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Dear Workforce How Do We Develop an Employment Brand?

September 7, 2011
My employer wants to embark on an employer branding exercise to attract potential employees. How do I go about doing this and what does it entail? —In the Dark, senior manager, human resources, manufacturing, Pahang, Malaysia
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Sustain Collaboration Between Business Units as Our HR Function Moves to a Different Floor?

July 28, 2011
As part of an expansion, our company plans to shift the human resources and finance departments to different floors, away from the business. We're not changing our HR focus or team structure, but I'm worried we'll lose the tight interaction that HR has with business units. Another concern: If HR becomes a destination, instead of a quick Q&A in the hallway, employees and managers may feel less comfortable approaching us. How do we sustain our collaborative culture during this transition?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Can We Do to Make Our Managers Better at Hiring?

October 18, 2010
How can our public-sector organization help its non-HR managers improve their hiring skills? They are often asked to handle personnel-related issues, such as determining whether candidates have the competencies necessary to perform the job. However, most have little (if any) formal training on how to do this. And our organization does not have a centralized approach or expertise in delivering this type of training.
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Michigans Jobless Rate Dips to 14 Percent in April

May 20, 2010
The unemployment rate in Michigan improved only marginally in April, according to new figures released by the state. Although state regulators say the workforce has been increasing, year-over-year comparisons show the unemployment rate has grown since April 2009.
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HR Does Hard Time

May 12, 2010
Some human resources executives oversee skilled professionals in tidy high-margin industries, but most manage armies of unskilled workers in messy low-margin businesses riddled with cost pressures, compliance pitfalls and safety concerns. These challenges may be magnified the greatest in the brutal world of the private prison industry.
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