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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can We Improve The Feedback Managers Give To Employees

January 31, 2003
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Do you have suggestions for improving the ongoing feedback and recognition that our managers give to their employees?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can I Minimize FMLA Costs

January 22, 2003
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As I see it, the only way to minimize the cost of FMLA is to 1) maintain the right number of trained employees to minimize the impact of a critical employee taking unplanned FMLA; 2) manage FMLA by the book so that only employees who qualify for it can get it; and 3) know your critical employees and pre-plan your company response to an unplanned loss under different scenarios. Have I missed other ways of minimizing the cost of FMLA?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Which Executive Compensation Options Help Balance Productivity With Long-Term Interests

January 15, 2003
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What executive compensation options seem to be the most successful in driving productivity balanced with the company’s best long-term interests?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Far Can I Cut Salaries Is Furloughing An Option

January 8, 2003
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My company needs to cut costs immediately, but would rather not fire any employees. Cutting salaries is an option and so is furloughing. How far can I really cut salaries and how does furloughing affect employee benefits?
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Dear Workforce Should We Hire Job-Hoppers

December 31, 2002
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Don’t dismiss these people out of hand. Dig deeper to learn what their goals are. You might find a mutual match by taking the extra time.
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i Dear Workforce-i What Steps Should We Take To Develop a Training Function

December 21, 2002
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Establish a network; align it with the business strategy; create early wins; invest in it; assess the impact.
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i Dear Workforce-i How Do We Perform SWOT Analysis For Job Descriptions

December 16, 2002
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Start by examining the links between the jobs, the internal strengths and weaknesses, and the external opportunities and threats.
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i Dear Workforce-i What’s The Definition Of An Applicant How Do We Track Their Resumes

December 9, 2002
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Not even federal agencies provide a good definition of what constitutes an applicant. But there are steps you can take, and software systems you can use, to better manage the flow of resumes.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> We Have Conflict Between A Micromanager And A Highly Motivated Subordinate. How Do We Make Them Function In Un

December 4, 2002
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Help the manager understand the importance of letting the employee take ownership of the project
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i Dear Workforce-i Change Merit Increases So Employees Aren’t Cheated

November 14, 2002
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The first stage is to unwind the current plan. The second stage involves educating employees to the new date and other plan changes.
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