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    Performance Management: Not Everybody's a Superstar

    Performance Management: Not Everybody's a Superstar
    It's time to take off the type-A blinders and get some perspective; not everybody in the workplace is a superstar or future leader, and a lot of people don't want to be. They want to work, to get things done, to keep things moving and to do a good job of it. They don't have huge egos or need constant attention, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Organization Development Process

    The OD Process is based on the action research model which begins with an identified problem or need for change. The process proceeds through assessment, planning of an intervention, implementing the intervention, gathering data to evaluate the intervention, and determining if satisfactory progress has been made or if there is need for further intervention. The process is cyclical and ends when ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Organizational Effectiveness Model

    An organization is composed of many parts. In order for the organization to be effective it is essential that each part be in good working order. Each part must fit and work conjointly with other parts in order for the total organization to perform optimally. In an organization recognized for excellence those parts are aligned so that the whole is actually ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Critical Questions for the Employee Experience

    Critical Questions for the Employee Experience
    There’s an interesting guest post on Customers Rock! about customer experience and emotion by Colin Shaw, author of The DNA of Customer Experience. He writes that companies still don’t get the reality that more than half of a customer experience is about emotions – feelings that can either drive value or destroy it. So when he meets with companies, he asks ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    A Model for OD

    This Model for Organization Development depicts several dimensions from the Organization Development discipline: 1) Making improvements to the organization as it currently exists by: solving known problems, fine tuning processes already in place. 2) Enhancing the organization through envisioned changes to help it reach a new level of performance. The line showing 0% through 100% represents an organization that would be ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Workplace Gathering a Meaningful Ritual

    Workplace Gathering a Meaningful Ritual
    One of my former clients, a small department of a large organization, engages in a morning coffee klatch – staff arrives on or before 8 AM, turn on their computers, and then gather around the table in a small lunch room for coffee, tea, cereal, and/or a variety of goodies available. (The office always has a generous assortment of baked goods ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Organization Development: An Integrated Approach

    This model depicts three basic strategies to achieving successful organizational change. The three strategies are not mutually exclusive and all three could be used concurrently to bring about systemic change. One or the other, however, may be more conducive to the type of change needed in a particular organization. For this purpose, they are shown as being three different strategies. The ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    “Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic” That We Can All Learn From

    “Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic” That We Can All Learn From
    Every service provider is challenged with engaging employees and creating systems to deliver a positive customer experience, but none more so than those who work in healthcare. So what can be learned from the Mayo Clinic? This excerpt, from the book Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic by Leonard Berry and Kent Seltman explains it best: “Imagine what can be learned from ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    HR as a Strategic Partner: An Engagement Model

    This chart depicts the steps that must be undertaken for a Human Resources Office to become a strategic partner within its organization. The steps need not be followed in precisely the same order, but each step is important to the process. Earlier steps inform later ones, and sometimes a later step raises and helps answer questions about an earlier one. All ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Frequently Asked Questions: Employment Labor Law

    • General Labor Laws • Hiring • Firing • Overtime Pay • Sexual Harassment • Workers' Compensation General Labor Law Q. What is Labor Law? A. Employment Law or Labor Law concerns the legal relationship between employers and employees. Statutes regarding labor law are found at all levels of government, from federal to state, to city and county. Labor law ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Alabama Employment Law

    Overview The State of Alabama is an employment at-will state with no laws on hiring and firing employees, other than discrimination based on age, religion, sex, color, disability and/or national origin. Minimum Wage: $7.25/hr External Links Alabama Department of Labor Website: http://www.alalabor.state.al.us/
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    What Role Should Gut Instinct Play in Hiring?

    What Role Should Gut Instinct Play in Hiring?
    A reader writes: As a fellow recruiter/manager, how much do you count your gut instinct into the hiring decision? If someone on paper has all the experience you want and answers all the technical questions correctly and the hiring manager loves him, but he just for some reason gives you a creepy vibe or is a little off-putting -- I'm sure ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Long Era of Lackluster Leadership

    The Long Era of Lackluster Leadership
    The single greatest business failure of the last 20 years is the inability of organizations to excel at leadership development. Consider this: in 2010, three quarters of respondents to an i4cp study said developing leaders is a highly important issue, but less than a quarter said their company is highly effective in this area. This wildly disproportionate ratio makes leadership development ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Alaska Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $7.15 8 40 More Info: Under a voluntary flexible work hour plan approved by the Alaska Department of Labor, a 10 hour day, 40 hour workweek may be instituted with premium pay after 10 hours a day instead of after 8 hours. The premium overtime pay requirement on ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    My Manager Wants to Be My Best Friend

    My Manager Wants to Be My Best Friend
    A reader writes: I have great relationship with my manager and we used to be peers before she became my boss. When we were peers, we used to tell each other everything about our personal life outside work. The problem is she still wants me to tell her everything that I do in my personal life, like how I spent my ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Arizona Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $7.25 (Same as Federal) (Same as Federal) More Info: Rate is increased annually based upon a cost of living formula. External Links Arizona Department of Labor Website: http://az.gov/webapp/portal/topic.jsp?id=1162
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Arkansas Employment Laws

    Overview Applies to: Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly (Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees) $6.25 (Same as Federal) 40 External Links Arkansas Department of Labor Website: http://www.arkansas.gov/labor/
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    California Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $8.00 8 Over 12 (double time) 40 7th day: First 8 hours (time and half) Over 8 hours (double time) More Info: Overtime is due after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week unless an alternative workweek of no more than 4 days of 10 hours ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Colorado Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $7.02 12 40 More Info: Minimum wage rate and overtime provisions applicable to retail and service, commercial support service, food and beverage, and health and medical industries. External Links Colorado Department of Labor Website: http://www.coworkforce.com/
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is Your Drug Abuse Prevention Program Effective?

    Is Your Drug Abuse Prevention Program Effective?
    Employer programs for drug abuse prevention have three major goals. First, to keep drug abusers out of the work force by screening job applicants. Second, to deter employees from developing a drug abuse problem. And finally, to rehabilitate employees who have a drug abuse problem. However, employers should keep in mind that this last goal - rehabilitation - is the ultimate ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?