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Dear Workforce How Could We Recruit Workers From Nearby Places

September 8, 2003
We’re working on recruitment activities for a retail business in the seasonal tourist area of Nags Head, North Carolina. We’ve exhausted local hiring and are targeting qualified workers who live 50 miles from our place of business. We’re considering providing those we hire with a transportation subsidy, and have analyzed its impact on our bottom line. What else can we do to recruit and, more importantly, retain these people?
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How Can I Draw Up Guidelines For Identifying Competencies?

August 1, 2003
The expertise in our 1,550-employee company is broadly divided between technical and non-technical staff. I have to identify the competencies for all job groups. I want line managers to participate in the exercise. How can I draw up guidelines for this identification process?
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Dear Workforce How Do I Keep Morale Up During A Merger

July 17, 2003
Our hospital company is forming a joint venture whereby two hospital labs will run independently. This means about 200 people who now are classified as hospital employees will become employees solely of the new lab company. This has created anger and morale problems among these employees. They don't want to be part of the new lab company. What can I do to make this arrangement work?
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