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Special Report: Staffing Still Soaring

October 1, 2014
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The staffing industry continues to enjoy growth, as the number of temporary workers reached an all-time high this year.
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What Are the Benefits of Ranking to Determine Employee Performance?

September 15, 2014
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Like many companies, we have an annual performance review of employees. At the beginning of the financial year, KPAs, goals, targets are mutually agreed. There is quarterly review of performance followed by annual review. Employees are rated on predefined performance criteria on a scale of 1 to 5. Subsequent to rating, we wanted our line management to rank employees against each other in order to have ranking order. Line management is not inclined to ranking, for obvious reasons. Is there any way to know if ranking is the right approach for our performance management?

— Really Clueless, assistant GM, manufacturing, Hyderabad, India


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Inside Outplacement

July 1, 2014
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Employers are recognizing the bottom-line benefits of outplacement as they restructure and prepare for future growth.
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How Can Managers Be More Influential?

March 10, 2014
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How could we get managers to influence employees?

— Not Influential Enough, director of human resources, manufacturing, Kerala, India


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How Much Love Should We Show for Our Temporary Workers?

February 25, 2014
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We’re hearing more people talk about engagement for contractors and temporary staff, or contingency labor. While this sounds great in theory, how plausible is it? And does it carry the same weight as engaging our direct hires?

 — Enough Worries, project manager, architectural manufacturing, Memphis


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Can Low-Potential Workers Become High-Potentials?

February 25, 2014
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I’m wondering about strategies to turn low-potential employees into high potentials. How often is this done and are there any best practices?

What About the Also-Rans? OD specialist, software/systems, Washington, D.C.


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What Are the Keys to Engaging Employees?

December 4, 2013
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How should our organization define the term employee engagement?

—Open-Ended Question, staffing/HR services, Highland Mills, New York


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Former Groupon CEO Singing a New Tune

August 15, 2013
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Review: Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason’s business self-help album is well done but also incredibly silly.
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2013 Game Changer: Matthew Painter

August 11, 2013
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Director of leadership development, Berkshire Health Systems, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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The Chicago Blackhawks Turned Things Around, and You Can, Too

June 28, 2013
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As the Hawks revel in their recent victory over the Bruins, I can't help but think back to how far the team has come in such a short period of time.
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