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Does Your Company Trust Its Employees?

What is the best way for a company to balance trusting employees with protecting itself?

Employee Morale Not in Bloom? Try a Workplace Garden

Would your company consider starting a workplace garden? The possibilities for morale boosting and lessons learned are immense when a garden blooms—tap into the growth potential of your employees, so to speak.

Taking It Personally: Is Emotional Involvement OK?

Does your corporate culture allow for self-expression and reasonable displays of emotion and concern?

“Big Brother” at Work: Employees’ Best Friend?

How do you feel about employee monitoring technologies in the workplace?

Employee Recognition Training: Teach Individual Recognition

In addition to thanking whole groups of people, does your company also individually acknowledge employees who carried the heaviest workload for successful projects?

Exit Interview: Is Stress the Culprit?

Do you measure your employees’ stress levels and then work with managers to arrive at solutions such as better organized and more balanced workloads? Why or why not?

Consider Hiring Ex-Criminal Offenders, But Be Cautious

What is your company’s policy on hiring ex-criminal offenders?

Company Weakness: Train to Disclose and Improve?

What kind of crisis management training does your company offer? Do you teach, or at least discuss, the advantages of an open approach?

Boss’ Anger Control: Limited to Middle and Upper Management?

A report, released last week by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association, reveals that low-level workers take the brunt of many managers’ anger. How do you help ensure adequate manpower is allocated to each area of your company, and how do you train managers to effectively handle a harried environment?

How Useful Are Assessment Tools in the Hiring Process?

Do you use assessment tools in the hiring process in your organization? How do you balance the results of these assessments with what your managers observe and experience in the face-to-face interviews?

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