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How And Why Orchestra Managers Change Jobs Part 2

In Part 1, we examined the reasons why orchestra managers change jobs across all age groups and today’s installment will drill down into these figures via breaking things up by demographics to see if there are any unique trends from one age group to the next. The survey produced 523 responses and here is what we learned about why and how these individuals changed jobs. Responses By Age Group [chart id=”29″] Perhaps unsurprisingly, younger age groups were more likely to change jobs while job stability increased with age. Top Five Reasons Orchestra […]

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How And Why Orchestra Managers Change Jobs Part 1

It should come as no surprise to learn that attrition rates for orchestra managers are high but does that mean those moving to new jobs find what they’re looking for? That was the basis for a survey designed to learn more about what influenced the decision to change jobs and how satisfied individuals were following the change. The survey produced 523 responses and here is what we learned about why and how these individuals changed jobs. Top Five Reasons Orchestra Managers Left Their Current Position: All Age Groups Unsatisfied with the work […]

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Survey: How Did Changing Jobs Work Out For You?

It is no secret that attrition and job turnover has plagued this field for decades. There are a host of reasons why that’s the case, but this article isn’t about that topic; instead, let’s learn more about what influenced the decision to change jobs and how satisfied they are with the change. Please note, this survey is open to both administrative and musician employees. Notice: this survey is now closed. Results will be published on 9/7/2016.

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A Mess Of Our Own Design

Douglas Rosenthal published an article on 8/1/2016 that tackles the difficult topic of sexual harassment inside the orchestra field. Although the topic is always bound to make some uncomfortable, it is difficult to deny that our field has a track record of making things worse than it needs. This is due to a lack of adopting practices designed to make sure all employees understand the institution’s key HR policies and procedures related to ethical conduct principles, discrimination and sexual harassment prevention, workplace privacy, compliance, conflicts of interest prevention, formal complaint processes, workplace […]

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Why Are Executive So Keen On Breaking HR Rules?

It seems as though hardly a year passes that doesn’t have one or more incidents that give HR professionals heartburn. The latest is a whale among the minnows in light of news that recently departed Lincoln Center (LC) president, Jed Bernstein, left as the result of what the organization described as a “[violation of] Lincoln Center human resources policy by not disclosing a personal relationship with an employee.” The 5/4/2016 edition of the New York Times published an article by Robin Pogrebin that reports on the details, which are comparatively straightforward. LC […]

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