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Cross-Cultural Perspectives
August 16 2010 - Cautioning against a 'one size fits all' approach to business and management styles, the authors suggest a cross-cultural perspective can facilitate co-working in an era of globalization.

Corporate Culture And Change
September 25 2007 - A new study considers the "tug of war" that can occur over innovation and argues that knowledge about past initiatives and the business culture of a target group are essential when promoting organizational change.

TalentPen and Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Connect Diverse Candidates with America's Largest Companies
December 14 2006 - (News release) Recruiting system matches hundreds of outstanding African-American students with Fortune 500 businesses to fill key management positions

AMA's Agility and Resilience Survey Reveals Effects of Change on Business
November 20 2006 - (News release) More than 80% of executives say that the pace of change is speeding up in organizations all over the world. And seven out of 10 say that their organizations experienced disruptive change during the last year. That's according to a new global survey released today commissioned by American Management Association (AMA) and conducted by the Human Resource Institute (HRI).

Coyle Hospitality Group Launches 'Peak Performances Module' Interactive Online Tool Helps Hype Hospitality Heroes
September 28 2006 - (News release) Coyle Hospitality Group (CHG) has announced the successful launch and implementation of Peak Performances, an interactive online tool that allows hoteliers, spa directors and restaurateurs to identify, cull, and share Best Practices with their entire team; all with just a few mouse clicks.

Laurdan Associates Announces the Release of the Eighth Edition of its HR Auditing Tool
June 6 2006 - (News release) Laurdan Associates, Inc. recently announced the release of the eighth edition of the Employment-Labor Law Audit™ (ELLA®), the nation’s leading HR auditing and employment practices liability risk assessment tool. Available in hard copy and web-based versions, ELLA® provides users with a systematic approach to assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their organizations’ human resources and employment practices liability risk management activities, to identifying hidden problem areas, to measuring outcomes and benchmarking best practices, and to prioritizing corrective measures.

Global Lead's New Book Outlines Business Case for Diversity
April 5 2006 - (News release) Provides Blueprint for Leaders to Transform Enterprises Through Innovative Inclusion Strategies

Organizational Culture has Positive Impact on Company Performance: Coogan & Partners
March 27 2006 - (News release) Companies who out-perform the norm in their category have specific cultural differences from their underperforming peers, according to Coogan & Partners' 2005 Senior Marketing Landscape Survey.

Valero Jumps to No. 3 on FORTUNE's List of the '100 Best Companies to Work For' in America
January 10 2006 - (News release) Just two weeks after finishing the best year in its history, Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) was again named one of the top U.S. employers, rising to No. 3 on FORTUNE magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" -- and being ranked No. 2 among the list's large employers (companies with 10,000 or more employees). - A Great Place to Work in the Washington DC Area
November 10 2005 - (News release) Washingtonian Magazine named one of its 55 "Great Places to Work" in the Washington, DC area. The magazine extended the honor to after surveying over 200 companies throughout the Washington DC region. The company was highlighted by the magazine for its casual, yet results-oriented work environment.

Towers Perrin Study Finds Mixed Views of HR Outsourcing
October 19 2005 - (News release) While HR outsourcing (HRO) is delivering results from a cost perspective, according to Towers Perrin's second annual study of HRO effectiveness and satisfaction, success in meeting other key objectives remains elusive. In particular, the study shows continuing frustration with service quality and a growing realization that outsourcing alone cannot transform the HR function. Broadly, the study, which involved close to 80% of the companies with large-scale deals in place at the time of the study, indicates that more work is needed by both companies and vendors to achieve the full benefits of the relationship.

Organizational Hurdles Often Keep Leadership Development Programs from Being Successful--New Global Survey Shows
October 6 2005 - (News release) Too often, companies fall victim to the organizational hurdles that keep leadership development programs from being truly top-notch. Lack of measurement tools and rewards systems of leadership behaviors are commonly cited obstacles that corporations face. That's according to a new global survey commissioned by American Management Association (AMA) and conducted by the Human Resource Institute (HRI).

Sapient Named 'Best Firm to Work For'
September 27 2005 - (News release) Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE), a business innovator, today announced that it has been named one of 2005's "10 Best Firms to Work For" by Consulting Magazine. In addition, Sapient received a special designation as the only 2005 "Career Champion," based on the firm's deeply held values and commitment to providing exceptional leadership and career opportunities.

New Study Shows 2.2 Million People Die Worldwide of Work-Related Accidents and Occupational Diseases
September 18 2005 - (News release) Some 2.2 million people worldwide die of work-related accidents and occupational diseases each year, according to a new report prepared by the United Nations' International Labour Office (ILO) and being presented tomorrow at the opening session of the 17th World Congress on Safety and Health at Work.

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