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Why Is Customer Service So Bad?

March 14, 2007
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Overcome Line Managers&#8217; Reluctance to Perform HR Tasks

March 8, 2007
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of devolving human resource management to line managers? Our line managers don’t seem to appreciate this relationship.
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Are Your Executives Sabotaging Your Strategy

March 7, 2007
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CEOs face tremendous obstacles in generating strong internal commitment to their plans. Even the senior management team is often not truly committed to the CEO's strategy.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Separate Merit Raises From Performance Scores

March 2, 2007
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We use performance management scores to calculate the amount of merit pay an employee receives. Instead of focusing on development, my managers focus on the distribution of their merit dollars and staying within budget. I want to separate the two processes: performance management with a focus on developing people, merit raises based on an employee’s contributions to our business success. How do I proceed?
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The Skills That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who Don't

February 27, 2007
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In his new book, Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who Don’t , Ram Charan defies traditional notions about leadership. It’s no longer enough for leaders to just be charismatic and courageous to succeed. Instead, they need to hone their skills to address the needs of their organizations. Charan recently spoke to Workforce Management staff writer Jessica Marquez about his perspective.
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TSA Sees Results From Revamped People Practices

December 22, 2006
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Increased engagement among airport transportation security officers helped achieve an efficient launch to the holiday travel season, despite the challenges posed by recent changes in carry-on restrictions, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
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Reports Differ on Employee Satisfaction

December 8, 2006
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Kelly survey says 66 percent of women and 62 percent of males are happy or very happy with their job; Sibson reports that career satisfaction dropped from 61 percent in 2003 to 41 percent this year.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Redistribute Workloads

December 1, 2006
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Don’t let tenured employees take advantage of their junior colleagues. Otherwise, you risk driving away valuable people.
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Study Workers Are Disengaged but Staying Put

November 19, 2006
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Meet the new American worker: less satisfied, less engaged, but unlikely to leave his job. Those are the conclusions of a new study that surveyed some 1,200 U.S. employees.
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