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Articles by Ed Frauenheim

Is There a Bias Against Hiring the Jobless?

April 29, 2011
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Experts contend that employers increasingly discriminate against jobless Americans in hiring decisions, and such practices could violate equal opportunity laws.
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Numbers Game: Companies Utilize Data to Predict Workforce Needs

March 11, 2011
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Operation Workforce Tomorrow is under way at weapons-maker ATK and other companies that are using advanced metrics to prepare for the future.
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Weapons-Maker ATK Practices Personnel Precision

March 11, 2011
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To stay on target in its workforce planning, weapons-maker ATK uses sophisticated metrics analysis to anticipate flight risks and the need for reinforcements.
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Companies Focus Their Attention on Flexibility

March 6, 2011
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To limit contingent staffing, some companies are making permanent employees more agile.
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Special Report on HR Technology: The Thought Police

March 6, 2011
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Some companies offer software to sniff out social media posts, but such programs raise the question: Does Big Brother belong in the workplace?
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LinkedIn Referral Policies Could Raise Legal Rift

February 17, 2011
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LinkedIn recommendations are a Catch-22 for companies: preventing employees from writing them could lead to dissent but allowing them raises legal concerns.
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The Coming Infusion of Fusion

February 4, 2011
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Oracle Corp.’s new human resources applications are designed to mesh the best of the company's product lines, tap the software-as-a-service trend and fit the social networking phenomenon.
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Despite the Downturn, Infosys Focuses on Full-Time Staff for the Long Term

February 3, 2011
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The decision to honor hiring commitments made to thousands of new college graduates and to avoid layoffs of existing staff stems largely from the company’s goal to be an employer of choice over the long haul.
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Holy Human Resources! Comic Book Character Captures Dual Nature of HR Pros

October 29, 2010
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The Human Resource may not be as evil as Dilbert’s evil HR director Catbert, but she can do mass layoffs in a single pen stroke.
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A Need for Speed as 'Fast HR' Catches On

October 26, 2010
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A budding movement calls on organizations to accelerate people management to match the pace of the business world.
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