue maker shifts from a paternalistic company to one focused on pushing workers to constantly improve, closely tracking progress and shedding laggards.
Key Words: Kimberly-Clark, employees, performance management software
Trust Issues: Integrity, Interests, Alignment of Interests
Crime Prevention: Cutpurse capers
Big brother or big breakthrough? Scientists want to use travel card data to catch thieves.
Key Words: Public transportation, pickpockets
Trust Issues: Integrity, Interests, Alignment of Interests, Honesty
Fox News Turmoil Recalls News Corp. Phone Hacking Scandal
There were warning signs before a sexual harassment case at Fox News, just as there were before the phone hacking that shook the Murdoch media empire.
Key Words: Fox News turmoil, News Corp. phone hacking
Trust Issues: Integrity, Risk Tolerance, Security
Zimbabwe Freezes Government Hiring as It Struggles to Pay Wages
Zimbabwe’s government ordered a freeze on hiring of state workers as it struggles to meet a wage bill that accounts for more than 80 percent of its revenue, a finance ministry document shows.
Key Words: Zimbabwe, hiring freeze, delay payments
Trust Issues: Adjustment, Capability, Volatility
Dodging Accountability at the United Nations
It shouldn’t have taken five years and a scathing report by an internal human rights watchdog for the United Nations to acknowledge that it bears responsibility for the cholera epidemic in Haiti sparked by its peacekeepers deployed after the 2010 earthquake.
Key Words: U.N., accountability
Trust Issues: Honesty, Integrity