• Track Coach Fired After Boys Run Shirtless

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor May 2011

    A celebrated boys' track coach in Westwood, Mass., was fired and ordered off school property last week for letting his runners train without wearing shirts. Tom Davis led Westwood High's 4x800-meter relay team to the New Balance Indoor Nationals less than two months ago and had his outdoor team off to a 5-0 start this season when he started hearing about complaints regarding boys going shirtless.

  • How to Weed Out Qualified But Toxic Job Applicants

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein April 2011

    Like the employees at many independently owned health clubs, our staff members have duties that include a little bit of everything.

  • Campus Rec Centers Serve as Incubators for Professional Development

    by Andrew Cohen March 2011

    Nick Davidson came to Davenport University five and a half years ago as a part-time assistant men's basketball coach and was soon put in charge of recreation and intramurals.

  • How to Prepare Your Staff for Management Positions

    by Amy Ashmore, Ph.D. February 2011

    Encourage employees to achieve their full potential.

  • Establishing Rules for the Wireless Generation of Employees

    by Rob Bishop September 2010

    Owners walk a tightrope when establishing rules for the wireless generation of employees.

  • How to Manage Generational Differences in the Workplace

    by Fred Hoffman, M.Ed. July 2010

    The need to understand what drives employees of all ages is more critical than ever.

  • How to Manage and Retain Seasonal Employees

    by Michelle Brimecombe May 2010

    Don't overlook temporary workers just because they won't be on the payroll for long.

  • 'Help Wanted' Help

    by Paul Steinbach April 2010

    The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association knows a little something about competition, and nowhere is competition more intense these days than within the job market. That's why I dropped into the Career Opportunities Center this week at the annual NIRSA conference in Anaheim, Calif., to learn more about what the association does to help match aspiring recreation professionals with help-seeking employers.

  • In Search of a Qualified Track and Tennis Court Builder

    by Mary Helen Sprecher March 2010

    Look beneath the surface when searching for a qualified builder of tennis courts or tracks.

  • How to Interview Teenagers for Part-Time Jobs

    by Michelle Brimecombe March 2010

    The keys are testing their skills and understanding their thought processes.