Vicon Publishing Announces Seminar on Managing R&D Staff Reductions

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Vicon Publishing to offer an audio seminar entitled “Managing R&D Staff Reductions: Before, During and After” on April 13, 2006 at 1:00pm EST. The featured speaker will be Dr. John Borchardt, a management consultant with extensive experience at Fortune 100 companies.

Vicon Publishing Inc., a leading B2B media company, today announced that it will be offering an audio seminar entitled “Managing R&D Staff Reductions: Before, During and After” on April 13, 2006 at 1:00pm EST. The featured speaker will be Dr. John Borchardt, a management consultant with extensive experience at Fortune 100 companies. He has authored more than 1,000 articles on R&D management and industrial research career issues.

This audio event will explore how to conduct staff reductions that are as kind as possible to the directly affected employees while minimizing adverse effects on the employer’s business and on the surviving employees.

Topics will include:

-- General principles of designing staff reductions that will minimize adverse effects on the employees losing their jobs, the survivors, the managers conducting the layoffs, the company itself and company customers and suppliers

-- How to conduct discussions with departing employees and surviving staff members. What to say and do

-- Recommended policies regarding departing employees. These have an important effect on staff productivity and retention after a staff reduction.

-- Redesigning work procedures after the staff reduction to maintain productivity

Learn more about this seminar at http://www.viconpublishing.com/audio.asp.

Vicon Publishing is offering other upcoming audio seminars within the next few months, including:

-- February 2, 2006: Congratulations, You’re a Supervisor. Now What?

-- February 14, 2006: Using the Internet to Improve Productivity in Laboratory Environments

-- February 16, 2006: Managing Contingent Workers and Independent Contractors in Your Lab or Controlled Environment

-- March 17, 2006: Training: The Building Block to a Successful Laboratory Animal Program

-- March 23, 2006: Creative Ways to Find Talent for Your Lab or Controlled Environment

-- May 1, 2006: Best Security Strategies and Practices for Labs and Controlled Environments

All audio seminars start at 1:00PM EST, last approximately an hour, and cost $179 per telephone line. For details and registration information, visit http://www.viconpublishing.com/audio.asp or call R.D. Whitney, Vicon’s VP of Business Development, at (603) 672-9997, x-103.

About Vicon Publishing:

Vicon Publishing (http://www.viconpublishing.com) provides timely and relevant information to readers across select industries. The business-to-business media company produces a number of print and online publications, including Controlled Environments Magazine, Forensic Magazine, and Lab Manager Magazine. It also conducts the annual TurnKey Conference, which delivers useful information on technology and trends in facility construction, renovation and equipment.

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