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Finding Leaders Early
What makes the companies on Aon Hewitt's 2014 Top Companies for Leaders list exceptional is different than in years past, and these organizations are more focused than ever on identifying and nurturing would-be leaders early on, experts say.
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Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow
Experts confirm and bemoan survey findings showing millennials and recent college graduates are likely to leave first jobs within one year.
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Empowering Hi-Po Women
Despite evidence of a direct and positive link between women leaders and the financial performance of an organization, a new report finds they are not receiving key work experiences deemed necessary to gain entry into the C-suite. What can organizations can do to close the gender gap?
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What Makes for an Engaging Leader?
Recent research suggests that leaders capable of engaging employees are ones who can, among other things, help them understand their role in helping the business meet its goals.
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Certifying Career Readiness
To help provide better qualified job candidates, an organization that's worked with high-school students for three decades has joined with 10 companies to create a new certification program that organizers are calling a "true differentiator."
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A Costly Lack of Training
An appeals court recently ruled that a company's "failure to train" an employee can be an actionable form of employment discrimination. Experts cite the case as another example of the need to be able to demonstrate why an employee didn't receive an opportunity at advancement.
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Education versus Experience
A new study finds that while many employees still value their education, they believe specialized training is often more beneficial than a degree in the workplace. But are employers also beginning to put more stock in real-world experience than academic credentials?
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A Matter of Trust
Despite what recent headlines about General Motors and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may suggest, some American enterprises are dedicated to being trustworthy and ethical, and they have been deriving a competitive advantage from their efforts for years.
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A Bipartisan Effort to Build Skills
A new bill in Congress that has generated bipartisan support promises to reduce administrative burdens and provide states the ability to tailor services to meet their local employment and workforce needs.
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Class Appeal
Although Starbucks is getting a lot of attention for the new tuition-assistance program it offers employees, at least one other company offers even-more-generous educational benefits.
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Talent Management Column

How can you lure top talent away from Silicon Valley and other tech centers? Offer them things they can't get there, such as the ability to walk to work, own a house and be part of an affordable, urban community.
A 'Creepy' Benefit Nov 3, 2014
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