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Articles by Allan Halcrow

Can This Marriage Be Saved

August 1, 1999
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Officially, HR has arrived as a strategic business partner. The question is no longer if but how , and the question is asked in the somewhat self-congratulatory tone used by people who have arrived. Unofficially, if you ask line managers, the story is very different.
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Filling Jobs Is Only the Beginning

July 1, 1999
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Our struggle to fill jobs means that many previously unemployable people will get job training and experience, which will help alleviate the long-term labor shortage. That's if—and this is a big if—we do the right things now.
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Learning To Say Goodbye

June 17, 1999
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There are many reasons we may be at a loss for words in the face of grief and bereavement, but all of them are ultimately isolating.
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Dealing with the Challenges of a Workforce on the Edge

June 1, 1999
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What sort of a world are we living in that a stabbing victim actually gives higher priority to showing up for work on time than to her own emergency health care?
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It’s Going to Be a Bad Day HR’s Worst Morning Crises

June 1, 1999
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Some crises seem distinctly more serious than others. Here are some of the crises you shared. Collectively, they show the range of problems faced by HR.
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HR's Real Impact The Smartest Questions Posed to HR by CEOs

June 1, 1999
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For evidence that HR is playing a more strategic role in organizations, look no further than some of the provocative, challenging questions that CEOs have posed to HR professionals. How would you answer these questions?
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A Day in the Life of Kathy Davis In 'Real HR,' Anything Can Happen

June 1, 1999
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Escaped convicts, job openings, anti-violence initiatives. It’s all in a day’s work for human resources. Here are real stories taken from the results of the "Day in the Life of HR" surveys.
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Not the Sharpest Tools Dumb Questions Asked of HR by Employees

June 1, 1999
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If you’re among those who believe you’ve heard it all, read on: Perhaps you haven’t. Here are some of the most memorable examples of dumb questions.
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Don’t Call Us Tales from the Recruiting Front

June 1, 1999
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It isn’t surprising that recruitment has become HR’s No. 1 challenge. But it’s surprising what can happen during job interviews. Here are some of the most unusual experiences you shared.
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