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Succession Planning Keeps WellPoint Competitive

June 20, 2002
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WellPoint's Human Resource System identifies key succession candidates, allowing it to quickly promote from within. Management builds on its strengths, and the company saves millions of dollars in recruiting and retention costs.
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Forced Ranking - A Good Thing for Business?

June 20, 2002
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A look at the pros and cons of this controversial way of managing performance. Also, learn what types of organizations for which forced ranking is best -- and worst.
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A Word to the Whistle-Blower

June 17, 2002
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An ethicist talks about when whistle-blowing is justified.
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Lubrizol's Ethical and Legal Conduct Guidelines

June 17, 2002
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The text of the company's statement to employees on how to voice concerns.
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Ethics Advice for HR Professionals

June 17, 2002
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This author, a VP of HR, says workforce management professionals don’t have professional guidelines to follow. A Penn State professor offers three pieces of advice.
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Nine Steps to Make Values Matter

June 17, 2002
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Think about whether your employees not only hear but believe what you're saying.
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Lands' End Features 'Model Employees'

May 16, 2002
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The cataloguer is looking for companies with "innovative human resources strategies."
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Pros and Cons of Performance-Appraisal Rating Systems

May 5, 2002
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Each option communicates a different message and has a different outcome.
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Relocation Continues Despite Increased Costs

April 24, 2002
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Eighty-two percent of the companies that relocate employees see their relocation activity for 2002 increasing or staying the same, according to the Workforce 2002 HR Trends Survey.
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HRs Options for Dealing with Cost-of-Living Issues

April 23, 2002
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Is there an effective way to deal with cost-of-living differences without destroying equity in your compensation plan?
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