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Dear Workforce What Do I Do About the Owner’s Daughter

September 7, 2011
Our president and owner recently hired his 20-something daughter to work in the firm doing clerical work. Although she has no experience in our field, she recently began threatening several employees with their jobs. How should I approach the daughter/owner about the situation?
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Dear Workforce How Do We Answer Questions of Unfairness With 360 Reviews?

September 7, 2011
When conducting a 360 review, is it fair to withhold which employee gets what say on the review? The manager and I have jointly identified the top eight employees who interact most with individuals. Based on their levels of interaction or reporting lines (supervisor, subordinates), we assign a weighted average to each person. Although the feedback from the reviews is positive, questions have arisen as to the fairness of this arrangement. Our office is close-knit, and we want to avoid opening up “negotiations” on this. What do you suggest we do?
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Dear Workforce How Do We Launch a Systematic and Rigorous Plan to Build a Performance Management Strategy for Our Workforce?

September 7, 2011
How do we launch a systematic and rigorous plan to build a performance management strategy for our workforce? Our insurance company is experiencing serious competitive obstacles for many reasons, but mainly due to staff inefficiency. Hence, we need to adopt a rigorous HR system that boosts staff performance, improves recruiting and evaluates the need for training programs. Please help.
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Dear Workforce Quelling Anxiety About Job Evaluations

September 7, 2011
We are implementing a project to evaluate jobs. Naturally, people are nervous. Many think the company is trying to find out who is underpaid or overpaid. (That’s not the case; this is simply a long-overdue project.) But people remain skeptical. How can we convince them the evaluation is not being done in preparation for cutting jobs?
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