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Wake-Up Call America’s Losing Its Intellectual Capital

February 1, 2005
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David Heenan, author of a new book on talent leaving the United States, says that there is an “exodus of America’s best and brightest.”
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The CEO's Path to the Top How Times Have Changed

January 13, 2005
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Corporate hierarchies are flattening. America’s service sector is growing more important. The Ivy League is becoming less important. All this means there’s a new path to the executive suite.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Set Goals for Older Workers Willing to Forgo Retirement

December 23, 2004
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How can we manage the performance of the older workers (ages 55 to 65) who intend to continue working past retirement age? Are there specific ways to do this?
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EDS Reinvents its Workforce

November 9, 2004
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The inside story of how the struggling outsourcing giant plans to harness the power of its workforce and get the company back on track.
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Sailing Into a Worker Shortage

November 1, 2004
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As ships queue up, theories on why staffing estimates came up short.
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Warming Up For Leadership

November 1, 2004
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Schneider Electric’s business-incubator project selects high-potential employees to act as members of cross-functional "SWAT teams" that have the authority and ability to move quickly within the organization to find new opportunities and solve problems. Schneider hopes that the project, less than a year old, will fuel sales growth while giving employees the experience they need to become company leaders.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do I Quantitatively Measure the Size of Our Workforce

October 8, 2004
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The process is based on a series of ratios or relationships and presumes a relatively fixed ratio between the number of employees needed and certain business metrics.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do I Quantitatively Measure the Size of Our Workforce

October 8, 2004
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The process is based on a series of ratios or relationships and presumes a relatively fixed ratio between the number of employees needed and certain business metrics.
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Outsider CEOs Aren’t Always Saviors

July 30, 2004
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Statistics dispute the case that outside CEOs are best positioned to “shake up the culture.”
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Develop A Succession Plan To Create Two Levels Of Leaders

April 9, 2004
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We started our company with 45 employees and increased it to 95 within two years. Two project managers head the operations, and we have plans to increase manpower to 170. How should I develop a succession plan?
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