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5 Questions for Michael Watkins, Founder of Consulting Firm Genesis Advisers

January 9, 2007
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It’s not enough for leaders to be visionaries; they need to be apt negotiators. It’s up to companies to nourish these skills, Watkins says. A former Harvard Business School professor and author of The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels , Watkins recently spoke to Workforce Management staff writer Jessica Marquez.
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Home Depot CEOs Departure Might Mean Payday for HR Chief

January 4, 2007
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Anyone who may have questioned whether Dennis Donovan, executive vice president of human resources at Home Depot, really has a seat at the table need only to refer to his employment agreement to find their answer.
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Half of Employers Will Spend More on Training

December 15, 2006
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Almost half of U.S. employers plan to spend more time and money on training and developing supervisors and executives in 2007, according to a recent survey.
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New Law May Enable More Firms to Offer Workers Face-to-Face 401(k) Advice

November 29, 2006
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Legislation clears way for plan providers to give such guidance as long as a flat fee is charged, but some employers still may steer clear because of liability concerns.
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HRs New Pay Role Isnt Easy

November 14, 2006
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Assisting comp committees while also reporting to the CEO can be a delicate situation for workforce execs.
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Foster-Cheek on the War for Talent

November 8, 2006
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Kaye Foster-Cheek discusses the war for talent and the aging workforce in an interview with Workforce Management .
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Foster-Cheek on Acquisition Strategy

November 8, 2006
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Kaye Foster-Cheek comments on HR's role in Johnson & Johnson's recent acquisitions.
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Business First

November 8, 2006
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If HR doesn't understand how the company makes money, "then you can't be relevant," says Johnson & Johnson people chief Kaye Foster-Cheek.
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Private Concerns

October 14, 2006
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As more publicly traded companies go private, there are significant workforce issues to consider.
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