Every now and again you hear a band that makes such an imprint on you that it changes your musical soul. For me, the White Stripes was one of those bands.
What are the disadvantages of continuing to do performance evaluation?
—Pros and Cons, HR associate, light manufacturing/food production, Masaka, Uganda
How do we win the war for hiring nurses? And is there a secret to keeping them for extended periods after we hire them?
—Battle-weary talent coordinator, health care, Fort Worth, Texas
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
What ought to be our next probable step for retention as employees reach the maximum salary on our pay scale? Would advancing them into the next job grade be considered a promotion? How can we ensure that our pay reflects going rates but also satisfies our employees?
—Unhappy and Over Budget, vice president of compensation, manufacturing, Detroit