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What Are the Benefits of Ranking to Determine Employee Performance?

September 15, 2014
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Like many companies, we have an annual performance review of employees. At the beginning of the financial year, KPAs, goals, targets are mutually agreed. There is quarterly review of performance followed by annual review. Employees are rated on predefined performance criteria on a scale of 1 to 5. Subsequent to rating, we wanted our line management to rank employees against each other in order to have ranking order. Line management is not inclined to ranking, for obvious reasons. Is there any way to know if ranking is the right approach for our performance management?

— Really Clueless, assistant GM, manufacturing, Hyderabad, India


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What's the Tipping Point for Turnover?

September 15, 2014
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We may have an attrition problem, but I'm not quite sure. Our turnover is between 12 and 15 percent the last three years, but this year is ticking closer to 20 percent. This does not include involuntary terminations due to downsizing/restructuring. We know some turnover is due to market factors, and some due to cultural growing pains (we've doubled in size the last five years). From an analytic view, how could we determine if our turnover might present a future lingering problem?

—Starting to Worry, HR manager, software/services, Minnesota


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The Right Duration for a Job Rotation

December 17, 2013
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How could we determine the duration of a job rotation?

—Time Sensitive, transportation & distribution, Hong Kong


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Will This Change Our Culture?

October 1, 2013
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The point is that while experts have their processes and special methods, it is the leaders who determine their value and effectiveness.
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How Do We Identify Future Key Roles for Our Company?

May 15, 2013
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I am in a new role as Talent Acquisition Coordinator and need some help. What is the best way (or ways) to identify key roles in my company going forward? The big issue is being better able to anticipate those skill and talent needs and take steps accordingly. It sounds simple but can be incredibly hard to get it right —Anticipation, talent acquisition coordinator, telecommunications, Santo Domingo
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Restoring Workplace Trust

May 6, 2013
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As trust is based on actions not words, our gut-level understanding of actual conduct and deeds determines who we conclude is trustworthy and not.
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GM Plans to Hire 3,000 HP Employees for Insourcing

October 18, 2012
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The employees being hired already work on GM's business at HP and are expected to be on GM's payroll within six months. An undisclosed number of HP employees currently assigned to GM are not affected, the companies said.
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Temp Jobs Fall by 4,900 in August

September 7, 2012
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Temporary employment as a percent of total employment — the temporary help penetration rate — slipped to 1.89 percent in August from 1.90 percent in July.
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Suburban Flight: Google Moving 3,000 Motorola Mobility Jobs Into Chicago

July 26, 2012
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The 3,000 jobs figure could grow, as Motorola Mobility expects to consolidate other offices into the new downtown space and add more if it is successful in releasing new products in the fast-changing market for cellphones and other wireless devices.
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