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Dear Workforce How Can I Manage Retention During Downsizing

September 7, 2011
How can I manage retention during downsizing? Our business area is downsizing in order to close down in about four years. We have begun doing some layoffs this year, but much of our business will continue for several years and retention remains a serious issue. We are trying to find other jobs within the company for laid-off people and have been open about expected release dates. However, we are afraid that this will not be enough to keep all of our key people.
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Dear Workforce We Strike Deals with Expert Traders Overseas. How Do We Compensate Them So the Business Remains After They Le

September 7, 2011
Our company is growing overseas and often buys companies that are, in reality, people with connections. The person is usually a trader of commodities and has built a business around personal expertise and contacts (so if they go, the business goes with them). How could we creatively motivate and compensate these people to build the business beyond themselves and thus make our investment last long after they leave?
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Dear Workforce Who Has a Good Blueprint for Creating an Onboarding Program?

September 7, 2011
I have been tasked to create an onboarding program for new hires. The plan is to try and incorporate best practices from leading organizations, yet I have not found a broadly accepted list of do's and don'ts. Is there such a list and, if not, how should we proceed to ensure onboarding not only helps to orient our new employees but also boosts retention?
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Dear Workforce How Do We Introduce the Process of Career Development to Our Workforce

September 7, 2011
Our real estate company is just beginning to start the process of career development, including succession plans. We have about 15 divisions and about 95 different titles within the company of 350 employees. Our goal is to make career resources available to anyone who wants to expand their skills. I’m in charge of proposing a strategy to our executive team and our operating divisions. However, I’m overwhelmed by the scope. How do I break such a complex project down into manageable tasks?
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