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SHRM Conference to Reflect Tough Economic Times

June 17, 2009
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Consultant Margaret Morford, who will lead a session about management courage at the 61st annual SHRM conference in New Orleans, says HR leaders must champion honesty in their organizations amid these tough economic times even if it means sticking their necks out.
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The Trustless Recovery?

June 16, 2009
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HR Chiefs, Too, Are Doing More With Less These Days

May 18, 2009
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For many human resources executives, today’s hard times translate into tough days at the office. Top HR officials are being asked to oversee major cost-cutting—in many cases, layoffs. At the same time, they need to plan for future talent needs of their organizations. And often they face these twin challenges with a downsized department of their own.
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'Deceptive' Exec Comp Alleged at McDonald's

May 18, 2009
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A lawsuit filed in March against McDonald’s by a former employee accuses the restaurant giant of fraud when it comes to executive compensation disclosures.
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Staying the Course Sticking to the Talent Plan at Caterpillar, Coca-Cola and McDonald's

May 18, 2009
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Despite the difficult economic climate, the HR chiefs at three large U.S. employers—McDonald's, Coca-Cola and Caterpillar—say their long-term talent management strategies remain unchanged.
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Co-CEOs Two at the Top

May 6, 2009
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In an arrangement that’s rarer than ever at public companies, Aon Consulting is headed by co-CEOs. But the practice is common in family-owned businesses, and observers say it can make good sense: Two heads together at the top holds out the promise of smarter decision-making, additional inspiration for the troops and a lower risk of CEO burnout.
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