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How Should We Treat Our Contingent Workforce?

December 4, 2013

We are an apparel maker that uses contingent workers for a variety of high-level tasks, such as designers and engineering. Is it important for us to engage them like our paid staff, and if so, why and how do we do it? 

—Laboring to Make the Connection, generalist, manufacturer, Memphis, Tennessee

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What Do I Do if the Boss and a Colleague Hook Up?

October 25, 2013

There’s a ticklish situation I don't know how to handle. I strongly believe my boss and a co-worker are having a sexual relationship. She seems to get special privileges that aren't available to others. What should I do, if anything?

Too Close for Comfort, manufacturing/production, Newport News, Virginia

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Not-So-Temporary Solutions

October 16, 2013
With issues like the impending implementation of the Affordable Care Act, employers are still hesitant to commit to full-time hires and are looking to temporary staffing to fill the void. Hot List and Data Bank within.
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How Do We Divide Talent Management?

March 20, 2013
How should we divvy up responsibilities for talent management? Our feeling is that if it resides solely with HR, how could we hold managers accountable for execution? On the other hand, managers aren't really cut out to develop strategies for talent acquisition, workforce planning. I guess what I'm asking is: Is there a dividing line in talent management and, if so, which responsibilities do our managers have for helping us catch the vision? —Too Many Chiefs, Director of strategy, technology, Cincinnati
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