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Organizational Development

This area is chuck full of resources for the development and reinforcement of organizational strategies, structures, and processes for improving an organization's effectiveness.
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Long-term strategies and short-term operational excellence.

peterlanc.jpgEvery day I see companies make short-term decisions and decide that they will not hire the intern or the college student etc.

How did they get into that place?

I understand all to well the pressures on business. My role as a business, human resource architect of solutions that turns around business to profitability is to balance both the short term without sacrificing the long term.

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C-Level Focus on Changing Workforce

jason blais-jiusWithin the labor force in the US, and to a lesser degree the world, there is a substantial confluence of circumstances that cannot be ignored by C-Level leadership, and not limited solely to the role of HR leaders- decreased employee tenure and a shrinking workforce in key skill sets.

 

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The Employer Bill of Rights

jonhymanAccording to Liz Ryan, writing at Businessweek.com. “Actual employee rights in the U.S. are fairly limited.” She posits that because “it’s legal to make hiring and termination decisions for random (nondiscriminatory) reasons” (such as an employee’s favorite sports team), employees need a “Bill of Rights” to protect themselves.

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Is the fear of Failure ever a good motivation tool

pattischiapaIs the Fear of Failure the “Big Gun’ of motivational tools? Or just another negative voice in your head.   The answer may surprise you.

The phrase Fear of Failure usually carries with it a stigma of being a ‘negative’ motivator, and therefore not a good motivator. I say ‘negative schmegative’.

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Why Employees Resist Change

peterstarkonline400pxChanges in the economy and the business environment have forced some organizations to change the way they do business. Whether we like it or not, managers and supervisors are the ones who have to implement the changes. In addition to the more traditional skills we possess as supervisors, it is critical that we understand our role as leaders, or change agents, in these rapidly changing times.

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HCX Facts

Healthcare Costs grew a cumulative 138% between 1999 and 2010 and outpacing cumulative wage growth of 42% over the same period. Average employer costs for health insurance per employee hour rose from $1.60 to $3.35 during the 1999 to 2010 period. This almost 110% increase in average costs per hour was  much larger than the 39% increase in average employer payroll costs per hour for these workers  KFF

 

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