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
We want to make an end-to-end assessment of HR’s performance during the first year new employees are on the job. Our aim is to look at what we could have done differently to train, engage and retain. Are other organizations doing this? Any best practices?
—No Window on Our World, HR generalist, architectural/engineering, Miami
We are a big retail organization that is just starting to launch job evaluations for all our positions. Our ultimate goal is to make sure people have an opportunity to grow and are in jobs that best suit their interests/goals. We realize no system is perfect, but what are some solid methods or approaches to sort out the most relevant data to use when making our assessments?
— Shed Some Light, HR Manager, retailing, Illinois
Our employees often work in teams, executing projects or drumming up innovation. How valuable is it for us to implement coaching for these folks who are already highly motivated? We were considering some type of "team coaching," although we don't really know if such an animal exists.
—Pleased with Our Employees, but not Complacent, engineering/architectural, Washington, D.C.