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Articles by Bridget Testa

No Mere Perk Flex Work as a Strategic Tool

April 7, 2010
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Researchers say flexibility is a critical but overlooked factor in making work work. An award program seeks to recognize firms who achieve strategic results with the use of flexible work.
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Stuck in Their Homes, Workers Shun Relocations

April 7, 2010
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The low rate of relocations bucks the usual trend: Relocations usually increase in a recession because people look elsewhere when they can’t find jobs locally.
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Foreign Expat Workers Heading Home in Dramatic Numbers

March 8, 2010
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The lack of opportunities in the U.S. plus burgeoning business opportunities on their home turf are causing foreign workers to return to their native lands. Experts warn that the shift will force domestic firms to compete with their one-time workforce as they open their own companies in their native countries.
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Raytheon Professional Services iOptimas Winner-i for Global Outlook

December 11, 2009
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The global provider of learning services adapts its array of training tools for new overseas markets as clients pursue international expansion.
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Finding New Executives for Troubled Financial Companies No Easy Task

November 3, 2009
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To find candidates who have the right experience and are willing to work under difficult circumstances, search firms build databases, stay in constant touch with working and even retired executives, and network, network, network.
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New Workforce Orbit—Relaunch at NASA

September 18, 2009
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NASA is undergoing a major workforce realignment as it retires the space shuttle. How well the agency preserves critical skills amid the myriad uncertainties of its nascent constellation flight program could affect the nation's supremacy in space.
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Ready for Post-Shuttle Retirements

September 18, 2009
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Although NASA doesn't expect a big spike in retirements when the space shuttle program ends, the Government Accountability Office doesn’t necessarily agree.
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Sad for Grads

May 20, 2009
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Recruiters visited fewer campuses, firms are looking at their intern pool before new graduates, the numbers reveal employers expect to hire 22 percent fewer grads than in 2008—all in all, it’s tough to be a college graduate in 2009.
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How Clients and Staffing Companies Can Benefit From Unconventional Candidates

April 7, 2009
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Since most companies often are not comfortable with the notion of flexible employment among their own core staffers, why would they accept it from their staffing providers?
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Furloughs Finding Favor Among Employers

March 25, 2009
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State and local governments, educational institutions and businesses are furloughing thousands of employees as organizations cut workweeks to four days and others ask employees to take off a day a month without pay.
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