posted Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:56 PM
Create Some Space
Imagine the next performance-related conversation you have as if you and your employee are in a contained space. You might picture a box, a four-walled room, or a space ship. The key is to picture a finite space, where the real estate does not expand.
In this confined space, when you talk, you take up space-a lot of real estate and a lot of air. The more you talk, the more space you take up. The more space you take up, the less room ... (Read More)
posted Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:35 PM
2014 AFWA Southwest Regional ConferenceThe Flagstaff Chapter of the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance is hosting the 2014 AFWA Southwest Regional Conference at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff. Join accounting and financial professionals from across the region for 12 hours of CPE, networking and fun. Attendees will enjoy a special fun event Thursday evening. Members of the AFWA National Board and Foundation Board will be installed Friday ... (Read More)
posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014 3:39 PM
Best Western corporate staff gave generously in 2013 to disaster relief and to various charities through several Employee Activities Committee (EAC)-sponsored events, with donations totaling $65,592.43, which is not counting employee donations of supplies, volunteer hours, and amounts that may have been given of Best Western Rewards® points or though the Best Western for a Better World® website.“It’s inspiring to see such generosity from our Best ... (Read More)
posted Friday, February 7, 2014 8:11 PM
TAKE THE LEAD prepares, develops, inspires and propels women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. It’s today’s women’s movement — a unique catalyst for women to embrace power and reach leadership parity.Why TAKE THE LEAD NOW?Leadership parity is good for everyone. Women are a valuable economic resource that is wasted if they don’t contribute their skills in senior leadership ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, February 4, 2014 1:54 PM
It is time to join us for the Ninth Annual Great Arizona Teach-In Job Fair. On Saturday, May 3rd, from 9:00-3:00, the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel and Conference Center will be bursting with hundreds of education professionals looking for that perfect job in Arizona school districts and charter schools.The Great Arizona Teach-In is designed to help individuals, wanting to work in the school setting, to meet human resource officials from all across Arizona. At the ... (Read More)
posted Monday, February 3, 2014 9:18 PM
The fastest way to influence an employee is to consciously seek input and then listen to what they have to say. When you know what they are thinking (about projects, about the job, about customers, about the team) you can better support their performance.
Asking questions is one of the most powerful performance management skills you can master. When you ask the right question and wait for the answer, you will gain useful information that can be used to influence the ... (Read More)
posted Monday, January 13, 2014 9:26 AM
Post by: Liban Yousuf, Certified Limited Practice Student, Work-Life Law and Policy Clinic, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Disability Discrimination at Work: Federal Protections In 1990, Congress passed and President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The ADA was a major victory for individuals with disabilities, in part because Title I of the law now protected ... (Read More)
posted Wednesday, January 8, 2014 3:56 PM
It's time!! The ninth annual Great Arizona Teach-In Education Job Fair is coming soon!Ninth Annual Great Arizona Teach-InRenaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel Conference Center9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.Glendale, AZ 85305Saturday, May 3, 20149:00am - 3:00pmThe Great Arizona Teach-In will be alive with hundreds of educators looking for that perfect job in Arizona school districts and charter schools. District and charter school personnel will be representing more that ... (Read More)
posted Sunday, January 5, 2014 8:39 PM
GIVE YOUR MEETINGS A FRESH STARTThe New Year is a great time to re-think your team rituals and to establish some new habits. Start with your weekly team meeting.If your team is slow to get started during those routine weekly meetings and you feel like you are doing all the talking, try this simple, yet powerful exercise to get things started.
Before jumping into the meeting agenda, go around the table and ask each team member to briefly share one thing that has ... (Read More)
posted Monday, December 16, 2013 1:56 PM
Post by: Kyle Cummings, Certified Limited Practice Student, Work-Life Law and Policy Clinic, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Exceptions to Age Discrimination Protections at Work: Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was created by Congress to stop employers from hiring, firing, or otherwise discriminating against older workers because of their age (Congress defined ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 1:37 PM
How to Push a Conversational Boulder - GETTING EMPLOYEES TO TALK
Some conversations with employees may feel as if you are pushing a boulder uphill.
It SHOULD feel that way--slow, arduous, and deliberate--if you are guiding the conversation successfully. Here's what I mean.
Your job is to coach the employee to their own conclusions and solutions. If you give them the answers, they are compliant. If they come up with the answers, they own ... (Read More)
posted Monday, December 2, 2013 10:23 AM
Are you looking for a change in 2014? Are you a recent graduate, experienced educator, related service provider, career changer, or a retired professional? If so, check out the services that the Arizona Department of Education can provide for you!Enrich your life and the lives of children across Arizona by teaching in one of our high-needs schools. Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited school? Are you interested in art, music, mathematics, ... (Read More)
posted Friday, November 22, 2013 1:47 PM
Post by: Ryan Lockner, Certified Limited Practice Student, Work-Life Law and Policy Clinic, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Age Discrimination at Work: Arizona’s State Protections Arizona prevents employers from making certain employment decisions because someone is at least 40 years old. This post provides an overview of the Arizona Civil Rights Act (“ACRA”), A.R.S. § 41-1461 through ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:54 PM
Stop Doing All the Work
AVOIDING ONE-SIDED PERFORMANCE REVIEWS Performance evaluations are often painful because they are one-sided. You talk and the employee listens. There’s an easy way to take the pain out of this awkward annual ritual and that is to get the employee involved.In order to encourage dialogue during the meeting, employees should know that they have your full interest and undivided attention. This is accomplished by holding the meeting in ... (Read More)
posted Saturday, November 2, 2013 1:46 PM
Join the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Mesa East Valley Chapter for our November 12th meeting at the Landmark Restaurant in Mesa. The evening will begin with networking (experienced professionals, young professionals and students all welcome!), dinner and CPE session on career development. This month is our Fall Student Night and students are encouraged to attend and learn about professional associations, find out about in demand job skills, get ... (Read More)