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Recruit Co. Lands Staffing Firm for $410 Million

January 4, 2012
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It marks the latest large-scale acquisition for Tokyo-based Recruit, and will result in Advantage Resourcing divesting most of its non-Japanese operations.
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Today's Workforce—Pressed and Stressed

December 16, 2011
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While politicians and pundits fret about unemployment and underemployment rates, growing numbers of employees are under pressure to do more. The resulting “work-more economy” threatens not just workers' sanity but companies' long-term success.
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IBM Announces Vendor Management System Acquisition

December 15, 2011
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The acquisition is part of the company's 'Smarter Commerce' initiative begun in March 2011 and aimed at helping companies respond to shifting customer buying patterns.
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Wealth After an IPO Can Cause Employees to Go

December 7, 2011
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On an individual level, employees who have suddenly gone from Joe Blow to King Midas may have serious problems coping with the change. Experts call it ‘sudden wealth syndrome.'
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Nothing Seems to Be Clicking

December 5, 2011
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Experts predict that the hiring drought, which has overtaken the U.S. employment landscape over the past few years, will continue in 2012 as companies are still cautious about the recovery.
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SHRM Survey Reveals Help Wanted Sign is Out—Sort Of

November 27, 2011
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Companies this past year began hiring replacements for laid-off workers, but the percentage hiring for new jobs took a nosedive.
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Groupon puts Employees—and Investors—on Notice as IPO Nears

October 28, 2011
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The Chicago-based website offering deep discounts on local businesses has been more aggressive in doing performance reviews, starting earlier this year. It raised quotas and began holding employees more accountable to those targets and forcing out those who couldn't hit them.
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How Do We Get Managers to Loosen Control Over Employees?

October 4, 2011
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Rather than enabling our employees to innovate, our management tends to stand in their way. They would rather exert tight-fisted control over employees. This makes for a work environment that isn't conducive for strategic innovation; we are unable to keep enthusiastic and talented people. How could I persuade management to drop its hierarchical approach so that employees are encouraged to initiate projects that help the company?
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Dear Workforce What Is the No. 1 Metric We Should Be Reporting to Our CEO?

September 7, 2011
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What is the No. 1 HR metric we should be reporting to our CEO? —The Most Important Thing, product manager, software/services, Quebec
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