CWS 3.0: March 21, 2012

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Around the Web: Virtual Teams More Productive?

In our feature story this week, Leslie Stevens-Huffman lays out tips to manage remote contingent effectively. Meanwhile, Keith Ferrazzi blogs in the Harvard Business Review that a “virtual” team can be more productive than one all in one location. Read more here.

More than one-third of human resources managers say their companies do not have a formal orientation program to help prepare new staff, according to a new survey from staffing firm from Accountemps. Those that do say their new hires better understand their culture and are make positive contributions more quickly. Read more here.

Roberto Moritz says if the talent skills gap isn’t addressed, the U.S. will remain at a severe global disadvantage. “The failure to find and nurture this talent is preventing U.S. companies from innovating their way to competitive advantage,” he writes in the Harvard Business Review. Read more here.

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