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Motivating Employees

<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Separate Merit Raises From Performance Scores

March 2, 2007
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
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
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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Five Questions for Cathryn Gabor

March 29, 2006
Cathryn Gabor, a 20-year human resources veteran, joined AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. in September as senior vice president of talent management and human resources. Gabor spoke to Workforce Management about how she plans to help AXA reach its goal of doubling revenue and tripling profit by 2012.
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Personalizing Motivation

Beginning with this post. Dr. John Sullivan will write a monthly column for and Workforce Management . Sullivan, a professor of management at San Francisco State University, is one of the leading strategists in the field of workforce management. Human resource professionals must accept the responsibility of providing managers with a list of what motivates and frustrates a new or recently transferred employee.
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