5.7. Unique Employee Needs

Employees are people with needs and concerns about other areas of their lives than just work. Although some employers would like to think what happens outside the workplace doesn't affect performance, sometimes even the best performers may be hindered by personal situations or points of view. To maintain productivity levels and retain otherwise high performers, organizations sometimes find it necessary to provide programs that deal with unique situations. Three common activities in this category include diversity initiatives, flexible work arrangements, and repatriation of global employees.

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