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Summary (Orientation Placement and Separation)

Summary (Orientation Placement and Separation) Once the selection process has been completed, new employees must be oriented in order to become productive contributors. Orientation not only improves the rate at which employees are able to perform their jobs but also helps employees satisfy their personal desire to feel they are part of the organization’s social fabric. The HR department generally…

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Budget Reconciliation

Budget Reconciliation Courts have further limited the employment-at-will doctrine by finding that an employment contract has been created by past actions. For example, promises made during recruitment or commitments in new employee orientation programs or handbooks have been considered as forming the basis for an implied employment contract. Courts have even forced employers to reverse their placement decisions because company…

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Retraining Notification

Retraining Notification Mergers and acquisitions require different but equally extensive orientation and placement activities. In fact, many merger and acquisition specialists are coming to realize that blending different organizational cultures may be their most important challenge. Sophisticated orientation efforts, like Metropolitan Life’s and Exxon’s, and intelligent placement decisions, like IBM’s, can reduce the emotional impact and help unify the company…

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Change sat TI

Change sat TI Not only were managers involved in the design of the program, they also received an employee orientation checklist. Surveys were sent to employees and their managers after the orientation to further evaluate the Quality from the Start program. The survey sought to find out which modules were actually used, their effectiveness, and the need for changes. After lunch.…

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Terminations

Terminations The reasons include: incompetence (39%); inability to get along with co-workers (17%); dishonesty or lying (12%); negative attitude (10%); lack of motivation ; and failure or refusal to follow instructions (7%). “An employer’s perception of incompetence may arise from a mismatch of a candidate’s professional skills and personality with the actual requirements of the job:’ notes Max Mesmer, chairman…

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“Rings of Defense” at Control Data Corporation

“Rings of Defense” at Control Data Corporation workweek. for example, employees who have their workweek reduced from five to four days can collect unemployment compensation for the day they are “unemployed.” This approach spreads the available work among employees while allowing the employer to retain the workforce without imposing traditions Layoffs. Job sharing allows two or more workers to…

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Layoffs

Layoffs Layoffs are minimized in some companies by careful HR planning. By projecting employment needs several years into the future, employers such as State Farm Insurance Company have avoided layoffs even during the worst recessions. Then, as the needed skill mixes of their businesses change, training and transfers help these organizations adjust to economic challenges while providing secure employment for…

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Death

Death Even death as a source of separation is a target for progressive HR departments through safety, preventive health care, and wellness programs designed to keep employees healthy. As far back as the 1970 s, Sentry Insurance Company installed a multi-million-dollar recreational complex in its western regional office in Scottsdale, Arizona. Part of the reason for this combination of weight…

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Voluntary resignations

Voluntary resignations Voluntary resignations can be reduced by a satisfying work environment, a challenging job, high-quality supervision, and opportunities for personal growth. Managers and HR departments are involved with these issues through supervisor training, career planning, and other activities. As was described in Chapter 5, the HR department can play an especially powerful role as an adviser to line managers…

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Prevention of Separations

Prevention of Separations One of the more creative areas of HR management involves the prevention of separations. When HR departments can prevent their organizations from losing valuable human resources, the money invested in recruitment, selection, orientation, and training is not lost. Money is saved by reducing the need to redeploy remaining employees. Chevron, which has slimmed down by 6,500…

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