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At Lockheed Martin, Social Networking Fills Key Workforce Needs While Improving Efficiency and Lowering Costs

March 11, 2010
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The defense contractor developed its internal social network, called Unity, to answer the need for an environment that supported collaboration, communication and knowledge-sharing, and was also secure and fit its employees’ needs.
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Preparing for a Hiring Frenzy—Protecting Your IT Talent

October 1, 2009
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Here are some strategies that could help you retain IT talent that could be raided by health care companies racing to meet a federal deadline governing computerization at hospitals and physician practices.
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Preparing for an IT Talent Squeeze

October 1, 2009
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IT employers, take note: The federal government’s tight time frame for computerization, along with a steep implementation curve, will require more IT workers for health care organizations—soon. Job projections range from at least 41,000 positions to more than 200,000.
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TOOL Health Resources From the National Library of Medicine

October 14, 2008
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HR executives know that employers have a vested interest in the health and well-being of their employees—and their families. Employers may help their workforce by adding links to their intranets to, for instance, “Health Hotlines,” which is from the National Library of Medicine.
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Tripped Up

September 5, 2008
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Hard times and higher travel costs are pushing companies to enforce travel and entertainment expense policies, and more are using Web-based software to do it.
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Meetings Without Meeting

September 5, 2008
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With costs for airplane tickets and gasoline still sky high, companies are keeping employees out of planes and cars and are opting for alternatives such as online meetings, webinars and videoconferences. And the timing couldn’t be better. Improved technologies mean online meetings and videoconference services are miles ahead of what was available only a few years ago.
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Special Report on HR TechnologyTalent Management Software-Style Over Substance

May 21, 2008
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The latest talent management products—modeled on organizational charts and baseball-card-style representations of employees—certainly have an appealing look, but skeptics dismiss the software as a fad that does little to boost effectiveness.
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We Have a Winner

May 15, 2008
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Since dealers at Foxwoods Resort Casino began scheduling their own shifts 18 months ago, morale is up and processing times are down.
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Right on Schedule

May 15, 2008
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Using shift-scheduling software, hospitals can reduce overhead by planning shift work more efficiently and keep nurses happy by giving them more say over their hours.
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Now Showing on the Small Screen

March 13, 2008
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HR software is going mobile. So far, the programs are transaction-based and intended for small businesses or workers on the go. But judging from what’s happening behind the scenes, it won’t be long before more HR programs make their small-screen debut.
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