IT managers feel overwhelmed with the rising tide of security threats they have to deal with in the face of an increasing regulatory burden. But they tend to overlook one particular area of IT security—the privileged access that they grant themselves or their colleagues in order to do their jobs. Learn how to make sure your IT systems are not impacted by the inadvertent or malicious actions of privileged users. Click here to read more…
These responsibilities included examining the business strategies to define and develop the capabilities required for key roles at various levels. To accomplish this, we identified a set of competencies or success factors that link many of our talent systems together. As a result we adjusted the way Allstate assesses people for hiring, promotion, and development. It included aligning development products and processes to reinforce and build the capabilities defined by our strategies. We linked together processes and practices beyond learning that effect performance, such as performance management, succession planning, talent reviews, development, and so forth. Click here to read more…
Where are we now? A review of management development issues in the hospitality and tourism sector: Implications for talent management
The paper provides a literature review into factors influencing and components of management development. It encompasses literature that addresses management learning, management development and career progression as these are seen to impact on talent management. Secondary research into articles published under the broad heading of “management development in the hospitality industry” in management, hospitality and tourism journals from 2000-2007 was conducted. After this initial trawl the author themed these into categories to aid presentation and discussion of findings. Click here to read more…
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. is an integrated, full-service brand management company that is committed to acquiring, developing, distributing and marketing children’s entertainment properties all over the world. 4Kids Entertainment is built on a vertically-integrated platform that includes the creation and development of television, motion picture, home video and music programming, merchandise licensing and website development.
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. is comprised of a group of companies including: 4Kids Entertainment Licensing, Inc., 4sight licensing solutions, Inc., 4Kids Productions, Inc., 4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., 4Kids Ad Sales, Inc. and 4Kids Entertainment Music, Inc. Click here to read more…
“ADP has been doing what they do for a long time and with great success. We trust them with important information and we like the savings we get from using their services.”
– Glennis Barr, Vice President of Finance, Olshan Hotel Management, Inc.,Marco Island, Florida
Established in 1989, Olshan Hotel Management, Inc. owns and operates seven hotels in Ohio, Virginia, Louisiana, and Florida. Its current portfolio of properties consists of various Marriott and Hilton brands. The hospitality development and management company prides itself on its ability to motivate staff, satisfy guests, and deliver an excellent financial return to its investors. Headquartered in Marco Island, Florida, Olshan Hotel Management has approximately 800 employees. Read further on Olshan Hotel Management Inc
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Wright et al. (1992) had stated that HRM field has integrated into the strategic management process resulting new discipline referred to as SHRM. Since SHRM became popular in the 1980s with the development of the Harvard Business School’s two models integrating strategy and HRM (Jain, 2004) the key differences between traditional conceptions of HRM and SHRM are the extent to which HRM is integrated with the strategic decision making processes and SHRM focuses on organizational performance rather than individual performance (Becker et al., 2006; Karami, 2004). Strategic integration has become an increasingly relevant research topic (Othmman, 1998).
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Brand Bond: The World Is Not Enough: Global Film Industry, despite having started in Europe, had lost its prominence to the Hollywood. It is believed that one among the few, for the Europeans to take credential, is the creation of brand like James Bond, a fictional character that was conceived by the British-born Ian Fleming. Having his novel Dr. No made into a feature film by EON Productions in 1962, the Bond movie series is numbering twenty-one in 2006. Click here to read more…
Performance management is a management approach, which seeks to get the most out of the human resource. Typically rewards are related to performance and some form of appraisal scheme lies at the heart of this process.
There are many different types of appraisal system. Qualitative appraisal may take the form of a relatively structured interview in which the appraiser develops a report on the performance of the appraisee. Alternatively, a quantitative appraisal may be employed in which the appraiser ranks performance along a scale – excellent, good, adequate, inadequate. Click here to read more…
Situation – A young, rapidly growing food distribution company was experiencing a 100% revenue increase in its fourth year of operation. In less than one year, their borrowing facility quadrupled, making them subject to financial covenants for the first time. Although company revenues were extremely brisk, they were experiencing less than anticipated cash flow. This caused unexpected borrowing needs and threatened their ability to comply with borrowing base calculations, possibly resulting in potential penalties and jeopardizing their banking relationship. Click here to read more on Solution of Financial Management
Energy management is an imperative part of the process to reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency in manufacturing operations. Traditionally, electricity costs in manufacturing was considered as an overhead cost and manufacturing firms often do not have complex energy monitoring systems to monitor machines’ energy consumption. The reason for this is that the main objective of manufacturing firm is to produce high quality products for their customers in the most cost effective way.
Energy management is often neglected in a plant’s production objectives. However, in recent years, such perspective has changed. With increasing energy prices, tough competition in the marketplace and dramatic climate changes experienced worldwide, manufacturing firms are starting to value energy as an important resource to be handled strategically. Read further..
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