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<i>Dear Workforce </i> How to Generate Interest In A Low-Wage Position

June 17, 2003
We’re having trouble recruiting for a personal shopper in our Internet shopping department. The job starts at $7.55 per hour and the median income of the area is $98,000 per year. I have advertised in local and large papers, used all my neighboring stores, advertised with occupational centers, government training and employment departments, but to no avail. How can I drive up my application flow?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Implement A New Wage Classification Plan

June 4, 2003
We are about to implement a wage classification in our manufacturing plant. We have started our employees at the same wage and raised them each year according to job performance, quality of work, and attendance. This new wage classification will make a major impact on many employees--some will make more money and some will make less. We want to add job complexity to the mix, but also willingness to learn and go the extra mile. Some of our employees have become stagnant and need an incentive to reach their potential. What would be the best way to inform the employees of this change and to put it into place?
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How Important Is An Overall Measure Of Employee Satisfaction?

May 30, 2003
The designers of our employee-satisfaction survey include a final question about overall satisfaction. We aggregate the responses to all other questions relating to satisfaction, and compare the response against this final question. For example, we can compare how satisfied a person is with their work/life balance to their overall job satisfaction. Is it really necessary to include a final question asking staff about overall satisfaction?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How to Handle Roommates at Our Annual Conference

May 15, 2003
I work for a company that makes many AIDS drugs. At our annual conference, hundreds of sales reps fly to a destination for four days. To manage costs they are forced to share rooms and are paired randomly. Many of the reps are gay and some others are homophobic. Some people are uncomfortable sharing rooms with gay colleagues. We wondered how to handle the situation without abusing individuals’ rights or drawing attention to them. Any ideas?
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