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How Do We Know Our Engagement Efforts Are Paying Off?

May 1, 2013
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How will I know when our employee engagement begins producing results? Our goal is to focus on engagement and ultimately gain more business. We're interested in an average for satisfactory engagement. —By the Numbers, senior organizational development officer, insurance/financial/real estate, Beirut
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How Do We Build Loyalty in New Employees?

May 1, 2013
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How do we launch a mentoring program that helps new employees build a strong connection to our company? —Help Me Make It Happen, HR Director, Portland, Oregon
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How Do We Repair Engagement Following Layoffs?

April 17, 2013
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What are some practical ways to boost engagement following announcement of layoffs? It's not that great to start with and I expect it will get worse. —On Edge, director of human resources, finance/insurance/real estate, Denver
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New HR Software Tries to Assess Productivity

April 17, 2013
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Startup software company DeskTime joins crowded market for employee-productivity tools.
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What Is the Current Research on Recognition/Rewards and Higher Retention?

April 3, 2013
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How direct is the link between rewards/recognition and higher retention? We are in the midst of revamping our rewards and recognition program and want to focus our efforts on keeping our best people. But we're not sure how to connect the dots. —Numbers Game, HR director, Construction/Trades, Madison, Wisconsin
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Home Shopping Not Work: Survey Finds Telecommuters Shop Online More Frequently Than Office Workers

March 20, 2013
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More than two-thirds of telecommuters say they shop online while on the clock when working from home, according to a recent survey published by CouponCabin. Those that do tend to shop online more frequently and for longer periods of time.
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How Do We Get Managers To Embrace Difficult Conversations?

March 20, 2013
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How do we make our managers better at having difficult conversations with our employees? Sometimes it seems easier for them to gloss over tough topics rather than engage employees in discussion and uncover problem area. How do we convince them to probe below the surface without interrogating employees? We'd prefer to avoid mandating it as part of a manager's performance reviews. —Touchy Subject, executive assistant, health care, Sydney, Australia
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How Do We Turn Mediocrity Into Excellence?

March 7, 2013
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Which elements are most critical to an effective performance appraisal? —Performance Boost or Bust, services, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Do We Really Need to Still Care About Retention?

March 7, 2013
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Given the high unemployment rate, how high a priority is retention for organizations these days? —Thankful to Be Working, recruitment executive, telecommunications, California
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