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October 15, 2012
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August Aquila, a consultant who specializes in designing compensation plans, said employees should be given three to five goals or performance objectives. "When people have 10 goals or 15 goals, it's too much," Aquila said. "And goals that are 5% of something dilute the emphasis of what you're trying to do."
   
 
 
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