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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Get People to Focus on Details?

September 13, 2011
How can I encourage or motivate my staff to pay attention to detail—without it sounding like a threat, order or demand? Or alternatively, is that the best way to quickly establish control in this matter? —They Misunderstand Me, manager, health care, location undisclosed
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Dear Workforce Are We the Only Company Laboring to Manage Our Expats?

September 7, 2011
How do we better manage our expat process? Ideally, we'd like to have some type of case-management tool that enables us to make sure we place the right people in the right overseas assignment. Could you share some pointers on how we can make sure the expat process we use works to the benefit of our company and our expats?
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E-Verify: A Panacea or Burden for Employers

September 6, 2011
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reported in fiscal 2010 that 98.3 percent of all queries submitted to E-Verify resulted in confirmations within 24 hours. Despite the quick turnaround on queries, the accuracy and reliability of the program remains divisive.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Curb Toxic Employee Behaviors?

August 29, 2011
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?
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5 Questions for Ravin Jesuthasan: Out of Job Site, Out of Mind

August 24, 2011
To Ravin Jesuthasan, continued high unemployment in America isn't just about tough times for jobless workers. Jesuthasan, global practice leader for talent management at consulting firm Towers Watson & Co., says it's also about bias and missed business opportunities. Jesuthasan recently spoke with Workforce Management senior editor Ed Frauenheim.
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