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  • Friday August 30, 2002

    HR strategies must shift with a tough economy

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    Over the last year and a half, U.S. employers have been forced to eliminate 1.7 million jobs, and more cuts are expected. Bankruptcies have become commonplace. The fragile economy remains vulnerable to slipping into another recession.

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  • Friday May 31, 2002

    Do variable-compensation plans for employees really work?

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    Compensation is both an intriguing and emotional subject. Depending upon the size of a company, it also may be the single largest expense in the form of payroll. So it’s not surprising that organizations continually strive to find the ideal balance between compensation and productivity.

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  • Friday January 18, 2002

    Maximizing your e-recruiting efforts

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    Not doing much recruiting right now? Then save this article, because as the economy improves you’ll surely want to position your organization to take full advantage of the benefits that Internet recruiting offers.

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  • Friday November 23, 2001

    Controlling what we can in these uncertain times

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    President Bush has said we're now in the first war of the 21st century. It is also the first war that has visited the workplace, and our office buildings and mailrooms have become the front lines.

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  • Friday October 5, 2001

    The costs of not firing a mediocre employee

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    Great companies are not built with mediocre employees. Yet it's astonishing how often managers postpone firing poor performers and troublesome employees.

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