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New Emphasis on First Impressions

March 13, 2008
New employees at Sun Microsystems warm up to the company’s culture and values through a computer game and a vastly smoother administrative process. It’s part of an onboarding trend that recognizes an employee’s first days as an opportunity to integrate him into a company’s culture, improve company image, gather feedback and begin some training.
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Covering All the Bases

December 15, 2005
Reining in health care costs, dealing with new legal compliance issues, fighting the war for talent--employers, and their HR departments, need to keep up with the latest trends in workforce management.
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Thinning the Ranks of the Career Expats

October 1, 2004
Corporations are sending fewer workers overseas, replacing traditional three-year stints with short-term assignments, localizing expats, offering less generous perks and hiring third-country nationals or local talent instead of sending a U.S. employee overseas.
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Many People, One Mattel

March 1, 2004
The toy maker has 25,000 employees in 36 countries. It sells its products in 150 nations. Its leadership and development programs help employees feel that they are part of "one Mattel company."
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