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Articles by Fay Hansen

Ramping Up, Ramping Down

April 12, 2007
In Europe and Japan, higher levels of contingent work initially emerged as a response to rigid labor laws, but are now part of a broader corporate strategy to become more responsive to market changes.
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The Growing Influence of Procurement

April 12, 2007
Supply chain management techniques honed during the past decade and supported by increasingly sophisticated systems can bring discipline and cost savings to staffing practices. At companies where human resources does not step up to manage the contingent workforce, procurement will.
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Overhauling the Recruiting Process at CDW Corp

April 11, 2007
HR executives at leading companies are reshaping the recruiting process to fill new positions and retain new hires through the first critical months. CDW restructures it’s approach to sourcing, assessment, onboarding, training and retention as means of helping to meet hiring goals in the face or rapid growth.
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Rethinking Temp-to-Perm

March 20, 2007
New labor market conditions may undercut the temp-to-perm approach for employers who need skilled workers. The temp-to-perm strategy is still effective for some positions, but increasingly counterproductive for skilled positions in candidate-driven markets.
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