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Firing Is a One-on-One Activity

May 22, 2007
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More Gibberish From Circuit City

May 2, 2007
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Employment Losses Not as Great as in 2005

January 15, 2007
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Even so, the automotive, chemical and media sectors were rocked in ’06.
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You've Been Deleted Firing by E-mail

September 8, 2006
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No matter where you work today, take comfort in the fact that you aren’t working for RadioShack.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Is Standard Practice for Paying Out Commissions to Terminated Salespeople

July 15, 2005
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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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The Best Conditions for Conducting Exit Interviews

January 25, 2005
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A list of ways to help make exit interviews a success. Also, find out the question that should be on every company's survey.
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The Best Conditions for Conducting Exit Interviews

January 25, 2005
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A list of ways to help make exit interviews a success. Also, find out the question that should be on every company's survey.
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What Employment at Will Really Means to You

January 13, 2005
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Learn more about “employment at will” and what it means for employers, employees and the law. Learn to build peace with employees by using techniques to soften termination and prevent lawsuits.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Should We Dismiss Resigning Employees Immediately?

November 19, 2004
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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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Prepare For An Ugly Charge Discrimination

September 27, 2004
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An incident from seventh-grade shop class shows what happens when employers aren't ready for allegations of discrimination that so often accompany a termination.
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