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Our 360-degree Assessments Are Failing Us. What's The Solution?

April 3, 2013
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If 360-degree reviews aren't working, which other methods could we use to get honest feedback on how our leaders perform? —360-Degree Turn, recruitment adviser, healthcare, Salem, Oregon
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Should We Inform Every Job Applicant of Their Status?

April 3, 2013
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What should we do with short-list candidates who don't get the job? I believe it is important that candidates invited to a job interview be informed of their status and the outcome of the recruitment process (even if they aren't the one selected). I think it gives the potential job holder a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence, but might it not also be important to our reputation as an employer? To say nothing of getting a head start on recruiting top candidates in the future? How do most organizations of any size handle this? —Tough Choices, human resources management adviser, integrated professional services, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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What Is the Current Research on Recognition/Rewards and Higher Retention?

April 3, 2013
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How direct is the link between rewards/recognition and higher retention? We are in the midst of revamping our rewards and recognition program and want to focus our efforts on keeping our best people. But we're not sure how to connect the dots. —Numbers Game, HR director, Construction/Trades, Madison, Wisconsin
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What Will Human Resources Look Like in the Near Future?

April 3, 2013
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The last decade has seen lots of changes in human resources. Looking back, it seems hard to predict that social media and other emerging trends would have taken hold. What's in store for the future of human resources and are there steps our HR organization should take to prepare? —Looking Backward So We Can Move Forward, HR consultant, technical services, Columbus, Georgia
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Creating a Secure 'Sandbox' on Employee Devices

April 2, 2013
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Companies are tackling questions of security on worker mobile phones and tablets by creating special compartments in the devices.
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Deploy the Girl Scout Cookie Offensive to Ward Off Labor Unions

April 2, 2013
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Consider whether permitting your employees to sell cookies or engage in other innocent solicitations is worth the risk that if a union organization drive rears its head, you will be left powerless to engage one of your key weapons—the no-solicitation policy.
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Should Employers Be Liable for Conduct They Cannot Control? Fired for Tweeting About Third-Party Misconduct

March 26, 2013
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For Adria Richards to have a reasonable belief that she experienced unlawful discrimination or harassment, her employer needs to be able to do something about the alleged discrimination or harassment.
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