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Dear Workforce What Should We Seek to Learn From 'Stay' Interviews?

September 7, 2011
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I'd like to start implementing “stay” interviews. Which kinds of questions should we be asking, and how do I convince managers that these interviews are important?
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Dear Workforce How Is HR Different Between the Public and Private Sectors?

September 7, 2011
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Are there key differences in how human resources should be practiced between the private sector and government? I am seeking training that would help me understand all the nuances involved when making recommendations about hiring of new government employees.
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Dear Workforce Who Has a Good Blueprint for Creating an Onboarding Program?

September 7, 2011
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I have been tasked to create an onboarding program for new hires. The plan is to try and incorporate best practices from leading organizations, yet I have not found a broadly accepted list of do's and don'ts. Is there such a list and, if not, how should we proceed to ensure onboarding not only helps to orient our new employees but also boosts retention?
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Dear Workforce How Do We Tie Turnover Cost Analysis to Engagement?

September 7, 2011
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How do we compare the cost of losing employees vs. finding their replacements? We understand that turnover costs more than retaining, but in what ways exactly does this manifest itself? We are in the process of trying to analyze this as we ramp up for an engagement survey.
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Dear Workforce How Could Performance Tools Help Us Boost Motivation?

September 7, 2011
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How can I use performance-assessment tools to boost employee motivation? We aren't trying to frighten people into higher levels of performance, but we are interested in enhancing overall performance by giving employees nonmonetary incentives to go the extra mile.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Introduce the Process of Career Development to Our Workforce

September 7, 2011
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Our real estate company is just beginning to start the process of career development, including succession plans. We have about 15 divisions and about 95 different titles within the company of 350 employees. Our goal is to make career resources available to anyone who wants to expand their skills. I’m in charge of proposing a strategy to our executive team and our operating divisions. However, I’m overwhelmed by the scope. How do I break such a complex project down into manageable tasks?
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Dear Workforce How Do We Keep Our Best People During a Time of Upheaval

September 7, 2011
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Things are getting scary for us. We recently had to downsize, and since then have lost some of our best people to other jobs. Aside from boosting their pay (which isn't feasible now), what practical steps can we take to keep them from quitting on us?
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Dear Workforce What Areas Could Be Easily Measured in a Pay-for-Performance Structure For HR Managers

September 7, 2011
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Performance measurement and process improvement must go hand in hand for any organization intent upon creating competitive advantage.
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Sodexo Optimas Award Winner for Service

September 7, 2011
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The food and facilities giant improves hiring speed and quality by building a “recruitment culture” that makes talent scouts of all of its employees.
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HCL Optimas Award Winner for Innovation

September 7, 2011
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The India-based tech services provider sees reduced turnover and explosive revenue growth after making employee satisfaction its top priority.
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