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People Moves, February 2014

February 9, 2014
Katherine O’Brien tapped as CHRO at New York Life Insurance; Ashley Goldsmith to CHRO at Workday; Lisa Connell to executive director of HRPA.
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How Do We Choose From Similar Candidates?

January 30, 2014

Our leadership team is looking at several managers for potential promotion. All the candidates are good, but we can only promote one. There isn’t a great deal to separate them — each person has assets and deficits. Since the margin of difference is small, what can we do to make sure we make the right choice? — Talent Scout, director of development, electronics, Scottsdale, Arizona


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What Do We Do About Bickering Employees?

January 30, 2014
We have employees in a work area who are constantly bickering among themselves. They start rumors about each other, even though they've been warned of disciplinary action regarding their behavior. How close are we to completely losing our professional environment? — Frazzled, compliance and ethics officer, contracting and consulting, Madison, Mississippi
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What Questions Define Our Learning and Development Culture?

January 30, 2014
I have been given the task of defining the learning and development culture of our workforce (using Six Sigma tools). What type of questions should be included in our first employee survey? They need to be kept simple and to avoid "bias" in the responses. — Finding Who Are We, HR administrative assistant, manufacturing, Sydney, Australia
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