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In a brilliant excavation of long-obscured history, Empire's Workshop shows how Latin America has functioned as a proving ground for American strategies and tactics overseas.
This volume includes the major works of the British Empiricists, philosophers who sought to derive all knowledge from experience. All essays are complete except that of Locke, which Professor Richard Taylor of Brown University has skillfully abridged.
Joseph Martocchio's Employee Benefits: A Primer for Human Resource Professionals was written to promote a fuller understanding of employee benefits programs among students enrolled in college-level compensation and benefits courses. It's relevant to students who plan to be general managers, who deal with a variety of human resource issues in their day-to-day jobs, as well as to those who expect to be human resource practitioners. The real-world focus of Martocchio's text is evident on every page, as the author seeks to balance current academic thought with brief examples of contemporary benefits practices in business. Martocchio's Employee Benefits is forward-thinking and seeks to bring the topic into the mainstream of compensation understanding. The Fourth Edition continues to be concisely written, highlighting key issues in order to provide the reader with a solid foundation for discussing benefits issues with employee benefits professionals. As practices and laws affecting benefits change frequently, Martocchio stays on the cusp of recent developments, capturing all recent changes with his Fourth Edition.
Achieving employee engagement is crucial to the success and continued high performance of any organization. But with budgets tighter than ever before, economic struggles and an increasingly stressful workplace for staff, it has become an increasingly difficult task. Aimed at HR practitioners and managers, Employee Engagement offers a complete, practical resource for understanding, measuring and building engagement. Grounded in engagement theory and an understanding of psychology combined with practical tools, techniques and diagnostics, this book will help you assess and drive engagement in your organization. Case studies include British Gas, Capital One, Asda, Ministry of Justice, Mace and RSA
The easy way to boost employee engagementToday more than ever, companies and leaders need a road map to help them boost employee engagement levels. Employee Engagement For Dummies helps employers implement the necessary plans to create and sustain an engaging culture, allowing them to attract and retain the best people while boosting their productivity and creativity.Employee Engagement For Dummies helps you foster employee engagement, a concept that furthers an organization's interests through ensuring that employees remain involved in, committed to, and fulfilled by their work. It covers: practical steps to boost employee engagement with your company or team; how to engage different generations of employees; the keys to reduce voluntary employee turnover; practical tools to help retain and engage your employees; processes that will boost employee retention and productivity; hiring the best fits from the start; and much more.Helps you recognize and understand the impact of positive employee engagementHelps you attract and retain the best employeesEmployee Engagement For Dummies is for business leaders at all levels who are looking to better engage their employees and increase morale and productivity.
The Employer's Handbook has established itself as a source of reliable, unambiguous guidance for all small- to medium-sized employers, clearly identifying the legal essentials and best-practice guidelines for effective people management. The book is a comprehensive source of hands-on advice on the increasingly complex legal framework now governing UK employment law, including guidelines on age discrimination legislation and the latest employment tribunal procedures. Coverage includes: recruitment, contracts, benefits, performance management, maternity and paternity rights, personnel records and data protection, terminating employment, and ensuring the health, safety and welfare of employees and pension obligations. It also provides access to a unique set of downloadable templates, forms and policy documents for dealing with key employment issues.
New laws affect every aspect of being an employer from interviewing and hiring to handling employee benefits and firings. The Employer's Legal Handbook is the most complete guide to your legal rights and responsibilities as an employer. This essential guide shows you how to comply with the most recent workplace laws and regulations, run a safe and fair workplace, and avoid lawsuits. Learn everything you need to know about: . Hiring: Understand the legal guidelines for hiring employees, writing job descriptions, conducting interviews and investigating applicants. . Smart personnel practices: What to include in employee personnel files, employee handbooks, performance reviews and references for former employees. . Wages & hours: Comply with federal and state overtime and minimum wage requirements. . Employee benefits: Learn the ins and outs of wage and hour laws, retirement plans and health insurance. . Workplace health and safety: Comply with OSHA requirements, and implement policies on smoking, drugs and alcohol abuse. . Discrimination: Prevent sexual harassment and discrimination based on age, race, pregnancy, sexual orientation and national origin. . Termination and layoffs: Avoid wrongful termination cases, conduct a final meeting and protect your business information when employees leave. . Laws affecting small business practices: Everything you need to know about the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, health and safety issues, employee testing and more. This edition has been completely updated to reflect the most recent changes to the law, including information on healthcare reform, changes to the FMLA, laws that address social media and much more.
In the mid-1980s, the Abella Commission on Equality in Employment and the federal Employment Equity Act made Canada a policy leader in addressing systemic discrimination in the workplace. More than twenty-five years later, Employment Equity in Canada assembles a distinguished group of experts to examine the state of employment equity in Canada today.Examining the evidence of nearly thirty years, the contributors - both scholars and practitioners of employment policy - evaluate the history and influence of the Abella Report, the impact of Canada's employment equity legislation on equality in the workplace, and the future of substantive equality in an environment where the Canadian government is increasingly hostile to intervention in the workplace. They compare Canada's legal and policy choices to those of the United States and to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and examine ways in which the concept of employment equity might be expanded to embrace other vulnerable communities. Their observations will be essential reading for those seeking to understand the past, present, and future of Canadian employment and equity policy.
In the mid-1980s, the Abella Commission on Equality in Employment and the federal Employment Equity Act made Canada a policy leader in addressing systemic discrimination in the workplace. More than twenty-five years later, Employment Equity in Canada assembles a distinguished group of experts to examine the state of employment equity in Canada today. Examining the evidence of nearly thirty years, the contributors - both scholars and practitioners of employment policy - evaluate the history and influence of the Abella Report, the impact of Canada's employment equity legislation on equality in the workplace, and the future of substantive equality in an environment where the Canadian government is increasingly hostile to intervention in the workplace. They compare Canada's legal and policy choices to those of the United States and to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and examine ways in which the concept of employment equity might be expanded to embrace other vulnerable communities. Their observations will be essential reading for those seeking to understand the past, present, and future of Canadian employment and equity policy.
If you're a human resources professional, it's important that you have quick access to the information you need to do your job. Enter Nolo's latest quick reference guide, Employment Law: The Essential HR Desk Reference, the all-in-one, easy-to-read guide every HR pro should have handy. From Absenteeism to Zero-Tolerance Policy, read entries on topics such as: Bereavement Leave Class Action Ergonomics Hostile Work Environment Minimum Wage Privacy Stock Options Trade Secret Whistleblower ...and much more In usual Nolo fashion, Employment Law combines legal and practical information that can be used in real-world HR situations. Real-life case references, statistics, trends, and even pop culture references help to illustrate each entry's summary of the law. Let this guide, the latest in Nolo's Quick Reference series, give you easy and affordable access to the information you need.
Employment Law is a practical guide to understanding and applying the law effectively at work. Tailored to the needs of practitioners it offers a complete overview of the fundamentals of employment law, examining its importance for an organization, its employees and the HR function. Using a combination of practical tools, assessments, scenarios and case studies from best practice it will build your legal knowledge of key areas including immigration, employing temporary staff, changing contracts, discrimination, equal pay, family rights, redundancy and much more. By aligning compliance to legal requirements with the strategic objectives of your organization it will equip you with the crucial skills and knowledge you need.
Informative overview of Employment Laws.
Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees offers a coherent overview that follows the sequence of day-to-day events--from job creation to recruitment, including compensation and benefits, leave entitlements, and more.
In the follow-up to his very successful Black Lies, White Lies, controversial talk-show host and radio commentator Tony Brown presents a practical plan to reclaim our resources and institutions from a selfish and exclusive power elite. At the start of the twentieth century, argues Tony Brown, the world's economy was hijacked. In capitalist and communist countries alike, elitist groups took control of international trade and national banks, with dire results for the ordinary citizen. Ever since, capital has moved toward a single inner circle -- the Ruling Class Conspiracy -- who monopolize the world's markets and even its governments for personal profit. Their stratagems range from the "war" against drugs to deliberately induced racial conflict among ethnic groups in America -- none in earnest, all carefully designed to preserve a pernicious status quo. But Tony Brown has a remedy. His provocative and empowering seven-step plan offers an opportunity to break free once and for all from the constricting control of the wealthy and powerful who have run the world for far too long -- including a point-by-point program for radical reform of the income tax and a proposal to muzzle the Federal Reserve Bank, which exerts unconscionable influence over the lives of every American. Incendiary and persuasive, this book reaches beyond race to claim the high ground of historical, logical, and moral analysis. For nearly half a century of Cold War, America and the Free World were defined by opposition to Communism...but was this merely a red herring to ensure the domination of the haves over the have-nots? Read Empower the People, form your own conclusions...and hit the brakes!
Approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1989, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child affirms that children in all countries have fundamental rights, including rights to education. To date, 192 states are signatories to or have in some form ratified the accord. Children are still imperilled in many countries, however, and are often not made aware of their guaranteed rights.In Empowering Children, R. Brian Howe and Katherine Covell assert that educating children about their basic rights is a necessary means not only of fulfilling a country's legal obligations, but also of advancing education about democratic principles and the practice of citizenship. The authors contend that children's rights education empowers children as persons and as rights-respecting citizens in democratic societies. Such education has a 'contagion effect' that brings about a general social knowledge on human rights and social responsibility.Although there remain obstacles to the implementation of children's rights in many countries, Howe and Covell argue that reforming schools and enhancing teacher education are absolutely essential to the creation of a new culture of respect toward children as citizens. Their thorough and passionate work marks a significant advance in the field.
This book provides classroom-tested methods for engaging struggling middle grade readers-even those who appear to have given up-and fostering their success. The emphasis is on constructing respectful, encouraging learning environments that incorporate students' diverse literacies, cultural interests, and prior knowledge and skills into instruction. Chapters outline effective, innovative strategies for instruction and assessment in comprehension, vocabulary, text-based discussion, critical reading, and other core areas. Realistic classroom examples are included throughout, including applications of nontraditional texts. Other useful features include reflection questions at the end of each chapter.
My child is so bright, why isn't she doing better in school? Does she want to fail? parents ask. Peter A. Spevak, Ph.D., who has brought 2000 students from failure to success and is an often called upon expert on Good Morning America and contributor to Parents Magazine and the New York Times, explains that lack of emotional maturity is often the main problem in dealing with children who suffer from low self-esteem, poor self-confidence and are labeled underachievers. Parents and educators must actively engage underachievers in a transformation to become self-motivated and happy individuals. How can underachievers by motivated? First, you must understand the relationship between emotional maturity and chronological age. Dr. Spevak warns readers about accepting a diagnosis of ADD or ADHP being made too quickly. He focuses on the four emotional developmental stages-distant, passive, dependent, and defiant-explaining and demonstrating through examples how each type needs specific interventions and actions to get unstuck and stop the backsliding that results in failure. He shows the reader how to encourage emotional growth in a child, enabling him or her to become empowered and thus achievers. Spevak skillfully blends theory, explaining the problem, with a practical, doable action plan for solving the problem. Motivational expert reveals action plan which has helped 2000 underachievers succeed. New ways to understand and empower failing children. How to guide an underachiever to personal excellence.About the Authors:Peter A. Spevak, Ph.D., Founder & Director of the Center for Applied Motivation in Washington D.C., has appeared on Good Morning America and Dateline and has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek and the LA Times. He received his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Maryann Karinch, a communications consultant in San Mateo, CA, and author of Lessons From the Edge, Boot Camp, and Telemedicine, holds an MA degree from Catholic University of America.
Being a woman is both an asset and a liability. A lot depends on what she makes of herself or becomes. She is a huge asset when she is self-dependent and possesses the awareness and choice of being interdependent.
"In this new edition of one of the most effective business fables ever written, coauthors Blanchard, Carlos and Randolph illustrate three keys that you can use to create a culture of empowerment that truly works..."-Back Cover
"McCune has recreated the splendor and intrigue of the imperial court in the Tang dynasty...giving us entertaining and informative access to a brilliant time and a complex woman."JEFFREY RIEGELChair, Department of East Asian LanguagesUniversity of California, BerkeleySweeping through exotic, turbulent seventh-century China, EMPRESS is the captivating epic of one extraordinary woman who would become the only female emperor in all of China's history. The story of Wu Jao, set against the backdrop of medieval China, reveals not only an age of horrifying barbarism, daring treachery, and precarious power, but also an eternal culture of sophistication and enlightenment.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The ultimate con game thriller from the bestselling master of suspense, featuring the con artist team of Kidd and LuEllen.
Born into a family of privilege, Diana Dalziel Vreeland grew up amid the fashionable of New York's Upper East Side. With a famously alluring mother and a classically beautiful sister, young Diana often felt isolated and unloved. But she was saved from her unhappy childhood by her audacious imagination as well as the grit and determination that would shape her extraordinary life. Talent-spotted by legendary editor Carmel Snow in 1936, Diana joinedHarper's Bazaaras a fashion editor, where her singular point of view and signature style quickly made her a major creative force in American fashion. Under her influence, American designers became chic during World War II, and with her pizzazz she inspired a raft of fashion talent on both sides of the Atlantic. Passed over as successor to Snow, Diana did the unthinkable and accepted the title of editor-in-chief ofBazaar'sarchrival,Vogue. In Diana'sVogue, women were not only offered shockingly short skirts and silver hipster pants: even more radically, they were encouraged to embrace the free spirit of the sixties, to resist fashion orders from on high, and to use their own imaginations in re-creating themselves. WhenWomen's Wear Dailyasked Diana, "What is the function of a fashion magazine?" she replied, "To instruct when possible, to delight, to give pleasure, to bring to the reader what interests her. Everybody makes an appearance every day. " In 1971 Diana was fired fromVogue. She reluctantly accepted a new position for herself at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as Special Consultant to the Costume Institute, only to reveal a new dimension to her brilliance. Her first show, on the work of designer Cristobal Balenciaga, drew more than 150,000 people to the museum, and the show that followed smashed all the record books. The Metropolitan was stunned, and today's blockbuster exhibition was born. In this first full-length biography of Diana Vreeland, Amanda Mackenzie Stuart portrays a visionary: a fearless innovator who inspired designers, models, photographers, and artists. Vreeland reinvented the way we think about style and where we go to find it. As an editor, curator, and wit, Diana Vreeland made a lasting mark and remains an icon for generations of fashion lovers.
In this sequel to Shanji, Kati has used the light of creation to win a war, bringing her to the throne as empress of her planet, and she has forged new alliances with former enemies. Her daughter Yesui is born with powers exceeding her own, and Kati discovers that raising a super-being is no simple task. Yesui is willful and a prankster, and enjoys torturing her baby brother Mengjai, who turns out to be much more than he seems to be. But Yesui is the true Empress of Light and is later called upon to save a dying gaseous planet by adding mass to its core. She finds love with a gentle empath there and must help in resisting a coup that endangers his family. Along the way, she discovers there are living beings in the universe with powers even greater than her own, and that death is only a transformation to something new.
"There were three Empresses of Mars. The first one was a bar at the Settlement. The second was the lady who ran the bar; though her title was strictly informal, having been bestowed on her by the regular customers, and her domain extended no further than the pleasantly gloomy walls of the only place you could get beer on the Tharsis Bulge. The third one was the Queen of England."
The follow-up to the #1 bestseller The Winter Palace--perfect for the readers of Hilary Mantel and Alison Weir. Catherine the Great, the Romanov monarch reflects on her astonishing ascension to the throne, her leadership over the world's greatest power, and the lives sacrificed to make her the most feared woman in the world--lives including her own... Catherine the Great muses on her life, her relentless battle between love and power, the country she brought into the glorious new century, and the bodies left in her wake. By the end of her life, she had accomplished more than virtually any other woman in history. She built and grew the Romanov empire, amassed a vast fortune of art and land, and controlled an unruly and conniving court. Now, in a voice both indelible and intimate, she reflects on the decisions that gained her the world and brought her enemies to their knees. And before her last breath, shadowed by the bloody French Revolution, she sets up the end game for her last political maneuver, ensuring her successor and the greater glory of Russia.
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