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Contingent Workers Have Skill Sets That Today's Companies Should Find Attractive

August 3, 2012
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Using temporary workers at the start of a recovery is nothing new. But other factors behind the contingent expansion are less tied to the business cycle. These include cost-savings.
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Moto Mobility's Mart Move Creates a New Tech Hotspot in Chicago

July 31, 2012
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Google's plan to move Motorola Mobility Inc. from the suburbs into the city's largest office building cements the River North neighborhood as the center of a tech scene that has been gathering momentum for a decade.
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Contingent Overcompliance

July 13, 2012
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Excessive fear regarding the misclassification of workers and resulting liability can lead organizations to distance themselves unnecessarily from contractors and temps. The result is bad for both companies and contingents.
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Building Success in an Uncertain Economy

July 11, 2012
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CEOs Reveal Their HR Management Strategies
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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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