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Training at Work: Critical Analysis of Workplace Training and Development

Training at Work: Critical Analysis of Workplace Training and Development

1st Edition

Jeff Hyman
November 24, 2018

Training in the workplace can be costly and time-consuming. Consequently it is often neglected. However, it plays an essential part in a company's success, increasing the level of performance, aiding strategic decision-making and maximizing quality and efficiency. Using detailed surveys and...

The Interview in Staff Appraisal

The Interview in Staff Appraisal

1st Edition

W. E. Beveridge
November 20, 2018

The Interview in Staff Appraisal, first published in 1975, sets out to ensure that the work appraisal is used constructively and within a well-designed system. The book provides personnel and training managers, and others responsible for the introduction of an appraisal system into their work...

Social Structure and Personality in the Factory

Social Structure and Personality in the Factory

1st Edition

Paul Lafitte
November 20, 2018

This study, first published in 1958, explores the behaviour of industrial workers in a social context. By interviewing and observing workers in factories in Melbourne, the author examines the worker’s evaluation of work, work satisfaction, relationships and friendships within the workplace, and the...

Hiring Practices and Labor Productivity

Hiring Practices and Labor Productivity

1st Edition

Marianne J. Koch
November 20, 2018

This title, first published in 1995, examines how certain human resource practices link to labor productivity, and sets out to explain why some firms choose particular practices while others do not. In order to clearly model the relationship between labor productivity and how the firm elects to...

Cultural Adaptation in the Workplace

Cultural Adaptation in the Workplace

1st Edition

Martha Tyler John, Donald G. Roberts
November 20, 2018

The purpose of this book, first published in 1996, is to explore the dimensions of the changing workforce, and examines the issues faced by non-native workers and their employers. This study aims to explore issues such as culture shock and cultural adaptation in the healthcare, fast food and hotel...

Managerial and Professional Staff Grading

Managerial and Professional Staff Grading

1st Edition

Joan Doulton, David Hay
November 20, 2018

This title, first published in 1962, explains a system of job evaluation suitable for managerial and professional posts, and calls for a radical rethinking of the essential requirements for senior jobs. With a focus on the British Broadcasting Company as well as other organisations, the authors...

Planning Continuing Professional Development

Planning Continuing Professional Development

1st Edition

Frankie Todd
November 20, 2018

Continuing professional development (CPD) aims to maintain or improve the quality of professional performance. So far, it tends to have been designed for specific professional groups such as teachers, doctors, architects or engineers. Approaches, as a result, have often been local, separatist or...

Employee Turnover in the Public Sector

Employee Turnover in the Public Sector

1st Edition

Oscar Miller, Jr.
November 20, 2018

In this title, first published in 1996, the author uses the locus of control personality construct to show how workers who believe they can influence life events (internals) perceive and evaluate work conditions differently than workers who believe that life events are beyond their control (...

The Third Way: The Promise of Industrial Democracy

The Third Way: The Promise of Industrial Democracy

1st Edition

Dennis Lawrence
November 20, 2018

In this book, first published in 1988, the author shows that the movement for industrial democracy has deep roots in British history, and looks at the economic and political potential of industrial democracy as a mechanism to halt 100 years of industrial decline. The author advocates the general...

The Shorter Working Week: With Special Reference to the Two-Shift System

The Shorter Working Week: With Special Reference to the Two-Shift System

1st Edition

H. M. Vernon
November 20, 2018

In 1931 the International Association for Social Progress decided to undertake an enquiry concerning the effects of a shorter working week on unemployment and productivity. This title, first published in 1934, provides an analysis of information obtained through the author’s private research on the...

Work Revolution

Work Revolution

1st Edition

Paul Dickson
November 20, 2018

In this book, first published in 1975, the author critically examines the organisation of work, the systems of control, and the patterns of authority in British establishments. By bringing together detailed descriptions of alternative forms of work organisation and management from Norway, Sweden,...

Humanising the Workplace: New Proposals and Perspectives

Humanising the Workplace: New Proposals and Perspectives

1st Edition

Richard N. Ottaway
November 20, 2018

A great deal of attention is focused on the problem of improving the working environment. The research involved is not merely a question of improving industrial relations but rather it forms part of the entire inter-disciplinary search for ways of improving the quality of working life. This volume,...

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