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July 06, 2005

Tip of the week: Retaining workers

Communication is a vital part of any company's employee retention program. However, communication is a two-way process between supervisors and employees, as well as among peers. It requires listening as well as speaking. Employees who have regular, predictable dialogues with their supervisors are clearer on the requirements of their jobs, clearer on their supervisors' expectations and able to gauge their performance against these expectations. Additionally, creating an atmosphere where employees are encouraged to hold dialogues with their peers in candid discussions can enhance productivity, increase individual satisfaction and ultimately retain employees.

JOB HELP

Tomorrow

Career decisions workshop: 1 p.m., Baltimore Works Career Center. Room 101, 1100 N. Eutaw St. Information: 410-767-2148.

Test of Adult Basic Education: For those 16 to 21 years of age, 8:15 a.m., Career Academy at Harbor City High, 101 W. 24th St. Information: Dorothy King at 410-396-5454.

Interviewing techniques: Session for job seekers, 1:30 p.m., Southwest Career Center, 201 S. Arlington Ave. Information: 410-396-3670.

JULY 11

Business camp: For teens 14 to 18 interested in starting a small business. This is a free, two-week day camp at the Mitchell David Teen Center, 1504 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville. It is sponsored by Jewish Family Services and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Applicants must submit a written application, be interviewed and provide references. For more information and registration details, call Stan Scherr at 410-602-9473 or e-mail to S.Scherr@jfs.org.

JULY 14

Resume workshop: 1:30 p.m., Southwest Career Center, 201 S. Arlington Ave., Baltimore. Information: 410-396-3670.

JULY 21

Business plan development workshop: 2 p.m., Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp., 2660 Riva Road, Suite 200, Annapolis. Cost is $25. Reservations and payment required by noon, July 18. Registration: 877-421-0803.

JULY 26

Strategic marketing plan development workshop: 2 p.m., Towson University, 7720 York Road, Towson. Cost is $25. Reservations and payment required by noon, July 22. Registration: 877-421-0803.

JULY 30

Small business basics seminar: 10 a.m., Accounting & Bookkeeping Center, 6600 York Road, Suite 107, Baltimore. Cost: $50. Reservations and payment required by noon, July 27. Registration: 877-421-0803.

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