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Companies Send Employees on Volunteer Projects Abroad to Cultivate Leadership Skills

December 2, 2005
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Programs can be good recruitment and retention tools and may help participants rethink how they work with other people.
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Custom-fit Communication

December 2, 2005
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A high-tech company finds a high-tech solution for cross-cultural education.
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Family-friendly in India

December 2, 2005
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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
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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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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Decide Which Is Better Internal Promotion or Hiring Outside the Organization

November 18, 2005
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What are the likely advantages and disadvantages of promoting one of our internal staff members, as opposed to hiring from outside?
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Pulling Rank to Put Recruits on a Post-service Career Path

November 2, 2005
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The Army's recruiting chief has made it his mission to line up private-and public-sector employers to participate in a program that connects recruits with companies they might work for after their service ends.
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Manpower Mission

November 2, 2005
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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
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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
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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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IBM Optimizes Its Workforce to Address New Business Goals

July 13, 2005
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HR strategy executive Garrett Walker explains how the company is working on recruiting the right people, providing the right development and efficiently matching people to projects.
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