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Mattel Chief Keeps an Open Ear to Employees

June 30, 2006
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During his six-year tenure, Mattel CEO Robert Eckert has had lunch with thousands of employees at the company's El Segundo California headquarters. And he's read hundreds of handwritten responses from the workforce surveys that have been instituted at Mattel.
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Performance Management Underperforms

June 30, 2006
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A Workforce Management survey of more than 200 HR leaders find widespread dissatisfaction with current systems. The way those leaders plan to address the situation, however, may be an unwelcome surprise to best-of-breed vendors.
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Shaking Up the Toy Shop

June 30, 2006
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Disjointed and lacking strategic direction, Mattel had clearly had fallen off its game. Now, a unifying workforce vision that finally brings true employee development, performance management and succession planning to the toy giant has helped the company find its way again.
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Lessons From the Front Lines

June 30, 2006
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Workforce Management sits down with HR leaders and experts to gain insight into their experiences trying to attain pay-for-performance goals.
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Performance Management Underperforms

June 30, 2006
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A Workforce Management survey of more than 200 HR leaders find widespread dissatisfaction with current systems. The way those leaders plan to address the situation, however, may be an unwelcome surprise to best-of-breed vendors.
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Use Care When Conducting Pre-Employment Tests

June 21, 2006
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Tests can help to reduce the guesswork inherent in hiring, allowing workforce managers to be more confident in the employee selection process.
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Use Care When Conducting Pre-Employment Tests

June 21, 2006
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Tests can help to reduce the guesswork inherent in hiring, allowing workforce managers to be more confident in the employee selection process.
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Employers and Hiring Practices Are Targets in Immigration Debate

June 9, 2006
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Any immigration law that eventually emerges from Congress is likely to contain more employer responsibilities and sanctions.
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Staying Out of Legal Hot Water While Conducting Background Checks

June 7, 2006
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Paying attention to recent court cases and significant legislation can help companies navigate through the murky waters of background screening.
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Staying Out of Legal Hot Water While Conducting Background Checks

June 7, 2006
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Paying attention to recent court cases and significant legislation can help companies navigate through the murky waters of background screening.
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