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Articles by Ed Frauenheim

Turning a Deaf Ear

July 6, 2007
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In 2003, the Department of Labor asked members of the business community and others about the performance of America’s Job Bank. Far from calling for the closure of the free job Web site, they called for investing more in it and other government-sponsored online tools.
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A Meeting to Remember

July 6, 2007
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Two executives say they tried to persuade the Department of Labor to let America’s Job Bank survive in some form, by either selling or giving away its assets. The assistant secretary of labor in charge of the site reportedly told them there was no evidence the site helped people get jobs. That statement is refuted by one of DOL’s own studies.
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Applauding the End of Americas Job Bank

July 6, 2007
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Some workforce and recruiting experts say there’s no reason for a government-run site that duplicates what other boards are doing better.
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Bank Withdrawal The Closure of America's Job Bank

July 6, 2007
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In closing America’s Job Bank, the country’s first national job site, the U.S. Department of Labor cited its outdated technology and claimed that it duplicated what was already available in the private sector. But the department has refused to make public any comprehensive study weighing the pros and cons. And there was a good deal of evidence that argued for the site’s preservation.
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SHRM, HR Reach for New Identity

June 28, 2007
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The Society for Human Resource Management is looking to cast the profession in a new light. SHRM officials and others in the field can hardly wait to get rid of the old administrative image.
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IBM's People Chief A Leader in Leadership

June 7, 2007
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IBM's HR chief Randy MacDonald strives to cement Big Blue's perfromance culture by shaking up its leadership development and equipping all 350,000 of the computer giant's employees with the skills they'll need for the future.
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Union Roots Inform IBM HR Leader's Actions

June 7, 2007
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Growing up in a union household helped steer IBM human resources chief Randy MacDonald into HR. MacDonald says his father’s union work has influenced him to make decisions about workers with integrity.
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On the Fringes of the HR Technology Market

June 6, 2007
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Cognos and Business Objects are not as familiar to workforce management leaders as are such HR application vendors as Oracle, SAP and SuccessFactors.
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Talent Management Keeping Score With HR Analytics Software

June 6, 2007
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Makers of the cutting-edge talent management applications promise business insights by organizing workforce data in easy-to-understand ‘scorecards’ and ‘dashboards,’ but many employers remain unclear what information they should be looking for.
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AJBs Departure Will Hit Workers Too

June 4, 2007
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Job seekers will also be affected by the closure of America’s Job Bank on June 30. Among the ripple effects from the loss of the free site is the shuttering of a job listing service for the blind.
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