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Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party and You

October 18, 2011
To their credit, Americans of different political stripes are not sitting passively in the face of economic problems. They are speaking up and fighting back. And that has implications for employers.
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Foul-ups Trump Safeguards in UBS Scandal

September 27, 2011
In the aftermath of such blatantly avoidable foul-ups, can you recall a single instance when outside analysts concluded that systems and processes had not been put in place or learning had not been delivered? I can't. It's the failure to act in line with all of these safeguards that's the issue.
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Indian Outsourcer’s Woes May Open Doors for HR There

September 16, 2011
The problems at Satyam Computer Services, once ranked by Hewitt Associates as the second-best employer in India and the third-best by Mercer, reveals an opportunity for HR leaders there to take a larger role in how a corporation is governed, some observers say.
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Dear Workforce What's Unique About the Chinese Workforce

September 7, 2011
For the last 10 years, I have worked for a family-run manufacturing company in China. But recently I was hired by a U.S. manufacturing corporation to lead the human resources function at one of its facilities here. I have not worked for U.S. companies and have not yet been to the States. How should I prepare myself to determine the difference between the workforces of Asian and U.S. companies and adapt to those cultural changes?
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Dear Workforce We Strike Deals with Expert Traders Overseas. How Do We Compensate Them So the Business Remains After They Le

September 7, 2011
Our company is growing overseas and often buys companies that are, in reality, people with connections. The person is usually a trader of commodities and has built a business around personal expertise and contacts (so if they go, the business goes with them). How could we creatively motivate and compensate these people to build the business beyond themselves and thus make our investment last long after they leave?
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