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Having a Well-Coordinated HR Strategy Pays Off in More Ways Than One

June 3, 2008
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A joint APQC, IBM and Workforce Management data collection initiative with more than 350 participants shows the multiple benefits of having a well-coordinated overall HR strategy.
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The Hot List: 2008 Human Resource Consultants

May 29, 2008
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Listed in alphabetical order Published March 3, 2008
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For Big Companies, Pension Funding Is Shrinking—Fast

April 18, 2008
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From overfunded to underfunded in the blink of an eye: $62 billion in pension fund value was wiped out in the first quarter of 2008.
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HR a Key to Warding Off Class-Action Suits After Layoffs

April 4, 2008
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Mass layoffs offer fertile ground for large-scale lawsuits because they involve significant numbers of people who often are confused and upset.
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The Skills to Pay the Bills Hiring HR Pros Who Will Fight

March 28, 2008
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Getting to the table is one thing. Staying at the table requires sharp elbows and the willingness to compete. Here are five behavioral questions to determine whether your candidate has the ability to mix it up and thrive in the sometimes rough-and-tumble business environment.
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Starbucks Terminates HRO Contract With Convergys

March 19, 2008
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Starbucks signed the multiyear HRO agreement with Convergys in July. The HRO provider was to handle HR administration and payroll for all Starbucks employees in Canada and the U.S. and benefits in Canada.
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Softscape Says It Wrote Controversial Document, but Not for External Distribution

March 14, 2008
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SuccessFactors says a federal court granted a temporary restraining order that, among other things, prohibits Softscape from distributing any product or document using SuccessFactors’ trademarks or trade secret information.
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The RightThing Takes On AIRS

February 19, 2008
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Recruitment process outsourcing vendor the RightThing is acquiring recruitment training and sourcing technology vendor AIRS.
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Avoid Hiring an HR Dud Behavioral Interview Questions for Finding Stars

February 14, 2008
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You don't need an HR drone; you need stellar talent. And the best way to find it is through behavioral interviewing. Here are five questions focused on the competencies that separate the players from the pretenders.
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Recession Fears May Mean Good News for HRO Providers

February 6, 2008
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The Institute for Supply Management says its index of non-manufacturing business activity showed the sharpest decline last month that it had seen in 10 years—an indication that services industries, like hotels and retailers, are shrinking. But bad news for the economy could mean good news for outsourcers.
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