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Employee Career Development

Family-friendly in India

December 2, 2005
Sierra Atlantic's "take your parents to work" program is a recognition of the importance of family and parental guidance in Indian culture. It helps the company's recruiting efforts in a competitive market.
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Crossing Cultures

December 2, 2005
As the world gets smaller, understanding country-specific differences becomes a business imperative. U.S.-based businesses operating on a global scale ramp up training to help employees better comprehend their international co-workers and customers.
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Manpower Mission

November 2, 2005
The Army has to go beyond financial incentives in order to solve its manpower crisis, appealing to young people's values and life goals. The ways it's going about closing its enlistment gap hold valuable lessons for the private sector.
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Renewed Energy

September 15, 2005
A spate of high-profile crises forced Royal Dutch Shell to take a hard look at its management structure and how it cultivates talent. Fortunately, says global HR executive Rick Brown, the company found that it had a deep reserve of employee loyalty on which to build.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Begin Planning Curricula for Professional Development

August 12, 2005
I’ve been asked to create a professional-development curriculum plan for about 1,000 employees in seven cities. Internal training resources are limited but available in most of those locations. How do I determine a list of recommended classes, decide which courses to outsource vs. teach internally, calculate cost-benefit formulas, find appropriate training vendors and justify vendor costs?
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