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HR Strategy of the Future

A recurring theme at the SHRM conference is that the world is rapidly changing, and it’s essential that HR professionals adapt accordingly. And Gary Kushner, President and CEO of Kushner & Company, an HR strategy and employee benefits consulting firm based in Portage, Mich., held a session Monday morning that was right in line with […] Read Article “HR Strategy of the Future”

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Adecco Group’s Kathy Kane Talks Workforce Planning

It’s SHRM Day in Atlanta, according to the city’s mayor Kasim Reed, and Adecco Group’s Kathy Kane held an early morning session on contemporary workforce planning and how HR professionals can plan for their workforces going forward. Kane, SVP, Talent Management, at Adecco Group, started out her discussion by telling the audience that their HR […] Read Article “Adecco Group’s Kathy Kane Talks Workforce Planning”

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Meet the Athletes

Super Sunday at SHRM got off to a strong start, and at the end of the day, Adecco hosted a cocktail reception so that the Athlete Career Program participants could meet and greet conference attendees and clients. During the event, the ACP participants Mechelle Lewis and Emma Preuschl snapped photos, signed autographs and spoke about […] Read Article “Meet the Athletes”

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Condoleeza Rice Opens 2012 SHRM Conference

Our coverage at SHRM 2012 kicks off with Opening Session Speaker and the 66th Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who was interviewed by acclaimed CNN journalist Soledad O’Brien. But before Dr. Rice took the stage, SHRM President and CEO Hank Jackson spoke about the rapidly changing workplace, how businesses need to adapt and how HR […] Read Article “Condoleeza Rice Opens 2012 SHRM Conference”

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Countdown to SHRM 2012

The annual Society of Human Resource Management, or SHRM, conference is set to kick off this Sunday, and I’m excited to be attending as a blogger for Adecco. Atlanta, the site of the conference, is an amazing, vibrant city and will certainly make a fantastic backdrop for the largest gathering of HR professionals in the […] Read Article “Countdown to SHRM 2012”

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Children of Helicopter Parents: How Does it Affect Their Future?

Let me preface this post by admitting that I do not have kids of my own. This gives me an interesting vantage point when it comes to how parents choose to raise their children, compared to when I was a kid (which wasn’t really that long ago – yet it seems as if a lot has […] Read Article “Children of Helicopter Parents: How Does it Affect Their Future?”

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Taking on a Second Job…for Fun?

When I was in high school a few years back (okay, more than a few), I traveled to Italy with a small group of American teenagers. We stayed with families for three weeks, and then spent another three weeks visiting such cities as Venice, Florence and Milan. Our group was led a woman whom I’ll […] Read Article “Taking on a Second Job…for Fun?”

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How to Build Your STEM Pipeline and Engage the Next Generation of Engineers

Remember when you were a kid and you always said you’d never need math after high school? You might’ve jumped the gun a little bit. K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classes are more important than ever before and not just for you but for your organization as well. Join us this Wednesday June […] Read Article “How to Build Your STEM Pipeline and Engage the Next Generation of Engineers”

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EMEA’s latest economic figures indicate slow, yet steady recovery

It seems that virtually every newspaper and television network across the United States has reported on the greater EMEA region’s economic instability throughout the first half of 2012. From Spain’s record-breaking unemployment rate to Greece’s bailout, most newspaper headlines have been focused solely on the region’s current double-dip recession.