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Shifting Away From an Employer’s Market

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Since the economy went south, the workforce has become an employer's market. With jobs still scarce, businesses do not have to worry as much that employees will look elsewhere if they are not happy. As a result, employers have created an environment in which employees d... More »

Managing the Matrix in the New Normal

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Marjorie Derven

The global recession and threat of a jobless recovery have converged with decade-long seismic shifts in the workplace (Table 1) to create profound implications for today's employees. These volatile changes have been dubbed the "new normal," where long-held assumptions h... More »

Dont Overlook Frontline Supervisors

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For the past decade or so, new technology and systems have been prominent in performance improvement initiatives. Scorecards and performance measurement have been promoted as an answer for performance problems. Over this period,... More »

Brain Break: Understanding the Influence of Brain Functions on Organizational Effectiveness

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Today's methods of conducting business impede employee productivity. Many organizations operate with incredibly high expectations for creating quality deliverables in an unreasonably short period of time. Employees are expected, or even required, to work long hours with... More »

Overcoming Barriers and Valuing Evaluation

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Laleh Patel

Findings from the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and the Institute for Corporate Productivity's (i4cp) study, The Value of Evaluation, highlight that progress is being made in measurement practices, as the pursuit of excellent learning evaluation... More »