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Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca 2015 The University of Akron School of Law

Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca

Ryan G. Vacca

Authorship, and hence, initial ownership of copyrighted works is oftentimes controlled by the 1976 Copyright Act’s work made for hire doctrine. This doctrine states that works created by employees within the scope of their employment result in the employer owning the copyright. One key determination in this analysis is whether the hired party is an employee or independent contractor. In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court, in CCNV v. Reid, answered the question of how employees are distinguished from independent contractors by setting forth a list of factors courts should consider. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not give further ...


Aviation Managers’ Perspective On The Importance Of Education, Jason M. Newcomer, James W. Marion Jr, Matthew P. Earnhardt 2014 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Aviation Managers’ Perspective On The Importance Of Education, Jason M. Newcomer, James W. Marion Jr, Matthew P. Earnhardt

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

The U.S. Department of Labor reported that working adults with at least a four-year college degree earned an annual average salary of $63,400 compared to the $24,300 salary of high school graduates with no college. The purpose of this quantitative non-experimental study was to survey managers in the U.S. aviation industry to describe their perspective on how education has impacted them. Following a robust review of the literature, we analyzed the responses from 103 managers’ and discovered that there is a significant association between degree importance and level of education among aviation managers that has application ...


Employee Voice And Recipients' Appraisals/Reactions: The Effects Of Speech Style, Voice Type, And Voicer Status, Yongsuhk Jung 2014 Western University

Employee Voice And Recipients' Appraisals/Reactions: The Effects Of Speech Style, Voice Type, And Voicer Status, Yongsuhk Jung

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The purpose of this research was to investigate the consequences of employee voice (i.e., the expression of information, ideas, or concerns for organizational development), primarily focusing on voice assertiveness (i.e., the extent of voicing individuals’ assertive expressions) and its influences on perceptual appraisals and reactions of voice recipients. Based on a literature review, I proposed a process model that described the influential mechanisms of voice assertiveness. I also defined moderating conditions that may guide the nature of the influence processes, such as voice type (promotive voice vs. prohibitive voice), voicer status (subordinate vs. peer), and recipient core self-evaluations ...


Making Connections: Helping New Employees Find Their Place, Lori B. Snyder, Angela M. Rice, Rory L. Patterson 2014 Liberty University

Making Connections: Helping New Employees Find Their Place, Lori B. Snyder, Angela M. Rice, Rory L. Patterson

Lori B Snyder

No abstract provided.


Policy Approaches Towards Undeclared Work: A Conceptual Framework, Colin C. Williams 2014 SelectedWorks

Policy Approaches Towards Undeclared Work: A Conceptual Framework, Colin C. Williams

Colin C Williams

The aim of this working paper is to provide a conceptual framework for understanding the policy approaches for tackling undeclared work. In doing so, the intention is to provide the structure for a future comprehensive review of the policy measures available for tackling undeclared work.

This paper is part of a series of papers associated with the project entitled ‘Out of the shadows: developing capacities and capabilities for tackling undeclared work in Bulgaria, Croatia and FYR Macedonia’. Funded by the European Commission’s Framework 7 Industry-Academia Partnerships Programme (IAPP), the objective of this project is to provide concrete policy recommendations ...


Influence Of Organisational Formal Control, Group Norms, Self-Regulatory Efficacy On Workplace Deviance In The Nigerian Universities: Data Screening And Preliminary Analysis, Kabiru Maitama Kura, Faridahwati Mohd. Shamsudin, Ajay Chauhan 2014 SelectedWorks

Influence Of Organisational Formal Control, Group Norms, Self-Regulatory Efficacy On Workplace Deviance In The Nigerian Universities: Data Screening And Preliminary Analysis, Kabiru Maitama Kura, Faridahwati Mohd. Shamsudin, Ajay Chauhan

Kabiru Maitama Kura

This article explored the data collected regarding the Influence of organisational formal control, group norms and self-regulatory efficacy on workplace deviance in the Nigerian universities. Three hundred and fifty four teaching staff from various universities located in north-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria completed a self-administered questionnaire on 4-point Likert-scales. The data was analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) application package version 18. An initial data screening and preliminary analysis was performed in order to satisfy the assumptions of multivariate analysis. Subsequently, the assessment of missing values, outliers, normality test and multicollinearity test were performed. It was concluded ...


Physical Ability Testing: A Review Of Court Cases 1992-2014, Joseph Westlin 2014 Western Kentucky University

Physical Ability Testing: A Review Of Court Cases 1992-2014, Joseph Westlin

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Selecting employees for hire and promotion is one of the most essential functions of an organization. Many companies that have positions which contain a physical component rely on physical ability testing as part of their selection procedure. The establishment of both the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) had a profound impact on the manner in which selection testing may legally be conducted (Gutman, Koppes, & Vodanovich, 2011). The current study sought to analyze court cases involving physical ability testing. Results revealed that pure ability tests did not significantly differ from work sample tests with regard to ...


Risk Propensity And The Aviator Shortage, Timothy S. Seales 2014 The University of Southern Mississippi

Risk Propensity And The Aviator Shortage, Timothy S. Seales

Honors Theses

This is an exploratory research study of the possible similarities in risk propensity between aviators and potential aviators and to determine the feasibility of using focused marketing strategies to increase the number of annually issued pilot certificates. This exploratory research was chosen for its significance in that there is a steady decline in the number of pilot certificates being issued annually (Blair, 2012), and there is also a dramatic increase in the number of airline pilots reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65 (Cary, 2012). The result of these two combined circumstances may cause an acute aviator shortage in the ...


The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Emotional Intelligence In Nonprofit Hiring Practices: A New Criterion, Monica Shubert 2014 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Emotional Intelligence In Nonprofit Hiring Practices: A New Criterion, Monica Shubert

Honors Theses

In the most basic sense of the concept, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the level of ability to identify, understand, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, others, and groups. It is a concept that has received popular acclaim over the past three decades since the term was first coined. Much of the growing literature on EI is in managerial and organizational behavior fields. The primary goal of much of this literature is to determine the extent to which EI can affect workplace outcomes. Suggestions that EI has a significant impact on workplace success have led to increased interest on how ...


Matching Staff And Projects, Ruth E. Bryan 2014 University of Kentucky

Matching Staff And Projects, Ruth E. Bryan

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


Preparing Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders For Employment, Princess M. Cullum, Demetria Ennis-Cole 2014 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Preparing Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders For Employment, Princess M. Cullum, Demetria Ennis-Cole

Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development

The work experiences and job histories of adults with ASD were examined to determine whether or not they corroborate findings in the literature. Incidences of ASD are on the rise, and children diagnosed with ASD will become adults who will need employment opportunities. Most employers are using a variety of technology tools to increase productivity, communicate, perform record-keeping tasks, save time and money, and conduct business. Individuals with ASD gravitate toward technology, and employment opportunities that capitalize on the use
technology may allow them to be productive in the
workplace. Semi-structured interviews using
open-ended questions reviewed and approved by
founders ...


Leadership In Action: Leading, Learning, And Reflecting On A Career In Academic Libraries, Patricia A. Iannuzzi 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Leadership In Action: Leading, Learning, And Reflecting On A Career In Academic Libraries, Patricia A. Iannuzzi

Presentations (Libraries)

The library literature is rife with books and articles about leadership, much of it derived or applied from the research external to the library profession. Our professional literature is also rich with surveys about the qualities of leadership. This opening session provides a counterpoint to the theoretical, academic approach to the study of leadership in libraries. Based upon more than 30 years of experience, including positions ranging from library assistant to dean, Patricia Iannuzzi provides a practical approach to leadership roles for academic librarians on campus, in our profession, and within the higher education arena. In this personal reflection, Iannuzzi ...


It Pays Back To The Company To Add Soft-Skills To Your Technical Employees!, Rakesh Yadav 2014 SelectedWorks

It Pays Back To The Company To Add Soft-Skills To Your Technical Employees!, Rakesh Yadav

Rakesh Yadav

No abstract provided.


Managing Global Hr Issues In Today’S Challenging Times, Rakesh Yadav 2014 SelectedWorks

Managing Global Hr Issues In Today’S Challenging Times, Rakesh Yadav

Rakesh Yadav

No abstract provided.


International Human Resources Management, Rakesh Yadav 2014 SelectedWorks

International Human Resources Management, Rakesh Yadav

Rakesh Yadav

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Hrm In Changing Environment, Rakesh Yadav 2014 SelectedWorks

The Role Of Hrm In Changing Environment, Rakesh Yadav

Rakesh Yadav

In our fast moving, global environment, managing human resources effectively is more important to competitive success than ever. The development and innovative use of human resource management can give an organization a distinctive competence. In the rapidly changing social economic, political and environmental situations the world over, the Human Resource Management in service and government organizations everywhere are under tremendous pressures for responding to the changes. Change is inevitable in personal life, in social life, in work life, in nature, in society, in universe etc. in the same way the role of HRM and its practices also changed from dates ...


The Ethics Of Downsizing, Rakesh Yadav 2014 SelectedWorks

The Ethics Of Downsizing, Rakesh Yadav

Rakesh Yadav

In general terms, downsizing refers to cutting down of employees in an organisation. It is a crucial step taken by the organisation, when it sees that costs of organisation is going overboard due to excess of employees in the organisation. Most discussions about downsizing focus on the legal, economic, or psychological issues raised by this practice. These are essential concerns, but we rarely consider how or why downsizing is also an ethical issue. The paper looks at  The reasons for downsizing  Employee’s point of view  Organisation's point of view  The Survivor  How to cope with the after effects ...


Signaling In Secret: Pay-For-Performance And The Incentive And Sorting Effects Of Pay Secrecy, Elena Belogolovsky, Peter A. Bamberger 2014 Cornell University ILR School

Signaling In Secret: Pay-For-Performance And The Incentive And Sorting Effects Of Pay Secrecy, Elena Belogolovsky, Peter A. Bamberger

CAHRS ResearchLink

Key Findings:

  • Pay secrecy adversely impacts individual task performance because it weakens the perception that an increase in performance will be accompanied by increase in pay;
  • Pay secrecy is associated with a decrease in employee performance and retention in pay-for-performance systems, which measure performance using relative (i.e., peer-ranked) criteria rather than an absolute scale (see Figure 2 on page 5);
  • High performing employees tend to be most sensitive to negative pay-for- performance perceptions;
  • There are many signals embedded within HR policies and practices, which can influence employees’ perception of workplace uncertainty/inequity and impact their performance and turnover intentions ...


Rebranding Yourself For Success, Singapore Management University 2014 Singapore Management University

Rebranding Yourself For Success, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Work on a “new” you and let the world know about it.


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