Our software company is evaluating the idea of letting some employees work from home. However we are concerned about cutting down on distractions and making sure they remain productive. We want to provide some basic "work at home" guidelines to them. What would you suggest we include?
—Set Yourself Up for Success
How will I know when our employee engagement begins producing results? Our goal is to focus on engagement and ultimately gain more business. We're interested in an average for satisfactory engagement.
—By the Numbers, senior organizational development officer, insurance/financial/real estate, Beirut
How do we launch a mentoring program that helps new employees build a strong
connection to our company?
—Help Me Make It Happen, HR Director, Portland, Oregon
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