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Quick Takes January 23, 2007

January 22, 2007
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A Digest of Workforce Management News and Events
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Study Slow Growth in Diversity Initiatives

January 22, 2007
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Nearly 22 percent will spend more in ’07, but 21 percent plan to allocate no funds at all for inclusion training.
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Quick Takes January 9, 2007

January 8, 2007
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A Digest of Workforce Management News and Events
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Whats Behind the Wheel at Toyota

January 8, 2007
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Former Secretary of Transportation Federico Peña says it should come as no surprise that Toyota Motor Corp.’s diversity program in North America—like its exploding profits—is a reflection of two bedrock philosophies: respect for people and haizan , Japanese for continuous improvement.
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Toyota Driving Diversity

January 8, 2007
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Brent Loescher, a self-confident white male of 39, hardly looks like a poster child for diversity. At Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., his job title is operations design manager. But he also carries a badge that identifies him as a “diversity champion.”
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Capital H Nabs Diversity Firm

January 8, 2007
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Flush with new capital, the Chicago consultancy broadens its offerings with the acquisition of a diversity training company.
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Guidelines Are Key to Dealing With Religion in the Workplace

December 25, 2006
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There is no single magic shield to protect companies from getting into hot water regarding religion in the workplace—but one way to mitigate risk is by establishing what one expert calls a “faith-friendly” organization.
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5 Questions for Elaine Sarsynski--Executive Vice President at MassMutual Life Insurance

November 3, 2006
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Elaine Sarsynski has spent 30 years managing large organizations in financial services as well as the public sector. Despite the finance industry’s image of being a male-dominated profession that would like to stay that way, it has become more supportive of women over the years.
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Advocates Seek Greater Voice for Disabled

November 1, 2006
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As some companies move ahead of the debate about gay marriage, offering benefits to same-sex partners, momentum for an inclusive workplace ends when it comes to disabled workers.
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Study Diversity Not Linked to High Turnover

October 31, 2006
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Diverse workforces do not have higher turnover rates than more homogeneous employee groups, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley.
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