NU Online News Service, Jan. 6, 2:25 p.m. – Watson Wyatt & Company, Washington, a benefits consulting firm, has named Jane Paradiso to be the leader of a new North American workforce planning consulting practice.

Paradiso was the president of Talisman Technologies Corp., McLean, Va., a firm that advised employers on recruiting employees through the Web. She joined Watson Wyatt two years ago, when Watson Wyatt acquired her firm.