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    The search for meaning at work: a critical analysis of the dominant and subordinate theoretical assumptions
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2016) Mercurio, Zachary A., author
    The search for meaning is a human activity that has transcended centuries of human civilization. As applied disciplines that investigate the development of organizations and the humans who comprise them, organization development (OD) and human resource development (HRD) scholars and practitioners have engaged in a steady stream of research and theorizing related to what "meaning" or "meaningfulness" in work is, how it develops, and most prominently in the literature, how it is operationalized. This paper seeks to add to the understanding of the concept of the meaningfulness of work through engaging in a critical analysis of the historical and theoretical assumptions of the meaningfulness of work and how these assumptions developed over time. In addition, through the interpretation of the reviewed theory, this paper will discuss the implications for future research on the meaning of work.
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    Person-organization fit in the employee selection process: an instructive framework for practitioners and implications for human resource development (HRD)
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2016) Mercurio, Zachary A., author
    Leaders in modern organizations seem recently concerned with workforce turnover and strategies for hiring and selecting employees who have a low risk of early departure. The concept of screening employees for "fit" with the organization as a key strategy for reducing turnover is well documented. However, communication of the research findings to practitioners is limited. Additionally, the role of Human Resource Development (HRD) in developing people and preparing the organization to implement P-O fit strategies remains relatively understudied. To contribute to the P-O fit literature and HRD, this article performs an integrative literature review on P-O fit with a specific focus on organizational selection processes. An integrated process model for using P-O fit in the organizational selection process is presented.
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    A brief introduction to: organizational learning, performance, & change
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2013-10-11) Korte, Russell, author
    Key Take-aways: Work is embedded in a social, political, and informal contexts; The social, political, and informal contexts are primary drivers of learning and performance; Organizations have a major responsibility to help newcomers succeed; A culture that supports onboarding is a best practice; Effective onboarding helps develop engaged, top performers.