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Articles by Eilene Zimmerman

Use of Exit Interviews Grows, Gets More Sophisticated

September 21, 2005
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Companies are using exit interviews to decrease turnover, often by comparing their results to engagement surveys. They're also finding exit interviews useful in luring ex-employees back.
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Use of Exit Interviews Grows, Gets More Sophisticated

September 21, 2005
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Companies are using exit interviews to decrease turnover, often by comparing their results to engagement surveys. They're also finding exit interviews useful in luring ex-employees back.
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Students Carry Preconceptions About Employers

August 1, 2005
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Cornell professor Christopher Collins’ new research into college recruitment shows that students aren’t really blank slates after all.
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Students Carry Preconceptions About Employers

August 1, 2005
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Cornell professor Christopher Collins’ new research into college recruitment shows that students aren’t really blank slates after all.
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With Talent Wars on the Horizon, Career Newsletters Help Companies Assemble a Pool of Ready Candidates

May 25, 2005
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Royal Dutch Shell has used a careers newsletter to get its message out about working at Shell. It’s cheaper than some other forms of advertising, often more personal and, according to some, the wave of the future.
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With Talent Wars on the Horizon, Career Newsletters Help Companies Assemble a Pool of Ready Candidates

May 25, 2005
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Royal Dutch Shell has used a careers newsletter to get its message out about working at Shell. It’s cheaper than some other forms of advertising, often more personal and, according to some, the wave of the future.
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Keeping Tabs on Productivity of Recruiting Tools

March 22, 2005
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While many companies have no idea which sources of candidates are producing the best employees, others have turned source-of-hire research into a science. They’re using the information to determine how their recruiting investments are paying off, to cut out poor-performing venues, and to negotiate better contracts with vendors.
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Pepsi Tracks Diversity Outreach

May 29, 2004
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The company is relying less on employment agencies.
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Monical's Piping-Hot Idea

March 1, 2004
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The small pizza chain saw that an economic downturn and voracious competition could destroy it. Management at the Bradley, Illinois, chain knew that, with 37 company-owned stores and 18 franchises, it would need a creative strategy to compete with large, well-financed companies during the coming economic downturn. So it remade itself from top to bottom, reaping big monetary and retention benefits.
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The Joy of Flex

March 1, 2004
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Cendant Mobility's Flexible Work Options program has saved the company millions of dollars, energized the workforce and brought turnover down to less than 10 percent.
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