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Workforce Management July 14, 2008

July 15, 2008
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HR Face-lift at Home Depot
Stories by Jessica Marquez
Boosting morale and employees’ sense of ownership in the company has become a strategic priority at Home Depot amid the tough economy, says the retail giant’s new human resources chief, Tim Crow. Face time with customers is one part of the renovation.

 

Diversity in the Legal Realm
Stories by Mark Schoeff Jr.

To better serve their multicultural customer markets, corporations are now starting to apply pressure on the law firms they hire to diversify. But advocates contend that minorities have only made moderate gains in the legal profession. Some company officials believe diversity in outside counsel stimulates creative thinking and provides better case results.

 
The Culture Connection
Stories by Michelle V. Rafter
For companies that opt to outsource recruiting, such as commercial furniture maker Herman Miller, finding a partner is simple. The harder part is teaching a company’s corporate culture to an outsider so they can find candidates who will make a good fit.

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A flexible force
Dr. John Sullivan
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 Utah: Closed Fridays
Other states will be watching closely as Utah adopts a four-day workweek to reduce energy costs, east burden for employees. New Suitor For Frozen DB Plans: Wall street firms want in, while some contend it's far from a perfect match. A Cost-Cutting Surgical Strategy: Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures  could trim time off work. SHRM'S Search: The HR association will look beyond its walls for a new chief executive; 5 Questions: Temporary executive talent. Legal Briefings: Layoffs; no-match letters. Event Calendar: Key conferences and forums. The Hot List: EAP providers and ATS software providers. Data Bank: Bracing for the second half.
 
 
 



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