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Trend watch December 1997

Haidee E. Allerton | December 01, 1997 | TD Magazine Archive

Reports on factors driving the growing demand for contracted information technology services based on a study by ACSYS Resources of Wayne, Pennsylvania. Rapid emergence and change of technologies; Economic benefits of using information technology professionals on a part-time, temporary basis; Complexity and difficulty of recruiting full-time employees.

What training costs

Haidee E. Allerton | December 01, 1997 | TD Magazine Archive

Reports on a survey by the American Society for Training & Development on employee training expenditures in the United States based on 1996 data. Annual training budget of employers; Industry with the highest training expenditure per employee; Industry with the lowest training expenditure per employee; Training media used by employers; Course types taught by most employers.

The distaff side

Haidee E. Allerton | December 01, 1997 | TD Magazine Archive

Reports on a study showing that corporate restructuring and downsizing in the United States have been harder on women managers than on their male counterparts. Decline in earnings; Increase in work hours; Decline in job satisfaction.

Trust a bust

Haidee E. Allerton | December 01, 1997 | TD Magazine Archive

Reports on a survey conducted by Manchester Consulting showing that trust has declined in most workplaces in the United States in 1995 and 1996. Tips offered by Manchester Consulting for leaders on how to foster trust at work.

Tis the season to be liable

Seth Kirshenberg | December 01, 1997 | TD Magazine Archive

Focuses on the tort liability of employers for the actions of workers at holiday parties. Sexual harassment; Sexual discrimination; Drunk driving; Suggestions for employers when holding social events to avoid liability.

Working life December 1997

Haidee E. Allerton | December 01, 1997 | TD Magazine Archive

Presents anecdotes from the workplace. Kidnapping of a dummy used by a city police department in Maryland as a deterrent to speeders and red-light runners; Introduction of a device called Hygiene Guard by Net/Tech that detects whether employees wash their hands when they go to the bathroom; Top ten complaints of employees about their work environment.

Using reflection to leverage learning

Douglas T. Hall | December 01, 1997 | TD Magazine Archive

Discusses the use of reflection to aid managers in leveraging learning during meetings and conferences. Wander stage; Capture stage; Sharing stage; Ground rules for avoiding potential trouble spots.

Applying emotional intelligence in the workplace

Robert K. Cooper | December 01, 1997 | TD Magazine Archive

Discusses the use of emotional intelligence in human resource management. Trust in one's gut feelings to achieve a more successful career and better relationships in the workplace; Effectiveness of emotional intelligence in enhancing productivity and motivating others; Respect for the inherent wisdom of feelings; Emotional fitness and depth.

Harnessing the power of intellectual capital

Laurie J. Bassi | December 01, 1997 | TD Magazine Archive

Discusses the importance of knowledge management and the intellectual capital that it creates to organizations. Competitive advantage presented by knowledge management; Goals of knowledge management and intellectual capital measurement; Declining cost of information processing; Role of training and performance improvement professionals in promoting knowledge management.

HR Internet books

Sacha Cohen | December 01, 1997 | TD Magazine Archive

Features books for training professionals who use the Internet. `The Internet Trainer's Total Solution Guide,' by Diane Kovacs; `The Internet Answer Book for Human Resource Professionals,' by Mark Moran and Alexander Padro.

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