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Articles by Jennifer Koch

Tips for Motivating a Low-wage Workforce

August 1, 1998
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How do you keep a low-wage or minimum-wage workforce happy and productive?
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What Goes Down When Minimum Wages Go Up

August 1, 1998
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Against the backdrop of a new study by Economic Policy Institute, Workforce uncovers the real effects of the recent minimum wage hikes on employers' HR practices
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Employers Are Getting Smarter About Handling Sexual Harassment Issues

June 1, 1998
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Smart companies are developing more aggressive approaches to preventing the occurrence of sexual harassment. They’re learning how to limit their vulnerability to sexual harassment suits.
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Business Meeting Etiquette Where and When

June 1, 1998
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Employees should never be made to feel uncomfortable because of a meeting’s location and time, and they shouldn’t be responsible for insubordination be-cause of a refusal to meet a boss in a place they consider questionable.
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What Can the Boss Get Away With

June 1, 1998
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The recent decision to throw out Paula Jones' case against President Clinton muddies the meaning of sexual harassment for HR professionals. Or does it?
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Employee Absences Are Down

June 1, 1998
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Unscheduled absences dropped for the first time since 1991. However, it’s mid-sized companies that reported the decline. Large firms reported no substantial change while small organizations reported a major increase in rates and costs.
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Why HR Can't Win Today

May 1, 1998
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Feeling "damned if you do and damned if you don't" lately? Attempting to fulfill multiple roles may be the cause. But don't give up just yet. There's a solution for your conflict.
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Being an Employee Advocate and a Manager

May 1, 1998
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An expert witness talks about firing the violent employee with mental disabilities.
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Recruiting in the Global Village

April 1, 1998
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U.S.-based firms caught in the talent crunch are extending their searches outside America to find workers for domestic jobs. Here's how they're pinpointing talent with creative search techniques and strategies.
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