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Workforce Management October 20, 2008

October 20, 2008
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2008 Optimas Award Winners
Profiles by Workforce Management staff
In good economic times or in bad, some companies stand out because of a commitment to excellence. For the past 18 years, we at Workforce Management have honored these companies with our annualOptimas Awards. One thing that this year’s honorees—led by General Excellence winner Crouse Hospital—have in common is resilience and a unique ability to roll with the punches. It’s a characteristic that will likely be put to the test now that all organizations are facing a worsening worldwide economy.

 

A Time of Uncertainty
Stories by Irwin Speizer

A mixed market for temporary employment and an unexpected shakeout from the economic downturn have left staffing firms unsure of what the future holds. Not surprisingly, the U.S. staffing industry has been a tale of two sectors. Demand for skilled professional workers remains strong as cuts hit the commercial sector and lower-skilled clerical workers.

The Last Word
Mum management
John Hollon
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 Medicare: No To Medical Mistakes
Reimbursements end for hospitals that make certain patient errors. Lehman Grilling Burns Firm's CEO: Capitol Hill lawmakers blast Wall Street exec in first hearing on meltdown. Speaking Freely: Supreme Court mulls protection for witnesses in sex discrimination cases. 5 Questions: Ingredients for innovation. Legal Briefings: Immigration; ADA. Event Calendar: Key conferences and forums. The Hot List: Job boards. Data Bank: Beneath the bottom.
 
 
 



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