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Not All Turnover Is Equal

June 8, 2007
Measuring and reporting turnover might seem simple, but that is because most organizations report only on aggregate turnover, a generic measure that can be very misleading. While aggregate turnover adequately shows the number of positions vacated, it does not account for some turnover being positive, some negative and some catastrophic.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Is Standard Practice for Paying Out Commissions to Terminated Salespeople

July 15, 2005
We have salespeople who earn two kinds of commission: one on the sale of products and services, and another for subscription services billed monthly. What should we do when a salesperson is terminated involuntarily or the company is sold/acquired? Is there a standard practice regarding how commission is paid? We have salespeople who earn two kinds of commission: one on the sale of products and services, and another for subscription services billed monthly. What should we do when a salesperson is terminated involuntarily or the company is sold/acquired? Is there a standard practice regarding how commission is paid? -- New Start in Sales, controller, software/systems, Costa Mesa, California
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Should We Dismiss Resigning Employees Immediately?

November 19, 2004
Our company competes for contracts in the health-care industry. Sometimes employees leave us for better positions with our competitors. This happened recently when a lower-level accounts receivable employee gave two weeks' notice. Management, however, told her to leave at the end of the day. There was some debate as to whether this was necessary, since she didn't serve in a strategy-forming role and had no access to any "secret" processes or work practices (although she did prepare the monthly accounting reports). In some instances when employees resign, it can be prudent to allow them to finish immediately and pay them to the end of their notice period. For future reference, how do we create a checklist of circumstances to guide us in these situations?
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