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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Develop Employees' Pay, Even Though We Don't Have Many Opportunities?

September 9, 2005
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Training/staff development has not been a major focus. Now some employees have asked us to help them increase their base pay (merits or COLA are not guaranteed) by preparing for better jobs within our organization. However, our budget is limited and we don't really have that many internal promotions. What other ways might we develop these people--knowing full well it might prepare them for jobs outside our organization?
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Heroic Measures

September 2, 2005
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Quick fixes and cheap remedies won't stop a serious disease. In the workplace, the same advice applies.
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Leading Indicators

June 29, 2005
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Think nice guys--and gals--finish last? Don't tell that to researcher and consultant Roslyn Courtney, who has found that the most successful leaders are accessible, encourage candid dialog and show respect for employees and customers.
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Where Paying Dues Delivers

May 10, 2005
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Lea Soupata rose from truck driver to senior vice president of people programs at UPS, becoming one of the highest-paid female human resources executives in the nation in the process. It’s a success story, but it’s also just how things are at UPS, where people routinely work their way up from the bottom.
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UPS 37 Principles for Managing People

May 2, 2005
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A wide-ranging look at the company’s workforce management practices, including promoting from within and limiting the employment of relatives.
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Corporate Crunch

April 13, 2005
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When conglomerate Unilever scooped up Ben & Jerry’s, some worried that the ice creamiconoclast might become just another plain-vanilla subsidiary. Instead, the two companies have flavored each other’s cultures.
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Wishing Upon a Star Hiring a CEO From Inside the Company Versus Going Outside

March 31, 2005
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As Disney’s CEO selection raises eyebrows in the corporate world, experts at Wharton and elsewhere discuss the pros and cons of hiring from within.
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HP and Patagonia Two Similar, Yet Different, Leadership Styles

March 31, 2005
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The one thing they do share in common is the drive to align employee goals with organizational ones and create the best possible work environment.
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Ebbers' Costly Legacy

March 30, 2005
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The case is a reminder that the corporate landscape has changed.
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