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Wynn Looks to Improve Its Retention Odds

August 31, 2006
Finding 5,000 employees in a small coastal area of just 450,000 people to staff a massive new luxury resort-casino was just one of the many workforce management challenges faced by Wynn Macau. Just as critical is the company’s ability to retain the talent it recruits once the property opens.
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A Crazy Quilt of Wage Laws

August 31, 2006
As Congress made another attempt to raise the federal minimum wage, Chicago passed a new “big box” ordinance setting minimum wages and benefit spending for the city’s largest retailers. The ordinance is now one of hundreds of state and local laws that form a nationwide crazy quilt of minimum wage regulations.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Prove the Need for Additional Hires When the Manager Ignores HR Requests

August 17, 2006
In spite of management reports that demonstrate the need for hiring new workers, our performance management section remains woefully understaffed. Personal appraisals, coupled with a huge backlog of work, indicate our workers are experiencing undue stress. The manager of the section seems to ignore our requests to hire new workers. What else could we as HR representatives do to convince him of the need, short of going over his head to his director?
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