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Retailers Likely to Limit Part-Time Seasonal Help

November 4, 2008
Many stores have a core of proven part-timers available on call to staff any store where sales are more active than predicted, though one analyst notes, ‘They’re really counting more on existing full-time staff.’
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The Balancing Act

October 29, 2008
As head of human capital at LPL Financial, Denise Abood—a former CFO—embraces her organization’s commitment to employee training, development and retention while keeping an eye on the bottom line.
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A Healthy Dose of Learning

October 21, 2008
After the merger that created North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, the health care organization realized it lacked a uniform way to share practices and exchange ideas. A new focus on employee development and a Center for Learning and Innovation have changed that.
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A Writing Test Run

October 13, 2008
Developing and grading a writing test may appear daunting and labor intensive, but can still be far more cost-effective than placing a writing-challenged employee on the payroll.
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The Art of the Subject Line

October 13, 2008
The proliferation of PDAs has added a new layer of writing complexity for readers and writers, both of whom are dealing with important messages crammed into small spaces. One good first step for PDA writing: Pay attention to subject lines.
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Why Business Cant Writeand What to Do About It

October 13, 2008
In today’s business environment, writing savvy helps to drive deals and cement relationships, perhaps more than ever before, corporate training and human resource leaders say. But U.S. employees appear to be falling short when it comes to writing skills.
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