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Articles by Gretchen Weber

English Rules

From the Army to the CIA to NSA and FBI, a shortage of foreign language speakers is hitting the U.S. hard. And it would be reasonable to think that fast-growing multinational corporations might be experiencing a similar need. But that's not the case. While many global companies do support foreign language training for employees who can demonstrate a business need, others are not making a concerted effort to train their employees in tongues other than English. That's because it's still the language that business speaks.
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Board Directorships A Higher Calling

January 5, 2004
There was a time when board directorships existed above the scrutiny of human resources leaders. Today, nominating committees are tapping them to create candidate profiles and conduct due diligence on potential appointments. Rob Reindl is one of the people fueling the transformation. As corporate vice president of human resources at Edwards Lifesciences, an $850 million cardiovascular technology company headquartered in Irvine, California, Reindl is deeply involved in the recruitment and selection of the company's board members.
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