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Even 4th of July Fireworks Need a Contingency Plan

July 2, 2012
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I'm sure you have star employees without whom your business would suffer. Yet, do you know if they are content with their job? Or, do they feel underpaid, under-appreciated, or overworked? Tomorrow, one could walk out the door.
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How Should We Use Retirees to Train Our Younger Workers?

June 28, 2012
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Our organization would like to implement cross-training in light of a large number of seasoned employees who are approaching retirement. How can we go about keeping these experienced folks on as consultants after they retire? What is the key to making this solution work? —Training and Retaining, human resources director, services, Colton, California
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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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Flex Schedules Tops Workers' Summer Wish List

June 5, 2012
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A new Robert Half study also showed that employers may be warming up to such perks, with 75 percent of human resources managers saying their company offers flexible schedules during the summer
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Vineet Nayar Interview: Offshore Outsourcing and the New Global Economy

June 4, 2012
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As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce Management is talking to some of the people and organizations that have influenced today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce Management senior editor Ed Frauenheim talks with Vineet Nayar—the CEO of India-based HCL Technologies who pioneered the ‘Employee First, Customer Second' management philosophy—about the evolution of outsourcing to India and where U.S. companies fail when it comes to outsourcing. Nayar helped lead the offshore outsourcing charge, which has changed workforce management worldwide.
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Veterans Unprepared for Career Transition, Report States

May 30, 2012
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Just 29 percent of veterans were confident about finding work that suited them, notes a May index released by Monster, down from 44 percent in November.
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Is There a Meaningful Distinction Between Workforce Planning and Succession Planning?

May 1, 2012
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What is the difference between workforce planning and succession planning? —Perplexed Recruitment Specialist, government, Hamilton, Ontario
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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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