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How Do We Set Improvement Priorities?

May 30, 2014
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In our recent employee opinion survey, staff in the finance department identified rewards, recognition and career advancement as their top three concerns. Which area should we focus on improving first?

— Priority Setter, Utilities, South Carolina


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How Do We Apply an Organizationwide Leadership Model?

March 10, 2014
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Our executives have told us they want everyone here to “think like a leader.” The thrust is to get people to take ownership and hopefully boost engagement/morale and make us generally more productive and a better place to work. We have good leadership programs in place but have never applied a leadership model across the entire organization. Although this sounds like a great idea in theory, how do we put it into practice? Where do we start and what steps do we follow?

 — Aiming to Please, distribution, Gaithersburg, Maryland


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How Do We Encourage Accountability for Development?

February 11, 2014
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How do I convince my supervisors why they need to be accountable for employee development? Some of them get it, but others seem to view this as an increased responsibility that belongs to the HR function. What training resources could I use to make the case? 

— Not Persuasive, staff coordinator, health care, Colorado Springs, Colorado


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How Do We Choose From Similar Candidates?

January 30, 2014
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Our leadership team is looking at several managers for potential promotion. All the candidates are good, but we can only promote one. There isn’t a great deal to separate them — each person has assets and deficits. Since the margin of difference is small, what can we do to make sure we make the right choice? — Talent Scout, director of development, electronics, Scottsdale, Arizona


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Most Engaged Worker? It Might Be Your Mom

January 6, 2014
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Social wellness app-maker Keas wanted to find the prototypical engaged worker last year in its inaugural Employee Happiness Index.
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Company as Kin

January 5, 2014
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There is growing interest in a lasting, reciprocal ā€” familial ā€” relationship with workers. And it could mean good things all around.
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Holy Crap(s)

November 12, 2013
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Iā€™d never played craps before. But at a recent conference at the Mandalay Bay resort I gave it a try. Almost immediately, the employees manning the tables earned my respect.
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When Cultures Come Together

November 10, 2013
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Minimizing post-merger integration problems can be accomplished by training that fosters a sense of unity.
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A Smarter Way to Measure Turnover

October 2, 2013
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Do you know if there is any kind of normal attrition or resignation numbers for industries or size of companies? What is considered normal?

—Not Sure When to Worry, automotive, Auburn Hills, Michigan


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Factors That Impact Productivity

September 16, 2013
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Is there any logical grouping or hierarchical order of the factors that affect talent management? For example: imprecise career paths, engagement, skills development, subjective performance assessments.... Are there rules about which ones are foundational and which ones get built on the foundation?

—We Need a Solid Foundation, training and development program leader, telecommunications, Montreal


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