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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Implement a 10-Point Rating Scale?

May 31, 2011
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A business unit in our company is introducing a 10-point rating scale. This process has been approved and will be used in our performance management system. However, I have yet to find any documentation to support the rationale for a 10-point rating scale. How high is too high? How should we implement this?
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More Companies Go With Online Tests to Fill in the Blanks

May 27, 2011
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Employment assessments can range from online exams for a specific computer skill to personality tests intended to predict customer service prowess to extensive evaluations of potential executives.
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Special Report on Leadership Development: Corporate Leaders Train in Fire Drills and Funny Skills

May 10, 2011
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A successful leader thinks outside the box on occasion. To tap into that mindset, some leadership programs are taking top talent out of the office and into a burning building, an improv or concert stage, or even a beach in Normandy.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Our HR Function Is Doubling Headcount. What Do We Need to Do to Prepare?

April 20, 2011
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I am one of two human resources generalists at our 300-employee company, which expects to at least double its headcount in 2011. My boss has instructed me to draw up a plan on how the HR department should be developed to keep pace with the growth. Where do I begin this daunting task?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Could We Effectively Measure the Productivity of Newly Promoted Employees?

April 20, 2011
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What are the best ways of measuring the productivity of newly promoted employees? Their performance results will define the salary for the new position.
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Deloitte Gets Physical with $300 Million Learning Center

March 21, 2011
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Lectures are out and interactive learning is in at the consulting firm’s new leadership center, which also features an 800-room hotel on a 107-acre campus near Dallas.
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A Hybrid Learning Model the Way to Go for a Global Corporation

March 21, 2011
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While a centralized learning function may work for companies with only one big market and one main customer base, it may not be the right direction for more complex organizations.
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Soft Skills Needed to Crack C-Suite: Study

March 8, 2011
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A recent article says ‘soft skills,’ such as leadership ability, cross-cultural competence and interpersonal expertise, are now essential for managers looking to climb the corporate ladder.
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Coaching Takes Center Stage

February 22, 2011
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Its strategic value is rising, as focus shifts away from remediation efforts.
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As We Transition to Internal Coaching, What Obstacles Should We Expect?

February 1, 2011
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We are moving from vendor-provided career coaching to an internal model to support career advancement for our employees. This includes people in entry-level positions through professional allied health roles. What obstacles/adjustments should we expect and how can we prepare ourselves to make the transition? And is there any way to know how long this might take?
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