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Can a Development Plan Reduce Turnover?

July 10, 2014

Our company is coping with average turnover of 40 percent. Could HR make a development plan that effectively reverses this trend?

— Failure to Communicate, telecommunications, Santiago, Chile


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How Do We Build Acceptance of Younger Managers?

July 10, 2014

We have some fast-rising young managers — some homegrown, some hired externally — who are faced with leading mixed work teams that sometimes include co-workers who are older than they are. This presents an interesting dynamic and we are trying to help these managers build respect and credibility with subordinates who are of an older generation.

— Generation Gap, Santa Monica, California


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How Do I Set Up an Onboarding Program?

July 8, 2014

I am overseeing the inception of an online onboarding/orientation site for new employees. How do I gather peer-reviewed information/suggestions to complete the project (we need to have it up and running by September 2014)? What are the characteristics of a successful implementation and, conversely, what challenges are we most likely to encounter? Are there any good case studies or user examples of how this can be done successfully?

— Still Learning, Education, Manchester, New Hampshire


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