Small Isn't Beautiful When Skills Are Scarce

Patrick J. Moquin has been on the job only since Aug. 1, and he's already reading the help-wanted ads. But that's part of his job as the first-ever vice-president of human resources for Unitrode Corp., a manufacturer of integrated circuits in Merrimack, N.H. Moquin is checking out the competition to see what Unitrode must offer to attract the design engineers and other professionals so crucial to the company's growth. "The price of admission is making sure you are paying a very competitive compensation package," he says.

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