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Group Mentoring A Cost-Effective Option

November 23, 2004
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Some companies are finding that group mentoring can be a cost-effective alternative to the old one-on-one style. For the group setting to work, there must be a commitment among leadership, clear expectations on the part of mentors and mentees, and clear objectives.
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Logging on to Link Mentors Proteges Keyword Matchmaking

November 23, 2004
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Companies are increasingly using the Web—already the realm of Googling and online matchmaking—to pair employees eager to grow and willing to counsel. Companies including Dow Chemical and Abbott Laboratories say the approach is a vast improvement over paper-managed programs, creating better matches and saving money in the process.
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When Women Rise

September 7, 2004
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Cigna's $2 million annual commitment to recruiting and developing executive women is based on business strategy, not political correctness. It's an approach supported by research that says companies with the highest representation of women have better financial performance.
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Ergonomics is Back on The Radar Screen

July 1, 2004
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Business and OSHA are turning their attention back to a hot issue of the 1990s.
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Collaboration is Key

May 29, 2004
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The ultimate goal is to emerge from this challenging environment a stronger, leaner and more nimble competitor.
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Beyond Unions

May 29, 2004
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Some experts think Wal-Mart's principle focus will be keeping unions out, but Coleman Peterson says that view is "myopic."
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Today's Mantra for Employees More, More, More!

May 3, 2004
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Whether it's technology, fancy management techniques, financial incentives or bosses just pushing employees to step up the hours in a workweek, today's mantra for boosting revenues is "worker do more." Some productivity approaches work. Others just get companies in hot water. And the risk of employee burnout still looms large.
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Ideas Aren't Always Free

April 1, 2004
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Cash and nonmonetary one-time prizes are not clear indicators of employee motivation and can, in the long run, have negative effects on a company.
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Gifts That Gall

April 1, 2004
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The reward program that your company thought was so fabulous could instead turn out to be a swamp of ill will, malice, sabotage, fraud and even litigation. Here's why reward programs fall flat on their faces, and what companies can do to ensure that their efforts will reap better performance, not productivity-killing backlash.
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