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Steering Minorities Toward Patent Law

July 18, 2008
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Anand Sharma was a panelist at a National Bar Association meeting a couple years ago, discussing ways to increase the number of African-American lawyers practicing patent law. During his flight from Detroit back home to Washington, the intellectual property lawyer came up with an idea on how to help achieve the goal.
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Special Report Talent Acquisition--The Culture Connection

July 18, 2008
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For companies such as Herman Miller that opt to outsource recruiting, finding a partner is easy. The harder part is teaching a company’s corporate culture to an outsider so they can find candidates who will be a good fit.
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Special Report Training and Development—Building Better Leaders...Faster

June 12, 2008
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At the top global companies for leadership development, HR owns the process and uses it to inform every aspect of workforce management.
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The CEO Incubators

June 12, 2008
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As of October 2007, 20 percent of the CEOs at the largest U.S. companies once held a position at just 20 companies. The list below shows the companies that produced the highest number of CEOs as a proportion of their employee population. Note that companies with a smaller proportion of white-collar professional employees are disadvantaged under this methodology.
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Training the Top at GE

June 12, 2008
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Although GE’s best practices for leadership development are widely studied and emulated by other companies, the results are rarely duplicated.
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He to She Eaton Corp. Helped Transgender Employee

May 28, 2008
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Audrey Hopkins, 47, became the first transgender individual hired into Eaton Corp.’s 100-member information technology group in October 2005.
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Diversity Among Detroits Doctors

May 28, 2008
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Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System creates a designated Muslim prayer space.
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Faith Groups Let People Bring Their Whole Selves to Work

May 28, 2008
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Ford and Acro illustrate how Detroit employers of different sizes are working to manage religious diversity in the workplace. To be sure, it is not always an easy task. Some civil rights groups say not all employers take such an enlightened view of religious diversity.
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Hard Hit by the Auto Industrys Troubles, Detroit Aims to Keep Its Young

May 28, 2008
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Experience still counts. In today’s workforce, how much it counts depends on whom you’re asking. Companies may employ several generations of workers—and each group has an opinion about whose way is the best.
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