Get people talking together. Don't permit 'scape-goating' to damage workplace camaraderie.Read More
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I recently was put in charge of plantwide training for our manufacturing company. Internal training is critical for us. How do I develop a needs-analysis template or a general guideline to help supervisors/managers identify performance gaps?
I can't find anything on sexual harassment against men. I am the only male in my office and have had to listen to male-bashing, slander and other forms of harassment that make me uncomfortable. The boss doesn't want to hear about it, but in fact tends to take the women's side. My HR director is also a woman and won't even give me a chance to discuss. Would you give me insight on how to handle this situation?
I am HR Manager a nonprofit mental-health organization. Many managers are complaining about poor workplace behaviors of employees. Although not illegal, these behaviors are unhealthy and unproductive. Employees do not seem capable of getting along with each other, and it's harming our ability to work efficiently. What can I do to address these behaviors and improve this toxic work environment?
How do you handle a director who is a bully, especially when the rest of administration does not see it (but her staff sure does)?
Our financial services company is changing its performance appraisal system to place greater weight on behaviors, rather than the quantity of an employee's work. How can we develop behavioral competencies that are objective, fair and help us know who is performing well and who isn't? We have tried things like attendance/readiness to work in the past, but those metrics didn't always tell us much about actual performance.Read More
How do we measure the effectiveness of our wellness program?Read More
My company requires us to perform a performance review for each of our staff members annually. As a part of the review process, we must create goals for the staff member to work on for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, the department that I supervise consists of only minimally skilled “dead-end” jobs. Thus, it is difficult to create goals for the staff. I have compensated by having them work on some personal goals (“You're good at this task, but let's try to become great at this task”), but these people have been working here a long time and I've already done everything there is to do.Read More