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Articles by Michelle Rafter

Executive Recruiters Face Challenge of Filling Hard-Hit Firms' Top Titles

August 6, 2009
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With hiring picking up, recruiters are asked to recalibrate upper-management teams and find leaders with skills and strengths drastically different from the CEOs who manned them before. What those companies want: no-risk turnaround specialists with corner-office experience and impeccable professional and personal records.
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Special Report on Employee Relocation Barely Moving

July 29, 2009
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Stagnant U.S. home sales continue to force companies to rein in spending on domestic relocation. Multinationals, meanwhile, are cutting global relocating costs, shortening overseas assignments and reducing their reliance on expatriates.
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Relocation Providers Big Is Out, ‘Boutique’ In

July 23, 2009
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When it came to being a relocation services provider, it wasn't so long ago that bigger was better.
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KellyOCG Dumps Its Old Girl in Favor of a Fresh Face

June 4, 2009
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Even though it ranked among the top 10 RPO providers worldwide, Kelly had an identity crisis. With U.S. and European operations still using different names, Kelly embarked on a rebranding campaign in early 2008 to play up its established name while showing prospective customers the Kelly brand meant more than temporary staffing.
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Electronic Records Management File This Under 'More Work Needed'

May 27, 2009
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Thanks to the ubiquity of e-mail and software for seemingly every aspect of work, more business records are digital. But experts say most companies don't have adequate systems for managing them.
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TOOL Electronic Records Training 101

May 27, 2009
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If you are helping to develop a system or are training employees on one, here’s what experts say you need to know.
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As Layoffs End One Cycle, Recruiters Await Word on What Comes Next

May 6, 2009
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A recession with no end in sight, baby boomers who can’t retire and Gen Y managers who don’t know how to lead in a downturn—it’s a confluence of troubles the likes of which few HR professionals have ever seen.
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Taming Twitter Did They Really Just Say That

March 15, 2009
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As recent incidents have shown, on Twitter anything goes. But forward-thinking companies are mitigating risks of using the booming social network by designating Twitter reps and updating electronic communication guidelines.
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LinkedIns Corporate Play Takes Aim at Recruiters

March 11, 2009
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The business network hopes a new suite of prospecting tools will appeal to the growing ranks of recruiters and HR professionals among its 35 million members.
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Portland Employers Find Its Easy Being Green

February 26, 2009
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Companies in the Oregon city don’t just talk about sustainability and renewable resources—they follow through. Employees wouldn’t have it any other way.
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