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Connor, Patrick E. – Public Administration Review, 1997
Although total quality management has potential benefits, its human costs are often substantial, for example, diminished morale of middle management, trivial employee participation, and coercive teamwork. Productivity gains thus come at a price. (SK)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Human Resources, Middle Management, Motivation
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Ledford, Gerald E.; Jr. – CUPA-HR Journal, 2003
The climate in higher education today is one of cutbacks, setbacks and fiscal struggles. One of the first areas in which a college or university, indeed any business, looks to make adjustments in times of financial difficulty is in compensation and benefit programs. Conversely, employees today value compensation and benefit programs to a greater…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Personnel, Labor Turnover, Personnel Management
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Jones, David A.; McIntosh, Barbara R. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2010
Understanding the antecedents to retirement and bridge employment is important to older-aged adults who seek ways to smoothly transition to full retirement, and to organizations that benefit from retaining their highly skilled and most experienced workers, especially in occupations for which labor shortages are projected. We tested the effects of…
Descriptors: Retirement, Older Adults, Employee Attitudes, Work Environment
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Ahmad, Kamarul Zaman; Bakar, Raida Abu – International Journal of Training and Development, 2003
Responses from 204 of 300 Malaysian white-collar workers were analyzed for the association between training variables (availability of support, benefits, motivation, environment) and four types of organizational commitment. All training variables were significantly correlated with affective, normative, and overall commitment. Availability of…
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Training
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Kimball, Steven M.; Heneman, Herbert G.,III; Kellor, Eileen M. – Journal of Education Finance, 2005
Every year there is a substantial flow of people into teaching roles as entrants or as movers from one school to another. Each such move involves attraction of the person to the job. Data for 1999-2000 reveal several important findings about teacher staffing. In 1999-2000, out of a teaching workforce of about 3.45 million, there were about 535,000…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Faculty Mobility, Retirement Benefits, Personnel Policy
Wonacott, Michael E. – 2003
A study investigated the influence of information technology (IT) industry-sponsored credentials commonly called IT certifications (ITCs) from both organizational and individual perspectives. Findings indicated that there was increasing acceptance, prevalence, and benefits of ITCs in business and industry. Both executives and employees reported…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Science Education, Costs, Credentials
Levi Strauss Foundation, Inc., San Francisco, CA. – 1979
The information presented in this guide focuses on the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes needed for effective personnel management in day care settings. Information included in this publication came from the suggestions of day care directors who participated in Training for Child Care Project workshops on administration, as well as from…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Guides, Day Care, Early Childhood Education
Siegel, Sidney R.; Rives, Janet M. – Aging and Work: A Journal on Age, Work and Retirement, 1980
A study of 300 nonmanufacturing firms' current and projected preretirement programs indicated that (1) personnel departments have primary responsibility for existing programs, (2) focus is changing from financial planning to psychological counseling, and (3) such programs benefit the company as well as the employee. (SK)
Descriptors: Employer Employee Relationship, Fringe Benefits, Individual Needs, Motivation
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Billington, Leo; Neeson, Robyn; Barrett, Rowena – Education & Training, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of workshops as a learning tool for small business owner-managers (SBO-Ms). It aims to concentrate on workshops delivered over 18 months from January 2007 to July 2008 as part of several publicly-funded small business development programmes in two Australian local government areas…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Workshops, Management Development, Educational Opportunities
Scheer, Wilbert E. – 1969
This handbook for personnel directors is designed to help improve the acquisition, selection, development, welfare, and general administration and control of business and industrial employees. Overall objectives and functions of personnel management are considered first. Part 2 (Employment) stresses advance planning; recruiting and interviewing;…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Audiovisual Aids, Educational Methods, Employees
Pulling, Jane – Executive Educator, 1989
A collaborative arrangement between education and business could have benefits for both. Schools could learn about fiscal accountability, empowering subordinates, and corporate culture from businesses. Business leaders could learn from school leaders about how people acquire knowledge, professional development, and remotivating the unproductive…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Responsibility, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education
McLean, Gary N. – 1986
These 15 case studies developed by faculty at institutions in Bangladesh are appropriate for use in a course in management development. The typical case describes a real business situation in which a real manager had to reach a decision. The case gives quantitative and qualitative information that is, or may be, relevant to that decision.…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Adult Education, Case Studies, Decision Making
Bergman, Terri – 1995
General research and anecdotal reports have confirmed that both technical and basic skills training offer many benefits to companies of all sizes. Company training can improve employee performance, firm productivity, product quality, and company profitability. Training supports "high-performance" work practices such as the following: total quality…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Corporate Education, Job Training
Russell, Heather Gordy – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The mixed method study focused on increasing blood donations from staff who work in a blood collecting organization and relies on Gilbert's Behavior Engineering Model as a framework. The qualitative phase of the study involved focus groups. Information from the focus groups and the literature review were used to create hypotheses. A survey was…
Descriptors: Donors, Focus Groups, Program Effectiveness, Surveys
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Parrott, Tonya M.; Grabinski, C. Joanne; Silverstein, Nina M.; Spencer, Marian; Takayanagi, Paul W.; Yee-Melichar, Darlene – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2007
This article presents an overview of the use of adjunct faculty generally and within gerontology programs and discusses the benefits, drawbacks and possible solutions for both adjunct faculty and gerontology programs to utilize part-time teaching staff. The benefits reported for being a part-time faculty member include wanting to be in academia…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Teacher Motivation, Gerontology
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