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The article offers information about the costs involved in conducting a personality assessment during employee selection. Personality profiles and assessments are used by companies during the recruitment process. Certain types of instruments are used in certain types of employee designation. In hiring a consultant, companies used the Myers-Brigss Type Indicator, Dominance Influence Steadiness Submission (DiSC) and fundamental, interpersonal, relations, orientation (FIRO) elements. For Emotional Intelligence, they used an emotional quotient inventory and the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test. Also presented are the costs involved for each type of assessment.
The article discusses a survey conducted by the company SkillSoft on executives in the U.S. and how their subordinates view their abilities to lead. The results show that only 35 percent of employees do not consider their boss to be an effective leader, and 30 percent do not think that their supervisor is qualified for the job. SkillSoft interviewed more than 200 employees, ranging from entry-level to executive positions from a variety of departments. The survey also found that informantion technology employees have more confidence in their bosses as leaders than their counterparts in the sales and marketing departments.
The article reports that a number of German scientists have developed a way to harness body heat in order to provide power to basic electrical devices. The author explains that the researchers have discovered that the heat from a human body can generate enough electricity to keep learning tools powered up even in the most remote locations. Such energy depends on the principle of thermoelectric generators, which extract energy from the temperature difference between hot and cold. In order to gather the necessary amount of power, the system utilizes a charge pump to collect and store the voltage.
An interview with Gary Kelly, chief executive officer (CEO) of Southwest Airlines, is presented. When asked about how the rise in fuel costs affected Sothwest Airlines' business strategy, he cited that the energy prices have affected their cost structure by almost 20 percent. Kelly added that Southwest has the finest flight attendants in the world. He explained the importance that Southwest places on teaching leadership and customer service skills to its employees. Southwest also expects that their leaders will offer guidance and assistance to other employees.
The article reviews the book "Doing What Matters: How to Get Results That Make a Difference--The Revolutionary Old-School Approach," by James M. Kilts, John F. Manfredi and Robert L. Lorber.
The article reports on the importance of correctly preparing, facilitating and looking back on an experiential learning experience catered to employees in U.S. companies. Team building facilitators use experiential activities to build team dynamics. The activities are formulated to be fun and engaging while also giving employees the tools they need in order to resolve issues of trust, conflict and collaboration. According to trainers, these experiential activities provide individuals with new skills and insights. The author also explains that preparation time before and after the activities is vital to transforming both individual and team effectiveness.
The article discusses the significance of self-leadership as a method of fostering a team's success. According to the author, developing personal skills as a professional requires self-leadership as well as self-indulgence. Moreover, it is important to impose a direct self-development plan with a beginner's mind as well as developing a growth strategy. In addition, continuous leadership development as a trainer is imperative in growing forward towards the future. The article explains that one can achieve a healthy level of self-confidence that will help them to serve as a facilitator of learning through self-development.
The article discusses the significance of an executive coaching program in order to enhance the quality of leadership skills among employees. The results of a study indicate that training alone can increased productivity by 22 percent while a combination of training and coaching can increase productivity by 88 percent. The coach works to help the client identify the factors that motivate them to perform, thereby creating self-motivating tools for the future. Furthermore, the author suggests that coaches should take time to explain how coaching works and identify the level of commitment which is needed for the training to be successful.
The article reports on the results of a survey conducted by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) regarding human resources (HR) professionals in London, England and the number of hours they work during a week. It shows that 56 percent of HR professionals in Great Britain are working an average of 20 percent more hours in 2007 than they were in 2005. The study also points out that their American counterparts are also spending more time at the office. The author also explains that entry-level HR employees work an average of 42 hours a week while senior and executive-level HR professionals work 48 to 54 hours per week.
This article reports that the Taskforce on the Aging of the American Workplace, led by the U.S. Department of Labor, plans to issue a report on older employees in the workplace as of December 2007. Three areas of study identified by the task force include the response of employers to the aging workforce, opportunities available for individual employment, and legal issues related to work and retirement. Also presented are the draft reports which recommend methods that the federal government can use in their effort to keep older employees in the workplace.Two bills introduced by U.S. Senator Herb Kohl in Congress that may aid aging workers are also described.
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