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Dan Pink Interview: 'Free Agent Nation' Evolves

July 6, 2012
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As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce Management is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce Management contributor Samuel Greengard talks with Daniel Pink, author of the 2002 book Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself on the 'free agent' marketplace—then and now.
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How to Build a Performance Management Program

June 29, 2012
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Begin by defining role-based competencies and behaviors for every employee so they know exactly what is expected of them. These competencies should include the five or six qualities that define success for every member of the organization.
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Know When to Fish and When to Cut Bait

June 11, 2012
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Much like fishing, in dealing with marginally performing workers, employers must know when to fish and when to call it a day. And, much like our ship's captain, you usually don't quit at the first sign of failure.
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Employee Bonuses Driven By Customer Loyalty at General Motors

June 8, 2012
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For 2012, salaried workers in North America will get a year-end bonus if GM hits an internal customer-retention goal. But it is inside GM's 650-person field sales division that the customer-centric pay structure probably reflects the most striking departure from GM's past.
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Compensation Plan Helps Insurance Firm Cash In

June 7, 2012
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The practices can be time-consuming and arduous to implement, but the time taken to focus on talent management has paid off in ConnectiCare's overall success, an executive says.
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Q & A on Employee Engagement with Dr. John Sullivan

May 11, 2012
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Below are the many questions that were asked, but couldn't get to, during the recent webcast: Understanding Executive Issues with Employee Engagement & How to Increase their Support, with Dr. John Sullivan and moderated by Garry Kranz, Contributing Editor, Workforce Management.
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A Tipping Point in Workplace Metrics

May 7, 2012
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The ‘cold, hard' numbers can lead to smarter decisions even as they promote the best of the 'warm and fuzzy' in company cultures.
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