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Crouse Hospital Optimas Award for General Excellence

September 7, 2011
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The acute-care institution is flourishing—revenue, worker satisfaction as well as quality are up—after it survives bankruptcy and reinvents itself.
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Using Worker Focus Groups Carries Risks for Employers

February 4, 2011
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A labor lawyer warns that focus groups, even when set up by managers with the most noble motives, can easily backfire and expose a company to a litigation nightmare.
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Serious Progress in Strategic Workforce Planning

July 1, 2010
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A Conference Board study contains case histories of a handful of early adopters of strategic workforce planning, showing how they’ve forged ahead in linking human capital development with strategic goals. Their success bodes well for strategic workforce planning’s eventual wider acceptance, and the study shows what strategic workforce planning really entails.
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A Case for Poaching

June 1, 2010
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University researchers assert that resentment over 'lateral hiring' is not only unjustified, but is damaging to workers, the economy and the angered employers themselves.
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Special Report on Training and Development The Leadership Formula

May 4, 2010
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By surveying management at companies performing at varying levels in a number of industries and crunching the numbers, researchers have developed a data-driven model for what constitutes good leadership and how to develop it.
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Leadership Development for All

May 3, 2010
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Qualcomm believes its unusual approach to leadership training—there's no segmentation of the workforce into high- or low-potential leadership prospects—is a major reason for the company's success.
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HR Information InsecuritySteal Our Data, Please

March 10, 2010
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Sensitive company data protected by elaborate corporate security can still be undermined by basic human nature. Here are some commonsense ways to make sure that doesn't happen to your organization.
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Few Employers Addressing Impact of Aging Workforce

February 2, 2010
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The terrible state of the economy may be distracting companies from a looming issue: a graying workforce whose eventual retirement may leave them short of skills and organizational knowledge.
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Gensler IOptimas Award-i Winner for Managing Change

December 11, 2009
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A far-reaching talent development initiative helps the global architecture firm keep up with the dizzying pace of change in the design industry.
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Tough Times Bring Clients to Disneys Training Business

March 16, 2009
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Though companies are under increasing pressure to cut expenses, training experts say that forced austerity may be driving organizations to spend what few dollars they can spare for training on one of the world’s most illustrious brand names. Some other organizations are following Disney’s lead in the field.
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