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Age Wave Adapting to Older Workers

March 29, 2006
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The ranks of workers 55 and older are swelling, yet few employers have adjusted to meet the needs of this strategically important segment of the workforce. Researcher and author Ken Dychtwald says companies might want to start thinking about flexible schedules, ergonomics and enchanced opportunities for older workers before they lose vital expertise.
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Ford The Right Way Forward

March 24, 2006
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Beyond job cuts and plant closures, Ford Motor Co. has revealed few details about its ambitious workforce restructuring plan. What's known, however, is the automaker has a tough road ahead as it tries to overhaul its U.S. operations--and that half-measures won't do.
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The Jobs You Can't Do Without

December 13, 2005
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By identifying positions that directly produce revenue, reach customers or encompass skills that differentiate a company from its rivals, employers can put their resources into areas where they'll have the greatest effect.
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Questions Companies Need to Ask About Critical Jobs and Talent

December 13, 2005
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To ensure that they have an adequate supply of high-performing talent for important jobs, CEOs and HR leaders should ask themselves six key questions.
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Questions Companies Need to Ask About Critical Jobs and Talent

December 13, 2005
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To ensure that they have an adequate supply of high-performing talent for important jobs, CEOs and HR leaders should ask themselves six key questions.
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The Jobs You Can't Do Without

December 13, 2005
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By identifying positions that directly produce revenue, reach customers or encompass skills that differentiate a company from its rivals, employers can put their resources into areas where they'll have the greatest effect.
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After the Disaster 10 Issues for Employers

November 23, 2005
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While many companies have faced and resolved some of the issues outlined below, employers everywhere may someday confront similarly daunting circumstances, whether because of hurricane, earthquake or other natural—or even manmade--disaster.
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After the Disaster 10 Issues for Employers

November 23, 2005
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While many companies have faced and resolved some of the issues outlined below, employers everywhere may someday confront similarly daunting circumstances, whether because of hurricane, earthquake or other natural—or even manmade--disaster.
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The Move to Meaningful Metrics

October 25, 2005
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Experts agree that recruiting-effectiveness measures are a more accurate gauge of value than efficiency measures such as time to fill and cost per hire. Designing the best effectiveness metrics is the new challenge.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Plug Skills Gaps of Our Recruiters?

September 9, 2005
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Recruiters at our company have a tough time closing deals. They gather specifications, source qualified candidates, screen and interview candidates and compile 'short lists'--and then they wait to hear back. Trouble is, I think our recruiters either a) have poor communication skills or b) aren't doing their jobs efficiently. How do I identify and plug the gap? What training modules might exist for enhancing their skills?
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