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The Negative Branding of the Public Sector Workforce

June 18, 2011

Recently, along with Tom Doverspike, I authored an article for IPAC's Assessment Council News on the Negative Branding of the public sector workforce. The entire article can be found at the IPAC site, but that is available only to members. I have posted some of the highlights here: The Negative Branding of the Public Sector […]

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HR Colloquium at The University of Akron

March 3, 2010

The Psychology Archives invites you to the first installment of the spring colloquium series on Thursday, March 4th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm in Room 310 of the Student Union at the University of Akron. Dr. Cristina G. Banks will present on “Crossing Disciplines and Innovating in Psychology: Making Something New from the Familiar”.  Dr. Banks […]

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Reward Systems – Book Summary

May 30, 2009

Steve Kerr, former chief learning officer for General Electric and Goldman Sachs, has written a short book on Reward Systems: Does Yours Measure Up? The book is in the Harvard Business Press Memo to the CEO series. However, any employee at any level can learn valuable lessons from the enjoyable book.

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Can Compensation Drive Testing Results?

April 21, 2009

The following news item came via the IPAT listserv. It deals with the high failure rate on the recent New York Fire Department Promotional Exam.

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Putting the Public in Public Service: Book Review

February 13, 2009

Two topics that attract my interest are 1) Emotional Labor and 2) the Nature of Service to the Public. Mary Guy, Meredith Newman, and Sharon Mastracci explore both topics in a book titled Emotional Labor: Putting the Service in Public Service. The positives of the book:

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Equal Pay Bill – Documentation, Documentation, Documentation

February 2, 2009

As I write this, Obama has signed the so-called Ledbetter or Equal Pay Bill. For organizations, this law can represent a major challenge. Many organizations do not retain the records or the documentation that would allow them to respond to pay discrimination suits filed years after the act. Although there are some who would argue […]

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