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Ready for the Next New Deal?

November 29, 2011
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Don't be surprised if the U.S. decides to launch the Next New Deal in the next few years. And if it does, will your company be prepared for a tighter labor market and renewed growth?
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How Do We Sustain High Motivation?

November 29, 2011
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What strategies are effective for ensuring employees remain motivated during the recession (critical since companies are asking them to do more work with fewer resources)? —Bad Feeling Coming On, software services, California
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How Do We Turn Engineers Into Managers?

November 29, 2011
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We have terrific engineers who are highly skilled and highly motivated. When it comes to leadership, however, most do a lousy job making the transition. This is despite the fact that we offer established leadership programs. Is there anything we can do differently? —Engineering a change, organizational development specialist, manufacturing, North Carolina
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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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