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
If you really want to know what your employees think of trust and values in your organization, try counting how many times they bring concerns to your attention rather than counting the number of ‘harrumphs’ or cocktails after work.
Some say office ‘hoteling,’ where workers do not have a set workspace, can help employees collaborate while cutting employers’ office space costs.
Take a page out of football coaches’ playbook by using instant replay and watching game tape to improve leadership development.
More than 40 years since ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’ first printed, Richard Bolles’ book is still considered a definitive manual on career change.
A looming labor showdown in Detroit over the two-tier wage system will be an important battleground in the future of labor relations.
How do we teach our leaders to be assertive decision-makers with their people without coming across as abrupt? It's a fine line to walk and we want to put in place some training and/or guidelines as a primer. —High-Wire Act, manager, health care, Middletown, Connecticut
The way we communicate and how we interpret our interactions is largely based on tone of voice, body language, eye contact and casual social interactions.
If you were forced to only talk about five things with your employees during the course of a year, what would those things be?
It’s a harsh reality when you realize that it can get a little lonely at the top.