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Definition of Human Capital Services
[February 2, 2011 – 05:08 pm]
Definition of Human Capital Services

I consider myself, for better or worse, a man who values words and their meaning…so, as a former HR executive I take a certain umbrage vs. the term “Human Capital.”  The origins of the term go back to the 1950′s, and has been alternately praised and criticized, yet we are seeing the term enjoy a re-birth in the 21st Century.  The term was meant to encourage an investment into the growth of individuals to build their respective value rather than continued investment into materials/goods/brick & mortar.  Ask 10 people on the street about the definition of “Human Capital”…

Definition of human capital measures
[January 22, 2013 – 11:00 pm]
Definition of human capital measures

The problem noted in the previous post on how to measure productivity in the internet age is just one example of the problems with measuring most aspects of the economy in the, so-called, knowledge economy. This is a problem that I have written a little on. There is a section on this problem, called Mr Bean(counter) measures the economy , in Oxley, Walker, Thorns and Wang (2008). It is written, Much time and effort is expended by many national and international organisations in an attempt to measure the economy or economies of the world. While the measuring of the “standard”…

Definition of Human Capital Accumulation
[February 11, 2013 – 05:06 pm]
Definition of Human Capital Accumulation

Have not blogged for a while as the semester got busy and the teaching honeymoon (2 courses) was over. Nonetheless here are a few of the papers that have been piling up on my desk to read and blog! 1. Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India Why do many households remain exposed to large exogenous sources of nonsystematic income risk? We use a series of randomized field experiments in rural India to test the importance of price and nonprice factors in the adoption of an innovative rainfall insurance product. Demand is significantly price sensitive, but widespread…

Definition of Goodwill Financial
[March 28, 2011 – 11:47 pm]
Definition of Goodwill Financial

When meeting business owners, evaluating their financial statements and suggesting an asking prices for their companies, I am frequently faced with a big astonishment appearing on the owners’ faces. For some companies, the asking price I suggest is very close to the net book value of  the assets. Business owners are understandably surprised to hear that all the hard work they have put on their businesses for so many years has no value at all. What about the reputation, the customer lists, the relationships,  the employees, the know-how, the brand name, the experience and all…

Definition of goodwill ambassador
[February 9, 2013 – 08:13 pm]
Definition of goodwill ambassador

A civic organisation in Trinidad & Tobago is demanding that Soca superstar Machel Montano quit his post of TT’s Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), or be fired from that post. The group, International Radio Emergency Support Coalition, (IRESC), is calling for Montano to quit because of his conviction on charges of assault and using obscene language. The Trinidad and Tobago Newsday is reporting that Julien Mervyn Dedier, president of IRESC, In a letter addressed to UN Women Caribbean Sub-Regional Programme Director Roberta Clarke in Barbados, stated that Montano’s…

Definition of corporate capital structure
[February 13, 2013 – 07:20 pm]
Definition of corporate capital structure

Hatteras Financial Corp (HTS) Q4 2012 Earnings Call February 13, 2013 10:00 am ET Executives Mark S. Collinson - Partner Michael R. Hough - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth A. Steele - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Secretary and Treasurer Benjamin M. Hough - President, Chief Operating Officer and Director William H. Gibbs - Co-Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President Frederick J. Boos - Co-Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President Analysts Bose T. George - Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc., Research Division…

Definition of Copyright and Trademark
[January 31, 2013 – 08:39 am]
Definition of Copyright and Trademark

If not, why not? You could save yourself a shed load of hassle down the line if you do. If you’re an artist, web designer, writer, or blogger (or pretty much anyone else working in the creative field), you’re likely to be fully aware of the benefits of copyright. Generally it protects what is termed as an “original work of authorship” – roughly translated as including books, poems, songs, web pages, and other original works. Copyright protection is considered to be automatic in that the author creates the copyright in the act of creating the work. As such, copyright does not…

Definition of Copyright ACT 1976
[February 19, 2013 – 05:23 am]
Definition of Copyright ACT 1976

Summertime from the ‘Homebase’ album by Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince. Released 1991on Jive Records. This is one of those real classics. No Summer or Old School playlist is complete without this track. — Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Label:Jive Format:CD…

Brand Evaluation Tools
[February 13, 2013 – 06:04 am]
Brand Evaluation Tools

You could be a well established business looking for growth or reducing your costs on customer acquisition. Or you could be a startup trying to improve sales. No matter what your type of business, if any component of your sales cycle involves the web, you must look for effective and just in time engagement with your customers. You can use many tools to convert visitors to buyers, and even loyal customers. Live chats, social media, forums, interactive tools (e.g. calculators and tutorials), automated profile scoring and evaluation, user-friendly interface, automated visitor interactions…

Brand Evaluation Questions
[October 4, 2011 – 10:32 pm]
Brand Evaluation Questions

Every once in awhile you get some news that is special and makes your day. Today I received an email from Robert Govers that the International Place Branding Yearbook 2011 has been officially published. It made my day because Robert and I co-authored a chapter in the book that focused on the Strengthening Brand America Project. I’m excited about being published, but I am also excited about the growing awareness and use of the Strengthening Brand America website. A FEW STRENGTHENING BRAND AMERICA PROJECT FACTS The website now averages between 500 and 600 visits per week. July…

American Marketing Association definition of brand
[January 17, 2013 – 03:49 am]
American Marketing Association definition of brand

First Up, What is Branding? In holticulture, people marked their cattle with a hot iron stamp to denote ownership and identity, that is, to set them apart from other similar packs of species a cattle might mix themselves in so that at the end of the day, these grazing animals can go back home to their rightful owners. Identification and ownership is deeply rooted in the human psyche and have been manifested throughout different human languages and cultures. “Human civilization is dependent upon signs and systems of signs, and the human mind is inseparable from the functioning…

Acquisition of Goodwill Cash Flow Statement
[February 11, 2013 – 08:55 pm]
Acquisition of Goodwill Cash Flow Statement

By Ron Hiram: Suburban Propane Partners LP (SPH) markets and distributes fuel oil, kerosene, diesel fuel and gasoline to residential and commercial customers, and is now the third largest retail marketer of propane in the United States, measured by retail gallons sold. SPH typically sells ~ 2/3 of its retail propane volume and ~ 3/4 of its retail fuel oil volume during the peak heating season of October through March. Consequently, sales and operating profits are concentrated in the first and second fiscal quarters (ending ~December 31 and ~March 31, respectively). Cash flows…

Human Resources Reporting Analyst
[May 28, 2015 – 01:45 pm]
Human Resources Reporting Analyst

Our Dallas, TX client is seeking a Pricing Analyst on a contract to possible hire basis.  Position is extremely task oriented and requires a high degree of multi-tasking, focus and attention to detail. Responsibilities: Managing the flow of pricing sent in digital format from suppliers into the company database. Maintaining supply contracts, proofing and understanding pricing formulas that use percentages and several indexes to calculate price. Data entry and creation of pivot tables and formulas in Excel Other related duties as assigned Qualifications: 2-5 years experience…

Definition of Human Resources Information System
[May 26, 2015 – 01:44 pm]
Definition of Human Resources Information System

In this day and age, most of us are bloated from information-overload, and this anxiety can really affect our work life.  When I say “work life, ” I don’t mean just the quality of your work, but how you experience it as a human being.  Some common ways this information-overload manifests itself are: Feeling the need to “escape” from work Struggling to make decisions, because there are so many choices Tendency to over-simplify problems to make them easier to solve Sadly, it’s normal to experience these symptoms in a job that requires you to track a large amount of information…