The Multilingual Reality In American Business, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.
The Ethics Of Downsizing, 2014 SelectedWorks
The Ethics Of Downsizing, 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.
Managers Need To Be Less Controlling, 2014 Singapore Management University
Managers Need To Be Less Controlling, Singapore Management University
Being so can motivate employees better than material incentives.
Enhancing Your Credibility As A Professional: Things To Do - Things To Avoid, 2014 Western Kentucky University
Enhancing Your Credibility As A Professional: Things To Do - Things To Avoid, Aaron W. Hughey
Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications
No abstract provided.
Book Review: New Age Globalization: Meaning And Metaphor By Aqueil Ahmad, 2014 Walden University
Book Review: New Age Globalization: Meaning And Metaphor By Aqueil Ahmad, Susan H. Jespersen
The Journal of Social Change
New Age Globalization examines interdependent and interconnected global society in terms of its structure, including both functional and process characteristics, with an underlying concern for global consciousness resulting in global social change for human welfare. The theoretical framework provides for analysis of history, culture, economics, demographics, political systems, conflicts, knowledge, and religions of regions throughout the world. This is a well-researched book with information on complex topics for the global researcher, corporate planning executive, human resource manager, and educator, among others seeking to understand social and organizational systems in our global world.
The Nature And Influence Of Relationship On Success In A Virtual Work Environment, 2014 Antioch University
The Nature And Influence Of Relationship On Success In A Virtual Work Environment, Carol Locher Ransone
Dissertations & Theses
The evolution of technology in the 21st century has led to a greater understanding of the benefits and the challenges of expanding work relationships across geographical boundaries. This expansion has contributed to the development of a global society with over three million employee teleworkers (Global Workplace Analytics and the Telework Research Network, 2013). In spite of the advances in connecting across the globe technologically, the importance of successfully working together in a virtual work environment is grounded in relationships that foster individual growth and group cohesion. The human elements of connectivity are primary to the success of organizations as well ...
Switching Off The Auto Pilot, 2014 Singapore Management University
Switching Off The Auto Pilot, Singapore Management University
A recent study uncovers the link between mindfulness and employee performance
The Nlrb’S Social Media Guidelines A Lose-Lose: Why The Nlrb’S Stance On Social Media Fails To Fully Address Employer’S Concerns And Dilutes Employee Protections, Schlag Chris
Cornell HR Review
[Excerpt] The expanding use of both personal and professional social media sites has resulted in its growing impact in the workplace. Recently, many examples have emerged where an individual’s use of social media for communicating frustrations or sharing personal information resulted in significant conflict between the individual and their employer. Employment actions arising from an employee’s social media use have become so contentious that a number of employers have been charged with unfair labor practices for overly broad social media policies or implementation of unfair policies. Following several important Board decisions the NLRB issued guidelines, identifying acceptable employer-initiated ...
Reflections On The Metamorphosis At Robben Island: The Role Of Institutional Work And Positive Psychological Capital, 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Reflections On The Metamorphosis At Robben Island: The Role Of Institutional Work And Positive Psychological Capital, Wayne F. Cascio, Fred Luthans
Management Department Faculty Publications
Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners from South Africa were imprisoned on notorious Robben Island from the mid-1960s until the end of the apartheid regime in 1991. The stark conditions and abusive treatment of these prisoners has been widely publicized. However, upon reflection and in retrospect, over the years, a type of metamorphosis occurred. Primarily drawing from firsthand accounts of the former prisoners and guards, it seems that Robben Island morphed from the traditional oppressive prison paradigm to one where the positively oriented prisoners disrupted the institution with a resulting climate of learning and transformation that eventually led to freedom ...
Work/Family Conflict As A Predictor Of Employee Work Engagement Of Extension Professionals, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Work/Family Conflict As A Predictor Of Employee Work Engagement Of Extension Professionals, April B. Martin
This study utilizes stress theory to explore the effects of work-family conflict and family-work conflict upon the work engagement outcomes of employees. Using a web-based questionnaire with a primary data sample of 2,782 full time Extension professionals in 46 states, this study incorporates the structural equation modeling analytic technique. This study confirmed the single, second order work-family conflict construct consisting of six first order constructs of work-family time, strain and behavior and family-work time, strain, and behavior. The bi-directionality of work-family conflict and family-work conflict was sustained, as numerous research studies have recommended. The structural equation modeling analysis found ...
Lessons From The Field: Applying The Good Reporting Of A Mixed Methods Study (Gramms) Framework’, Roslyn A. Cameron, Dwyer Trudy, Richardson Scott, Ahmed Ezaz, Sukumaran Aswini
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to apply a quality framework for mixed methods studies referred to as the Good Reporting of A Mixed Methods Study (GRAMMS) framework which was developed by O’Cathain, Murphy & Nicholl (2008). Mixed methods research is an emerging methodological movement and one which is gaining in popularity across business and management fields. Those who have studied the use of mixed methods research in business have noted that a common criticism of mixed methods studies reported in academic journals is the lack of a justification or rationale for the use of mixed methods and how ...
New York State Teacher Salary Report, 2013 Cornell University ILR School
New York State Teacher Salary Report, Alexander Colvin, Sally Klingel, Simon Boehme, Susanne Donovan
Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution
Teachers are central to the success of any education system and the salaries paid to teachers are among the most important issues for both school districts and the unions that represent teachers. For school districts, teacher salaries are a major com- ponent of district budgets. Teacher salary levels are also a crucial factor in attracting and retaining quality educators. This report presents data on teacher salary levels based on teacher contracts throughout New York State. In addition to reporting overall statewide salary levels, it also documents the wide variation in teacher salary levels across New York State.
This New York ...
Smartphones In The Workplace: Changing Organizational Behavior, Transforming The Future, 2013 Claremont Colleges
Smartphones In The Workplace: Changing Organizational Behavior, Transforming The Future, Thiraput Pitichat
LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University
In the past decade, Smartphones have been developed and increasingly integrated with people’s lives not only for social use, but professional use as well. Many researchers claim that Smartphones can have negative consequences in the workplace such as lowering productivity, separating people from their realities, bringing stress from personal issues to work, and creating bad manners. Companies, however, have a difficult time mandating a policy in regards to prohibiting the use of Smartphones. Therefore, CEOs and corporate leaders should encourage their employees to use their Smartphones as tools for increasing their company’s efficiency. This research aims to examine ...
Progress For Women And Leadership In Qatar, 2013 Utah Valley University
Progress For Women And Leadership In Qatar, Susan R. Madsen, Linzi Kemp
Susan R. Madsen
The purpose of this study was to research the state of affairs in Qatar in terms of the presence (or absence) of women in senior business leadership positions generally, and also where they are located within organizations (e.g., board members, chief officers, vice presidents, top management, division or unit heads). It is based on data mined from a major database in the Middle East North Africa (MENA), that tracks information about public and private companies in that region.
An Analysis Of Safety Culture & Safety Training: Comparing The Impact Of Union, Non-Union, And Right To Work Construction Venues, 2013 Southern Illinois University Carbondale
An Analysis Of Safety Culture & Safety Training: Comparing The Impact Of Union, Non-Union, And Right To Work Construction Venues, Harry Miller Csp, Tara Hill, Kris Mason, John S. Gaal Edd
Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous sectors of the US economy. As such, the safety attitudes and climate within small (residential) contracting firms may play a role in providing a safe culture and working environment. The intent of this practitioner-based research study is to compare and determine if there is a difference in safety practices—based on documented field inspections and their related original number of violations observed by OSHA—between union residential carpentry contractors in the St. Louis area and:
1) non-union residential carpentry contractors in the St. Louis area;
2) non-union residential carpentry contractors across ...
Contracts Protecting The Ceo, 2013 Singapore Management University
Contracts Protecting The Ceo, Singapore Management University
When former General Electric CEO, Jack Welch, retired with a US$417 million severance package in 2001, it sparked such outrage that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission eventually made it a requirement for publicly-listed companies to quantify pay agreements with top executives.
The Business Case For Diversity, 2013 Singapore Management University
The Business Case For Diversity, Singapore Management University
Diversity may be a business necessity but it is not always easy to practise it ...
Women In The Workforce: An In-Depth Analysis Of Gender Roles And Compensation Inequity In The Modern Workplace, 2013 University of New Hampshire
Women In The Workforce: An In-Depth Analysis Of Gender Roles And Compensation Inequity In The Modern Workplace, Rebecca L. Ziman
This paper explores the increase in participation and education of American women in the workforce with a special focus on women in business and accounting roles. The paper then goes on to discuss the wage gap between genders, how to remedy inequality in the workplace, and highlights several reasons why pursing a solution to gender inequality is beneficial for both the employee and the company.
Hiring And Firing The Mentally And Psychiatrically Disabled: Advice For Hr Professionals, 2013 Cornell University ILR School
Hiring And Firing The Mentally And Psychiatrically Disabled: Advice For Hr Professionals, Margaret Vroman
Cornell HR Review
[Excerpt] According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 26.2 percent of Americans aged eighteen and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. Contrary to what most people assume, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in both the U.S. and Canada. Thus, the effect of mental disorders on the American workplace is significant.
In an effort to ensure that physically and mentally disabled persons were not discriminated against in employment situations Congress passed the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Persons entitled to its protection include those with physical disabilities ...
The Great Regression’S Impact On Construction Training Programs: Multi-Level Analyses Of Recruiting & Retention Concepts, 2013 Southern Illinois University Carbondale
The Great Regression’S Impact On Construction Training Programs: Multi-Level Analyses Of Recruiting & Retention Concepts, John S. Gaal Edd
Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development
The intent of this practitioner-based research study is to determine if there is a difference in the attitudes of construction industry professionals—at local and international levels—towards various training-related recruiting and retention concepts. In light of the global economic malaise, training programs are being held to higher standards and, thusly, different metrics than in the past. In today’s environment, outcomes-based designs (versus outputs-based) have gained attention from both private and public funders of such training programs. Thusly, programs must adapt to the needs of the industry rather than rely on outdated materials and methods. To this end, a ...