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Articles by Meg McSherry Breslin

Awarding Companies for Engaging Candidates

October 4, 2012
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In 2011, the TalentBoard, a San Francisco not-for-profit founded by talent management experts, released its first set of Candidate Experience Awards, recognizing companies with model recruiting programs, and the board is in the process of selecting a second set of winners for 2012.
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Study: Generational Job Seekers Not Using All Their Tools

September 28, 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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New Push for Employee Recognition May Have Broader Implications

July 10, 2012
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Two new surveys point toward executives realizing that the random gift card, or company watch and pin for years of service, do little to motivate behavior.
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Search for the Perfect Job Candidate an Imperfect Strategy

July 6, 2012
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In many cases, 'good enough' is just fine; an over-reliance on software programs for job applicants also can weed out highly qualified hopefuls because the qualifications are unrealistic or simply not needed for the positions.
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Compensation Plan Helps Insurance Firm Cash In

June 7, 2012
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The practices can be time-consuming and arduous to implement, but the time taken to focus on talent management has paid off in ConnectiCare's overall success, an executive says.
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Teleworking Has Come a Long Way for Workers

March 5, 2012
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National Telework Week, slated to start Monday, recognizes the financial and employee retention benefits of working remotely.
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Employer's Guide to Health Reform: How to Shop for Insurance in a Changing Landscape

January 23, 2012
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The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010 and being rolled out in stages, is designed to ease health care cost pressures. Still, skeptics abound, and a pending ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court over a key provision of the law—whether the government can require Americans to buy insurance—only adds to the confusion for small-business owners shopping for coverage.
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'Hire Our Heroes': How Chamber of Commerce is Tackling Veterans' High Unemployment Rate

January 12, 2012
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An interview with Kevin Schmiegel, vice-president for veterans employment initiatives at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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