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What Is Wrong With Our Recruitment Process?

July 31, 2012
Our human resources department attracts and selects top-notch candidates, sells the company very well and arranges a solid orientation program for newcomers. Yet other departments seem to cause a high rate of turnover soon after the probation period and during the first year. How do we improve our recruitment process and avoid these setbacks? —It Hurts When They Leave, human resources manager, services, Alexandria, Egypt
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Know When to Fish and When to Cut Bait

June 11, 2012
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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How Do We Get Managers to Loosen Control Over Employees?

May 15, 2012
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
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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