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Articles by Garry Kranz

Study: Disability Claims After Intermittent FMLA Indicate That Caregivers Are Finding It Hard to Cope

August 17, 2012
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New data from Reed Group show that employees who go on Family and Medical Leave Act and then return to work are three times more likely to need additional time off – for themselves.
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Companies Can Name Their Stars but Struggle to Retain Them

August 14, 2012
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Just 76 percent of organizations surveyed say they are successful at retaining star talent yet stubbornly high unemployment has lulled companies into believing they no longer need to be aggressive in recruiting and retention, according to a Sibson study.
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Broken Engagement? New Survey Reveals Employees Still Not Feeling the Love

July 25, 2012
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Companies may measure it, but shared accountability for engagement remains an exception, not the norm, according to a July global workforce study of 32,000 workers by New York-based consultancy Towers Watson.
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Game Plan: Coaches Drive Performance at Archer Daniels Midland

June 15, 2012
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The company's short-range goal is to use coaching to boost the bottom line through cost savings and more efficient operations. Longer term, it's hoped that coaching will supplant the annual ritual of performance reviews.
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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Mentor Match

May 16, 2012
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Covance Inc. is among the companies using software to help employees and mentors connect. The program Mentor Scout enables pairings based on mutual professional interests.
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Well-Trained Managers Can Curb Attrition

February 20, 2012
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It may not always be a straight-line connection, but managers exert great influence on whether top performers stay or go.
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Getting to the Heart of Retention

February 20, 2012
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It's logical to conclude that poor managers are at the heart of the problem, says Richard Finnegan, co-founder of the Retention Institute and author of Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad.
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Training Wheels Back in Motion

January 16, 2012
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A new report produced by advisory firm Bersin & Associates of Oakland, California, notes that companies replenished their training staffs and thus enabled employees to pursue career development put off during the recession.
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Help Wanted: Vets, Foreign Workers Sought by U.S. Organizations

December 20, 2011
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A new SHRM survey, ‘Global Competition and Hiring Strategies,' marks the third and final survey in a series by SHRM that explores the ongoing impact of the recession.
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