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The CYA Report: 'Re-shoring' America

February 12, 2013
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The CYA Report podcast is a partnership between Workforce and Fistful of Talent. In this edition, Workforce Senior Editor Ed Frauenheim discusses his February cover story on bringing jobs back to America, a trend known as "re-shoring." Listen to the podcast below.
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Honoring Diversity the Hawaiian Way

February 8, 2013
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The 'Hawaiian Renaissance,' which helped restore the language and time-honored cultural practices, has changed workplaces in Hawaii, especially at tourist hotels.
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Bringing the Jobs Back Home: How 'Re-shoring' Is Coming to America

February 7, 2013
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For years companies have looked to outsource jobs to cut costs, but now more U.S. employers are looking to beef up operations domestically. It's a trend known as 're-shoring.'
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Why Don't Our Managers Identify High-Potential Workers?

January 25, 2013
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With the start of a new year, I am trying to assemble a brief guideline to help our supervisors and managers identify key employees within their department. What suggestions do you have as we begin this list? Would you suggest some criteria we could use? — New Year, New Practices, HR analyst, manufacturing, Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Innovation Formula: Trust but Clarify

January 23, 2013
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Worker Social Media Usage High in the Workplace, Survey Shows

October 3, 2012
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Of the employees surveyed by talent management software-maker SilkRoad, 43 percent worked for organizations that allowed total access to social media, 24 percent said access was monitored, and 16 percent had social media access blocked by their employer.
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Chicago Teachers Strike Could Offer a Lesson on Performance Evaluations

September 13, 2012
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Performance evaluation “is a nationwide issue—and it's an issue that is not going away,” said Norm Solomon, a professor of management at Fairfield University in Connecticut. “I don't think anybody should be surprised that this issue is coming to the fore. The key thing to any evaluation system, particularly in a collective bargaining situation, is to have some buy-in by the union, a sense that this is fair."
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Woodbury Reps Set to Cash In: Recruiters

August 23, 2012
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Giving reps stay bonuses while a broker-dealer was on the block was considered highly unusual at the time but also a smart way to keep brokers from leaving before a sale was announced.
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