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How Do We Deliver Performance-Based Learning?

April 10, 2014
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I’m working on a project team to boost how we design, deliver and administer performance-based learning. There doesn’t seem to be an out-of-the-box way to do this for our services organization of 600 people. Strategically speaking, how do we achieve our goal?

— Map But No Direction, Health Care, Jacksonville, Florida


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How Important Is Sticking to Job Descriptions?

April 10, 2014
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What is the protocol when our executive team requests salaried employees to perform work outside their job description? It is a situation that has occurred before, resulting in some salaried workers having to work weekends/off days to keep up with their regularly described duties. Job duties of a salaried employee often are fluid, but would it be better for us simply to abandon job descriptions? I wonder about things like employee burnout, turnover, stress levels and engagement.

— Concerned VP, energy/utilities, Newfoundland


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How Far Out Should We Forecast Skill Needs?

April 10, 2014
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How far in advance should we be forecasting our skills needs?

— Soothsayer, Health care, Atlanta


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How Do We Master New-Employee Orientation?

March 28, 2014
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What are the key components to successful orientation of new employees, from both the employer and employee perspective? Once the offer letter has been extended, signed and returned, what should be included in the process to give a good and lasting impression?

 

— Appearances Matter, human resources consultant, finance/insurance/real estate, Philadelphia


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What Questions Define Our Learning and Development Culture?

January 30, 2014
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I have been given the task of defining the learning and development culture of our workforce (using Six Sigma tools). What type of questions should be included in our first employee survey? They need to be kept simple and to avoid "bias" in the responses. — Finding Who Are We, HR administrative assistant, manufacturing, Sydney, Australia
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What’s the Business Case for Diversity?

December 3, 2013
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We're making a big push to focus on multiculturalism, but want to avoid it becoming “just another thing.” Is there a way to demonstrate the practical business value of having a diverse workforce?


—Melting Pot, project manager, finance/insurance/real estate, Cleveland, Ohio


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