Want a great workforce? Start sacking the slackers

04/25/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

When Caryl M. Stern took over as president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, one of the first things she did was ask her senior managers to prepare a list of their "best and brightest" workers. "They all gave me their lists, and I said: 'OK, you've got one year. At the end of the year, either everyone working for you is on this list, or ... you're getting rid of them,' " Stern says. Her point is that to attract and retain top employees, you need to weed out mediocre workers until only the true world-beaters remain.

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