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Dear Workforce What's the Secret to Productive yet Cost-Effective Induction of New Employees for a Globally Dispersed Workforc

September 7, 2011
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I have been asked to design an induction program for all new recruits across all our branches (in various states). What makes the most sense: to have all new employees go through induction at our corporate office, or to dispatch someone from our corporate office to travel to the various locations to conduct inductions? New employees frequently join our company, and on varying dates—so how could we devise a cost-effective program?
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Office of Personnel Management Optimas Award Winner for Service

September 7, 2011
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A far-reaching initiative centralizes HR operations for three dozen federal agencies, eliminating duplication of effort and strengthening recruitment and succession planning.
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Unitedhealth Group Optimas Award Winner for Vision

September 7, 2011
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A two-pronged approach to staffing has enabled the health provider to hire more people at a cheaper rate, paving the way for rapid growth. By streamlining its recruiting team, UnitredHealth saved about $1 million in overhead in the first year alone.
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SHRM, Dissident Group Set Summit to Air Differences

August 2, 2011
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The SHRM Members for Transparency, which formed last year largely over concerns about the SHRM board’s 2005 decision to pay board members, had been asking to meet with SHRM leaders since the fall of 2010.
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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
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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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SHRMs 63rd Annual Conference Opens June 26

June 24, 2011
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Arianna Huffington is scheduled to speak Monday; Sir Richard Branson, founder and president of Virgin Group, Tony Hsieh, CEO of online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos.com, and actor Michael J. Fox also are set for keynote addresses.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Impact Will Our IPO Have on Human Resources?

June 13, 2011
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Our company recently filed for an initial public offering of stock. What steps should our human resources department take to prepare for this event? As we get set for this change, which questions should we be asking ourselves internally?
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Protest Group Calls News Conference on Opening Day of SHRM Confab

June 10, 2011
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SHRM Members for Transparency plans to air its grievances following the association’s failure to respond to repeated invitations for a summit.
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HR's 10 Top Concerns

May 10, 2011
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The Employers Resource Association’s membership of 1,300 companies in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana generates more than 8,000 calls each year to its HR hot line. Most of the questions are considered the staples of HR management.
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Trendy Topics Grab Ink, but HR Hot Line Reveals Basic Workplace Worries

May 10, 2011
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While workplace issues such as bedbugs, social media and background checks have been heavily covered in the mainstream and business media, a recent top 10 list indicates that HR frets about such day-to-day issues as FMLA, performance management, discipline and termination.
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