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Articles by Mark Schoeff Jr.

Trane Changes Its Business Climate

November 9, 2007
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When the heating and air conditioning company shifted away from a focus on equipment sales and toward providing high-level service and expertise for customers, it transformed its entire culture in the process.
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High Court Set To Take Up Pair Of Age Bias Cases

September 27, 2007
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As the justices convene October 1 for a new session, one of the employment law matters on the docket provides another opportunity for the bench to wrestle with workplace discrimination—this time age bias—in an era in which mistreatment is more often subtle than blatant.
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Group Embraces Its Inner Sherm, Sets New Goals

June 28, 2007
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As part of a rebranding effort announced June 24, SHRM is officially adopting its nickname. The most visible part of the change is a new logo.
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Basic Pilot Comes Under Fire as Immigration Debate Looms

May 14, 2007
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Immigration activity has spiked on Capitol Hill, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scheduling a vote for Monday, May 21, to begin a debate in that chamber.
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Ellsworth Enters Immigration Debate With Verification Bill

May 14, 2007
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In his initial foray into the immigration issue, Rep. Brad Ellsworth has focused on employers, introducing the Legal Employee Verification Act.
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Effective Employee Communications

May 3, 2007
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5 Questions for Christopher Chiames, communications consultant, F&H Solution Group.
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A Roadmap for Developing Partnerships

March 23, 2007
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Steve Wing, director of government programs at CVS, wants other companies to take advantage of one-stop federal job centers and faith-based organizations. Wing offers advice for companies that want to emulate CVS’ initiative.
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OPM Writes the Book on Government HR Practices

March 23, 2007
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The federal Office of Personnel Management is working to create a government-wide HR function. Its online reports spell out the federal government’s business areas and the people management processes that support them.
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Can Dems Work With Business

February 27, 2007
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Democrats on Capitol Hill and the corporate community extended hands of friendship to one another as the new Congress took office. But whether that relationship grows or founders may depend in large part on how workplace issues unfold during the next few months.
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