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Retention Strategies Take an Advanced Degree of Engineering

May 8, 2013
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With growing numbers of high performers ready to leave their organizations, employers need to realize that those departures can be extremely costly for organizations in the resources it takes to recruit, hire and train new employees.
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CEOs See More Green, but 2012 Bump Only 1.2%: Survey

April 25, 2013
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Boards appear to be taking a more cautious approach to total chief executive compensation, though the pay gap between worker and boss continues to grow.
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Why Companies Are Embracing the Employee Value Proposition

February 28, 2013
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Employers such as Chicago-based Red Frog Events are looking to improve their overall employment deal, spelling out an overall compensation and culture package that often includes a company vision for what employees can get and give back in return.
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Part of Boston Consulting Group's Success Comes From Looking Out for Its Workers

February 20, 2013
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Boston Consulting Group ranked No. 4 on Fortune's Best Companies list for its emphasis on a positive culture and the development of the firm's most important asset: its employees.
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Putting Value Into the 'Employee Value Proposition'

February 20, 2013
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In the past several years, more companies have introduced or re-crafted their “employee value proposition” to give employees a better idea of what the total employee experience encompasses, beyond the basic salary and benefits. Laura Sejen, global practice leader of rewards for consultancy Towers Watson & Co., recently spoke with Workforce contributing writer Meg McSherry Breslin about the key factors employers should keep in mind when they're looking to revise their employee value proposition, otherwise known as the "employment deal."
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Global Salaries Will Climb, but Only Modestly in North America: Study

December 19, 2012
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The slight increase in North America is not surprising, according to Hay Group analysts, because the U.S. economy is only expected to grow 2.1 percent in 2013.
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HR's Future Looks Strategic—or Does It?

October 22, 2012
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A new survey notes that with advances in technology, human resources managers will have time away from administrative tasks to help their CEOs with big-picture questions, though one expert contends that things haven't changed much.
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Study: Generational Job Seekers Aren't Using All Their Tools

October 9, 2012
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Recruiters take note: Baby boomers, Gen X and millennials are spending almost all their time job searching online instead of offline. Boomers turn to LinkedIn first, while Gen X and millennials are first using Google and Google Plus.
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Can You Handle Rejection?

October 4, 2012
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In the quest for the perfect candidate, many companies rely too much on software to weed out applicants, experts say. It could be one reason qualified candidates are being overlooked for good jobs.
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Expanding the Online Application Process

October 4, 2012
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Chicago-based Rivs is among a growing field of businesses offering voice and video interviewing technology that is far ahead of what many traditional recruiting systems provide.
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