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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
   


In This Issue ...
  • This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine — Read more.
  • Feature Article: Time to Revamp Your Performance Review? — Read more.
  • ISM Accepting Doctoral Dissertation Grant Applications — Read more.
  • Calendar of Events for February — Read more.
  • Term of the Day — Read more.
  • It's Easy to Subscribe to the Just in ETime Newsletter — Read more.
  • Contact Us — Read more.

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This Month in Inside Supply Management® Magazine

Have you checked out the latest issue of Inside Supply Management® magazine? The January/February 2013 issue is full of useful information, including the following articles:

Access the complete January/February 2013 issue of Inside Supply Management® online.

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Feature Article: Time to Revamp Your Performance Review?

The review period is the best way to answer employee questions regarding personal performance and to assess job satisfaction. Let's face it — everybody likes to know where they stand. Managers who don't regularly review annual goals leave employees questioning their importance and relevance.

For reviews to be successful, they have to be done consistently and at regular intervals (consider quarterly) throughout the year. I've worked in companies where reviews were only done when someone was "in trouble" — which is the wrong approach. In those cases, employees know the review is simply a pretext to firing someone. It wastes the positive aspect of performance reviews, namely the opportunity for management to provide coaching that will enhance an employee's performance.

Read the full article on the Inside Supply Management® website.

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ISM Accepting Doctoral Dissertation Grant Applications

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is accepting applications in its Academic Research Support Program for Dissertation Research Grants. Completed application packets are due by January 31, 2013.

The long-running ISM Dissertation Grant Program encourages doctoral students interested in supply management to develop and complete their dissertation research in supply management or closely related topics. For 2013, ISM intends to support up to four dissertations at up to US$12,000 each. Each recipient has three years from the date of the award to complete their dissertation.

Visit ISM online for general eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application procedures for the ISM Dissertation Research Grant.

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Calendar of Events for February

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Term of the Day

Today's ISM Term of the Day is: BENCHMARK.

Definition: A standard or point of reference used in measuring or judging an organization's performance according to selected criteria.

A different Term of the Day is posted on the ISM Home Page each day — seven days a week. The Term of the Day is taken from the ISM Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms.

ISM members can access the online Members Only Glossary which includes terms from the private, public, and various industry sectors, and from a wide variety of sources. The Glossary can be browsed alphabetically, or searched by keyword.

Access the online Glossary.

If you are not a member but would like membership information, visit the ISM website.

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