Predominance of competition in the contemporary business environment conditions new patterns of behavior for the companies operating in the market. Nowadays, almost every company has access to high technologies, innovations and high-production equipment, thus, in order to attract new customers it is necessary to implement certain changes in personnel by using training and developing programs for employees. The main purpose behind any of such programs is to increase employees’ performance by making them more skilled and highly qualified. Being one of the essential elements of interrelation between employers and employees, training appears to be an effective tool not only in developing an employee professionally, but also morally, by making him/her more confident about the job that needs to be fulfilled. Training and developing of employees is not an easy process, which involves a lot of time, money and effort, however, very often the results, which may be outstanding, completely pay off the costs. Thus, the importance of it cannot be underestimated. Continue reading “Employee Training and Development Research Paper”
Everybody knows what addiction is – when the person needs some stimuli to enjoy the world around. For example, smokers need nicotine to feel good. However, the physiological addiction is much more serious because the person does not want to change his life, sees no future and lives in past. Such addiction is based on the high level of emotional involvement, such addicts fear unpredicted experiences are not able to tolerate the change according to the “General Theory of Addiction”. The song “Mr. Tambourine” by Bob Dylan is an example how the addict wants to find psychological security but is unable to achieve.
The lyrics of the song “Mr. Tambourine” is not very easy to understand, but from the first lines the reader can sense that the author is in despair and is very unhappy. “There is no place I’m going to” – it does not mean that the author has no place to go, it is rather that he does not know where he goes. He recalls the evening “empire” which turned into “sand vanished from my hand”. The author was happy in the evening, but probably not real – it happened in his mind while in the morning he faced the reality. Continue reading “General Theory of Addiction Research Paper”
The second Epistle of John is the 63th book of the Bible. It’s the shortest part of New Testament, which consists of only 13 verses. The word “epistle” derives from the Greek language and is translated like “letter”. In the Bible Epistles compose a group of books of the New Testament. There is a version that Epistles were written like the letters in the beginning and that is why they got such a name. The word “epistle” is used sometimes not only for the books of the New Testament. It can refer to the open letters, written by the high religious authorities even nowadays.
Despite its small size The Second Epistle of John raises a lot of questions among scholars. There are many controversial issues concerning this book. The authorship of this epistle is a subject of loud disputes. The dates it was written do not cohere with the dates it was composed. There are different versions about the addressee of the Epistle. In my work I will try to study these doubtful issues and their possible influence impact of the Epistle to the Christianity.
The Second Epistle of John is imputed to John, one of the twelve Apostles though nowadays this authorship and even the person of John himself is put under the doubt. Continue reading “The Second Epistle of John Research Paper”
Human relations, being very complicated, still can be structured and systematized. Human society represents a complicated structure where each individual occupies his own place and has his own social status. Such a structuration of society may be observed everywhere, in all spheres of human life, from an average family to the most sophisticated political institution. Moreover, nowadays human relations gets to be more and more complicated and the structuration of society often coincides with the creation of interest groups which stand on their own ground and which views and beliefs may be different from the rest of the society. At the same time, each individual remains independent and playing a particular role in the society regardless his/her belonging to any social group but obviously such the importance of an individual belong to influential social group increases dramatically that, nonetheless, does not change social differences between all members of the society. Continue reading “Behavior Observation Research Paper”
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the changed landscape of contemporary business has the power to drive a firm’s competitiveness and increase its returns as well as long-term prospects. A company’s CSR exerts impact on the possibility of sustainable development that in turn can have influence on the company’s business prospects.
Sustainable development (SD) has been is evaluated against three interrelated dimensions – social, environmental, and economic (Stevens, 2005, p.1). It is defined by the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC) as “a sound balance among the interactions designed to create a healthy economic growth, preserve environmental quality, make wise use of our resources, and enhance social benefits.” Continue reading “Research Paper on CSR and Competitive Advantage”
OSHA stands for The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the US Department of Labor Agency. It has been created by the US Congress under the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and signed by Richard Nixon in 1970. The primary goal of OSHA is to prevent and reduce all possible work-related injuries, sicknesses and deaths through the workplace safety and health regulations. OSHA applies to absolutely every place of employment and organization that hires people and can possibly have injuries at the workplace. Continue reading “OSHA Research Paper”
I would like to start by saying that in early 1990s many large public relations and advertising companies in UK employed occupational experts to conduct a teambuilding working workshop to identify issues inhibiting the optimum performance of their senior management team. The typical 1-day workshop used the teamwork exercises. The individual styles of team members and the dynamics and interactions of this intact team were identified. In the following essay I will speak about why an individual may not be performing his job as effectively as he could from the following 1- individual reasons, 2- interpersonal reasons, 3- organization reasons. Continue reading “Group Training Needs Analysis”
Suicide has been something that people had committed since the time of human inception ssesnd ever since there had been made approaches to remedy the situation and motivate people to live. Various therapies had been proposed by doctors and philosophers around the world to allow suicidal patients to effectively overcome their obsession with suicidal thoughts. In the following essay I will speak about one of the suicidal clients and explore the formal approach to handling suicidal clients in a greater detail.
Profile and description of a suicidal client: Assessment
I would like to start by saying that the patient, Mark, a 62-year-old white male, currently has several problems that need to be addressed simultaneously in order to ameliorate his health. One first of all needs to assure that he quits smoking, which is a truly serious problem for a person of his age. He is a middle class widower living on his own. He had two married children (son and daughter) who never call him or pay him a visit. Three years ago his wife died of cancer and ever since he had different obsessive thoughts about committing a suicide and leaving this life as early as possible. Continue reading “Suicide Risk Assessment Research”
Judaism, in contrast to Christianity does not make strong accent on the life after death and on the place the soul goes after a person dies. All the teaching of Christianity is based on the idea of reward or punishment, which must befall the person after death. Judaism, which became the source for Christianity has much less mentions about afterlife and reward and punishment. Secret texts of Judaism scarcely talk about afterlife while all Christian writings are filled in with the ideas of afterlife rendering. This can be explained by the very essence of Judaism, which centers on the here and now and teaches people to live right and conscious living not in the fear of punishment or in the anticipation of the reward, but rather directed by higher inner motives and principles. At the same time the ideas of the afterlife reward is in Christianity emerged as a compensation for the sufferings people face during their human existence. Continue reading “Judaism and Christianity Research Paper”
Interrelation of politics and economics is inevitable. Better development of political structure of a country results in more effective functioning of state economy and vice versa. Ineffective government policy, inability to provide stability in the country damages economy, which certainly needs a sound background for its development. Nowadays two main ways of economic development are known in the world. They are planned economy represented by the example of former Soviet Union and countries that have been a part of it, and market economy by the example of modern developed countries, such as the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany and others. The conflict between communism, which stated that all people should be equal, and capitalism, which strives for maximum profitability, is still a subject of many heated debates. However, history proved inconsistence of communism, which resulted in the collapse of one of the larges countries in the world – the Soviet Union. However, not only Soviet Union was a communistic state, other countries, including the ones that will be discussed in this study were also communistic; and only China managed to preserve communism for a rather long period of time. Both Albania and Czechoslovakia, which does not exist any more, were communistic states, thus, their economic developed is somewhat different than of those countries, which have never been communistic. So, why does economy depend on politics? First of all economy can develop only when political situation is stable, otherwise, any economic ventures will be too risky even to start. Political regime preconditions economic developed, because under communism economy is planned, and under democracy economy is based on the laws of free market. Of course government continues to influence its development; however, this influence is only effective when economy needs it, in all other cases it can function by itself. Continue reading “Economic Development Analysis Research Paper”