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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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The New Crop

June 7, 2005
Millions of college graduates are joining the American workforce this month--and what they want and expect from work isn't the same as it was for their older siblings. Employers and generational experts discuss what this latest generation is looking for in its jobs and careers.
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The New Crop

June 7, 2005
Millions of college graduates are joining the American workforce this month--and what they want and expect from work isn't the same as it was for their older siblings. Employers and generational experts discuss what this latest generation is looking for in its jobs and careers.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Promote Professional Development in a Union Shop?

March 31, 2005
Which performance-management and professional-development strategies would work best in a nonprofit, public-sector, unionized environment? More specifically, which type of incentives and learning culture are needed for employees to embrace professional development when job security is not an issue, under-performance is difficult to address, guaranteed salaries are negotiated by the union, and there is no room for bonuses?
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