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What Are the Keys to Engaging Employees?

December 4, 2013
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How should our organization define the term employee engagement?

—Open-Ended Question, staffing/HR services, Highland Mills, New York


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How Should We Treat Our Contingent Workforce?

December 4, 2013
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We are an apparel maker that uses contingent workers for a variety of high-level tasks, such as designers and engineering. Is it important for us to engage them like our paid staff, and if so, why and how do we do it? 

—Laboring to Make the Connection, generalist, manufacturer, Memphis, Tennessee


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How Do We Know When Is the Right Time to Use an Assessment Center?

December 4, 2013
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We've been hearing about this idea for a while, but as I understand it, assessment centers can be pretty pricey. Given that we have a tight budget, is there a good way to assess whether the ROI is there for us? We're a medium-sized company and putting a premium on strong leadership.

—Assessing Our Options, senior HR consultant, legal/consulting, Zagreb, Croatia


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Ram Charan Is the Guru of Globalization

November 13, 2013
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Ram Charan, author and management consultant, has a heady warning for U.S. companies expecting business as usual to continue.
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Holy Crap(s)

November 12, 2013
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I’d never played craps before. But at a recent conference at the Mandalay Bay resort I gave it a try. Almost immediately, the employees manning the tables earned my respect.
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Employee Crisis Communications 101

November 10, 2013
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Here are five suggestions for smart employee communication during difficult times from Alison Davis.
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Interview With John Boudreau: Analyze This — and That and That

November 10, 2013
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A USC professor, John Boudreau has written books on the business impact of HR and the use of HR analytics. Workforce spoke with him about the state of talent management.
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How Do I Find a Recruiter Specializing in Engineers?

October 25, 2013
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How do I search for, and select, a recruiting firm to help us find engineers? Specifically, my customer group has about 15 very specific, hard-to-fill engineering openings. We're already using social media and have considered advertising in trade publications, but we also need a more targeted approach.

 

Dear Recruiting a Recruiter, manufacturing, Dearborn, Michigan


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Is the ROI on an MBA Now MIA?

October 14, 2013
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It has been 70 years since the first executive MBA program emerged. Will the 'return on investment' question ever get answered?
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Workforce Analytics: Disney’s Real-Life Fairy Tale

October 9, 2013
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Disney has become data-conscious in the way it manages its creative workforce.
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