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Stephan, Eric; And Others – Training and Development Journal, 1988
Updates a 1986 study of the human resource development function in Fortune 500 companies. Data suggest that for American industry to remain competitive, it must (1) respond to global opportunities; (2) manage the impact of technological development; (3) produce more without an increase in resources; and (4) develop a results-oriented perspective.…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Corporate Education, Females, Labor Force Development
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Zhao, Jensen J.; Alexander, Melody W. – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 2002
Responses from 51 Fortune 500 training and development executives identified 28 information technology skills strongly recommended for business graduates. A similar 1995 survey identified only 11 skills. The largest increase occurred in Internet/Web telecommunications and discipline-specific information systems. (Contains 31 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Corporations, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Information Systems
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Harcourt, Jules; Krizan, A. C. – Journal of Business Communication, 1989
Compares current and past resume content preferences of Fortune 500 personnel administrators and business communication instructors. Finds that personnel administrators now want less personal information and more evidence of achievement and accomplishments in college and on the job. (MS)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Communication Research, Comparative Analysis, Employer Attitudes
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Pluta, David J.; Accordino, Michael P. – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2006
This investigation was a baseline study to determine if the speed of return to work could be predicted for people with psychiatric disabilities in a private sector setting. Participants with psychiatric disability claims who returned to work (N = 300) were obtained from a nationwide "Fortune 500" insurance company. The authors compared the speed…
Descriptors: Counselors, Rehabilitation Counseling, Private Sector, Public Sector
Forouzesh, Mohammed Reza; Ratzker, Leslie E. – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1985
Employee health promotion and wellness programs have become a popular method of decreasing employee health care costs. The characteristics of worksite health-promotion programs were surveyed in a study of Fortune 500 companies. This study also served to examine the extent of activities offered in these programs. (DF)
Descriptors: Fringe Benefits, Health Education, Health Programs, Job Satisfaction
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Lee, Dong-Woo; Blaszczynski, Carol – Journal of Education for Business, 1999
Fortune 500 executives (n=71) rated the importance of entry-level accounting skills now, 5 years earlier, and 5 years into the future. They suggested that the importance of accounting knowledge will decrease and the importance of computer, communication, and group skills will increase. (SK)
Descriptors: Accounting, Competence, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers
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Palmer, Teresa M. – Adult Learning, 1992
A survey of 333 Fortune 500 firms received 81 replies indicating that (1) two-thirds formally recognized the value of human resources; (2) most had changed corporate policy regarding human capital; and (3) most training was provided in the ares of new employee orientation, current job needs, customer relations, personal development, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Corporate Education, Human Capital, Investment
Jackson, Eugene B.; Jackson, Ruth L. – 1977
An indepth study of the FORTUNE 500 Corporations' libraries has revealed consistent characteristics across 27 industrial classifications, some of which parallel the divisions of professional associations, such as the Special Libraries Association. Partial profiles of Pharmaceutical, Aircraft, and Food Libraries are given as examples, with the…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Corporate Libraries, Financial Support, Industry
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These four papers are from a symposium that was facilitated by Laura Bierema at the 1995 conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development (HRD). "The Status of Valuing and Managing Diversity in Fortune 500 Manufacturing and Fortune 500 Service Organizations: Perceptions of Top Human Resource Professionals" (Sandra J. Johnson) reports a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices
Caudron, Shari – T+D, 2003
The number of chief learning officers, mostly in Fortune 500 companies, has increased significantly in recent years. The increase does not indicate that companies are committed to strategic learning; executives want proof that it helps the bottom line. (JOW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Learning Strategies, Organizational Development, Program Effectiveness
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Bennett, James C.; Olney, Robert J. – Journal of Business Communication, 1986
Reports a consensus among surveyed Fortune 500 executives that effective communication skills are more important now than ever before for success in business. Makes curricular recommendations. (MS)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Course Content
Clegg, William H. – Training and Development Journal, 1987
Describes a survey of 43 Fortune 500 industrial corporations on management training. Results include the finding that evaluation of training programs is not up to the desired standard. (CH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Corporate Education, Educational Objectives, Management Development
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Spinks, Nelda; Wells, Barron – Bulletin of the Association for Business Communication, 1993
Compares preferences of CEOs of small companies in southern Louisiana with those of the "Fortune" 500 chief human resources officers concerning resumes and application letters. Finds no significant difference. (RS)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Comparative Analysis, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications
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Harris, Thomas E.; Bryant, Jennings – Journal of Business Communication, 1986
Reports the results of a survey of Fortune 500 companies regarding the position of communications manager. Profiles the responsibilities, typical salary, and usefulness of the position as perceived by respondents. (MS)
Descriptors: Administrators, Advertising, Business Communication, Communication Research
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Dye, Thomas R. – Social Science Quarterly, 1983
In 1981, families and individuals held the largest dollar share of strategic ownership positions in the Fortune 500, surpassing banks, financial firms, employee stock plans, insurance companies, pension funds, and foreign owners. (RM)
Descriptors: Industry, Social Science Research
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