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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Prove the Need for Additional Hires When the Manager Ignores HR Requests

August 17, 2006
In spite of management reports that demonstrate the need for hiring new workers, our performance management section remains woefully understaffed. Personal appraisals, coupled with a huge backlog of work, indicate our workers are experiencing undue stress. The manager of the section seems to ignore our requests to hire new workers. What else could we as HR representatives do to convince him of the need, short of going over his head to his director?
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Overcoming a Costly Legacy

March 24, 2006
For Ford Motor Co. and other Detroit automakers, on of the most confounding challenges revolves around so-called "legacy costs," the financial burden of pension and health benefits for retirees.
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The Big Not-So-Easy

February 8, 2006
Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and neighboring regions have been through multiple stages of recovery, and each one has been accompanied by a brand-new job market. The staffing industry has had to adapt each time.
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