Wanted: Skilled Workers

Don't let a scarcity of skilled workers hold your business back.

Because skilled workers are scarce these days, you may have tohire people with high potential but minimal skills. Skill-basedcompensation systems work best when employees participate. The moreemployees know about their work, the more productive and valuablethey are to you.

By participating in a training program, an employee has anopportunity to learn, to become more productive and to get paid forit. Make sure a new employee is clear about the skills that need tobe acquired. Agree on a time frame for starting and completing thevarious parts of the program. Record everything that you'veagreed to in writing.

Excerpted from Attracting & Rewarding OutstandingEmployees

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