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Two is Better Than One

More and more assemblers are finding out that multi-component adhesives can handily outperform single-component materials. Discover how to get the most out of these multi-part formulations: For a growing number of assemblers, multi-component adhesives are the way to go to boost part quality and production efficiency. Multi-part materials, including acrylics, epoxies, silicones and urethanes,...

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Adhesives & Sealants: The Big Picture

After seeing moderate sales growth in 2002, suppliers are cautiously optimistic about sustaining gains this year. Find out what challenges they face and what areas are expected to fuel growth: U.S. sales of adhesives and sealants rose 4.2% last year from the decline of 2001, and suppliers expect sales to continue their upward movement this year—but their optimism is tempered by some nagging...

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The Road to Nano

Nano-engineered adhesives and sealants promise many enhancements, such as greater strength and fire retardance. But to develop such superior materials, engineers must first resolve some issues: Nanotechnology—the study and manipulation of individual atoms and molecules—has exciting implications for adhesives and sealants. Just as the science promises to produce radically improved...

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Surviving the Start-of-Summer Rush

For many families, the end of the school year is supplanting the December holidays as the most frenzied time of the year. Find out how to balance family life and work demands: And you thought the December holidays were a blur of activities. Now, many families are finding their schedules even more jam-packed during a new busy season—the end of the school year. Because of a rising interest in...

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Baseball's All-Star Recruiting Tactics

Baseball teams are highly skilled at finding, developing and keeping talent. By following the sport's tried-and-true methods, you too can build a winning team: Baseball has a thing or two to teach the business world. When it comes to recruiting, developing and retaining talent, the sport displays unparalleled prowess. Sure, baseball teams may botch things like cost containment and labor...

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Women Gain Stature in Manufacturing

While there are still very few female manufacturing executives, global companies are now recognizing their value and are stepping up efforts to attract, retain and promote women: While women executives in U.S. manufacturing are still a rarity, they are now more valued and embraced than they were three decades ago. Global manufacturing companies are realizing that fostering female leaders gives...

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Supporting the Mobile Worker

More companies are finding ways of providing access to human resources applications to their mobile employees. While the goals are noble, there are risks: By John Mello More companies are finding ways of providing access to human resources applications to their mobile employees. Case in point: This year, according to Gartner, Inc., the consulting and research firm in Stamford, CT, deployment of...

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It's Not All About the Money

When it comes to retaining and motivating employees, money doesn't do all the talking. Three new studies reveal other, perhaps even more powerful, motivators: Contrary to popular belief, pay and benefits are not necessarily the most influential factors in employee retention. Three new studies are underlining the importance of other motivational tools, including effective communication and...

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Putting Employees to the Test

Companies are increasingly incorporating pre-employment testing into their hiring process. Find out how tests help single out the best candidate, lower turnover rates and save millions of dollars: Because of the enormous cost of high turnover, more companies are turning to pre-employment testing—giving prospective employees a battery of tests to gauge their skill level and personality. And...

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15 Trends that Will Transform the Workforce

The workplace is in for some dramatic changes—from declining union membership to a rapid rise in part-time telecommuting. Explore the major developments that will alter the workforce: The U.S. labor force will dramatically change in the next decade, experts predict, which means that human resource managers must brace themselves for many major upheavals. Indeed, the workforce will not only be...

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