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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do I Measure Soft Skills

July 16, 2004
I want to develop appraisal parameters for my production staff as well as for supervisors. We have different job descriptions for both employee groups. How can I measure the soft skills for my production staff as well as for supervisors?
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Top Dollar The 10 Highest Paid Human Resources Leaders

June 1, 2004
The 10 highest-paid human resource leaders in U.S. public companies work in industries ranging from manufacturing to retail to advertising. Their multi-million dollar compensation packages show that workforce executives are indeed gaining elite corporate status--they are among the five highest-paid officers in their companies. But the profession still has a long way to go before it shares top billing with CEOs and CFOs.
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Hiring Without Limits

June 1, 2004
At IBM, disabled workers contribute millions to the bottom line, and provide a crucial point of view for a company that makes and sells technology for people with disabilities. "We consider diversity strategic to our organization," says Jim Sinocchi, director of diversity communications at IBM, who is a paraplegic. "We don't hire people who are disabled just because it's a nice thing to do. We do it because it's the right thing to do from a business standpoint."
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