TITLE

Hold the production line

AUTHOR(S)
Arkin, Anat
PUB. DATE
February 1997
SOURCE
People Management;02/06/97, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses how the author taps into the telephone-based business sector to find out how some organizations are tackling low motivation and high stress levels among employees. Rise in the number of people employed in call centers; Expansion of existing premises of call centers; Inherent problems of motivating staff in call centers. INSETS: Top pay for women but no top positions.;BT and union find it's good to talk.;Don't bank on previous experience..
ACCESSION #
9710225946

 

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