Just three years ago, PersonalMBA founder Josh Kaufman declared MBAs “mostly a worthless piece of paper,” harsh words for students who are considering a career in business. But there’s good news. The latest Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) study indicates that MBA hiring is up, and in fact, 2012 was the best year for MBA … Read More »
Humanize suggests that policies and practices must consider employees and customers as people. Policies should be flexible and recognition should not lose sight of the human element – technology cannot solve all the problems. Research has demonstrated that virtual teams that have met at least once in-person can outperform those that have never met at all. Humanize can be a useful concept in tackling common HR issues like employee retention and employee recognition.
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Lisa Taylor on Redefining our Job Force to Retain Our Top Knowledge People
Monetary recognition is an important motivation however, ask yourself, are you measured by money or are you motivated by money? Barry Shwartz, a TED presenter gave an example of Motivational Competition. In Switzerland, when they were deciding where to locate nuclear waste dumps, psychologists surveyed two groups. The first group was asked “would you be … Read More »
Years ago, on my first day in the Commerce faculty at the University of British Columbia, the Professor asked the class, “What is the Canadian definition of an Entrepreneur?” Students came up with different definitions; however, the Professor said, “No, you’re all wrong! The Canadian definition of an Entrepreneur is the first man in line … Read More »