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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Measure Team Performance as Part of Annual Assessments

July 19, 2011
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Our company has added a “teamwork assessment” to our performance-assessment process. How do we measure teamwork in areas such as human resources, finance and marketing in a way that minimizes subjectivity? We don't want to introduce a 360-degree assessment at all levels because of the time and effort involved.
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Mitsubishi May Reconsider Models at Illinois Plant in Wake of UAW Contract

October 7, 2008
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Mitsubishi and the UAW have ratified a deal keeping the Normal, Illinois, plant open through August 2012. It has long been operating under capacity, and media reports say workers agreed to pay cuts in exchange for job security.
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$6.6 Million Grant Intended to Help Laid-Off Workers

June 5, 2008
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Last month, the state was awarded a $16 million Labor Department grant through its Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which is designed to help workers affected by global trade.
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Group Tries to Make National Skills Agenda a Political Priority

May 2, 2008
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A push is needed for increased emphasis on ‘middle’ skills—jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree but do call for training—and ‘service economy’ skills, the Council on Competitiveness says.
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Korn-Ferry Unveils Rebranding Effort

April 14, 2008
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The branding campaign, which was announced April 10 and is titled 'The Art & Science of Talent,' alludes to Korn/Ferry’s approach as a talent management provider.
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Weyerhaeuser Speedy Workforce Overhaul

May 12, 2006
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The company executes a massive workforce overhaul in just 12 months to take its home building products business in a whole new direction.
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Back From The Brink

December 3, 2004
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American Airlines is still experiencing financialturbulence, but the world’s biggest airline hasmanaged something amazing. It has recovered from unwise--even stupid--management decisions to win over workers and get them to buy into a more cooperative relationship that has saved millions. "The only way to build trust professionally or personally is by being trustworthy," CEO Gerard Arpey says. "I hope I’m living up to that standard."
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Our Firm Is Reorganizing--How Do We Smooth the Transition

May 7, 2004
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Our company is reorganizing. Several departments previously managed by one supervisor are getting transferred to my supervision. The transition stems from a change in how we serve members, and also is linked to a major technology upgrade. How do I communicate with employees?
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GM Goes Fast

March 1, 2004
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Driven by changes in human resources, GM is cutting bureaucracy and cultivating a get-it-done culture. The result is innovation, action and millions of dollars in savings for the automaker.
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