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Dear Workforce How Do We Develop an Employment Brand?

September 7, 2011
My employer wants to embark on an employer branding exercise to attract potential employees. How do I go about doing this and what does it entail? —In the Dark, senior manager, human resources, manufacturing, Pahang, Malaysia
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Dear Workforce What's the Secret to Productive yet Cost-Effective Induction of New Employees for a Globally Dispersed Workforc

September 7, 2011
I have been asked to design an induction program for all new recruits across all our branches (in various states). What makes the most sense: to have all new employees go through induction at our corporate office, or to dispatch someone from our corporate office to travel to the various locations to conduct inductions? New employees frequently join our company, and on varying dates—so how could we devise a cost-effective program?
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Valero Energy Optimas Award Winner for Innovation

September 7, 2011
In creating one of the first labor supply chains, the oil refining giant has slashed time to fill and cost per hire against a backdrop of explosive growth. In 2002, each hire cost about $12,000. With the labor supply chain in place, the cost per hire dropped to $2,3000 last year.
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