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Articles by Ed Frauenheim

Perhaps Your Workers Are Entitled to New Titles

December 16, 2011
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A promotion can do a lot to make up for the longer hours and extra duties that many workers have wrestled with in the past couple of years. But firms often fail to see where employees who are learning on the job might fit into new roles.
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Democracy at Work: 5 Questions With Traci Fenton, Founder and CEO of WorldBlu

December 12, 2011
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Many people like to keep politics out of the workplace. But to Traci Fenton, what workplaces badly need is the infusion of a political idea: democracy.
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ADP Bets Big on HR Software by Adding Suite of Services

October 6, 2011
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The traditional back-office service provider joins the likes of Oracle, SAP and SuccessFactors in a crowded HR management software field with the unveiling of Vantage HCM.
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Back These Smart Safety Net Fixes

September 20, 2011
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Sadly, some business leaders pooh-poohed the call for payroll tax relief and a tax credit for hiring the long-term unemployed with what amounted to a kind of whining. Let's hope the employer community reacts more positively to the president's safety net legislation.
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DaVita Optimas Award Winner for Competitive Advantage

September 7, 2011
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Faced with a ‘broken’ recruiting function, the dialysis provider overhauls the department to speed hiring and find important management talent.
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HCL Optimas Award Winner for Innovation

September 7, 2011
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The India-based tech services provider sees reduced turnover and explosive revenue growth after making employee satisfaction its top priority.
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Kaiser Permanente Optimas Award Winner for Ethical Practice

September 7, 2011
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The nonprofit health care provider uses a “from the top down” strategy to attract and retain a diversified workforce and membership.
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Luxottica Group Optimas Award Winner for Managing Change

September 7, 2011
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In acquiring a major rival, the eyeglass retailer takes pains in reaching out to its new employees to avoid culture clashes and hold on to key talent.
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Best Buy & Culturerx Optimas Award Winner for Innovation

September 7, 2011
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The electronics retailer gets results by doing away with the traditional rules of work, giving employees the autonomy to do their jobs when they want, where they want.
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