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Hiring Sprees are Here Again--Without the Bells and Whistles

June 18, 2004
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Recruiters say they are trying to manage things a bit more intelligently. Many companies are now attempting to sell recruits on stability, opportunity and name cachet. “There’s a growing feeling that more conventional recruiting methods aren’t so bad after all,” says Recruitmax’s Bertrand Dussert.
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Civil Wars Over Recruiting Technology

June 11, 2004
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Recommendations for avoiding turf wars when choosing, implementing and operating a recruiting system.
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Cracking the Hiring Code

June 1, 2004
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Companies are shelling out anywhere from $35,000 to $150,000 to participate in contests such as those that challenge programmers to write code. For companies, the payoff is twofold: the ability to see the skills of employees that a traditional interview will never deliver, and a chance to spread their brand name.
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A Sample of Business Blogs

May 29, 2004
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A list of blogs as well as a sample employee blogging policy.
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10 Questions to Ask Before Outsourcing

May 29, 2004
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Find out some of the most common problems that come along with outsourcing, particularly with technology initiatives. These problems include the lack of an escape clause; too little preparation for cultural issues, such as unhappy employees and managers; and a failure to first figure out whether the outsourcing effort will really provide a return on investment.
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When It Comes to Recruiting Technology, Human Resources and IT Are a Match Made in Hell

April 15, 2004
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The workforce-management team usually wants the most user-friendly solution. The IT people want the one that’s easiest to integrate. Unless a strong business case is made for the best-of-breed product, IT usually wins out.
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When It Comes to Recruiting Technology, Human Resources and IT Are a Match Made in Hell

April 15, 2004
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The workforce-management team usually wants the most user-friendly solution. The IT people want the one that’s easiest to integrate. Unless a strong business case is made for the best-of-breed product, IT usually wins out.
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A Who's Who of Gurus

April 2, 2004
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10 business gurus, along with their books and their message.
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Guru Nation

April 2, 2004
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Management gurus, including Stephen Covey, Tom Peters and Gary Hamel, are making millions by promising companies that their techniques and insights can improve productivity and make the most of human capital. Whether they really deliver on those promises is another issue.
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The Five-Alarm Job

January 30, 2004
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What makes a hot job hot? It's not always money, prestige or glamour. A hot job, more than anything else, offers opportunity and meshes with the current values, attitudes and desires of the workforce. Companies that understand the timeless ingredients of a hot job can slash turnover, pump up productivity and bolster the bottom line.
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