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Types of Performance Appraisal

Rethinking the employee performance review is at the top of many executive teams’ agendas, according to Harvard Business Review. Several factors account for this trend. One Deloitte manager said that the review process is “an investment of 1.8 million hours across the firm that didn’t fit our business needs anymore.”…

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Exploring Community Outreach: Programs and Strategies

“As a nonprofit organization, it is important to be engaged and relevant to the community that you are located in,” according to Forbes. “By becoming an active member in the local area, not only can you increase the recognition of your organization, but you can also meet the people that make up the very community you…

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Types of Organizational Communication

Organizational communication seems like a topic that businesses should concentrate on. However, according to research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), many companies are losing money due to poor communication. One survey of 400 companies with 100,000 employees cited an average loss per company of $62.4 million per year from…

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Employee Ownership: ESOP Pros and Cons

There are roughly 7,000 employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) covering about 14 million employees, according to the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). An ESOP is a type of retirement plan that invests primarily in company stock and holds its assets in a trust. This is the main vehicle for…

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Exploring Ministry Careers

A follower of Christ can give glory to God and serve Him in virtually any career choice. Of course, there are a number of ministry careers that make a more direct connection. Careers in ministry as well as careers in education, counseling and other fields focus on supporting the kingdom…

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The Business of Health and Health Care Nonprofits

Health care occupies more than one-sixth of the U.S. economy, according to a report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from the end of 2016. Health care’s share of gross domestic product reached a historic rate of 17.8 percent, and this trend is expected to continue. CMS…

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Peer Support Complements Counseling

Few people these days are unaffected by mental illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 17.9 percent of adults in the United States had a mental illness in 2015, which is around 43.4 million people. Whether it’s a family member, friend or colleague, more Americans are…

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An Online Marketer’s Guide to Audience Engagement

Effective content is crucial for audience engagement. Companies are increasing their content marketing efforts, according to Smart Insights, creating a more competitive environment for online marketers. More than 90 percent of companies are utilizing content marketing in 2017 75 percent of companies increased their content marketing budget in 2016 43…

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What Is Subjective Well-Being?

“The science of psychology has been far more successful on the negative than on the positive side,” Abraham Maslow wrote in his book Motivation and Personality. “It has revealed to us much about man’s shortcomings, his illness, his sins, but little about his potentialities, his virtues, his achievable aspirations, or…

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How to Practice Dynamic Leadership

From businesses to nonprofits to the military, all organizations can benefit from dynamic leadership. Cpl. Matthew Progen at the Marine Corps Association & Foundation describes dynamic leadership as a dual-focused form of adaptive leadership where a leader reacts to changes by being proactive. It requires a fluid style of leadership…

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