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The Changing HR Profession

September 28, 2006
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Academics, HR consultants and executives at major outsourcing firms describe a future in which the growth of outsourcing, advances in information technology and bottom-line pressures may lead to the demise of the traditional HR generalist.
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The Changing HR Profession

September 28, 2006
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Academics, HR consultants and executives at major outsourcing firms describe a future in which the growth of outsourcing, advances in information technology and bottom-line pressures may lead to the demise of the traditional HR generalist.
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Hidden Hierarchies

March 9, 2006
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Flat organizational structures can hide both hierarchies and agendas. Flat organizations can be subject to manipulation by executives.
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Small Groups, Big Ideas

March 9, 2006
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W.L. Gore believes its egalitarian workforce philosophy--no titles, workers collaborating in small teams--fuels creativity and innovation. But as global expansion raises the need for more formalized practices, can the company maintain itself?
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Steal Big, Steal Little

December 20, 2005
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Corporate malfeasance isn’t confined solely to the executive suite. Corruption has trickled down to all levels of the organizational hierarchy, and companies may have only themselves to blame.
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Enrons Empty Ethics

December 20, 2005
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Scandal illustrates that showy gestures mean little if a company’s “deep culture” rewards unethical behavior.
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Saturn Plant's Innovations Live on at GM Despite Cutbacks

December 12, 2005
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GM and some outside experts say that the knowledge and experience gained from the Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, aren't going to be lost, even as the plant is scaled back.
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The Coming Knowledge Drain

November 23, 2005
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Offering flexibility may help persuade workers to stay on longer, but some firms might have to revamp the way they do business in order to cope with the exodus.
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Tech Tools for Older Workers

November 23, 2005
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The new technologies are designed to improve computer accessibility for those with age-related disabilities and other physical limitations.
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Tech Tools for Older Workers

November 23, 2005
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The new technologies are designed to improve computer accessibility for those with age-related disabilities and other physical limitations.
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