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Touchdown! Talent management lessons from the NFL's Week 1

September 12, 2012
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Three people management pearls of wisdom from the NFL's first week.
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More Companies Linking Rewards, Penalties to Wellness Program Results

August 9, 2012
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Fifty-eight percent of employers offering wellness incentives pegged rewards to completion of lifestyle modification programs such as weight loss, smoking cessation and physical fitness.
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Podcast: Creating a New Contingent Culture

August 3, 2012
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The CYA Report podcast is a partnership between Workforce Management and Fistful of Talent. In this special edition, Workforce Management contributors Ed Frauenheim and Kris Dunn discuss the growing need to show contingent workers more love.
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Broken Engagement? New Survey Reveals Employees Still Not Feeling the Love

July 25, 2012
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Companies may measure it, but shared accountability for engagement remains an exception, not the norm, according to a July global workforce study of 32,000 workers by New York-based consultancy Towers Watson.
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DreamWorks Animation Etches Out a Creative Culture Through Connectivity

July 25, 2012
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To connect with its employees and improve engagement, DreamWorks introduced initiatives that range from paying for the personalization of workspaces to sending daily updates from the CEO.
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Joplin, Missouri, One Year Later: Lessons Learned after a Tornado

July 25, 2012
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The journey from ruin to rebirth involves lessons in taking care of employees, operating a store amid chaos and excelling at customer service despite having no nice building to work in.
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Contingent Overcompliance

July 13, 2012
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Excessive fear regarding the misclassification of workers and resulting liability can lead organizations to distance themselves unnecessarily from contractors and temps. The result is bad for both companies and contingents.
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New Push for Employee Recognition May Have Broader Implications

July 10, 2012
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Two new surveys point toward executives realizing that the random gift card, or company watch and pin for years of service, do little to motivate behavior.
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