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Human Resources October 2004 Archive


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Bush Is Good for Business

Sunday October 31, 2004
Laura Bush called me today. She asked for my vote for the entire Republican team. I like Laura Bush; even the tape-recorded voice of Laura Bush provides a steady, calm ... Read More

Fall Fun at About

Sunday October 31, 2004
In Fall Fun at About, you'll find travel ideas, cooking ideas, last minute Halloween costume ideas and so much more. Truly, fall in all her glory, is celebrated beautifully ... Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Quit Your Job

Saturday October 30, 2004
Looking for job searching and career help and advice? Take a look at these resources. Top 10 Reasons to Quit Your Job: These are the top ten reasons why you ... Read More

Inspirational Quotes for Business: Goal Setting, Dreams

Friday October 29, 2004
Looking for an inspirational quote or a business quotation for your newletter, business presentation, bulletin board or inspirational posters? These quotes are useful to help motivation and inspiration. These quotes ... Read More

Nix Political Discussion at Work

Thursday October 28, 2004
In a workplace that honors diversity, every person’s politics, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and opinions about non-work issues, should, for the most part, stay home. Unless you work in a ... Read More

Tips for Determining a Motivating Salary

Wednesday October 27, 2004
I observed the negotiation of a salary with an executive this week. The CEO does the actual negotiation with executives. I try to support him with good data. Information online ... Read More

Performance Management Resources

Tuesday October 26, 2004
You manage employee performance from the person's first day on the job. A functioning work station, a prepared, positive orientation experience, initial job expectations and a training plan have lasting ... Read More

Boost Positive Employee Morale With Halloween

Saturday October 23, 2004
A relevant blog from last year caught my Halloween fancy and I thought I'd share it with you. I'm still spending lots of time with this client company and Halloween ... Read More

How to Build a Teamwork Culture: Do the Hard Stuff

Friday October 22, 2004
A week from today is when most people will celebrate Halloween in their work places. We have an Activity Committee that plans fun for every holiday event. The members also ... Read More

Toss Out Your Dusty, Old Appraisal System

Thursday October 21, 2004
Performance appraisal systems don't work as traditionally practiced. The people who do them and the people who get them, despise the process. You need to provide feedback and measure and ... Read More

Books for Managers and Supervisors

Tuesday October 19, 2004
Certain business and management books belong on the book shelves of every Human Resources office. These are the books you'll reference repeatedly. When managers seek your help to deal with ... Read More

Women and Work: Then, Now, and Predicting the Future for Women in the Workplace

Monday October 18, 2004
Business Women's Week, October 18-22, is sponsored by Business and Professional Women/USA (BPW/USA) and the BPW Foundation. The objectives of the National Business Women's Week (NBWW) are: "To promote full ... Read More

Work-Life Balance

Sunday October 17, 2004
Inspirational stories about successful business women in non-traditional fields are featured on About's Jone Johnson Lewis' wonderful Women's History site. You can also check out organizations ... Read More

Women and Work

Saturday October 16, 2004
Business Women's Week, October 18-22, is sponsored by Business and Professional Women/USA (BPW/USA) and the BPW Foundation. The objectives of the National Business Women's Week (NBWW) are: "To promote full ... Read More

Powerful Performance Management

Friday October 15, 2004
Managers cite performance appraisals or annual reviews as one of their most disliked tasks. Performance management eliminates the performance appraisal or annual review as the focus and concentrates on the ... Read More

Top Business and Management Books

Thursday October 14, 2004
These books are favorites of mine for managers and business people. Management topics are often boring; these books offer new and useful ideas in a readable format. These books won't ... Read More

Want a Superior Workforce?

Wednesday October 13, 2004
You can hire the best and develop the rest of your employees. These seven practices will help you develop a high performance, superior workforce that is focused on continuous improvement. ... Read More

Recruit and Hire the Best

Tuesday October 12, 2004
Recruiting the best employees for your organization is an ongoing challenge for every manager, supervisor and Human Resources professional. If you're looking for solid, proven best practices and up-to-the-minute ideas ... Read More

Leadership Vision

Monday October 11, 2004
NEW SPOTLIGHT: Leaders have vision. They share a dream and direction that other people want to share and follow. The leadership vision goes beyond your written organizational mission statement ... Read More

Promote Your Personal Growth and Motivation

Sunday October 10, 2004
Are you feeling blah about your life? Does boredom make you unmotivated and unexcited? Are you having a mid-life crisis? You can promote your personal growth and motivation to overcome ... Read More

How to Build a Teamwork Culture: Do the Hard Stuff

Saturday October 9, 2004
Team building is creating a work culture that values collaboration. In a teamwork environment, people assimilate the belief that "none of us is as good as all of us". Gain ... Read More

How to Make a Potential Employer Fall in Love With You

Friday October 8, 2004
This week, we developed and mailed separation packets for employees whose jobs were reduced in a downsizing. In addition to the legal requirements, we tried to make the packets full ... Read More

Top Picks: Accelerate Your Work Team Success

Wednesday October 6, 2004
Many people view team-based, horizontal organization structures as the best design for involving all employees in creating business success and profitability. If you're intrigued by this belief, these books will ... Read More

Build a Mentoring Culture

Tuesday October 5, 2004
What does it take to develop people? More than writing “equal opportunity” into your organization’s mission statement. More than sending someone to a training class. More than hard work on ... Read More

Lead the Team: How to Be the Person Others Follow

Monday October 4, 2004
NEW SPOTLIGHT: Leaders are hard to find. They exhibit a unique blend of charisma, vision and character traits that attract people to follow them. They exhibit the other ... Read More

Got the Layoff Blues? Find Help and Hope

Sunday October 3, 2004
On Friday, we did a reduction in force at a client company that was necessitated by the financial health of the business. We are also changing the business model significantly ... Read More

Receive Feedback With Grace and Dignity

Friday October 1, 2004
Interested in hearing about how others view your work? Learn how you are perceived as a supervisor. Make it easy for people to tell you. If they think you'll ... Read More

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