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Exxon Mobil Pumps $3 Billion Into Pension Plans

August 6, 2009
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The company contributed $3 billion to its pension plans in the quarter ended June 30 and plans to make an additional $600 million contribution by the end of the year.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Could We Use Employee Probation to Effectively Assess Newcomers

August 4, 2009
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How could we make better use of the probationary/introductory period to better assess and evaluate employees?
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Adjusting for the Downturn

July 9, 2009
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While the conditions for workforce planning remain relatively stable in some industries, other industries are facing significant shifts in labor pools.
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Strategic Workforce Planning in an Uncertain World

July 9, 2009
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The financial crisis has recast the goals for strategic workforce planning, pushing them well beyond forecasting and talent-gap analysis.
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Watson Wyatt, Towers Perrin to Merge in $3.5 billion Deal

June 29, 2009
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Consulting firms Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby and Watson Wyatt Worldwide will merge in a deal worth an estimated $3.5 billion. The deal “change the landscape of our industry,” the companies said in a news release.
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SuccessFactors Gets Social With HRIS Offering

June 25, 2009
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SuccessFactors continued its expansion in HR software with a product that aims to blend employee data management with social networking.
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Electronic Records Management File This Under 'More Work Needed'

May 27, 2009
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Thanks to the ubiquity of e-mail and software for seemingly every aspect of work, more business records are digital. But experts say most companies don't have adequate systems for managing them.
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TOOL Electronic Records Training 101

May 27, 2009
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If you are helping to develop a system or are training employees on one, here’s what experts say you need to know.
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Vista Ups Its Bid Again for HR Software Firm SumTotal Systems

May 14, 2009
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SumTotal sells learning management systems and other talent management tools. Such products have been among the fastest-selling business software applications. But the recession has slowed sales.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Which Interview Questions Will Help Us Understand the Emotional Intelligence of Applicants?

May 5, 2009
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Our manufacturing company is gearing up to do significant hiring of line workers. During interviews, we want to ask questions that give a glimpse into the emotional intelligence of applicants. Which particular types of tests would prove useful in this regard?
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