• Recruitment Personnel Management
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    On dealing with the premiss that the practice of recruitment and selection is a long way from the recommendations of personnel textbooks, distinction must be taken into account between explicit recommendations and guidelines, on one hand, and, on the other, implicit suggestions stemming from the authors own stance. The implications of distancing from, or identification with, such explicit recommendations and implicit suggestions will be viewed in this paper as well as forms of overt and covert r...
  • Big Fat Globalisation Labour Market
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    ... While no evidence of this has been published using UK figures, data from America confirm this trend; "Americans now spend almost half of their food dollars on food away from home - 47 percent, or $354. 4 billion in 1998" (Dalton 2004, 94). That the hurried life-style brought about by changes in labour market is - in part - responsible for this, is underlined by figures from the fast food chains reporting that 'drive-thru's ales now account for more than half of their total sales (Dalton 2004...
  • Feminist Social Theory White Women
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    How has feminist social theory changed over the last 3 decades Which current do you find most satisfying at an intellectual and political level In this essay I want to analyse how feminist theory has changed since the 1970 s. However, I want to examine the importance of sex, gender and social theory vis- -vis class and race and to show that the experience of oppression by white women and women of colour can be very different. I believe that to examine the issues of sex, gender and social theory ...
  • Big Fat Globalisation Labour Market
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    Big Fat Globalisation: Towards a Sociology of Obesity Matt Qvortrup, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen ABSTRACT: It has often been observed that obesity follows a socioeconomic gradient which adversely affects the poor. This paper proposes the outline of a sociological theory of obesity as a consequence of 'globalization factors, such as labour market deregulation. Forced to work longer hours - and with lower levels of job-security - workers in low paid jobs have fewer opportunities to burn...
  • Union And Women Collective Bargaining
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    UNIONS, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND LABOUR MARKET OUTCOMES FOR CANADIAN WORKING WOMEN: PAST GAINS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES by Andrew Jackson, Senior Economist, Canadian Labour Congress and Grant Schellenberg, Assistant Director, Canadian Council on Social Development INTRODUCTION: UNIONS, LOW PAY, AND EARNINGS INEQUALITY The major purposes of this paper are, first, to examine the impacts of collective bargaining on labour market outcomes for women workers in Canada, specifically with respect to pay, ...
  • Current Human Resource Issues In The Australian Media
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    There has been significant media coverage of labour market related issues in the Australian media over recent months. Labour market issues addressed in the media can be broadly categorised within the following subject headings: benefits and salaries, labour market participation, labour market demographics, workplace restructuring and employee relations, and labour market legislation. Media coverage of benefits and salaries included articles examining parental leave provisions in the USA, UK and ...
  • Factors That Influence Labour Market Outcomes
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    Factors that influence the labour market outcomes Factors influencing the labour market outcomes are broad and their powers and influence are, in some cases, concurrent. This means they can be considered to influence more than one particular sector and their influences over lap with the influences of another sector. The most obvious and prominent are the influences of global and national political & economical factors, which are indirect influences. Where as Government legislation and interventi...
  • Market Analysis On Switzerland's Economy
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    Nationality: Swiss Population: 7. 11 million (1998) Annual Growth Rate: 0. 3% Infant Mortality Rate: 5/1, 000. Life - Expectancy: Men 74 years of age Women 81 years of age Religions: Roman Catholic 46%, Protestant 40%, others 5%, No religion 9% Languages: German 64%, French 19%, Italian 8%, Romansch 1%, Other 8% Education: Attendance 100% Literacy 100% Workforce: 3. 8 million. Agriculture: 4%. Industry 29% Services & Government: 67% Media: SRG SSR id " ee suisse (the Swiss Broadcasting Corporat...
  • Trade Union Unions People Labour
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    Their has been many changes in the Labour market since 1979, The conservatives coming to power in 1979 can be argued to have been one of the biggest influences of the period since 1989. The obvious differences between the old labour movement and the new conservatives of the time are that of the trade unions. Labour who were backed and funded by the trade union movement and the conservatives who were funded by industry were obviously going to have a different approach to government and the Labour...
  • Women In The Canadian Economy
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    The role of women in the Canadian labour force Women's expanding role across the Canadian economy is well recognized. There are considerable differences in women's and men's access to power over economic structures in our society. With women entering the labour force Canada's productivity rose faster, but they still are virtually absent and are not represented in economical decision-making of the Governments. Canadian women are building on labour market gains, but gender gap still remains. Today...
  • Movement Of Labour Poland Accession Polish
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    Poland is one of five countries from the former Eastern European Communist Block that is preparing for accession to the EU. Although the integration process requires a lot of compromises and many western policies and practices will have to be adopted, most Polish citizens are prepared to go through those changes. The majority of Poles are looking forward to the accession, which is frequently seen as quite a symbolic cut-off from Poland's communist past. The accession means serious changes of lif...
  • At The Top Of Corporate Ladder
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    At the top of the Canadian Corporate Ladder Ritz Jogiyat With the turn of the century approaching at lightening speed, the "Old Boys' corporate club remains intact since it first began more than a hundred years ago, during the great expansion of the industrial revolution. It is a club reflective of a society in which men control the center of political and economic power. What has prevented women, in a nation where they represent 51 % of the population and 45 % of the labour force from reaching ...