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How Deloitte builds global expertise – 2002 Global Outlook – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

How Deloitte builds global expertise – 2002 Global Outlook – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu – related article: How to Redesign and Market a Global Professional Development Program Patrick J. Kiger HR at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu revamped an international career development program, added assessment tools, and then marketed the program to candidates and executives. The result: more […]

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HR Takes a Hands-On Approach to Business and Delivers Results – human resources

HR Takes a Hands-On Approach to Business and Delivers Results – human resources – Statistical Data Included Kevin Herring Learn a new model for HR’s value, one that dumps all that jargon about “HR as a profit center” and presents it as a source of expertise that helps the core business succeed. What is the […]

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Telecommuting Finds a Place of Its Own – United States, research

Telecommuting Finds a Place of Its Own – United States, research – Brief Article Victor D. Infante Everywhere you turn, someone is trying to be the first to pronounce telecommuting dead. In a December 2000 article, The Los Angeles Times pointed out that AT&T and other companies have only 5 percent of their workforce telecommuting–well […]

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HR Software Trends: The Revolution is Here

HR Software Trends: The Revolution is Here – human resources * What are the most dangerous pitfalls or common mistakes to avoid when implementing an HR software or online solution? Michael Campbell: We often see individuals, whole departments, or entire organizations who try to avoid changing “the way things have always been done” when implementing […]

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Curious about prior claims? Don’t even ask

Curious about prior claims? Don’t even ask – questions and answers on various aspects of employment laws and regulations Matthew T. Miklave Q: We’ve had a sudden increase in repetitive-motion workers’ comp claims among newly hired, temporary employees in warehouse positions. We’d like to ask questions about previous workers’ comp claims involving repetitive motion. Your […]

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Do it right or risk getting burned: companies planning to hike their benefit costs or reduce coverage must carefully craft their message to employees. Clarity and “overcommunication” are critical

Do it right or risk getting burned: companies planning to hike their benefit costs or reduce coverage must carefully craft their message to employees. Clarity and “overcommunication” are critical – Benefits Douglas P. Shuit EMPLOYEES ARE NEVER HAPPY to learn that they’ll have to pay more money for health care, pension and other benefits. And […]

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New H-1B Visa Bill Offers Relief to Companies Hungry for Skilled IT Workers

New H-1B Visa Bill Offers Relief to Companies Hungry for Skilled IT Workers – Brief Article Jennifer Schu Recruiters were given a boost last fall by new legislation that significantly increases the number of new visas available to foreign workers in the high-tech industry Approved in the Senate by a nearly unanimous vote of 96-1, […]

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Employers can’t look away from workplace violence

Employers can’t look away from workplace violence Gillian Flynn Every HR professional knows that the threat of office violence has become a very real workplace issue. Along with benefits, recruitment, and recognition, violence prevention is now a job requirement for HR staff. Yet the shocking nature of workplace violence often prevents it from being handled […]

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Maneuvers for the “Sherman Tank” – dealing with verbally abusive supervisor

Maneuvers for the “Sherman Tank” – dealing with verbally abusive supervisor – staff-human resources work relationships Todd Raphael DEAR WORKFORCE: The second-in-command here has a reputation as a “Sherman Tank” who bullies, belittles, and bulldozes her staff and others. Her whole demeanor expresses “attack.” She was written up according to our complaint procedures almost two […]

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Studying the World Beneath the Org Chart – organizational dynamics

Studying the World Beneath the Org Chart – organizational dynamics – Interview Bob Rosner Dr. Karen Stephenson proves that anthropologists aren’t limited to studying primitive cultures. She is a professor of business at Imperial College at the University of London and CEO/president of NetForm, a New York-based corporate consulting firm. Stephenson works inside complex corporations […]