We want to move from a paternalistic culture toward a more performance-oriented one. Over the years we have laid the groundwork for forced ranking in our performance management system. How do we now launch it successfully?
Our human resources department feels powerless to fix an entrenched problem.
We lost some good people in recent years as a result of a hostile work environment, triggered by a vice president who constantly denigrates employees. Given that our human resources department has given up trying, what could be done to try to remedy the situation?
Training/staff development has not been a major focus. Now some employees have asked us to help them increase their base pay (merits or COLA are not guaranteed) by preparing for better jobs within our organization. However, our budget is limited and we don't really have that many internal promotions. What other ways might we develop these people--knowing full well it might prepare them for jobs outside our organization?
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