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Five Questions for Louis Uchitelle

May 16, 2006
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Louis Uchitelle has been writing about busi­ness, labor and economics for The New York Times since 1987. In his new book, he discusses how employers, government and society as a whole have become too indifferent to the growing trend of layoffs in this country.
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The Art and Science of Recruiting a Diverse Workforce

May 10, 2006
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Minorities are an increasingly large and important part of the workforce as the nation’s population becomes more ethnically and racially diverse. Building a diverse workforce is a strategy that makes good business sense.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Make Diversity Hiring a Positive Experience

March 31, 2006
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What tools, processes, incentives or other recognition might we use to make diversity hiring a positive effort for supervisors, rather than appearing to be just another add-on to their already weighty workload? As a member of our affirmative action plan team, I know that there long has been a hurdle in achieving affirmative action/diversity success.
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Five Questions for Hayward Bell

January 20, 2006
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Bell, Raytheon's chief diversity officer, has seen how companies’ challenges have evolved from identifying the basic differences associated with race and gender to having a greater understanding of cultural differences that occur in the workplace.
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Legal Gender Bending

April 29, 2005
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Can an employer treat female employees differently than male employees and still comply with federal "equal treatment" requirements?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Develop Leaders Comfortable in Many Cultures

April 8, 2005
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I need to propose, design and implement a development program for senior executives in our multinational corporation. These corporate managers hail from a range of different cultures and operate over a wide geographical region. What essential assumptions and issues need to be considered? What best practices could be incorporated as a platform? Are there some issues I need to be especially heedful of in the design?
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Wal-Mart's Man With a Mission

March 3, 2005
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Lawrence V. Jackson, Wal-Mart’s new chief human resources officer, has been both a friend to workers and a tough-minded management honcho. He’ll need both sets of skills as he steps into a leadership role at a company facing class-action lawsuits, unionization battles and huge worldwide growth.
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Addressing Women's Retirement Needs

January 5, 2005
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Financial education programs speak to special challenges raised by cultural factors and longer life expectancy. Weyerhaeuser’s approach is a model.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Set Goals for Older Workers Willing to Forgo Retirement

December 23, 2004
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How can we manage the performance of the older workers (ages 55 to 65) who intend to continue working past retirement age? Are there specific ways to do this?
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Acceptance of Gays, Lesbians Is A Big Part of Kodak's Diversity Picture

December 6, 2004
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The company’s diversity training program has not one but five education programs that address the workplace inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. Kodak says its practices have improved its recruitment efforts and have bolstered teamwork, leading to productivity gains in manufacturing and finance.
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