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2011 Game Changer: Wendy Savlin

September 29, 2011
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Manager, talent development, Sprint Nextel Corp., Overland Park, Kansas
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2011 Game Changer: Benedict ‘Ned' Salvador

September 29, 2011
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Senior director, Integra Business Processing Solutions Inc., Manila, Philippines
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Survey Employers Ignoring Workers’ Pain at the Pump

September 16, 2011
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Employers are doing little, if anything, to help employees cope with the budget-busting fill-ups at the pump. Eighty percent of the employees surveyed say they get no financial or other benefits from their employers to ease the burden of high fuel prices.
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The Goods on the 'Good Employer'

September 15, 2011
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In an essay based on their new book, Workforce Management senior editor Ed Frauenheim and his co-authors, Laurie Bassi and Dan McMurrer, say workplaces must be at once caring, exacting, and stirring in the emerging "Worthiness Era."
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The Global Job Satisfaction Crisis

September 8, 2011
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While there are many variables that can foster employee engagement, in general it comes down to three things. People want growth, recognition and to be able to trust their leaders.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Redistribute Workloads?

September 7, 2011
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We have a major problem that is causing undue stress in our workplace. It seems our senior employees are passing off more work to their juniors, rather than making an effort to share the work. We're concerned that if junior employees spend the first few years of their company life continuously stressed out and overworked, that they will in turn treat their juniors with the same indifference and laziness. How did we miss this signal? More important, does it mean we need to redesign jobs/duties to alleviate stress? Please help.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Move Toward a Formal Approach to Cross-Training?

September 7, 2011
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What are the basics of designing an effective job-rotation system? The managers in our company have said they would like to see a formalized system developed to help cross-training or "cross-skilling" their employees.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Revive Employee Morale and Make Our Workplace Enjoyable?

September 7, 2011
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My organization has a very strong “work hard” culture, but over the past year or so it feels like we've completely forgotten how to have fun. How can we recapture the magic?
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Dear Workforce How Has the Recession Affected the Types of Benefits That Organizations Are Providing to Employees?

September 7, 2011
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How has the recession affected the types of benefits organizations use to keep their top performers? What kinds of benefits are organizations finding to be most effective at boosting retention and employee engagement, especially during the recession?
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