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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do I Retain Workers Whose Salaries Are Low And Who Don’t Qualify For Benefits

December 26, 2001
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Think about bonuses and other creative perks to compensate. Also, consider ways the haves can help the have-nots.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can I Help Employees Get Feedback Following Interviews

December 19, 2001
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Remind them that interviews are conversations for exploring a company’s values, culture, and business issues, and whether employees are a good fit.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do I Tie Orientation Programs To Measurable Metrics?

December 12, 2001
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First, document how many employees are leaving after short periods. Next, shore up your orientation process and create your own metrics.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Many People Fail Background Checks

December 5, 2001
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Some numbers exist, but study them carefully. Many are subject to interpretation. Employers need to carefully define the meaning of "failing" a background check, since variances can occur between industries.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Deal With A Director Creating Stress

November 28, 2001
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Hold individual and joint meetings to determine the issue. If necessary, offer to pay for any recommended stress-related or behavioral counseling.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Why Do So Many Companies Restructure

November 21, 2001
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Cost and competitive strengths are often cited, but new generations of leaders may not be immediately recognized within an organization.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Why Won’t Our Salespeople Attend A Seminar

November 21, 2001
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Loss of commission time, coupled with personal issues such as childcare arrangements, could be the culprits. Talk with your salespeople and ask them to suggest alternatives.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can I Motivate This Project Team

November 18, 2001
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Whenever possible, give people choices about their next opportunities. Discuss their interests, skills and career goals. Ask for their ideas on future roles with the organization.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can I Get Employees To Work A Full Eight-Hour Day

November 7, 2001
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First, make sure you have a clearly defined attendance policy. You may also need to hold a company-wide employee meeting to clarify the issue and seek suggestions.
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