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The New Customer: Your Workforce

April 1, 2006

What does it take to keep your employees on board? In the 1980s, employees looked for performance pay. In the 1990s, they wanted job security. Employees' needs have changed as society has, yet one thing has remained the same: Employees are always looking for something more out of their jobs. They want better quality of life at work.

Confessions of A Corporate Headhunter

April 1, 2005

It is unethical for a retained search firm to fill one client's needs by poaching people from another client that entrusts the firm with its searches and secrets. Partnering—and sharing fees—might be the solution.

The Business Case for Diversity

April 1, 2005

For the third year in a row, Abbott Labs has made it into the top 10 companies judged by DiversityInc magazine to have the most diverse workforce. According to DiversityInc co-founder Luke Visconti, that makes Abbott, number five in the ranking, extraordinary. Merck is the only other pharma company to make the cut, but comes in at number 24, and is on a downturn—it was ranked 13 last year.

Found in Translation

April 1, 2005

When translating English materials into other languages, be careful of words that mean one thing in one dialect and something else in another dialect. Otherwise, you run the risk of referring to coaches as animal trainers.

Educational Exchange

April 1, 2005

Institutions bring value to industry not only through shared coursework or customized training programs, but also through leveraging the intellectual property of institutional personnel for corporate problem solving.

Candidate Care: A Competitive Advantage

April 1, 2005

World-class talent seeks its own level, so hiring companies should make sure that those involved in the interviewing process are strong employees who represent the company as leaders in their own rights.

Is There Life After Big Pharma?

April 1, 2005

You can have a biotech company with a great technology base, but if it doesn't have a product in Phase II development, Wall Street won't reward the company by increasing the value of its stock price. When products are valued over technology, there is a higher premium for commercially-focused business leaders.

MVPs

April 1, 2005

MVPs go beyond numbers to create extraordinary value for companies and their stockholders. They are the top two to five percent of employees. In other words, if you were to lose 100 people, which two to five would you protect at all costs?

Building a World-Class Workforce

April 1, 2005

Job candidates that evangelize a company are worth more than PR campaigns.

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