Crop Production - 879 words
Beginning about 12,000 years ago, the human population began a trend that completely changed the way we, as a race, evolved. For the first time in history, humans pushed beyond the restraints of traditional hunting and gathering, into domestication and farming. It was a change that would not only take thousands of years to prove worthy, but also may have set us back on the evolutionary path at the time. Along the path to this point, we have been constantly changing and finding new ways to produce and maximize the yield of the crops we sow. Have these changes been successful or detrimental to us? The following will search into answering this question. Since the beginning, increased crop produ ...
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The Fall Of The Roman Empire - 1,712 words
The Roman Empire at its peak governed over most of the Eastern world. After the death of Julius Caesar, who had destroyed the Roman Republic, an empire was the easiest was to keep the state going (Kagan-1998-pg. 92). An empire is rule by an emperor, whose range of power is virtually unlimited (Grant-1990-pg.164). Because of the Emperors supreme power, careful selection of these persons is necessary. Changes in the Emperor selection process lead to a selection of leaders who were distracted with tasks other than the development and continuance of the Empire. These changes in the selection process and the irresponsibility in many emperors was a major factor in the decay and collapse of the Rom ...
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Recruitment - 1,768 words
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 resistance, or adhesion, assumed in actual practice. Also central to the argument is what the whole issue means in terms of both existing problems and potential future problems for the employer and the ...
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Recruitment - 1,659 words
... e a woman, but the same argument gained credibility in employer-led Opportunity 2000 launched by Prime Minister John Major in the early 1990s (Liff, 1995). Line managers prefer informal sources of recruitment such as word-of-mouth recommendations or purchasing peoples names off the Professional and Executive Register and contacting them directly. This enables autonomy and unaccountability over the choice of successful applicant, and the stereotyped ideal recruit is white, male, aged 30 to 40, and married, i.e. with wife, children and mortgage. This state of affairs is difficult to change, as line managers are patriarchally elevated as the providers, the organizations breadwinners, thus m ...
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Accounting Software Decisions - 1,052 words
Selecting Accounting Software is one of the most important and, potentially, one of the most costly decisions a business makes. The decision is important because if the right choice is made, internal control of most accounting functions will provide a lower risk of doing business. An accurate method of keeping track of the essential financial functions of the business also will result. However, the decision could be costly if it is made without a thorough evaluation of the current and future needs of the business as well as the establishment of an effective method of determining which software package best meets the requirements of the business. Three of the most important steps to identifyi ...
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Country Risk Analysis - 1,644 words
... the Irish economy. One may look at this number from an executive MNC perspective and say that there is not a very large pool of perspective employee candidates for an emerging MNC. A statistic that combats this concern is that 47% of the population in Ireland is between the ages of 15 and 44. An overlapping figure, also, is that Ireland has the youngest population in Europe, with over 40% under the age of 25 years. There should not be much of a big worry as far as the future exchange rate of the Irish Punt. In general it should stay relatively stable with some slight everyday volatility overall. One thing someone may be cautious of is in the near future with regards to the exchange rate. ...
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Meritocracy - 524 words
A meritocracy is an environment in which individuals are rewarded for their ability to produce. An example of a meritocracy is the sports world at large. In the sports world, athletes are chosen based on their raw talent and ability to score points and win games. Nothing else is taken into account before each player signs a multi million dollar contract. Things like, being a college drop out, having a criminal record and being a poor role model is overlooked if the athletes can score points for the team. This one sided selection process, is the epitome of a meritocractic society. The owners of the teams are merely looking for someone who can get the job done, no questions asked. Initially, s ...
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Main Street - 521 words
Sinclair Lewis makes point of the efforts that Carol produces to reform her new home. These efforts can be perceived by the townspeople as unwelcomed and unsuccessful. Some of Carols ideas are ludicrous, out of proportion and not ready for the slow-moving town. She tries several different approaches to reforming the town from the moment of her arrival. She goes from architectural reform to poetic reform to artistic to introducing liberalism to amusing social functions. All of these tactics she hopes will spring forth a reform movement to beautify and culturalize the town and people. Her initial attempts at bringing the town out of its shell consisted of throwing fun and exciting parties. Suc ...
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Right Of Revolution - 571 words
As John Locke believed, I too believe the right of revolution has but one meaning and that is; that the people in a society have the right to choose who will represent them in government. They have the right to elect another government or leader when the one originally in control is not doing what is in the peoples best interest. We call this right democracy. A recent example which best illustrates this is the election in Serbia where President Slobodan Milosevic has allegedly lost the election but is refusing to turn over power to the newly elected official, violating every principle of the right of revolution or democratic selection process. In order to fully understand what is happening w ...
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Hoover Dam - 1,153 words
... ather than on land in the jurisdiction of the state of Nevada. Joseph Stevens argues in Hoover Dam: An American Adventure, that the decision to provide living arrangements for the dam workers was not only an attempt to protect health and welfare, but also to shield this very public project from the dangers that lay in an unstable workforce. A breakdown in the workforce would inevitably lead to bad publicity for the project, with the possibility of having to import a "foreign tropical labor" pool which was apparently dreaded by all. The presence, Stevens writes, of large numbers of blacks in Black Canyon, with its implied confession that within the continental United States a task had bee ...
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Case Study For Human Resources - 1,602 words
Edmund Graves, personnel manager used to consult legal, moral, and personnel practices. Graves, employed by Walker Space Institute for fourteen years, has been asked to supply guidelines and recommendations surrounding the pending cutbacks of the engineering department. Walker Space Institute requires the elimination of three engineers due to industry cutbacks. In doing so, Walker must evaluate each member and induce cutbacks which mitigate social, economic, and legal considerations while exercising higher regard for morals and fairness, while remaining competitive. Due to industry cutbacks, it becomes necessary for Walker to examine each engineering employee and evaluate alternatives in an ...
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Equaality - 1,288 words
... Then the group was crammed into a room where they would be killed by poisonous gas. Even the Jewish prisoners who survived the selection could be subject to death at any time. The Sonderkommandos, Jewish workers at the gas chambers and crematoriums, thought that their jobs would secure their lives, but they were randomly selected to be executed too (Adler 4). They knew too much to be allowed to live inside the camp for very long (4). The autrocities committed at Auschwitz-Birkenau are almost too horrible to imagine. Although a majority of the prisoners were sentenced to immediate death upon arrival, others faced much crueler deaths. The Wall of Death is where prisoners were stripped nak ...
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Darwins Theory Of Evolution - 1,215 words
Natural Selection - process by whch populations become adapted to the environment. The fitness of an individual is measured by how well its offspring reproduce - i.e. how many offspring that survive and reproduce does an individual produce ? Charles Darwin studdied and closly watched peppered moths (Biston Betularia) in their natural habbitat. The peppered moths are light colored with darker areas of color. Like humans, however, these moths can be found in a range of pigmentation from very black to very white and all shades in between.He watched durring the Industrial Revolution in the middle of the 18th century. Soot from the factories was starting to discolor the trees making the moths vis ...
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Ethics And Hr - 1,902 words
Ethics commonly refers to the rules or principles that define right and wrong conduct. Many people believe that we are currently suffering from an ethics crisis. Behaviors that were once thought unacceptable -- lying, cheating, misrepresenting, covering up mistakes -- have become in many people's eyes acceptable or necessary practices. Managers profit from illegal use of insider stock information and even college students seem to have become caught up in the wave where studies show significant increases in cheating on tests. Concern over this perceived decline in ethical standards is being addressed by organizations, and companies are relying on Human Resource (HR) to build an ethical cultur ...
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Reaching For The American Dream - 1,208 words
The American dream is an idea that attracts many. The promises of opportunity, success, social equality, and fortune are very desirable. Though few have come to a consensus for the definition of the "American dream", many are reaching for this concept. In Martin Luther King Jr.s "I Have a Dream" speech he searches desperately for this ambiguous idea. In Witold Rybcaynski essay, "Tomorrowland," he explains that Disney believes the dream can be constructed. Martin Luther King Jr.s attempt for the American dream is more realistic than Disneys plan to synthesize the ideal habitat; however both reveal that part of the American dream is to achieve happiness. This happiness consists of equality amo ...
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Satanism - 934 words
I am hoping I can somehow make this seem like a psychological report without making it lose any of it's important details. My goal in writing this paper is to hopefully make people understand and agree that Satanism is not a "Devil Worshipping," animal mutilating, child scarifying cult organization. The psychological thing comes in when people say Satanism is wrong or evil, they hear the word Satan and automatically assume that it must be bad. They make these assumptions without even taking the time to find the facts and understand them. I'll start off by saying that Satanists do not worship the devil! A Satanist believe that he or she as an individual rule their own destiny and are the god ...
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Effects Of Media On People - 1,498 words
Media nowadays is considered a window for learning and is also considered to be our main window to the world. Media has evolved from simple text in papers, to voices in radios, to voices with pictures in television and movies, to the very broad and information packed Internet. But as we all know, media has changed and evolved since then. Media then was primarily used to deliver news across the town and to beef up the people with the information they need for their everyday life. Then, newspaper was the only form of media until radio came into the picture. When radio came it became the most popular form of media. Then when television was born, it replaced radios and people turn to television ...
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Recruitment Case - 1,458 words
... e for a specific position my main objective will be as efficient and professional as possible. Also I have to be creative and imaginative using many ways to search for the ideal person for the position. The major part of successful recruiting is selling the company to a prospective applicant. A creative and innovative recruitment program is perceived by job applicants as unique, and this can be highly successful for the company in attracting more qualified groups of potentially promising employees. These are the available positions to hire: To select somebody as the Data Base Programmer the first thing that I will do is screen within the company data base to see if someone in the manufac ...
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Benetton Case Study - 1,754 words
CASE STUDY: "Building The Benetton System", Werner Ketelhoehn. Benetton, having been around since 1965 has had some massive changes and events to respond to and so I feel that a timeline of the events since the company was founded to be of significant use. 1960's; Development of Lucianos competitive advantage (discussed later). 1965 - Benetton was founded and the first factory was opened in Ponzano. 1966 - Widening of the existing company-subcontractor relationship. 1968 - First Italian store opened in Belluno. 1969 - First foreign shop opened in Paris. 1970's; The Benetton Group expansion to represent a family of brands which include 012, Sisley and Jeans West. 1970 - Hasten expansion by bu ...
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The Trials Of Affirmative Action - 1,037 words
Encarta Encyclopedia defines Affirmative Action as the system of policies used in the United States to increase opportunities for minorities and women by favoring them in hiring and promotion, college admissions, and the awarding of government contracts. Generally, affirmative action has been undertaken by governments, businesses, or educational institutions to remedy the effects of past discrimination against a group. Favoritism is enforced through government agencies. There is a large amount of controversy today surrounding the use of affirmative action in Floridas workplace and in the use of admissions in college universities. With the (possible) implementation of Governor Jeb Bushs One F ...
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