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Articles by Irwin Speizer

Employee Mobility Popped by the Housing Bubble

May 18, 2007
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Corporations are struggling to deal with a prolonged U.S. housing slump that has left relocation programs stuck with high-priced homes purchased from employees who have been moved to new locations. Dealing with the weak U.S. housing market has become the top priority for most corporate relocation officers.
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Big Relocation Perks Not Just for Bigwigs

May 4, 2007
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Companies eager to get a key employee to an important location are now willing to extend higher-level relocation assistance than they might have been a few years ago.
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Partnering for Better Immigrant Hiring Practices

April 26, 2007
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Chicago-based Staff Management is the first staffing company to be part of a pilot program aimed at improving workforce compliance with immigration laws. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials hope other staffing companies will follow suit.
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Who Owns the Temps

April 12, 2007
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While human resources remains the dominant player in contingent workforce plans at most companies, procurement officers are becoming much more involved—and in some cases control the process—thanks to increasing pressure for corporate cost control and savings.
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Connecting With Other Companies That Use Contingent Staff

April 12, 2007
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The Contingent Workforce Strategies Council’s peer network is a direct response to requests from corporate executives keen on developing best practices in the field of contingent labor. The price for an annual membership is $30,000. So far, four companies have joined: Nationwide, Accenture, Hewlett-Packard and Dell.
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A Focus on Long-Term Careers in the Contingent World

March 20, 2007
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Bernadette Kenny is the staffing industry’s first “chief career officer,” a newly created position at industry giant Adecco’s North American operations designed to provide leadership and guidance on workforce retention, development and recruitment.
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A Tight Talent Supply Drives Up Staffing Costs

March 16, 2007
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Staffing companies’ top challenge is finding and keeping qualified people to satisfy their clients’ needs. If trends that were under way in 2006 continue in 2007, U.S. corporations will spend more on contingent staffing without a corresponding increase in the number of temporary workers hired.
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Private Providers Put Emphasis on Real-World Results

February 2, 2007
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During the past few years, private, for-profit companies like Mercer have moved aggressively into the field of executive education, offering a real-world alternative to the traditional academic style.
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Studies Take New Course at Kellogg

February 2, 2007
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In the slump following the technology bust and the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Kellogg School of Management's non-degree executive education enrollment fell 30 percent. Stephen Burnett, associate dean of executive education at Kellogg, expected corporate clients to return to campus fairly quickly. It didn’t happen.
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Back To School Exec Programs See Resurgence

February 2, 2007
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Firms are putting their cash into non-degree studies that address specific company needs. Students looking for an MBA may find there’s no free ride.
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