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What Reaction Should We Expect From Employees When We Launch Succession Planning?

February 28, 2012
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Senior executives at our midsize organization believe it's time to begin succession planning. How do we explain the potential impact to employees, including the effect on career development? —New to the Game, finance/insurance/real estate, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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We Are Penn State

November 16, 2011
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What's striking about the Penn State catastrophe is that so many leaders appeared to have failed to take responsibility for stopping awful acts happening in their own “workplace” and community.
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How Do We Overcome the Perception of Favoritism?

November 16, 2011
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I am a manager who has created a situation of perceived favoritism among my staff. I hired a new employee who happens to be a friend. I made the mistake of putting forth a work-improvement suggestion made by the new employee. She and I have been suffering the backlash ever since. How do I go about repairing this fiasco? —Oops, office manager, government, Long Beach, California
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5 Questions for Greg Besio: Unlocking the Right Combination

November 4, 2011
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A corporate merger can be a challenging and exciting opportunity for a human resources leader, according to Greg Besio, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Aon Corp. Besio found plenty of challenges last year when Aon Corp. acquired Hewitt Associates. Besio recently spoke with Workforce Management senior writer Rita Pyrillis about the process in this excerpt.
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WaMu’s CEO of Three Weeks Could Exit with $11.6 Million

September 16, 2011
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With JPMorgan Chase’s takeover of Washington Mutual, it’s unclear what role Alan Fishman—who was hired only three weeks ago as WaMu’s new CEO—will play in the combined company. If Fishman leaves, it’s clearhe would be well-compensated for his short tenure.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Beef Up Skill Levels While Revamping Our Organization

September 7, 2011
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We are reviewing the organizational structure of one of our business units with the aim of adding an additional level of supervision. We expect this business unit to triple in size by year’s end, and want to beef up skills levels and responsibilities way before then. What are some guidelines as we undertake this process?
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Dear Workforce How Do We Keep Our Best People During a Time of Upheaval

September 7, 2011
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Things are getting scary for us. We recently had to downsize, and since then have lost some of our best people to other jobs. Aside from boosting their pay (which isn't feasible now), what practical steps can we take to keep them from quitting on us?
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Crouse Hospital Optimas Award for General Excellence

September 7, 2011
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The acute-care institution is flourishing—revenue, worker satisfaction as well as quality are up—after it survives bankruptcy and reinvents itself.
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Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York Optimas Award Winner for Partnership

September 7, 2011
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Through its Essential New York Initiative, the group works with employers, universities and government officials to bring jobs back to the region.
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