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Articles by Fay Hansen

The Cost and Benefit of “Poaching”

November 8, 2005
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Workforce planning and noncash incentives can minimize the cost of pulling talent away from competitors.
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Opting Out of Stock Options

October 28, 2005
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Since 2003, 58 percent of employers have reduced the number of employees who are eligible for stock option grants, and 61 percent have cut the number of shares granted.
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The New Way to Pay

October 28, 2005
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Forget standard compensation practices. In an uneven recovery, companies use pay mixes designed to maximize productivity and minimize costs. Every component--base salaries, merit increases, short- and long-term incentives--is under discussion.
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The Move to Meaningful Metrics

October 25, 2005
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Experts agree that recruiting-effectiveness measures are a more accurate gauge of value than efficiency measures such as time to fill and cost per hire. Designing the best effectiveness metrics is the new challenge.
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With Applicants Aplenty, Wages Are Staying Flat

September 16, 2005
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Most industries are simply playing catch-up after years of wage freezes and pay cuts.
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International Business Machine

July 12, 2005
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Going global isn’t just for Western institutions anymore. With its acquisition of IBM’s PC division, Chinese tech giant Lenovo has become a company that operates without borders, buying up top talent in both advanced and developing nations.
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Where the Knowledge Workers Are

June 29, 2005
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For years, corporate America has been hearing that transactional work is being sent overseas, while creative and innovative work is staying in the U.S. A look at what’s really going on in China, India and elsewhere tells a different story.
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Recalibrating Turnover-Cost Calculators

June 2, 2005
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Turnover can produce substantial savings in employee benefit programs.
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Recalibrating Turnover-Cost Calculators

June 2, 2005
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Turnover can produce substantial savings in employee benefit programs.
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