Tag: employee retention

[Palm’s Employee Retention Handcuffs] Can They Stop the Exit Hemorrhaging?

Palm, the maker of mobile products, is losing talent. Tech journalist Kara Swisher has commented that Palm is a company with nine lives. This, by my count, is number ten. Michael Abbott, SVP of Software, and Caitlin Spaan, VP of Carrier Marketing, have both left Palm. Abbott landed at Twitter. SEC filings indicate that CFO […]

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[Through the Glass Door] Roche’s Genentech Talent Acquisition: 20 Questions

Neither Roche Chairman Franz Humer nor CEO Severin Schwan have called me up to ask how I’d handle the talent side of their Genentech acquisition. Perhaps they will, but they’ve also been pretty mum on their plans moving forward for the talent at 1 DNA Way . To save Franz and Severin a long distance phone call charge, here are some questions I’d be answering if I were on point with the talent side of the Genentech project.

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