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Articles by Samuel Greengard

Bloggers Find The Ax is Mightier Than The Pen

March 3, 2005
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Some companies see the benefits of blogging, but many remain wary of employees leveling criticism or sharing company information. And some have fired the online diarists.
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Sun's Shining Example

March 1, 2005
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The computer workstation and software manufacturer's worldwide commitment to virtual work arrangements and flextime has slashed costs while bolstering productivity and employee satisfaction.
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Golden Values at Coors

March 1, 2005
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Adolph Coors Co. went beyond mere rules and guidelines by giving employees the tools to recognize ethical issues and deal with them more effectively.
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Nick Burkholder “All Numbers Are Not Metrics”

October 5, 2004
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One of the gurus of human resources metrics explains how human resources measurements can be effective--and how they fail.
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Workforce Technology Putting it all Together

October 1, 2004
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Companies are increasingly seeking systems and services to streamline the basics of human resources administration, manage competencies, deal with performance and boost learning. Making them work in concert remains a huge challenge.
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No Quick Fixes for the Spiraling Costs of Prescription Drugs

July 30, 2004
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Increases of 14.4 percent in the cost of prescription-drug benefits are likely this year. A key to reining in costs lies with education for both patients and doctors on the value of generics and the pernicious effects of direct-to-consumer advertising.
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Quality of Hire How Companies Are Crunching the Numbers

July 6, 2004
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One of almost everyone’s favorite staffing metrics is “quality of hire”--the measurement of whether a recruit ended up succeeding on the job. Many companies aren’t sure how to measure this.Learn about 11 different ways of measuring quality of hire.
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Pulling the Plug

July 2, 2004
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The complexity of installing and maintaining human resources management systems is prompting many companies to bypass them altogether. As large companies turn to total busniess process outsourcing, software companies could find themselves endangered, and are working hard to lock up contracts with outsourcing giants.
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