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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Could We Use Statistics to Meaningfully Analyze Our Hiring?

June 17, 2005
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We want to use statistical analysis to improve our hiring and retention. First, we are gathering information about employees who have left our company (reasons they left, shifts they worked, number of hours they worked, length of employment, their salary in comparison to other agencies, etc.). The second phase is to make recommendations for changing our employment practices, based on information gleaned from the first exercise. For instance, if employees are leaving because they are not working enough hours, we could recommend adding more hours to our shifts. Last, we'll need to implement any recommendations. What advice do you have for starting this process? Are there things to look out for? How do we actually use the statistical data to get meaningful results?
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Strategic Planning A Self-Assessment

March 15, 2005
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Companies can rate their strategic planning using this self-scored worksheet below. The focus is on how effective communication is between employees and decision-makers; whether the company’s reporting relationships match the strategy; rewards are tied to desired results; and strategy is evaluated after it’s implemented.
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Los Angeles School District’s Assessment of Human Resources

March 1, 2005
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A series of graphs and charts indicating, among other things, the employee shortages it is experiencing and its strategies for solving the challenge.
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Los Angeles School District’s Assessment of Human Resources

March 1, 2005
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A series of graphs and charts indicating, among other things, the employee shortages it is experiencing and its strategies for solving the challenge.
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EDS Reinvents its Workforce

November 9, 2004
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The inside story of how the struggling outsourcing giant plans to harness the power of its workforce and get the company back on track.
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Capturing the State of Human Resources in an Annual Report

June 1, 2004
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Human resources annual reports can reveal trends, illuminate plans for the future and be used for persuasive purposes with line managers. But they are far from universal.
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Capturing the State of Human Resources in an Annual Report

June 1, 2004
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Human resources annual reports can reveal trends, illuminate plans for the future and be used for persuasive purposes with line managers. But they are far from universal.
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Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Company Famous

May 3, 2004
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Companies on a shoestring budget can build brand identification using a variety of no-cost and low-cost measures. Before doing so, firms should be wary of things that can go wrong should they emerge as an employer of choice.
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Today's Mantra for Employees More, More, More!

May 3, 2004
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Whether it's technology, fancy management techniques, financial incentives or bosses just pushing employees to step up the hours in a workweek, today's mantra for boosting revenues is "worker do more." Some productivity approaches work. Others just get companies in hot water. And the risk of employee burnout still looms large.
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