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Edwards Lifesciences Optimas Award Winner for Competitive Advantage

September 7, 2011
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Cardiovascular device maker Edwards Lifesciences pinpoints and tracks mission-critical jobs to stay ahead of business needs and build a deep bench of important talent.
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Infosys Technologies Optimas Award Winner for Global Outlook

September 7, 2011
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To better serve its increasingly international roster of clients, the Bangalore-based IT company scours the globe to find the best talent.
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Unitedhealth Group Optimas Award Winner for Vision

September 7, 2011
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A two-pronged approach to staffing has enabled the health provider to hire more people at a cheaper rate, paving the way for rapid growth. By streamlining its recruiting team, UnitredHealth saved about $1 million in overhead in the first year alone.
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Employbridge Optimas Award Winner for Financial Impact

September 7, 2011
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The temporary staffing provider reverses declining revenue by investing in a training program that makes industry-specific experts out of its workers. From 2001 to 2004, EmployBridge was able to increase business by $55 million using 25 percent fewer sales people.
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Examining Executive Recruiters

June 6, 2008
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In this Q&A, author Joseph McCool talks about how executive recruiters drive, direct and at times disrupt the search for leadership talent. His new book is titled, Deciding Who Leads .
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Job Fairs Find a New Home Under a Virtual Roof

May 21, 2008
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The popularity of virtual career fairs has grown in part because companies have grown comfortable with using online recruitment tools—such as job boards and social networking—and are willing to be more experimental.
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Despite Success, There Are Reasons to Be Wary of Referral Programs

May 21, 2008
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Employers unfamiliar with referral programs can inadvertently create an HR phenomenon known as inbreeding, which occurs when companies continuously recruit candidates that are virtual clones of the existing workforce population.
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Wachovia Banks on Three-Year Leave Plan

April 23, 2008
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The program does not grant job protection. Once on leave, individuals are considered inactive employees and their benefits are on hold. But the program provides a formal way for employees to maintain a presence with the nation’s fourth-largest bank.
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Sagging Real Estate Market Taking Its Toll on Recruiters

April 23, 2008
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Persuading candidates to relocate has gotten significantly more challenging and much less lucrative.
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HR a Key to Warding Off Class-Action Suits After Layoffs

April 4, 2008
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Mass layoffs offer fertile ground for large-scale lawsuits because they involve significant numbers of people who often are confused and upset.
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