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Articles by Jennifer Salopek

Onboarding Program Indoctrinates New Workers at MACH Speed

June 19, 2011
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The Microsoft Academy for College Hires, or MACH, is an onboarding program that allows companies to build successful relationships with new employees by helping them understand organizational goals and how their work contributes.
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NASA's Mission: Launching More Young Careers

May 20, 2011
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Because of a big recruitment surge in the mid-1980s, followed by a hiring freeze lasting through most of the 1990s, the average employee age at NASA exceeded 47 by 2007 and less than 20 percent of the federal agency’s workers were under 40.
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Richard as 'Rick' or 'Dick': One Charming, the Other Cantankerous

May 1, 2011
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Nicknames also can play a role in personality traits. The full name may be a signal of formality, while a nickname offers a different side of that person.
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It's No Game When Screening Résumés by a Name

May 1, 2011
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Although most recruiters aren't formally trained in onomatology, studies have shown that—consciously or not—candidates are sometimes assessed on the basis of a name.
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Coca-Cola Division Refreshes Its Talent With Diversity Push on Campus

March 21, 2011
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Hired during the spring of their senior year, Coca-Cola Refreshments' new hires, who are known as 'leadership associates,' can specialize in human resources, business, sales, supply chain, or finance.
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Benefits of Workplace Ranking Programs Extend Beyond Recruiting

February 8, 2011
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Organizations enter workplace ranking programs for a variety of reasons. Some to attract qualified candidates. Others see them as an opportunity to get feedback on what they are doing well—and not so well.
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Small Banks Make Change in Layout, Job Descriptions

February 4, 2011
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Many financial institutions have changed their hiring and training practices. At Bank of Georgetown in Washington, D.C., the teller window has been replaced with desks and comfortable chairs for customers. And all branch employees are known as customer service representatives.
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Firms Tally the Value in Values-Based Recruiting

January 25, 2011
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The philosophy of corporate culture as a source of competitive advantage—along with a defined mission and adherence to values—has existed for several decades. Yet many companies have struggled to implement these concepts and create mission statements or value propositions to just hang on a wall.
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Stark Surroundings, Specialized Industry a Challenge to Texas Firm's Recruiters

January 11, 2011
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B&W Pantex recruiters had to convince candidates that there is a bright future in the rather unglamorous field of nuclear weapons storage, and that living in the dusty, remote panhandle of Texas is a destination rather than a career stopover.
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Museums a Popular Place to Boost Morale Amid Monets

December 14, 2010
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New training programs at a number of museums nationwide tap their collections and creative environments for the benefit of corporate clients. They are the latest twist in team-building programs, which can encourage creativity, foster respect and uncover potential team-member contributions.
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