Women have made enormous strides in recent decades, as they entered
and rose through the ranks of corporations to attain leadership positions.
Despite these gains, however, and despite the number of women in business
schools, and in lower and middle management positions, the status of
women at the top of corporate America has not increased as expected.
According to the 2006 Census released by Catalyst, a research and advisory
organization that conducts research on women’s career advancement, in
2006 women held just 15.
Creating a team-building culture starts with individual, engaged employees. Engaged employees are happier at work, get more done, and routinely go above and beyond their job descriptions. They also encourage other employees to be more engaged and productive. Most importantly, these employees are proud to be a part of their companies and are likely to stay long-term. There is no one simple set of actions that will create increased engagement levels.
The Talent Management Essentials series presents state-of-the-art
thinking on critical talent management topics ranging from
global staffi ng, to career pathing, to engagement, to executive staffing,
to performance management, to mentoring, to real-time leadership
development. Authored by leading authorities and scholars on
their respective topics, each volume offers state-of-the-art thinking
and the epitome of evidence-based practice.
Writing skills are essential in today's classrooms and workplaces. "Better Writing Right Now: Using Words to Your Advantage helps you develop your writing abilities and communicate more effectively, improving your performance in school while preparing you for the workplace. A step-by-step approach to the writing process teaches you to focus your writing and engage your reader, whether it's a friend, a teacher, or a supervisor or coworker.
Although we prefer to see baseball as a game we play or watch for recreation,
from almost the beginning it has been a labor-intensive industry
whose on-field personnel constitute both the entertainment product we
enjoy and men engaged in doing their job. At the very heart of this laborintensive
business has been the struggle between on-field employees and
management over access to its opportunities, workplace rights, and overarching
both of these, administering the industry and defining the relationship—
paternalistic, adversarial, or cooperative—between the two
Studies show that one concrete measure of readiness for college and careers is students’ ability to read
and comprehend complex text independently. Many students who do not encounter sufficiently
challenging texts in high school struggle upon entering college. In the twenty-first century, students
may change jobs often; they must therefore be able to read a range of complex texts to be ready for an