Employers should train managers and employees that the law may require making a religious exception to an employer’s otherwise uniformly applied, and facially neutral, dress or grooming rules, practices, or preferences.Read More
Our executives have told us they want everyone here to “think like a leader.” The thrust is to get people to take ownership and hopefully boost engagement/morale and make us generally more productive and a better place to work. We have good leadership programs in place but have never applied a leadership model across the entire organization. Although this sounds like a great idea in theory, how do we put it into practice? Where do we start and what steps do we follow?
— Aiming to Please, distribution, Gaithersburg, Maryland
How do I convince my supervisors why they need to be accountable for employee development? Some of them get it, but others seem to view this as an increased responsibility that belongs to the HR function. What training resources could I use to make the case?
— Not Persuasive, staff coordinator, health care, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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, AustraliaRead More
Employee development appears to be on the rebound as we enter 2014.Read More
Yale University turned to shared services — consolidating departments such as payroll and vendor compliance — out of necessity.Read More
Many companies have existing workplace technology that can be used to support the onboarding process, though they may not be using it effectively, one analyst said.Read More
It’s time to rethink conventional approaches to corporate learning — particularly when more efficient and effective methods exist.Read More
Vice president of research and innovation, Hogan Assessment Systems, Tulsa, OklahomaRead More
Director, attorney professional development & alumni relations, O’Melveny & Myers, Newport Beach, CaliforniaRead More