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Articles by Kris Dunn

Why Do Companies Keep Jerks Around

August 10, 2007
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A popular book advocates not putting up with these jokers, and we all agreed it was a great idea. Then we all went back to work and kept on tolerating them. What the hell happened? Some managers think they need them.
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Good Versus Bad Turnover Making the Call

July 30, 2007
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Everyone agrees with the concept of good turnover and bad turnover. But as the HR pro reporting on it, you have to dig into all the termination scenarios to know which is which. And there are probably hundreds of variations. Here’s how to start sorting.
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Top 5 Ways to Know if Your PM System Bails Out Your Managers

July 9, 2007
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Does your approach to performance management let your manager off the hook? Here are some telltale signs to watch for.
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Copping Out on Performance Management

June 28, 2007
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Sometimes performance management systems give managers the chance to gloss over the tough conversations that could really drive excellent performance. Here's how to remove the 'bail out' feature and improve the review process.
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Evolution for Generalists

June 1, 2007
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Rather than rant or sulk about critiques of HR generalists, here's something to do about filling weak spots in your HR practice: A list of "smart plays" that generalists can use to create results for the organizations they serve. They can follow this roadmap, add a couple of points to give it unique style, and watch the critics fade into the background.
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