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Articles by Michelle Rafter

Assessment Providers Scoring Well

February 5, 2009
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The tough economy is driving an increase in job applications and, in turn, demand for the evaluations to help employers select the cream of the crop.
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Planning for Benefits During a Divestiture

February 2, 2009
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When a business unit is going to be divested, the time to plan for the new entity’s benefits is sooner rather than later.
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Firms Growth Plan Gives Talent Management Suite a Workout

January 27, 2009
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An elite athlete training business hopes a talent management suite can help it hire like a much larger company as it staffs up for an ambitious national expansion.
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Firms Growth Plan Gives Talent Management Suite a Workout

January 14, 2009
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An elite athlete training business hopes a talent management suite can help it hire like a much larger company as it staffs up for an ambitious national expansion.
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When HR IT Goes Bad

December 31, 2008
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Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Unified School District, almost anything that could go wrong with its human resources payroll system upgrade did, leading to millions of dollars in overpayments and underpayments to teachers and other employees and ultimately a financial settlement from its HR IT contractor. Here’s how to avoid such an experience.
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Pool of Talent Grows as Recruiters Find Time to Be Choosy

December 10, 2008
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The real benefit of today’s job market, experts contend, isn’t picking up talent on the cheap; it’s being able to shop for the right fit.
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Not Just for Expats Anymore

November 7, 2008
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As companies diversify their workforces and expand internationally, they’re offering more cross-cultural training and using online tools to do it.
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The Flip Side of Cultural Training

November 7, 2008
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When an Indian IT outsourcer transfers workers to the U.S., cultural training means a trip to the old ball game.
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Whistleblowing in the Post-Bailout Age Gets a Technological Boost

October 17, 2008
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The $700 billion bailout measure should create renewed interest in ethics hot lines, which have evolved into sophisticated Web-based tools. The biggest problem, though, could be getting more companies to use them.
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Jobvite Boosts Its Profile Among Web-Based Recruiters

September 24, 2008
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Hiring CEO Dan Finnigan in July was the first of several steps Jobvite is taking to increase its visibility and customer base in the sizzling market for Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking for small and mid-sized companies.
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