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December 28, 2005

Numbers-- Unemployment claims fell to 318,000 last week, down by a better-than-expected 13,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department said.

Improving employee performance

Tip of the Week

Traditionally, one way to improve performance is to provide employee training, but research finds that training is the solution only about 20 percent of the time, so consider other factors, including: Do your employees have clear goals and know what success looks like? Are they the right persons for the job? Do they have the right tools, resources and access to information? Do they receive appropriate rewards or consequences?

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