EDITOR'S TALKING POINT
- Oxfam tightens China band checks. Bradley, Anusha // Supply Management;6/23/2005, Vol. 10 Issue 13, p7
Reports on the plan of Great Britain-based nonprofit Oxfam to continue sourcing anti-poverty wristbands from China. Decision to stop supplies from one manufacturer whose staff were found to be working under poor conditions; Ethical Trading and Initiative Guidelines of Oxfam.
- Assessing Leaders. Wheatley, Margaret // Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jul2005, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p11
Presents pieces of advice for a leader on assessing his organizational leadership. Disadvantages of a command-and-control leadership; Creation of workplaces that are productive, flexible, smart and resilient; Questions that can help notice the possibility of slipping into a command-and-control...
- Managing People from 5 Generations. Knight, Rebecca // Harvard Business Review Digital Articles;9/25/2014, p2
The article presents tips on how business leaders can manage a multi-generational workplace, such as dwelling on generational stereotypes, using a collaborative approach, and studying the demographics and communication styles of the current workforce to determine what they want out of their jobs.
- WORKPLACE INNOVATIONS IN LARGE, UNIONIZED CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONS. Balkin, David B.; Tremblay, Michel; Westerman, James // Journal of Business & Psychology;Spring2001, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p439
The study reports workplace innovations in 112 large, unionized Canadian organizations from data collected in 1994 by the Bureau of Labour Information. The frequency of specific workplace innovations and the relationship to organization and bargaining unit characteristics are reported.
- Telecommuting: Implementation for Success. Ye, L. Richard // International Journal of Business & Social Science;Aug2012, Vol. 3 Issue 15, p20
Telecommuting as an alternative to conventional arrangements by which employees perform their job functions has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. While such practice is rooted in the premise that telecommuting is beneficial to both the workers and the corporations alike, in a...
- The performance balancing act. McCulloch, Ewan // Personnel Today;3/27/2007, p15
The article presents the author's views on the organizational performance. It is opined that many organizations fail because employees have adapted to a system that reduces the amount of individual initiative. According to the author, for better organizational performance, an environment is...
- DEALING WITH THE INTERNAL EFFECTS OF A DOWNSIZING. Emerson, Keith A. // Business NH Magazine;May2002, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p32
Presents information on dealing with the internal effects of a corporate downsizing. Emotional reactions; Transitional periods; Approaches that are helpful after the downsizing.
- Team-based Work Systems: Lessons from the Industrial Relations Literature. McHugh, Patrick P.; Niehaus, Richard; Swiercz, Paul M. // Human Resource Planning;1997, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p44
This article focuses on the concept of team-based work systems within organizations. Firms in both the union and nonunion sectors in the U.S. have encountered competitive challenges arising from the globalization of markets, deregulation of industries, changes in consumer preferences and...
- Spotlight onâ€¦ employee debt. Bentley, Ross // Personnel Today;4/25/2006, p35
The article discusses various issues related to debt management prevailing in the organizations of Great Britain. Employees with money problems are likely to be stressed and unable to give 100% in the workplace, and HR can have a role in minimizing the impact debt has on employees. According to...