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Nov. 17, 2009
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Tough Times Force Creative Tactics
from Triangle Business Journal
Human resource managers face the question every day: How to do more with less? At Health Decisions, a Durham-based clinical trials company, the answer turned out to be reassigning its own. After five years of rapid growth, the 130-employee company this year slowed hiring by 50 percent and determined it did not need as many recruiters. Rather than letting them go, the company transferred a few HR workers to lead generation roles within business development Ė a move that paid off when the group helped land a couple of contracts. More

Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace Three Volume Series
from ISPI
Reserve Your Copy Today: Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace series -- No bookshelf is complete without a copy of ISPIís new handbook series focused on Instructional Design and Training Delivery, Selecting and Implementing Performance Interventions, and Measurement and Evaluation. Members receive a 30 percent discount on the three-volume set until Dec. 31. More

Three Keys to Successfully Leading in a Virtual Workforce World
from News Blaze
More and more people are working virtually. Problem is, the old-school leadership models that once worked in America's organizations no longer cut it in an environment in which coworkers type instead of talk and rarely see each other face-to-face. Author Karen Sobel Lojeski presents a new leadership model for today's virtual workforce. More

Preventive Medicine for Software Change Management
from CNET
Most businesses seek competitive advantage through some kind of change. Whether they want to beat the competition to market with a new service or introduce new product categories, disruption is the norm. More

HR Systems Yields Dramatic ROI
from Computerworld
Surveys show that "talent management" -- the process of attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled workers -- will be one of the top priorities for human resources managers in 2010, yet only 20 percent of HR managers say they do a very good job of it. More

Microsoft Kuwait Introduces Software Solutions for the New Efficiency
from AME Info
Microsoft Kuwait today introduced a wave of innovative new software solutions under the title of the 'New Efficiency' in line with its commitment to using technology to accelerate economic recovery. The new offerings, namely, Windows 7; Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 have been developed specifically to enable businesses to address their most pressing business concerns and strengthen their ability to deliver innovation to the marketplace. More

Lean Metrics: Red is Good, Green is Worthless
from Reliable Plant
Russell Rhea remembers back in his Navy days having a boss who managed under the mantra, ďIf you arenít measuring it, you arenít managing it.Ē They had metrics for everything, and he briefed them on a regular basis. More

The Benefits of E-Learning Within Social Care
from eGov Monitor
According to Nick Richards, training is what drives his industry forward. It is a key component to making sure an organization runs as smoothly as possible. No matter how qualified or competent a workforce may be, there will always be a need for ongoing training. More

Different Generations Have More in Common than They Think: Conference Board
The various generations—baby boomers, generation X and generation Y—dealing with other in today's workplace are more similar than they might think, says a study released Monday by the Conference Board of Canada. More

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