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How Can We Get Senior Management to OK New Positions?

July 14, 2015

Our management wants me to make a presentation justifying the need for additional staff. I started with a “statement of opportunity” and included:

  • Objectives of the new sales structure/explanation of the new methodology -
  • Resources and costs
  • How to measure success of the process
  • A checklist and SWOT analysis
  • Conclusion

What else might I need to include to get senior management to approve the additional positions?

—Out of Ideas, talent management consultant, automotive, Abu Dhabi

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Wellness: The Next Frontier

June 2, 2014
There’s no “one-size-fits-all” wellness program for all employers. Sure, this week it’s watch your fat intake and don’t smoke, but those aphorisms do not a wellness program make.
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What’s the Ideal Breakdown for Recruiting Spending?

April 29, 2014

How could we figure out an ideal percentage for allocating our recruitment spending? We presently spend about 30 percent of our recruiting budget on search functions, 25 percent on advertising, 35 percent on referrals, and 10 percent on boomerangs. Does this sound reasonable?

— Math Problem, HR manager, wholesale trade, India

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How Do I Show Training Impact?

February 11, 2014

I am searching for examples of measures that can show the “mission impact” of training for employees that provide administrative support. As an example, if the training is for finance managers at an organization that focuses on biomedical research, what metrics would likely demonstrate how the training received affects the organization’s research? 

— Mission Impossible or Not, Raleigh, North Carolina

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