Author Archives: Myra Thomas

About Myra Thomas

Myra Thomas is an award-winning business reporter, having written for Thomson Reuters, Dice.com, Middle Market Growth Magazine, The Secured Lender and many other publications. She has also served as Regional and Online Editor for NJ Biz, New Jersey’s business newspaper. Myra’s business acumen comes from her experience as a senior executive for a Lloyd’s of London intermediary.

What attracts talent to the table?

Is the time of the employee close at hand? After more than 20 years of downsizing, offshoring, buyouts, and innovation setting fire to traditional rules of the workplace, things are looking up for experienced, in-demand professionals.

The effect of employee rewards, penalties

Employers should think carefully about their approach to motivating employees. Karen Sedatole and Kristy Towry, Goizueta professors of accounting, along with coauthor Margaret Christ of the University of Georgia, study the effects that rewards for good performance and penalties for poor performance have on trust and perceptions of fairness in the work environment.