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How Do We Repair Engagement Following Layoffs?

April 17, 2013
What are some practical ways to boost engagement following announcement of layoffs? It's not that great to start with and I expect it will get worse. —On Edge, director of human resources, finance/insurance/real estate, Denver
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How Do I Unite Leaders Divided On HR's Value?

April 17, 2013
I was recently promoted to handle all human resources at our 100-employee company, but I also still serve as top assistant to our company president. This has sparked a debate, with some senior leaders arguing we don't need a fulltime HR function. Our president now isn't sure whether to keep the HR function or just keep me as his assistant. How do I convince top brass that HR is more than just keeping track of personnel files and benefits? — Caught in the Not-So-Friendly Crossfire, HR director, publishing/communication/advertising, Owosso, Michigan
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