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Staffing the United States Senate

August 4, 2003
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In an interview, the head of the U.S. Senate Placement Office talks about what goes into delivering a workforce to the senators.
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A Letter to Pillowtex Employees and Their Families

July 31, 2003
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What Michael Gannaway, Chairman and CEO, told employees about the company's termination of approximately 6,450 salaried and hourly positions.
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iOptimas Award -I Managing Change Almost Curtains

July 31, 2003
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The workforce management leadership at Designer Blinds in Omaha had a narrow window of opportunity to rescue the company from failure. Their efforts won them the Optimas Award for managing change.
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Big, Fast and Easily Bungled

July 31, 2003
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Virtually overnight, the Transportation Security Administration had to hire more than 55,000 workers. Its problems with mishires and layoffs illustrate the issues inherent in fast large-scale hires.
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Top 25 Corporate Careers Sites

July 8, 2003
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Links to the some of the best careers sections of the Web sites of large corporations.
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Gimme Attitude

July 2, 2003
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It's a straightforward concept: hire the right people and build a better--and more profitable--organization. And while many corporations still drool over a jaw-dropping résumé, a growing number of organizations are hiring for attitude. They know you can teach job skills, but you can't turn a curmudgeon into a cheerleader.
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Government Workers Can't Find Jobs

July 2, 2003
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Laid-off government employees are fighting to prove themselves worthy of a private-sector job. Just when they thought they were secure, the government makes cutbacks and they have to prove they’re more than nine-to-fivers who file their nails on paid time.
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Turnover in IT Positions

May 2, 2003
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Use this chart to see how your 2003 turnover compares to other companies, and to see how IT turnover has changed when compared to 2002 and 2001.
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Hospital President Sparks Groundbreaking Recruiting Campaign

May 2, 2003
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St. Bernardine Medical Center president Steven Barron asked for 100 new nurses to be hired in 100 days, a steep goal considering the nationwide nursing shortage. Human resources, marketing, and the head of nursing put their heads together and decided--for the first time--that rather than hand off the task to recruiting, the three would work as a team. The result was a slick ad campaign that went far beyond targeting would-be nurses: it re-branded the hospital and gave it a charismatic new image.
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Putting Job Candidates to the Test

April 1, 2003
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Accurate assessments can reduce interviewing time and ensure that bad candidates don't slip through. Here's how three companies made pre-employment tests work.
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