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Graduate work: behavioral interviewing can tell you if an applicant just out of college has traits needed for the job

Graduate work: behavioral interviewing can tell you if an applicant just out of college has traits needed for the job – Employment & Staffing Agenda Andrea C. Poe When Tamara Rashid became recruiting manager for Zones Inc., a national reseller of information technology products and services based in Renton, Wash., she thought the 600-employee firm’s […]

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A sumforall reasons: a way to reduce administrative headaches and cut costs when relocating employees is to give them a lump sum—one check upfront—to cover some or all of their expenses

A sumforall reasons: a way to reduce administrative headaches and cut costs when relocating employees is to give them a lump sum—one check upfront—to cover some or all of their expenses – Relocation Special Report Lin Grensing-Pophal It begins routinely enough. Your company is moving an employee from its Boston headquarters to a satellite office […]

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Where are we now? – sexual harassment in the workplace

Where are we now? – sexual harassment in the workplace – Cover Story Jonathan A. Segal Five years ago, Anita Hill walked into a hearing room of the Senate Judiciary Committee and brought one of the darkest workplace secrets into the open. Whether the allegations Hill made at the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice […]

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Cut the stress: with HR-provided training, employees can learn how to avoid what makes them tense

Cut the stress: with HR-provided training, employees can learn how to avoid what makes them tense – Training & Development Agenda Kathryn Tyler Stress is everyone’s problem. It can be triggered by war talk, terror ism fears, family problems, personal debt, or any of the common tensions on the job-50-hour weeks, demanding bosses or concerns […]

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Capitalizing on global diversity – diverse workforce management

Capitalizing on global diversity – diverse workforce management – Cover Story Cresencio Torres TODAY’S WORKFORCE ISSUES CALL FOR A COMPREHENSIVE, AGGRESSIVE STRATEGY THAT CHANGES NOT ONLY NUMBERS AND ATTITUDES, BUT THE WAY BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED. Organizational experts and experienced managers agree that managing diversity and working with people who are different is more complex than […]

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Better than the company gym

Better than the company gym – importance of communication in employee wellness programs Scott Campbell A widespread prevention message using newsletters, self-care guides and telephone counseling reaches employees and their families and makes the bottom fine healthier. Health experts have calculated the average real cost of poor employee health at more than $10,000 per employee […]

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The impact of ‘inpats.’ – Focus on International HR

The impact of ‘inpats.’ – Focus on International HR – foreign employees Carla Joinson Stay on top of legal and cultural considerations when sponsoring foreign nationals. In an era of low unemployment and merciless jockeying for skilled employees, HR professionals are grabbing at any opportunity they can find to access additional labor pools. For some, […]

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The Middle Management Challenge: Moving From Crisis to Empowerment.

The Middle Management Challenge: Moving From Crisis to Empowerment. – book reviews Anthony M. Micolo The Middle Management Challenge: Moving from Crisis to Empowerment by Alan L. Frohman and Leonard W Johnson. McGraw-Hill; (800) 262-4729; 22.95, 1993; 185 pages; Middle managers have traditionally been a scapegoat, receiving much of the blame for America’s global competitive […]

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Pay plans that reward employee achievement

Pay plans that reward employee achievement – competency-based payment plans Gail Grib As more employers recognize the economic value of multi-skilled employees who can work as a team, they are rethinking traditional, job-based pay programs that don’t fully support skill development or achievement of results. Compensation strategies and programs are changing dramatically, and the competency-based […]

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Reinventing the Staff Meeting

Reinventing the Staff Meeting Paul Falcone Build trust and communication through weekly meetings and strengthen group performance. Take all the employee relations problems you’ve experienced as a line manager over the years, and chances are that you can boil them down into one of two big buckets: lack of communication or lack of recognition. Believe […]