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Hewlett-Packard's Sales Job

October 24, 2011
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In 2010, Hewlett-Packard Co. launched HP Sales University on its campus in Plano, Texas, far from its Silicon Valley headquarters. The purpose: develop core business skills and collaboration among its top salespeople.
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Six Sales Force Pitfalls

October 24, 2011
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Dear Workforce Are Training Departments Becoming Obsolete?

September 27, 2011
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I work in the training and development department of a company that competes in the cellular phone industry. Each of our departments has very specific tasks and functions. That got me to wondering: Are training departments becoming obsolete in today's specialized companies?
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Retaining Young Talent Won’t Be Easy

September 16, 2011
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Employers can expect a struggle trying to keep young talent for the long haul, as 61 percent of survey participants say they will stay at their first job for less than three years.
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Turmoil Doesn’t Crimp Women’s Programs at Wall Street Firms

September 16, 2011
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Despite market conditions, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs are introducing new programs to recruit women who have left the workforce for extended periods.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Is There a Distinction Between HR Strategy and People Strategy Or Is It Merely Semantics?

September 13, 2011
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Both are essential and need to be highly integrated, but the combination should be invisible to employees
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Dear Workforce How Do We Redistribute Workloads?

September 7, 2011
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We have a major problem that is causing undue stress in our workplace. It seems our senior employees are passing off more work to their juniors, rather than making an effort to share the work. We're concerned that if junior employees spend the first few years of their company life continuously stressed out and overworked, that they will in turn treat their juniors with the same indifference and laziness. How did we miss this signal? More important, does it mean we need to redesign jobs/duties to alleviate stress? Please help.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Move Toward a Formal Approach to Cross-Training?

September 7, 2011
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What are the basics of designing an effective job-rotation system? The managers in our company have said they would like to see a formalized system developed to help cross-training or "cross-skilling" their employees.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Implement Job Rotation That Serves Both Top Performers and People Who Have Hit a Performance Plateau?

September 7, 2011
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How do we apply a job rotation policy to provide opportunities for both 'star performers' and 'plateaued employees'? What should be the ideal duration for a rotation?
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Dear Workforce What Should We Consider Before Implementing a System of Multirater Feedback?

September 7, 2011
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Our organization is considering implementation of a multirater feedback 360-degree system. We are concerned about the change.
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