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Workforce Management Q&A Driving Opportunities for Women

September 7, 2011
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Hitoshi Kawaguchi, Nissan Motor Co.’s senior VP for HR, says his company’s award-winning program in Japan, which includes longer maternity leave than the law requires, has sparked change as more women are brought into the company fold. But the automaker isn’t looking to stop there: It’s also focusing on cross-cultural, generational and career initiatives.
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Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Optimas Award Winner for Global Outlook

September 7, 2011
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A global recruiting site helps far-flung managers at the professional services company acquire the talent they need--and saves $1.5 million a year. Deloitte's global recruitment site eliminates the redundant efforts of maintaining 35 separate local recruiting Web sites.
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Avoid Culture Shock When Rewarding International Employees

August 23, 2011
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When properly executed, employee recognition programs and rewards can go a long way in inspiring employees, especially during difficult economic times.
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Health of Overseas Medical Tourism in Question Among Employers

August 15, 2011
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The promise of big health care savings for employers has yet to materialize. ‘Employers are not risk takers, and there’s the concern that if something bad happened to an employee in a distant country, they would be liable,’ says one benefits expert.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Stop a Bully Director?

August 15, 2011
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How do you handle a director who is a bully, especially when the rest of administration does not see it (but her staff sure does)?
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Aon Unit Sues Riskonnect After Employees Jump Ship

August 9, 2011
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The company seeks injunctive relief and damages against the three employees and Riskonnect for wrongful activities, according to the lawsuit.
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Great Expectations: Mastering Cultural Sensitivity in Business and HR

August 3, 2011
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Experts say success in international business comes down to knowing the culture and language. But is that all there is to it? Is it enough to only master a few key phrases in a foreign language, as well as knowing when not to shake one’s hand and what topics to avoid in a business meeting?
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Corporate America Embracing Their Version of the Peace Corps

May 24, 2011
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Overseas corporate volunteer projects are proving to benefit both the employer and employee. Several companies are sending bands of highly skilled employees to foreign countries on a variety of volunteer projects.
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Report Urges Increased Labor Mobility to Meet Demands for Economic Growth

January 10, 2011
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Improved education and training must go hand in hand with increased labor migration, concludes a report prepared by the nonpartisan World Economic Forum.
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The Pepsi Challenge: Helping Expats Feel at Home

December 15, 2010
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More often than not, cultivating a healthy, balanced life overseas is left to the employee, not the human resources department. But PepsiCo is one of a growing number of companies promoting global wellness programs to help smooth overseas transitions.
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