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Retention by Peter R. Garber

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Non-Traditional Ways of Dealing with Employees

It’s not your grandfather’s organization anymore. It used to be that when someone was hired, he or she was shown to their desk the first day, told what to do, and reminded that if they worked hard for thirty years or more, they could retire with a gold watch and the thanks of the organization.

Obviously, things have changed quite a bit since then! We now live in a high-technology, virtual world. The traditional model has long since disappeared—the workplaces we have now were not even contemplated a relatively short time ago.

The relationships between employees and employers have changed just as radically, as large corporations and small businesses adopt new attitudes and flatter structures. ...

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