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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 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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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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SHRM Elects Three New Board Members

November 22, 2011
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The recently elected officials are Coretha M. Rushing of Equifax Inc., Brian D. Silva of Fresenius Medical Care and José Tomas of Burger King Corp.
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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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Preparing for the HR Certification Institute Exams

October 20, 2011
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The SHRM Learning System may be the most popular study method for the HRCI exams, but there are other alternatives. Here are a few:
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Multiple Choice Unrest: HRCI-SHRM Link Leaves Many Stumped

September 16, 2011
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A low pass rate on exams and high cost for study materials have HR practitioners seeking to earn their credentials questioning the blurry relationship between SHRM and HRCI.
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HR Certification: Preferred or Unnecessary?

September 16, 2011
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Some jobs require certification, though other companies say they want nothing to do with an HR practitioner with an acronym after their name. HR Certification Institute officials say that while certification has long been preferred, it is now a requirement for some jobs, thus fueling demand for the credentials.
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Best Practices for Diversity Training

September 12, 2011
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Here are five of the best practices based on research and companies’ experiences.
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Goldman Sachs Optimas Award Winner for General Excellence

September 7, 2011
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Financial services giant Goldman Sachs has made learning and development a core part of its culture. And if recent earnings are any gauge, the company’s investment in its people is paying off.
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