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Our coauthor and good friend Professor Gretchen Spreitzer of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business was recently interviewed about our article, elaborating on our key findings, and you can listen to the interview here . Our article on how to improve organizational flexibility, innovation, and internal communication to improve trust during downsizing was just published by MIT Sloan Management Review .  Here is an excerpt: After more than two decades of research into corporate downsizing, there remains a fundamental question: “How can managers and employees rethink their organizations even as they confront the ...
is a term used to describe the individuals who comprise the workforce of an organization, although it is also applied in labor economics to, for example, business sectors or even whole nations. Human resources is also the name of the function within an organization charged with the overall responsibility for implementing strategies and policies relating to the management of individuals (i.e. the human resources). This function title is often abbreviated to the initials ' HR '. Human resources is a relatively modern management term, coined in the 1960s. The origins of the function arose in organizations that introduced ...
Squire named PCC Board chair, Harper vice chair | PCC News
Squire, who is a resident of Beaverton, was voted in at the PCC board meeting on Thursday, July 15, at the Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. In addition, Jim Harper, a Realtor for Keller Williams and 40-year veteran of PCC, was selected as vice chair. They will serve in these positions for the 2010-11 school year. Squire, who served as vice chair last year and represents Zone 5 (southwest and southeast Portland), was appointed and eventually elected to the board in 2007, and re-elected in 2009. He has worked in the Portland high-tech industry since 1969, holding executive engineering and general management positions at ... market research, surveys and trends
An Executive Summary Example: Attract Potential Investors
You can spend hours writing, checking, and rechecking a perfect business plan; however, no matter how good it sounds, no busy potential investor will bother reading it, at least not before reviewing your executive summary first. An appealing, professional executive summary dramatically increases your chances of grabbing ... market research, surveys and trends


KeyCorp | Company News & Executive Profiles - KEY | BNET
Joseph A. Carrabba joined Cliffs Inc in April 2005 as president and chief operating officer. He assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of the Company in September 2006, and was elected chairman of the Board of Directors in May 2007. Mr. Carrabba joined Cliffs from Rio Tinto, a global mining company, where he served for 22 years in a variety of leadership capacities at locations worldwide including the United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, and Europe. Before relocating to Rio Tinto’s Diavik Diamond Mines, Inc., in Canada’s Northwest Territory where he served most recently as president and chief operating ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Short Circuit City: Bad Downsizing By Any Other Name « Total Trust
Inc. begins liquidating its remaining 567 U.S. stores on Saturday, the largest retail casualty yet in a recession that is expected to claim more victims. The electronics and digital-media retailer will be marking down goods by 10% to 30% with higher discounts as the expected April closing approaches. However, retail experts warned that liquidation discounts don’t often achieve the level of prior sales prices. Aneil Update 11-17-08: Is it any wonder that Circuit City has filed for bankruptcy a week ago: Struggling electronics chain Circuit City announced Monday that it has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Chapter 11 allows ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Business Milestones
Targacept Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, recently made these promotions among its senior management group. Dr. Merouane Bencherif, formerly vice president, Preclinical Research, has been appointed senior vice president, Preclinical Research. Jeffrey Brennan, formerly vice president, Business and Commercial Development, has been appointed senior vice president, Business and Commercial Development and chief business officer. William Caldwell, formerly vice president, Drug Discovery and Development, has been appointed senior vice president, Drug Discovery and Development. Peter Zorn, formerly vice president, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Movers & Shakers from the July 19, 2010 Issue
was named human resources manager at Home Staff of Worcester. She was previously a human resources consultant at UMass Correction Health. She has a bachelor’s in communication and HR certification from Northeastern University and a master’s in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. Home Staff also announced that it promoted Judy Mansur to community relations manager of the Greater Worcester area. Mansur previously ran the company’s Leominster office for more than two years. Before that she spent more than 30 years in customer service at Sharfmans Jewelers in Worcester. In her new position, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Human Resources Executive Education offers programs that fit throughout one's career: entry level, mid-level, and executive level. These programs are ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Managers and ...
The educational backgrounds of these workers vary considerably, reflecting the diversity of duties and levels of responsibility. College graduates and those who have earned certification should have the best job and advancement opportunities. Human resources occupations require strong interpersonal skills. Much faster than average growth is expected during the projection period. Every organization wants to attract, motivate, and retain the most qualified employees and match them to jobs for which they are best suited. Human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists provide this connection. In the past, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Executive Education Research - Knowledge@Wharton
In recent years, GE has faced severe business challenges -- the company's $200 billion market cap is half of what it used to be. Still, an area of enormous strength is the way the company identifies and builds leaders. Much of the credit goes to GE's corporate learning programs, executed through a learning facility in Crotonville, N.Y. As business becomes more global, how is leadership development at GE changing? How does GE use technology to teach leadership? What impact will the influx of the Facebook generation have on the way leadership is taught? Susan Peters -- GE's chief learning officer and vice ...
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Overstaffing is wasteful and expensive, if sustained, and it is costly to eliminate because of modern legislation in respect of redundancy payments, consultation, minimum periods of notice, etc. Very importantly, overstaffing reduces the competitive efficiency of the business. Future staffing needs will derive from: Sales and production forecasts The effects of technological change on task needs Variations in the efficiency, productivity, flexibility of labor as a result of training, work study, organizational change, new motivations, etc. Changes in employment practices (e.g. use of subcontractors or agency staffs, hiving-off ...
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Developing Markets Compensation Expert ♦ Salary Survey Provider in 147 Countries ♦ Co-Founder, Int'l HR Forum see all my answers This was selected as Best Answer Thanks Jay! Paul, in our experience, we find a few common themes across all of Africa and elsewhere in developing countries. For example: 1) The difficulty finding reliable and consistent market data. Most of the leading survey providers cover a few African markets. Birches Group covers all of them, with surveys conducted by our own staff, using the same methodology in every location. 2) The challenge of understanding who your comparators are, ...