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Robert Crouch to Lead Adecco's North America Operations

April 17, 2012
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The former CFO of Adecco acquisition MPS played a key role, turning it into a company with revenue of $2.2 billion in 2008. Prior to MPS, Crouch began his career at Arthur Andersen.
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Staffing Firms Still Find H-1B Difficulties

March 12, 2012
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For staffing firms, there has been difficulty bringing in workers on H-1B visas after the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service released the 'Neufeld Memo' in 2010. The memo listed 'third-party placement/job shop' as an example of a firm that does not qualify as an H-1B visa employer.
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Availability, Pricing of Coverage Main Concerns for Insurance Buyers: Survey

January 24, 2012
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The issue is particularly challenging for buyers with large natural catastrophe and supply chain exposures, according to the survey of the 25 member firms of the Independents, an international coalition of privately owned insurance brokers and risk management services firms.
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Mercer Taps Julio Portalatin as President and CEO

January 18, 2012
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Portalatin, 52, is an AIG senior vice president and president and CEO of AIG unit Chartis Growth Economies, with responsibility for operations in the Asia/Pacific, South Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Central Europe regions.
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Kraft to Cut 1,600 Jobs in U.S., Canada

January 18, 2012
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The Northfield, Illinois-based company will reorganize its domestic sales team, consolidate its U.S. management centers and trim the corporate and business units.
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Arrest of Mercedes Executive in Alabama Renews Debate Over Immigration Laws

November 22, 2011
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Alabama's immigration law is considered among the toughest in the nation, according to legal experts. Some parts of the code, such as requiring public schools to determine the citizenship status of students and their parents, have been blocked by federal courts.
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Caterpillar Sees Climb in Flex, Full-Time Workers

October 24, 2011
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Full-time, traditional employment at Caterpillar rose 18.7 percent to 121,513 workers at the end of the third quarter.
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Dear Workforce We Strike Deals with Expert Traders Overseas. How Do We Compensate Them So the Business Remains After They Le

September 7, 2011
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Our company is growing overseas and often buys companies that are, in reality, people with connections. The person is usually a trader of commodities and has built a business around personal expertise and contacts (so if they go, the business goes with them). How could we creatively motivate and compensate these people to build the business beyond themselves and thus make our investment last long after they leave?
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Great Expectations: Mastering Cultural Sensitivity in Business and HR

August 3, 2011
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Experts say success in international business comes down to knowing the culture and language. But is that all there is to it? Is it enough to only master a few key phrases in a foreign language, as well as knowing when not to shake one’s hand and what topics to avoid in a business meeting?
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Newell Rubbermaid Aspires to Grow Leaders

July 24, 2011
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Evolving from holding company to product innovator, the 108-year-old consumer products firm ramps up leadership for an exclusive group of senior managers.
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