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Articles by Ed Frauenheim

States and Feds Differ on Sharing Job Listings

June 4, 2007
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The Wagner-Peyser Act, passed in 1933, established a nationwide system of public employment offices. And for years, states have sought to create a more efficient labor market by sharing job-opening information among themselves through America’s Job Bank, the public job Web site slated to close June 30.
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A Rocky Road to Shuttering of Americas Job Bank

June 4, 2007
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To some critics, the Labor Department made a smooth shift away from America’s Job Bank all but impossible in its initial decision to shutter the free government job site.
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Breaking the Job Bank

June 4, 2007
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Less than a month before America’s Job Bank disappears, employers, states and other organizations are scrambling to prepare for life without the free government job site. The Department of Labor announced in early 2006 that the venerable site would close June 30. And during the past year at least two private-sector groups have announced products designed to replace AJB’s services.
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Aging Boomers Require Workplace Flexibility, Says American Management Association

April 12, 2007
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For Ed Reilly, president of the American Management Association, the coming demographic shift in the U.S. workforce is elementary. Or rather, it is summed up by his experience decades ago in a Bronx, New York, elementary school.
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Firms Still Fond of Foreigners in China

March 26, 2007
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“Localizing” the leadership of China operations with Chinese nationals long has been a goal for multinationals, both to save on compensation costs and develop a better understanding of the country. But given the tight market for managers, fast-growing multinationals continue to rely on expatriates.
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Leaders Face Ethical Land Mines in China

March 26, 2007
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Navigating the terrain of business ethics is tricky for leaders in China. Executives in the country easily can slip and find themselves either unsuccessful or stuck in a globally publicized scandal.
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Caring for Cokes Talent

March 26, 2007
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Jonathan Taylor is Coca-Cola’s vice president of human resources for China, Mongolia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. But the 38-year-old U.K. native came to this role after spending years in health care and gradually traversing the globe.
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Leadership Expert Likes Chinas Family Values

March 26, 2007
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Teresa Woodland, an American who runs a Beijing-based consultancy, says China’s adaptable people and continual changes appeal to her.
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Chinas Mr. Hyatt

March 26, 2007
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A quiet gesture at the end of a Beijing lunch spoke loudly about Edward Tai’s stature at hotel chain Hyatt.
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TiVo for Work

March 23, 2007
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Explaining how Best Buy and CultureRx implemented a workplace culture that’s based on outcomes and not how many hours people spend in the office can be a little difficult at first. Here’s how one of creators of the approach—called the Results-Only Work Environment, or ROWE—describes it.
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