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Headhunter Firm Taps Insider Trina Gordon for CEO

July 13, 2011
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She succeeds Chris Clarke, who stepped down in December after 11 years with Boyden World Corp. The firm also named Gerhard Raisig to chairman from interim chairman and managing partner of Boyden Germany.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Implement a 10-Point Rating Scale?

May 31, 2011
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A business unit in our company is introducing a 10-point rating scale. This process has been approved and will be used in our performance management system. However, I have yet to find any documentation to support the rationale for a 10-point rating scale. How high is too high? How should we implement this?
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More Companies Go With Online Tests to Fill in the Blanks

May 27, 2011
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Employment assessments can range from online exams for a specific computer skill to personality tests intended to predict customer service prowess to extensive evaluations of potential executives.
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Special Report on Leadership Development: Corporate Leaders Train in Fire Drills and Funny Skills

May 10, 2011
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A successful leader thinks outside the box on occasion. To tap into that mindset, some leadership programs are taking top talent out of the office and into a burning building, an improv or concert stage, or even a beach in Normandy.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Our HR Function Is Doubling Headcount. What Do We Need to Do to Prepare?

April 20, 2011
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I am one of two human resources generalists at our 300-employee company, which expects to at least double its headcount in 2011. My boss has instructed me to draw up a plan on how the HR department should be developed to keep pace with the growth. Where do I begin this daunting task?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Could We Effectively Measure the Productivity of Newly Promoted Employees?

April 20, 2011
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What are the best ways of measuring the productivity of newly promoted employees? Their performance results will define the salary for the new position.
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Deloitte Gets Physical with $300 Million Learning Center

March 21, 2011
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Lectures are out and interactive learning is in at the consulting firm’s new leadership center, which also features an 800-room hotel on a 107-acre campus near Dallas.
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A Hybrid Learning Model the Way to Go for a Global Corporation

March 21, 2011
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While a centralized learning function may work for companies with only one big market and one main customer base, it may not be the right direction for more complex organizations.
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Soft Skills Needed to Crack C-Suite: Study

March 8, 2011
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A recent article says ‘soft skills,’ such as leadership ability, cross-cultural competence and interpersonal expertise, are now essential for managers looking to climb the corporate ladder.
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Coaching Takes Center Stage

February 22, 2011
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Its strategic value is rising, as focus shifts away from remediation efforts.
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