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Contractor's Road Is Wide Open

May 29, 2004
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Says one contractor, "I wasn't aware of the huge value of a benefits package."
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An Anti-Shrinkage Strategy

May 29, 2004
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Getting shrinkage down to one percentage point below the average rate would be worth $30 million a year.
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Part-Time Workers Lag in Benefit Coverage

May 29, 2004
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A chart showing how many part-time employees have access to benefits.
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What's Brewing Overseas

May 29, 2004
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Starbucks is an American imitation of a Europen concept.
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Agent of Change

May 29, 2004
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Home Depot's Dennis Donovan says that "nobody believed that we could implement this amount of change is such a short period of time."
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Making the Case for Flexibility

May 29, 2004
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One firm is learning new ways to measure productivity beyond just billable hours.
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Adelphias Rent to Own Recruiting Solution

May 29, 2004
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VP John Pitek hired an interim marketing director at a cost of $182,000 per year—higher than the $120,000 salary at which the company eventually hired the interim 60 days later. “It’s a small fee to pay to avoid a big mistake,” Pitek says.
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Companies Demand Vetted Temps

May 28, 2004
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Facing the risk of property and identity theft, some companies insist that their staffing agencies run background checks on temporary workers--and pay for it.
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Screening Out Bad High-level Hires

May 3, 2004
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Organizations that once considered a recruiter's recommendation, interviews with senior staff, and some sold references and perhaps a good skills test are now requiring the finalists for top-tier jobs go through even more vetting. Blame it on the fear factor.
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The Money Is Pouring In, but Social Technology Has Yet to Match the Hype

May 3, 2004
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Millions of dollars in venture capital are flowing into social-networking Web sites, allowing people to figure out exactly who knows the people they know. This technology offers a lot of hope for recruiters—hope that is yet to be realized.
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