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2014 Thanksgiving Holiday Practices Survey

Bloomberg BNA has been tracking Thanksgiving employer practices since 1980 and this year’s survey is based on a survey of over 350 senior human resource and employee relations executives representing a broad cross-section of U.S. employers.


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90th Anniversary

A look at workforce history going back to 1922.

Featured Article

In depth industry news from industry professionals.

Game Changers

The annual Game Changers competition honors top workforce-related talent under the age of 40. Winners are chosen by Workforce's editorial staff. We will consider not only professional accomplishments but also community service and other achievements.

Live Chat

Spend time with Workforce staffers and industry experts in real-time discussions about HR trends and topics.

Live Chat: Repairing Retirement

Join Workforce Management Senior Writer Rita Pyrillis for a one-hour live chat on today's retirement strategies. Are defined benefits dead? Is the 401(k) fatally flawed? Is a new era of greater retirement stability on the horizon? How are you coping with your employees' retirement concerns? Join in the conversation Thursday, March 22, at 1 p.m. ET.
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Chat Transcript: Is the Work-More Economy Working?

Read the transcript from a live conversation with Senior Editor Ed Frauenheim about today's "Work-More Economy," in which job demands have risen. Are firms going too far, hurting themselves and workers? The live chat took place on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET.
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News

Human resource industry news for HR professionals.

Optimas

What do you get when you pay close attention to Workforce magazine issues? Amazing business results for your organization. You've done it, and you should be recognized for your successes. The annual Optimas Awards celebrates your accomplishments in a broad range of workforce categories and shares them with your peers.

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Performance Management Orientation Guide

This orientation guide provides you with a high-level overview of performance management – what it is, what it can do for your organization and what you should consider in developing or modifying a performance management program.
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Tools

Learn more about the tools from Workforce and our partners.

Training & Development

Read about the latest trends, including e-learning, organizational development and teaching management skills.

Jocks, Profs and Docs

You might wonder what players in the NFL, surgeons masked in the operating room, professors in the halls of academia have in common. The answer is a lot.
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Website

Read the most current articles on Workforce.com.

A New Beginning

On Jan. 7, 2013, MediaTec Publishing Inc. bought Workforce from Crain Communications Inc. MediaTec's president, Norm Kamikow, provides his thoughts on the purchase.
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Whitepapers

Read whitepapers from the editors of Workforce and our partners.

Return on Information: Improving your ROI with Google Enterprise Search

As organizations consider the benefits of bringing high-quality search to the workplace, it's critical to assess the various factors influencing the ROI they seek. In this whitepaper, you'll learn numerous business benefits, including how to heighten employee productivity by making the right knowledge available and useful when and where it's needed, and how to add to your ROI and boost your bottom line when searching intranets, content systems and applications.
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Dear Workforce

Networking with your colleagues is a good resource to help solve your HR dilemmas -- networking with the experts is a GREAT resource. Learn from the input of the experts on issues and topics in this complete archive of questions and answers. Do you have an HR question? Just ask by emailing editors@workforce.com.

Why Is Health Care Staffing Such a Guessing Game?

Being in health care, we are finding it difficult to adequately determine the number of staff needed at any given time. We need to develop a forecast for staffing ratios for our busiest shifts. What sort of data should we be examining to accurately predict dynamic demand?

— Guesstimates Won't Work, training and appraisal assistant, health care, Beirut


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Should I Seek Out Customized Hiring Metrics?

We are ramping up hiring at multiple plants across the U.S. How could I determine market benchmarks for time to hire, turnover and cost per hire at these individual plants? Should we seek out average figures or are there better metrics we could use to make sure we recruit and hire competitively?
Market Forecaster, consumer goods manufacturing, Atlanta


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Current Issue

Read articles from the current issue of Workforce magazine.

Compensation

Read current articles covering compensation, including rewards, incentives and executive pay.

HR Administration

Read current articles covering policies and procedures and outsourcing your workforce.

Recruitment

Read about the latest recruitment trends, including video interviewing, employee screening and candidate sourcing.

Should I Seek Out Customized Hiring Metrics?

We are ramping up hiring at multiple plants across the U.S. How could I determine market benchmarks for time to hire, turnover and cost per hire at these individual plants? Should we seek out average figures or are there better metrics we could use to make sure we recruit and hire competitively?
Market Forecaster, consumer goods manufacturing, Atlanta


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Workplace Culture

Follow recent trends, including corporate culture, ethics and diversity trends.

Training

Read the most current articles covering training.

How Do We Develop Specialized Competencies?

How do we develop competencies for lenders? We thought about doing it around loan origination, but that seems too volatile. Plus, we don't want people pushing loans just to meet performance objectives. Any hints on how we can tackle specialized competencies such as this?

— Competencies on Loan, Polokane, South Africa


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The Hot List

The Hot List features listings of top HR providers, products and services. Workforce Management is for and about the leaders who are using HR to create a measurable competitive advantage and since July 2003, every month we produce The Hot List featuring a ranking of top HR providers, products and services that help keep businesses up to date, on track and focused on what matters most—its people. For Hot Lists after September 2013, please visit the Special Report section.

The Hot List 2013: The Ever-Expanding Role of the EAP

Paired and offered with other employee benefits like heath care, employee assistance program providers now tackle everything from more traditional employee issues such as substance abuse and psychological ailments to financial duress, wellness and overall employee stress.
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Roadmaps

Roadmaps is designed to help readers navigate key areas of people management. Each Roadmap includes an Orientation Guide that gives a high-level overview of the subject as well as articles and other resources that provide more detailed directions on how to find your way to success. We’ve also organized our online Roadmap into three phases—Plan, Do and Review—to help you implement the planning and execution of your program.

Latest News

Keep up to date on the most recent developments and hot topics in the HR arena by following Latest News.

Data Bank

Data Bank is a snapshot of a specific sector of human resources. From benefits to technology to learning and development, HR practitioners turn to Data Bank for in-depth updates.

Special Reports

In depth, analytical report.