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Levenson, Alec Robert 1966-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 128 publications in 2 languages and 5,078 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Educational films  Lectures  Nonfiction films  Academic theses  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD5724, 339.50973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alec Robert Levenson
Strategic analytics : advancing strategy execution and organizational effectiveness by Alec Robert Levenson( )

17 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have more data, and more ways to analyse it, than ever. Yet strategic initiatives continue to fail as often as they ever did. The problem, Alec Levenson says, is that business analytics and human resource analytics focus on completely different things and talk past each other. Offering an integrated approach that will allow you to get the deepest possible insights, he details how to integrate enterprise and human capital analytics and includes specific questions to ask, along with examples of how integrated analytics can better address a wide range of organisational challenges
Employee surveys that work : improving design, use, and organizational impact by Alec Robert Levenson( )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Employee Surveys That Work offers groundbreaking ways to make employee surveys more useful, accurate, and effective. It is meant as a reference to enable better design and use of results, countering a number of unhelpful but common practices that have arisen as company-wide annual employee surveys have become commonplace. Designed to stand on its own as a guide to conducting company-wide annual employee surveys, it reviews the basics of employee surveys (with references provided for readers who want more details on specific points about basic survey design and implementation) and presents new insights regarding the challenges and benefits of annual company-wide employee surveys"
Measuring and Maximizing the Impact of Talent Development by Alec Robert Levenson( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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What millennials want from work : how to maximize engagement in today's workforce by Jennifer J Deal( )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millennials are the future of your business. How can managers and leaders of organizations better engage them to gain a competitive advantage? This book explains who Millennials really are, and offers practical advice to help those who manage, lead, and work with Millennials to improve teamwork, increase productivity, strengthen organizational culture, and build a robust talent pipeline.--book jacket
Why are jobs designed the way they are by Cindy Zoghi( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this paper we study job design. Will an organization plan precisely how the job is to be done ex ante, or ask workers to determine the process as they go? We first model this decision and predict complementarity between these job attributes: multitasking, discretion, skills, and interdependence of tasks. We argue that characteristics of the firm and industry (e.g., product and technology, organizational change) can explain observed patterns and trends in job design. We then use novel data on these job attributes to examine these issues. As predicted, job designs tend to be 'coherent' across these characteristics within the same job. Job designs also tend to follow similar patterns across jobs in the same firm, and especially in the same establishment: when one job is optimized ex ante, others are more likely to be also. There is some evidence that firms may segregate different types of job designs across different establishments"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
The strength of occupation indicators as a proxy for skill by Alec Robert Levenson( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor markets, employment policy, and job creation by Lewis C Solmon( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This clear, accessible volume provides a comprehensive overview of the ongoing debate over the determining factors of and key influences on employment growth and labor market training, education, and related policies in the United States. Drawing on the work of distinguished labor economists, the chapters tackle questions posed by job and skill demands in the "new high-tech economy" and explore sources of employment growth; productivity growth and its implications for future employment; government mandates, labor costs, and employment; and labor force demographics, income inequality, and returns to human capital
Figuring Out Social Capital Is Critical for the Future of Hybrid Work by Jennifer J Deal( )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working remotely during the pandemic weakened social capital networks within organizations, making it harder for employees to maintain the same high level of productivity and for new employees to get up to speed. When thinking about returning to in-person work, leaders can help build those important ties by strategically addressing three areas: strengthening weak ties, building social capital in new teams, and onboarding employees
Welfare, jobs and basic skills : the employment prospects of welfare recipients in the most populous U.S. counties by Alec Robert Levenson( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study evaluated the basic skills and employment prospects of current adult Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (tanf) recipients. It performed an analysis for the United States as a whole and separate analyses for nearly all the 75 most populous U.S. counties, plus the District of Columbia. These counties contained 43 percent of the nation's welfare caseload. Analyses were based on a measure of basic skills different from amount of formal schooling; the measure came from the National Adult Literacy Survey. (Individuals at the lowest level of literacy, level 1, were able to locate the expiration date on a driver's license or sign their names; those at level 2 could locate an intersection on a map or understand an appliance warranty.) Results for the United States as a whole showed that typical tanf recipients had extremely low basic skills: 35 percent were at level 1, and 41 percent were at level 2. Because of low basic skills, the vast majority of jobs were not open to tanf mothers. The economy would have had to create six percent more jobs with very low basic skills (vlbs) to fully employ all welfare mothers. Separate analyses by county showed that the impact of welfare reform would vary greatly. In some counties, only 1 percent more jobs with vlbs were needed; in others, the number would have had to increase by more than 20 percent. Five of the twelve counties that would potentially have had the greatest difficulty moving their welfare recipients into jobs were in California. The study concludes that the need for improved basic skills among most current and former welfare recipients is acute. (Appendixes contain 29 references, 3 tables, and additional study information.) (Ylb)
The informal sector, firm dynamics, and institutional participation by Alec Robert Levenson( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What millennials want from work : how to maximize engagement in today's workforce by Jennifer J Deal( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millennials are the future of your business. How can managers and leaders of organizations better engage them to gain a competitive advantage? This book explains who Millennials really are, and offers practical advice to help those who manage, lead, and work with Millennials to improve teamwork, increase productivity, strengthen organizational culture, and build a robust talent pipeline
The informal sector, firm dynamics, and industrial participation by Alec Robert Levenson( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The informal sector, firm dynamics, and institutional participation by Alec Robert Levenson( )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September 1998 The high informality and mortality and apparent stagnation of developing country microfirms are often thought to result from government-induced distortions in labor or product markets. A new approach assumes that these informal firms have dynamics similar to firms in industrial countries, and that formality can be thought of as the decision to participate in societal institutions. This leads to a substantially different vision of the relationship between formality and the nature of the small firm that emphasizes the informal firm first as a normal enterprise and second as informal. The informal microfirm sector is believed to be large, accounting for 20-40 percent of employment in many developing countries. The literature tends to view the sector as the disadvantaged sector of a segmented labor market, as existing to evade government regulations, or as constrained by lack of access to government services. Levenson and Maloney offer a unique theoretical framework to analyze informality and microfirm growth behavior-one that emphasizes the entrepreneurial nature of informal firms and sees informality as a secondary characteristic. First, they assume that informal firms in developing countries have dynamics similar to firms in industrial countries: entrepreneurs have unobserved, differing cost structures that determine their long-run size and survival-structures that they can only discover by going into business. Second, informality can be thought of as a decision to participate in societal institutions. Access to mechanisms that ensure property rights, pool risk, or enforce contracts become more important as a firm grows, and the entrepreneur will be willing to pay for them through taxes in a way that was not the case as a small firm. The combination of these assumptions generates several of the stylized facts emerging from cross-sectional data and identified in existing models-informal firms tend to remain small and have high rates of mortality, and lower productivity-without recourse to government-induced distortions in labor or product markets. Further, the framework predicts that firms whose cost structures dictate that they should expand will make the transition to formality as they grow. Using detailed observations from Mexico, Levenson and Maloney find their view consistent with patterns of formality and growth of microfirms. This paper-a product of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Sector Unit, Latin America and the Caribbean Region-is part of a larger effort in the region to understand the structure of labor markets in developing countries. William Maloney may be contacted at [email protected]
Optimizing Incentive Plan Design A Case Study( )

2 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We study effects of a firm's attempt to optimize an existing incentive scheme to increase sales growth for direct store delivery workers. Before optimization workers reported Ratchet Effects that lowered productivity. The altered incentive plan offered higher compensation for increased sales relative to a sales growth target, and lower compensation for failing to meet the target. We gathered data on performance and attitudes at pilot and control sites before and after the change. Relative to control sites, sales growth increased in the pilot sites by two percent, a meaningful contribution to firm profits. We find no change in distortion of effort or manipulation of the performance measure. Workers did not substantially change number of hours worked, though allocation of time across tasks changed slightly. Despite increased productivity, workers continued to report Ratchet Effects after the change. We also find that an unplanned price increase midway through a fiscal year affected the extent of Ratchet Effects that year
Managing the millennials( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alec Levenson, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California, gives a talk on the characteristics of the Millennials and how to manage them
The role of informal finance in household capital accumulation : evidence from Taiwan by Timothy Besley( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investing in workers' basic skills : lessons from company-funded workplace-based programs by Alec Robert Levenson( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph, written for persons interested in promoting company-funded workplace basic skills programs, addresses the following 13 key issues: (1) companies' rationale for investing in workers' basic skills; (2) the factors that need to be in place for a workplace basic skills program to be adopted; (3) who in the company makes the decision to fund a program; (4) the relationship to the company's philosophy on training; (5) the learning center model; (6) the role of external grants as potential seed funding sources; (7) the relevance and difficulty of showing a direct bottom line impact from a basic skills training program; (8) tailoring the program to the needs of the business and its employees; (9) long-term sustainability; (10) the pros and cons of confidentiality, scheduling and release time, and location; (11) the role of computer-based learning; (12) the curse of unmet expectations (both the company's and the employees'); (13) lifelong learning and the limitations of workplace-based programs. Recommendations are made to basic skills practitioners, companies, and policymakers; nine company-sponsored basic skills programs are profiled. (Kc)
Where have all the part-timers gone? : recent trends and new evidence on moonlighting by Alec Robert Levenson( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent trends in part-time employment : perception versus reality by Alec Robert Levenson( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Levenson, A. R

Levenson, A. R. 1966-

Levenson, Alec 1966-

Levenson, Alec R. 1966-

Levenson, Alec Robert

레벤슨, 알렉 R

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English (100)

German (1)