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Articles by Fay Hansen

Leveraging the MBA

June 27, 2008
Judith Edge, corporate VP for human resources, signed on with FedEx in 1983, when she was 22 years old, and worked up the HR ladder to become corporate vice president for global human resources in 2007.
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Apple's Secret

June 27, 2008
Apple Inc. claims the top position on Fortune's list of America's Most Admired Companies for 2008, but keeps its human resources executive shrouded in secrecy and refuses to respond to any questions about HR's contribution to the company's most admired status.
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Predicting Performance

April 25, 2008
From its perch at the very top of Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For” rankings, Google dispatches a select group of employees to predict the company’s demand for skills and the future availability of talent to meet that demand. Google’s workforce planning process covers all 16,805 employees worldwide.
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Kick-Starting the Planning Process

April 25, 2008
Now in its second century of manufacturing legendary motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Inc. pulled in $5.7 billion a year in 2007 from sales in 60 global markets and a workforce of 9,700. But it also found itself facing the same labor shortages in critical fields, such as materials and marketing, that now plague all manufacturers.
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