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How Do We Get People to Work Overtime?

June 28, 2012
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Aside from a few people, we have a horrific time getting employees to work overtime. We have to practically beg for volunteers. We're considering a rotating schedule of mandatory on-call weeks in which the entire workforce shares the inconvenience of pulling extra hours. Would this work? What else could we try? —Frazzled in HR, software/systems, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Arms-Length Embrace

June 18, 2012
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Why companies have to love their contingents, not just abide by the law and use them to cut labor costs.
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Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami Plans to Lay Off 800 Workers

May 9, 2012
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The University of Miami Health System filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the state of Florida, disclosing its intention to cut 800 positions on July 31. Layoffs of more than 500 employees must be disclosed at least 60 days in advance.
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Susan Lambert Has Her Say on Workforce Scheduling

May 8, 2012
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As head of the Workforce Educational Organization's academic advisory committee, Susan Lambert is helping to shape its professional certification on scheduling and other workforce management matters to take into account employer and employee views.
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Boomer Moms Find Themselves in a New Phase of Life—and Work

May 7, 2012
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For many women, the empty-nest phase of life doesn't just change their home lives. Women talk of how they now work long hours without worry, finally have taken a job requiring lots of travel or have started a business with their newfound energy and evenings available for networking.
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Who Knew My Matchmaking Would Lead to the Workforce Educational Organization?

April 26, 2012
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To me, the WEO is a good example of an all-win approach. We need more business and professional organizations with this sort of inclusive vision.
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Going Prospect Hunting for Auto Technicians at Local Vocational Schools

April 26, 2012
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Auto Dealer Joel Higley advertised for a service technician 10 years ago. He didn't get one application. The stinging memory of that experience prompted Higley to get involved in a nearby vocational technology school to recruit a homegrown work force.
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Survey: 37% Use Social Media to Check Candidates

April 18, 2012
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Thirty-four percent of hiring managers and human resources professionals said they found information on social media that caused them not to hire a candidate.
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