Keeping the Right People

The actions around staffing decisions will determine the success or failure of the entire effort more than any other single factor.

In this chapter you will learn:

•  Keeping the best employees is critical, but they are the ones who can get jobs most easily.

•  Financial incentives to stay need to be applied with great care. They can backfire.

•  The lowest performers can cause problems during the transition. Be vigilant.

•  How the downsizings occur will govern the level of trust going forward.

Whenever two groups merge, there is a change in personnel and positions. Typically there are fewer slots after a merger, ...

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