I am a human resources consultant trying to gingerly solve a managerial behavior issue. A certain leader seems to try and determine who might be saying things about him and often seems to make life difficult until he finds out. How do we intervene to intercept this behavior?
—Personality Clash, executive trainer, HR services, Mercer Island, Washington
In addition to salary and compensation, shouldn't this beg the question: How do nonsalary/compensation benefits factor into the retention equation? Many companies derive value from enhancing their culture through workplace chaplains, health care clinics, life coaches, etc. Salary and compensation rightfully dominate the attention, but ought we also address the noncompensation and cultural aspects of retention as well?
—Big Picture, HR services, Illinois
I work in child care and we have our supervisors complete SWOTs [strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis] on other child care centers. Lately, we have had a really hard time getting supervisors to complete SWOTs. Do you have any tips to ensure these are getting completed?
—SWOT and Miss, education, Toronto, Canada
City officials said Mary Lester engaged in conduct unbecoming of a city employee.