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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Gauge Our Employee Culture After a Merger?

May 31, 2011
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We are planning to launch engagement surveys to our full-time employee population. We have purchased a few smaller companies in recent years and would like to ask a different set of questions to employees who have become part of our company as a result. Specifically, we wish to gauge how the acquisition was handled by our company, as well as the transition to being considered part of the parent company. Our motivation is to pinpoint areas of concern to the newly integrated employees, and to avoid repeating certain behaviors in future acquisitions. What are some suggested questions to use that would give us this kind of insight? —Building (or Repairing) Bridges, human resources adviser, marketing, Dallas
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Companies Focus Their Attention on Flexibility

March 6, 2011
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To limit contingent staffing, some companies are making permanent employees more agile.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can Supervisors Strengthen Credibility?

February 1, 2011
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I am one of six supervisors (frontline management) that collectively are trying to build credibility with command staff and our manager. What should our strategy entail?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Practically Explain Talent Management?

January 18, 2011
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Many organizations are asking for HR professionals with talent management expertise. Practically speaking, when someone is engaged in talent management, what is he or she doing?
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