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Balancing subjectivity and objectivity in the hiring process

Balancing subjectivity and objectivity in the hiring process

In business, the Human Resource function often proves to be the exception to many rules that apply to other areas of organization activities like finance and operations.  The application of science, technology, engineering, and math in these latter two areas and others is an expectation of both the workforce and leaders.  When it comes to...

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Self-Efficacy: Its Effects on Employee Training and Socialization

Self-Efficacy: Its Effects on Employee Training and Socialization

Self-Efficacy is a useful construct for assessing the potential of trainees, designing effective training programs, and for enhancing the socialization of new employees.  This short article discusses the interplay between self-efficacy, training, and new employee adjustment.  The article will look at ways that self-efficacy effects traini...

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Knowledge Services Teams: Using Library Science and Education Professionals

Knowledge Services Teams: Using Library Science and Education Professionals

Introduction As the Knowledge-based theory of the firm (Grant, 1996), has continued to grow in acceptance and popularity, a wealth of literature is now available regarding its many aspects.  One can find a mountain of articles on knowledge management systems (KMS) or their architecture/configuration.   What is apparent in that l...

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