Personnel

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 9, September

A Conversation with Paul Tsongas
Last April, former U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts became the first Democrat to officially throw his political hat into the ring for his party's 1992 presidential nomination. At age 50, Tsongas is an interesting politician who views himself...
Back to School
NEW YORK--AS the school year begins, so do the problems. Many working parents with preschool or school-aged children suddenly may find their world in chaos. Emergencies and conflicts arise, often without notice, and these employees must take time off...
Boulevard Bancorp: A Good Rate of Return
Caroline Avant noticed a big change when she returned to work at Boulevard Bancorp in early 1989 after a four-month absence. Before, "we felt that if we had an opinion about something that management maybe did not, we didn't say anything; we just lived...
Childcare Providers and Parents: Let's Work Together for America's Young Children
Chilcare has gained the media's attention. At times, childcare generates hot news copy A documentary on Prime Time, an ABC television news show that aired in June, alerted the American public to the desperate need for involvement in childcare. The...
On the outside Looking In: What Parents Want from Childcare
I am not a parent. But please don't let my lack of experience in fatherhood discredit my ability to present a working parents' viewpoint of childcare. I have spent more than a decade working side-by-side with mothers and fathers of young children....
Select the Best Manager to Invest in the Future
When choosing an investment manager for a retirement plan, a company must ensure that the manager understands the concerns and objectives for the investment program. Employers also should be confident that the selection was made on relevant and substantive...
The HR Side of Pro Football
People have drawn lessons from sporting contests since ancient times in Greece and Rome. Thinking that sports may hold lessons for HR professionals as well, PERSONNEL recently interviewed Bob Ackles, director of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys...
The Parent Perspective: Corporate Cooperation Eases Conflicts
National demographics and workforce trends clearly indicate that all employers eventually must address the issue of work and family conflict to recruit and retain talented workers. While all employees need supportive policies and benefits, the needs...
To Search or Not to Search: What Is the Policy?
An employer often establishes a search policy to minimize the business' exposure to a variety of workplace problems such as employees who steal, drink alcohol or use, possess or sell illegal narcotic drugs on company property Whether the reasoning...
Train Student Workers Today for Tomorrow's Workforce
Too many employers view cooperative education programs as a business obligation, something a company can do for the next generation. But co-op programs, designed as paid internships for college students, actually offer a cost-effective recruitment...
When Career Panic Strikes: Motivation Calms the Fears
When dramatic reversals in U.S. employment occur, career panic sets in. High-potential employees are horrified by a faltering economy, company mergers, shifting workforce demographics, cut-throat acquisitions, downsizing, intense global competitiveness...