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Articles by Gina Ruiz

Goodwill Offers Recruiting Ideas on Training Hispanic Workers

May 22, 2007
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Services, training and education to individuals with disadvantages, will provide lessons to employers nationwide to improve the recruitment and retention of Hispanic workers. The strategies were derived from a three-year study funded by the Goizueta Foundation that took a critical look at Goodwill’s 164 facilities across the country.
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To Pay or Not to PayThat Is the Question

May 9, 2007
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Unlike the 1990s, when employers took a middle-of-the-road approach by offering modest compensation to most of their interns, companies today are taking an all-or-nothing stance—either paying above-average wages of $10 to $15 per hour or zero.
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Meeting Gen Ys Expectations When Recruiting on the Web

May 9, 2007
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Employers should strive to create career Web sites that go beyond static text, offering videos and Flash presentation technology.
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Building an Intern Inventory

May 9, 2007
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The good news for employers is that there are far more students available than the number of internship openings. The bad news, however, is that the batch of high-potential candidates—those who rank high in their class or attend a brand-name college—is small, and the competition for them is fierce.
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Hiring for the Intangibles

March 23, 2007
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As Edwards Lifesciences builds its talent pool, HR chief Robert Reindl looks not only for technical skills and leadership ability, but for traits and qualities that just can’t be taught.
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Finding the Best and the Brightest

March 23, 2007
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One of the most important steps that Infosys has taken is creating a global brand. Having a name that is recognized internationally enables the company to attract young talent from top-tier schools all over the world.
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Vurv CEO Looks for a Big Year

March 21, 2007
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In the world of talent management software, there is talk of market consolidation and rumors (and denials) that Peopleclick will be sold—maybe to Vurv. In this interview, Vurv CEO Derek Mercer discusses a possible IPO, and possible acquisitions.
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PeopleClick CEO Focuses on Service

March 21, 2007
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As rumors of a possible company sale swirl (and are denied by a company spokeswoman), PeopleClick founder Ron Kupferman is back as chief executive, and says that he is working on creating “a culture of customer service.” It’s key for a company in flux, where 85 percent of its business comes from existing customers.
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5 Questions for Joyce Russell, Presiden, Adecco General Staffing USA

January 29, 2007
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Joyce Russell’s promotion this month to president of Adecco General Staffing USA makes her one of the highest-ranking female executives in the $131 billion staffing industry. She will oversee Adecco’s temporary and direct-hire staffing, a division that generates $3 billion in revenue annually.
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Hotter Commodity Transforming the Chicago Mercantile Exchange

November 14, 2006
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No longer an antiquated market rooted in agricultural trade, the Chicago Merchantile Exchange has become a sleek, tech-based financial giant--thanks in no small part to a new breed of workforce strategies.
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