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Valero Energy Optimas Award Winner for Innovation

September 7, 2011
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In creating one of the first labor supply chains, the oil refining giant has slashed time to fill and cost per hire against a backdrop of explosive growth. In 2002, each hire cost about $12,000. With the labor supply chain in place, the cost per hire dropped to $2,3000 last year.
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Infosys Technologies Optimas Award Winner for Service

September 7, 2011
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The Bangalore company's commitment to work/life balance keep turnover low, employee satisfaction high and the company's reputation strong. The Employee Relations Program aims to help the company avoid becoming bureaucratic and impersonal amid rapid growth.
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Intel Optimas Award Winner for General Excellence

September 7, 2011
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The computer chip maker's workforce strategies have helped it remain atop the competitive tech market and prepared it for a knowledge-based future. Intel has is a leader in areas ranging from ethics to leadership training to fostering a global perspective among its employees.
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5 Questions for Ravin Jesuthasan: Out of Job Site, Out of Mind

August 24, 2011
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To Ravin Jesuthasan, continued high unemployment in America isn't just about tough times for jobless workers. Jesuthasan, global practice leader for talent management at consulting firm Towers Watson & Co., says it's also about bias and missed business opportunities. Jesuthasan recently spoke with Workforce Management senior editor Ed Frauenheim.
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Professional Power in the Workplace

August 19, 2011
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In a 2010 survey of federal employees, only 45 percent said they were satisfied with the policies and practices of their department or agency’s senior leaders, while 55.
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Despite Improved Job Market, Workers Fret About Job Security

August 12, 2011
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Employees remain anxious after having watched friends and family get laid off and struggle to find new jobs. They also see worrisome aspects in the economic recovery. Many of the new jobs are relatively low-paying, service-sector positions
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Special Report on Social Media: You Can't Take Your Online Contacts With You ... or Can You?

June 6, 2011
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As companies rush into the worlds of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, some are discovering sticky issues when employees engaged in corporate social media activity depart.
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More Companies Go With Online Tests to Fill in the Blanks

May 27, 2011
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Employment assessments can range from online exams for a specific computer skill to personality tests intended to predict customer service prowess to extensive evaluations of potential executives.
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HR Software Feels a Shift Following SuccessFactors, Lawson Deals

May 9, 2011
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The moves signal the rise of publicly traded SuccessFactors as a comprehensive talent management technology provider while also ending Lawson's run as an independent vendor of human resources and other business software.
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