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Workers' Compensation Rates for Employers Likely to Increase

July 5, 2012
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In general, the 'cream of the crop' among guarantee-cost accounts are experiencing price increases ranging from about 5 percent to 7 percent, with some 10 percent increases, particularly in the Midwest.
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Most Employers Plan to Continue Offering Health Care Coverage

June 11, 2012
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Just over 9 percent cited retention of tax advantages as a reason for keeping coverage and just over 7 percent said a top reason for keeping coverage was to avoid tax penalties.
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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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How Do We Get Managers to Loosen Control Over Employees?

May 15, 2012
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Rather than enabling our employees to innovate, our management tends to stand in their way. They would rather exert tightfisted control over employees. This makes for a work environment that isn't conducive for strategic innovation—we are unable to keep enthusiastic and talented people. How can I persuade management to drop its hierarchical approach so that employees are encouraged to initiate projects that help the company? —Stifled, human resources officer, finance/insurance/real estate, Katmandu, Nepal
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Drag Race

March 16, 2012
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Work is a drag in the U.S. right now. It is literally dragging down American's well-being, according to the latest numbers from research firm Gallup Inc. This is so even despite evidence that both the economy and hiring are picking up.
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Well-Trained Managers Can Curb Attrition

February 20, 2012
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It may not always be a straight-line connection, but managers exert great influence on whether top performers stay or go.
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Getting to the Heart of Retention

February 20, 2012
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It's logical to conclude that poor managers are at the heart of the problem, says Richard Finnegan, co-founder of the Retention Institute and author of Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad.
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