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Dear Workforce How Do I Become an Influential Leader

September 7, 2011
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I have good experience doing technical work, but I am finding it difficult to get my subordinates to follow my technique and style. I see this with others in my position. I believe it is because our senior management does not provide continuous training for managers. What will help me improve my influence?
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Dear Workforce Quelling Anxiety About Job Evaluations

September 7, 2011
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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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Dear Workforce Our New Career-Mentoring Programs Are Falling Flat. How Do We Salvage Them Before Its Too Late

September 7, 2011
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We have developed several workforce programs and manager tool kits, such as “career planning” and “mentoring.” These programs were developed in response to a directive from our CEO. Yet, although our business executives seem pleased that we have these programs, I'm struggling to get their ongoing support as we try to implement them. (These programs need the support of the business leaders—they can't be HR initiatives.) How am I to overcome this and build enthusiasm so our efforts won't be in vain?
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Dear Workforce Why Don't Our Managers Complete Performance Reviews on Time

September 7, 2011
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How can I get my managers to complete performance reviews in a timely manner? Their approach is pretty scattershot and that makes it hard for us to evaluate talent.
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Dear Workforce What Are Some Techniques to Hire People Whose Personal Values Best Fit Our Company

September 7, 2011
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How could we ensure that new recruits will fit the culture of our organization? And is this even more important now with the economy in decline?
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Road to RecoveryResources from Workforce Management to Help You Stay Ahead of the Post Recession Curve

September 7, 2011
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Featuring two exclusive stories with great tips and insights from employee motivation expert Bob Nelson, this collection of articles, case studies, best practices and tools will help you and your HR organization on the road to economic recovery. Nelson is the keynote speaker for Workforce Management ’s online conference Wednesday, December 9.
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Bright Horizons Family Solutions Optimas Award Winner for Innovation

September 7, 2011
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The day care provider meets increased demand and tougher accreditation standards with online training that helps workers better serve families.
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U.S. Navy Optimas Award Winner for General Excellence

September 7, 2011
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The military branch maintains a massive workforce with programs that offer personnel a greater choice of jobs, education assistance and family support.
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Public Service Enterprise Group Optimas Award Winner for Partnership

September 7, 2011
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The New Jersey energy and energy services provider partners with community colleges and high schools for training to fill its technical trade pipeline.
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