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Firing at Will: A Manager's Guide by Jay Shepherd

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Hiring to Avoid Firing

In the science-fiction classic The Terminator (1984), an artificially intelligent network of machines known as Skynet is under attack in 2029 from a human resistance group led by John Connor. To protect itself, Skynet sends a cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger) back in time to 1984 to assassinate Connor's mother, Sarah (Linda Hamilton), before her son is born. You could say that Skynet has a very preventative program for dealing with troublesome resistance leaders.

Employers could learn from Skynet and adopt their own preventative program for dealing with troublesome employees. Actually, it's a lot easier than depending on sentient ...

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