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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...

16 Jan 2009
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The war on talent: Korn/Ferry International in China

Presentation - 16 pages - Human resources

With $452 million in global fee revenue, 474 consultants worldwide, 70 offices globally, and 4.4 million candidates in its database, Korn/Ferry has been successful due to the high quality, process and speed at which its consultants have placed candidates. In 1978, Korn/Ferry International...

15 Jan 2009
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International human resource management

Thesis - 13 pages - Human resources

One of the few certainties in this uncertain world is the growing influence of internationalization on organizations, both large and small. There are increasing numbers of internationally operating organizations and internationally operating employees. The subject of international human resource...

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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Does Maslow's hierarchy of needs apply to all cultures?

Case study - 4 pages - Human resources

Motivating employees is one of the primary responsibilities of a manager in any organization. It is critical in the management practice to understand what motivates people. Motivation is defined as “a psychological process through which unsatisfied wants or needs lead to drives that are...

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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Memo Human resources: The Lidl case (2008)

Case study - 11 pages - Human resources

The Concept of purchasing power has been highly debated in France for the last few months. Because of a recent and substantial increase in prices, grocery retailers have been under suspicion of being the main engine of this inflation. Why have prices been increasing so quickly in the last few...

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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American HRM model vs. European HRM model: Is the American model exportable to Europe?

Case study - 5 pages - Human resources

The success of the American firms and the rapid economic growth of the country seem to give significant emphasis on the US way of managing a business. Seen as part of management, the US strategic human resource management models are often considered to be the best practice and the key to success....

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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How to evaluate the performance of the human resource department?

Thesis - 4 pages - Human resources

It is important for companies to evaluate the quality and performance of their different departments (Baruch, 1997). Evaluating the human resource department (HRD) is even more important due to its many links with and influences on other items -for example, with increased productivity (Fox et al,...

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...

13 Jan 2009
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Management - Contingency theories of leadership

Thesis - 4 pages - Human resources

Contingency theories of leadership were intended to resolve the problems of Trait and Behavioural theories. To what extent have they achieved? According to the dictionary, leadership is « the process whereby one person influences the thoughts and behaviour of others »; it thus...

09 Jan 2009
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Leading as if your life depended on it

Book review - 11 pages - Human resources

In Extremis Leadership: Leading As If Your Life Depended On It, by author Thomas A. Kolditz, is the kind of book, and contains the kind of concepts, that every serious leader should read. It does an excellent job of detailing the personal growth and commitment to the truth that is...

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...

08 Jul 2008
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HR plan for a hypothetical service business

Business plan - 5 pages - Human resources

The development of new business requires consideration of a wide range of issues. While most business owners are quick to note the importance of financing when it comes to starting a small business, few consider the specific human resource requirements that are important to the organization's...

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...

26 Jun 2008
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Human Resources Management: Challenges and Controlling Mechanisms

Case study - 10 pages - Human resources

Organizational Psychology holds that successful organizations focus not only on market realities and sustainable competitive advantages, but also on their human capital, which they consider as their most vital asset. In a sense, facts and figures are the quantitative elements of a successful...