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    Director, Operations

    h4. Tasks Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products. Manage staff, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties. Review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement. Establish and implement departmental policies, ...
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    Information Technology (IT) Manager

    h4. Tasks Manage backup, security and user help systems. Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and system requirements. Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines. Assign and review the work of systems analysts, programmers, and other computer-related workers. Stay abreast of advances in technology. [widget:432] Develop computer information resources, ...
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    Programmer Analyst

    h4. Tasks Correct errors by making appropriate changes and rechecking the program to ensure that the desired results are produced. Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct. Compile and write documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instructions so others ...
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    Regional Sales Manager

    h4. Tasks Resolve customer complaints regarding sales and service. Monitor customer preferences to determine focus of sales efforts. Direct and coordinate activities involving sales of manufactured products, services, commodities, real estate or other subjects of sale. Determine price schedules and discount rates. [widget:443] Review operational records and reports to project sales and determine profitability. Direct, coordinate, and review activities in sales ...
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    Employee-Driven Transfer Policies

    I'm all in favor of policies that let you apply for jobs posted internally without your manager's approval. After all, different folks do better or worse work for different managers. And smart companies would rather have people stay in the organization than move to another employer because a self-interested manager blocked a requested transfer.
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    Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

    Big companies have done a lot of damage over the years, but some of them are doing great things for the world today through CSR programs. Whether banding their employees together to build houses or providing education for their vendors' employees in developing nations, socially aware employers are making a tremendous difference around the world.
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    Town Hall Meetings

    Companies that value employee input make a point of sharing news with their team members, virtually or face-to-face. Town hall meetings with leadership are a terrific way to generate ideas and get employee buy-in on new initiatives.
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    HRPeople's Glossary of Jargon

    Frequently Used Jargon • Calculating Mins Mids and Maxes • Compa-ratio • Corporate Social Responsibility Programs • Distance Learning • Employee Driven Transfer Policies • Employee Referral Bonuses • Ethics Hotline • Intranets • Matching Contributions • Pay Grade • Percentile • Range Penetration • Total Compensation
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    Employee-Referral Bonuses

    The company gets a new employee with no recruiting fee, your friend gets a new job, and you get a check and the gratitude of both your friend and employer. What's not to like?
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    Matching Contributions

    Some employers match their employees' personal donations to the arts and to charitable organizations. Others match their employees' 401(k) contributions. Matching donations aren't giveaways. They say to employees: "If you're in, we're in."
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    Intranets

    Want to know how the company's stock is faring or how the company softball team is doing? Check the company intranet. These sites promote benefits, share job openings, and generally keep employees informed, even when they're working from home or on the road.
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    Company-Sponsored Alumni Groups

    Back in the day, a bunch of former Data General employees started an alumni group called the Grey Eagles, and the idea has caught on. Now, smart companies like McKinsey sponsor their own alumni groups, sending the message: "If you worked for us in the past, we would love to keep in touch in the future." More than a source of ...
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    Ethics Hotline

    All employers talk about ethics, but the ones who provide a way to report misdeeds are the ones most likely to catch problems. Confidential ethics hotlines allow employees to anonymously report bad actors without taking their chances on the dreaded "chain of command."
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    Distance Learning

    We've got the Internet, let's use it! Distance-learning programs let employees gain new skills, right at their desktops.

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