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20 Jan 2009
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New techniques of motivation

Essay - 10 pages - Human resources

The motivation of men has been much theorized, particularly in the past half-century. It's actually about these great thinkers to theorize on what might motivate us, for example in a professional situation. Following a survey of employees, Ronen, unlike others, tried to make an almost...

19 Jan 2009
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The labor market in Spain

Essay - 13 pages - Human resources

Today, a lot of desires or worries of the European population are linked with the employment. From the question “What would you do when you grown up?” to the social claims and the general strikes. The reason is simple: a job provides a means to live but above all, work is presented as a...

16 Jan 2009
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Are the French rail strikes ethical?

Essay - 7 pages - Human resources

What are ethics? The definition of the dictionary is the following: “a set of principles of right conduct”. It is linked to morality too. We can find this concept in a lot of aspects of life. It touches the social environment. A good person is someone who follows an ethical and moral...

16 Jan 2009
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Monography: The human resources management policy of the Société Générale

Essay - 4 pages - Human resources

According to the talk with Charles Millon, there are four main issues that have been put forward during the reshuffling of the bank Crédit du Nord. One of them is manpower planning in the new area, determined by both Société Générale, the buyer, and Crédit du Nord, the acquired. Indeed, that HRM...

16 Jan 2009
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Child labor in the clothing industry

Essay - 6 pages - Human resources

The world is becoming more and more interconnected and firms are facing evolving challenges. With the increased globalization, companies are competing not only within their national borders but also against multinational companies. This heightens the pressure stressed on all the businesses to...

16 Jan 2009
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How can a large global company like Coca-Cola manage its human resources efficiently? The example of the US divisions

Essay - 8 pages - Human resources

Coca-Cola is one of the most famous and successful brands all over the world. The Coca-Cola Company is a large multinational enterprise, operating in about 200 countries. This can be considered as the quintessential global corporation. We could more likely use the terms "multi-local" company as...

16 Jan 2009
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An assessment of the usefulness of human resource planning, in Rexel

Essay - 12 pages - Human resources

The human resource planning (HRP) is a problematical area, in particular, during the phases of disorder and confusion within the business environment, which can provoke instability. Thus, hesitation is created among the need of planning and the complexity of forecast. Although this complexity,...

16 Jan 2009
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The scope of human resource management functions and activities

Essay - 3 pages - Human resources

The most important resource in an organization is its people. So the role they play, how they play, how they interact through formal and informal processes and the relationships they build are crucial to the success of strategy” say Johnson and Scholes (2002: 419). Human Resource Management...

16 Jan 2009
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Managing employees' career

Essay - 3 pages - Human resources

According to Johnson and Scholes (2002: 419) “The most important resource in an organization is its people. So the role they play, how they play, how they interact through formal and informal processes and the relationships they build are crucial to the success of strategy”. Human...

16 Jan 2009
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Individual behavior in an organization

Essay - 11 pages - Human resources

Individual behavior is dependent upon whether a person is in a group or not. Individuals act differently in accordance with their situation. A group is composed of a minimum of two people. There are Two types of groups that have been identified by Stephen P. Robbin (1996) - a formal and an...

15 Jan 2009
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The rolled-up holiday pay

Essay - 5 pages - Human resources

The Working Time Regulations (“WTR”) were introduced in the UK in 1998 to implement the EU Working Time Directive 93/104/EC (“the Directive”) and are intended to be a health and safety measure. Under the Regulations, workers are entitled to four weeks paid annual leave. One of...

15 Jan 2009
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Women face greater challenges than men in their attempts to climb to the top of the corporate ladder

Essay - 6 pages - Human resources

Women m?ke up close to ? h?lf p?rt of the U.K. workforce, ?nd this proportion is likely to grow. Working women ?re ? diverse group (e.g., White women, minorities, women with children, immigrants, older workers) with widely v?rying needs, v?lues, experiences, ?nd expect?tions....

15 Jan 2009
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What is the role of Human Resources Management (HRM) in the implementation of a Sustainable Development Program?

Essay - 5 pages - Human resources

Nowadays, Sustainable Development is a movement that is increasing in our society. Companies are progressively realizing the stakes of such policies, and are willing to have a try at it. However, it is important to guide them through this process, which can be disastrous when not lead the "right"...

15 Jan 2009
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Management of international human resources: Coca Cola

Essay - 7 pages - Human resources

According to Armstrong in 2006 "International human resource management is the process of employing, developing and rewarding people in global organisations". However, nowadays, one of the most complex challenges for a MNC, across the globe, is the management of human resources because of...

15 Jan 2009
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Reward strategy in a HRM context: Its role in motivating and retaining staff

Essay - 11 pages - Human resources

“Human Resource Management (HRM) is both an academic theory and a business practice that addresses the theoretical and practical techniques of managing a workforce.” (Cameron & Quinn, 1999). HRM is part of an organization which recruits and trains workforce in order to achieve...

15 Jan 2009
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What is strategic human resource management? Critical evaluation of the concept in terms of theory and practice

Essay - 4 pages - Human resources

In the 1980's, a new concept called ‘Human Resource Management' was born. This trend comes after an intense period of Taylorisation, Fordism and now, McDonaldisation. HRM came to counter balance these trends and consider the concept of Man as a man and not as a machine. For the last several...

15 Jan 2009
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Comparison of HRM models in 2 (two) different countries or continents

Essay - 6 pages - Human resources

Raymond Miles introduced the term ‘human resources' in 1965 after the evidence that human beings and human relations were changing in the company's environment. Human resources is considered as an ‘umbrella' gathering several different approaches rather than a single theory. All these...

15 Jan 2009
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New opportunities for women in France: The case of Ségolène Royal

Essay - 8 pages - Human resources

Throughout the history of France, it seems that women have always appeared to be inferior to men, at least since the settling process in the Gallic period. The dominant religion, Catholicism, has intensified this state of mind as it considers God as superior to men, and men that are superior to...

15 Jan 2009
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Why should a company improve its employees' working conditions? Inquiry on Bouygues construction

Essay - 8 pages - Human resources

How can business improve people's lives? That is the issue of this inaugural seminar, and we decided to study a sector where there are real risks for employees, such as the building trade. On this way we chose Bouygues Construction, because we were sure that such a worldwide company would provide...

15 Jan 2009
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Gender related differences in patterns of employment in Sweden, and the effects of the parental leave in a woman's employment

Essay - 15 pages - Human resources

Sweden is very often taken as a model when a conversation comes to any gender or equity related question. It is said to be, not without any reason, one of the most if not the most advanced country in the world as far as equality of chances or the cause of women are concerned. Tough, it had...

13 Jan 2009
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Francotours: A human resources strategy

Essay - 4 pages - Human resources

Organizational Development is a term used to define the growing process of an organization. An organization's successful development and evolution depends on its ability to create the following: a vision (or identity) that clearly defines its purpose; the leadership capacity to clearly...

13 Jan 2009
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What is High Performance Measurement? Should every organisation adopt this system? If not, what kind of organisations should adopt it if they wish to improve their performance? Explain how it should help them

Essay - 6 pages - Human resources

The evolution from the notion of Manpower Management to the concept of Strategic Human Resources Management has made it fashionable to say in organisations that people are the greatest asset. But it can be hypocrite to make such a hollow statement, given the lack of tool to measure accurately the...

13 Jan 2009
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Effect of psychological contract forms on employee attitudes toward Affirmative Action

Essay - 71 pages - Human resources

Psychological contracts are individual beliefs in reciprocal obligations between employees and employers. In a sample of 1377 South African white collar-employees, this study examined the effects of Affirmative Action on psychological contract attributes and how these changes influence employees'...

13 Jan 2009
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Compare and contrast the main claims of Goal Setting and Expectancy Theories with regard to Employee Performance Appraisal. What are the implications for the design of employee appraisal systems?

Essay - 8 pages - Human resources

The history of performance appraisal in the literature is quite recent. Its roots in the early 20th century can be traced to Taylor's pioneering time and motion studies, which interestingly also sets the beginning of the goal-setting theory. But this may not be very helpful, for the same can...

13 Jan 2009
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Leadership : Review of the literature

Essay - 19 pages - Human resources

Research on leadership has been part of organisation behaviour for the last one hundred years and is seen as one of social science's most researched subject (Antonakis, Cianciolo and Sternberg, 2003:5). It is believed that in 1896, the Library of congress in the USA had no book on leadership but...

25 Sep 2008
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Lay-offs and downsizing

Essay - 6 pages - Human resources

Sweeping economic, technological, and social changes during the last two decades have begun to transform how work is organized in modern society. The shift from an industrial to a knowledge economy, the globalization of markets, and the rapid proliferation of new technologies have dramatically...

25 Sep 2008
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Leadership and personal power in organizations

Essay - 5 pages - Human resources

Leadership is a heavily studied element of organizations. Every organization has leaders, after all, but what can and what do leaders actually do to achieve results? Can these results be replicated, or is individual charisma and various other sources of power and success ultimately simply a...

22 Jul 2008
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What would Marx say? Labor agreement with the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)

Essay - 4 pages - Human resources

This past 12th of September, 2005, Ford's labor agreement with the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) reached its three-year expiration date, and was remade and renewed after negotiations between the two parties. Talks focused on questions of wages, benefits, retirement plans, and other...

07 Jul 2008
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The advantages and disadvantages of unionization of the modern labor force

Essay - 7 pages - Human resources

Throughout the course of the twentieth century the labor movement in the United States has taken a number of twists and turns. From unionization during the period of industrialization to the decline of the union and the literal demise of the labor movement in the 1980s and 90s, the American labor...

03 Jun 2008
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Australian Assimilation And The Impact on Aboriginal Health: A Critical Analysis

Essay - 6 pages - Human resources

Australia is one of the world's most culturally diverse societies and it is commonly assumed that the country offers free and fair opportunities to all its inhabitants. However, on close observation it is clearly evident that the country's indigenous population is at a social and economic...