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Why happy employees may not be motivated

Why happy employees may not be motivated

Business
But what if it's wrong? After all, happiness is a mood state and that is not the same thing as motivation or commitment. There are plenty of immensely happy people who are quite average or even below average as performers on the job. There certainly is a relationship between job satisfaction and productivity but while everyone wants to work in an environment that makes them happy, the reality is that satisfied employees are not necessarily more productive. Productive employees tend to be happy however. They are productive when their leaders emphasize quality and customer service and they are well trained, empowered, and involved in making decisions. This allows them to be more engaged and to communicate and collaborate with each other. Consider the resources currently being wa...
Proven tips to nurture good creative people at work

Proven tips to nurture good creative people at work

Business
Finding good creative people is hard enough for an advertising agency, but keeping them there is even harder. In the end, it should not be a matter of money. Talented people should want to stay on because they feel cared for and can look forward to a great career instead of just a job. Here is expert advice based on Bird’s in-house notes. The Manager’s Job is to Make Dreams Come True An ad agency manager’s job, says Bird, is to make his people’s dreams come true. This begins with discovering what their dreams are. Right from the start, a manager should find out what his people want to achieve. He should talk to them. If they seem to have potential, a manager should make it his business to help them achieve their goals. That will make them even better because they’ll want to he...
How to write professional resume and avoid mistakes

How to write professional resume and avoid mistakes

Career
"How to write a resume?" That seems to be the big question these days with so many people looking for a new job. Well, in order to get that next great job, one must have a great resume. The resume is the foot in the door for almost every employer these days. Most employers are going to make a first judgment on a prospective employee by the information contained in the resume. Most folks have been in the same job or working for the same company for a while and it may have been some time since a resume has been prepared. Well, these days with an average of six or seven applicants for every job, one has to be able to prepare the best possible resume. Here are some resume tips to get the right information together before preparing a final resume. Resume Should Communicate Marketable ...
Training employees boosts business

Training employees boosts business

Business
The welfare of the company and employees rests on the equality of training that is provided to staff. A training and development program helps employees and businesses to grow. Some of the most often-used programs include: On-the-job training On-the-job training endeavors to instruct an employee how to carry out a particular job assignment. Equally useful in training new employees as well as updating existing staff as some might be changing internal jobs, the on-the-job training consists of four parts: Preparation. The trainer finds out what the employee already knows about the job. Demonstration The trainer shows the employee how to do the job. Application. The employee does the job alone. Job Rotation In job rotation, employees are allowed to learn new jobs and to br...
How unemployment insurance works in the States

How unemployment insurance works in the States

Career
In the midst of staggering unemployment and poverty during the United States’ Great Depression arose a New Deal and new legislation aimed at bolstering a battered and torn economy. The Social Security Act of 1935 created a safety net for Americans who needed financial assistance for unemployment, disability, retirement, and other life situations where they may find themselves without an income through no fault of their own. In 1939, the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) set the unemployment compensation-related provisions of the Social Security Act into motion, creating a joint state-federal program of unemployment insurance. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, FUTA authorizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to collect a federal employer tax in order to fund state workfo...
Resource planning – Organizational development seeks behavior change

Resource planning – Organizational development seeks behavior change

Business
Resource planning - Individually, a person might mostly act rationally and sensibly. Yet an organization manned by such individuals can act in less than sensible ways owing to group dynamics, personal conflicts and other factors. Organization development is essentially change management to change this situation. Definition of Organization Development The traditional definition of resource planning as a top down exercise to improve the effectiveness and health of the organization through planned interventions (Beckhard, "Organization development: Strategies and Models") is undergoing change. These days, the emphasis is on changing the behavior of the people in the organization by using the knowledge accumulated by behavioral sciences such as psychology, sociology, and even politic...