I am a new HR coordinator and have been asked to develop a system for employees accruing vacation/sick/personal time. I would appreciate any ideas. We are a very small company of eight employees. Our small company has never had a system for accrual of employee vacation/sick/personal time. Where do we begin?
— No Starting Point, HR coordinator, health care, Illinois
We are currently engaged in the process of training all of our managers in the principles of exemplary leadership. To support this effort, we want to move away from a "control and compliance" approach to performance management. How do we redesign our tools to promote employee ownership, accountability, and commitment through a set of shared values and goals?
—Culture Warrior, senior vice president human resources, financial/insurance/real estate, Sarasota, Florida
Engagement is not a priority for our organization. What can be done to increase the buy-in of senior leaders on the need for engagement programs?
—We Care: Execs Not So Much, talent coordinator, science and education, Denver, Colorado
How do we change the paradigm for customer service? Our goal is to instill in employees the core values of service quality, teamwork and accountability. I know there’s no easy path, but we need a few stepping stones to get started. Our aim is to develop competencies that describe these abstract behaviors and use them to measure performance.
—Stepping Stones Sought, software/services, Hyderabad, India