My Archives: October 2002

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

I'm starting work on a story about helping employees survive the holiday madness. You're busy and they're busy with work-life obligations, and work often gets busier during November and December. How can everyone find some balance? I'm looking for workplace experts and entrepreneurs to interview by Oct. 29. Write me and I can tell you more.

Posted by Chris @ 06:35 PM EST [Link]

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

I'm looking into a piece about how companies that have cut employees' salaries and bonuses as part of an austerity program can stay competitive and attract highly-skilled applicants who may require the employer to pay a salary that's higher than what other employees are earning. Entrepreneurial companies in this situation face a dilemma, not to mention a minefield. I'd like to find out how small companies should navigate this tricky problem. How can they settle on a figure that's competitive on the open market, but doesn't rock the boat internally with other employees? Should small employers lowball the salary and benefits and explain to this potential hire that the company is cost-cutting right and left? Or should they just hire the best person they can, the cost and employee reaction be damned?

Posted by Chris @ 09:48 AM EST [Link]

Thursday, October 10, 2002

It's been awhile since I've posted. Anyway, I'm researching a piece about the trend in "cocooning". Many laid-off people are being forced to take jobs that are way below their skill level, and those who currently have jobs are keeping their heads low and staying put until the economy picks up. I'm looking for workplace experts to speak with, as well as entrepreneurs of young companies who have some thoughts and experiences to share. Also, I'm looking for a "cocooning" employee who is willing to share some insight about what it's like to be in this position right now. Interviews need to be conducted by 10/24/02. Thanks!

Posted by Chris @ 09:26 AM EST [Link]

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