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How Do I Coach for Engagement?

October 17, 2012
I have been reading everything I can about employee engagement and feedback. How do I use the knowledge, in a practical way, to improve my leadership/coaching? —Too Much Information, operations supervisor, transportation, San Diego
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Do Core Competencies Really Boost Performance?

October 2, 2012
We hear the phrase “core competencies” thrown around quite a bit, but how should we define it? In other words, how do we understand our core competencies within the context of boosting our organization's performance? —Bugged by Buzzwords, human resources recruiter, health care, Scotts Valley, California
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What Is a Foolproof Method to Test for Analytical Skills?

October 2, 2012

Our new accountants generally do a fine job dealing with routine compliance issues. When it comes to analytical skills, however, most of them are severely lacking. They are unable to project or think beyond the basic answers.

It's easy to test for and to teach basic skills. But how do we test people's analytical skills?
Final Analysis, hiring manager, financial services, Plantation, Florida

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How Do We Keep Contingent Workers From Jumping Ship?

September 19, 2012
My company provides staffing services to the manufacturing industry. Contingent workers historically have a high turnover rate. My motivation is to get these people to stay on assignments longer and be more productive, thus increasing my client's return on investment. What can we do? —Stop the Revolving Door, vice president of staffing/human resources, sales and marketing, Atlanta
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How Do We Preserve Our Culture in an Age of Virtualization?

September 5, 2012
Our company has been successful because we keep things on a personal level between our senior managers and employees. We don't want to lose that close-knit feel, but we also see the value of using virtualization. How do we incorporate the technology while preserving our culture? —Vexed by Virtualization, HR generalist, construction/engineering, Indianapolis
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