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ORGANIZATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

I. INTRODUCTION

Human resource managers are like jugglers and tightrope walkers in some respect, i.e., they must balance the need to hire, retain, and train the employees who are the best qualified for the job while ensuring corporate profits steadily rise and corporate expenses hold steady at a . . . .

In this essay, I will examine the poem, the Tyger, by William Blake. Specifically, I will begin by addressing the outer, or obvious, meaning of the poem. Following this discussion, I will give a thorough, and detailed analysis of the inner meaning of the poem, The Tyger, by William Blake.

At a very superficial reading, the outer, obvious, subject of the poem is, of course, a tiger. . . . .

In the Senate of the United States Congress, three members have had a combined tenure of nearly a century: Senator Strom Thurmond from South Carolina, Senator Robert Byrd from West Virginia, and representing Massachusetts- Senator Edward Kennedy.

The former two have, in the past, had direct ties to white supremacist movements in the United States. Senator Kennedy, in the court of public . . . .

When Voltaire wrote Candide, he wrote a masterpiece of satiric literature in which he explored many philosophical questions of the day. Many of those issues intersected with each other, so putting them together in one treatise was a useful way to look at them as they interacted in a fictional story. This paper will look at five of those issues: fate, evil, personal choice, religion, and . . . .

In "Things Fall Apart" the author, Chinua Achebe, offers a unique perspective on Africa and the effect of European civilization on Africa. The story is told with a focus on the central character, Okonkwo. This focus gives the book a definite sense of reality, makes the theme of the tragedy of the change more forceful and also says something greater about all societies. We will begin by giving . . . .

Existence of God - Value of Belief

Jonathan Waller, in his online essay "God versus God," raises very pertinent issues about the existence of God—the ever widening divide between theists and atheists. In light of recent events, Waller maintains that these issues are very important. Mohammad Atta, in the name of God, flew a plane into a building. One of the first recognizable casualties . . . .

What does it mean to be human? This might seem to be a simple question, but that is probably because we have not thought very deeply about the issue. For decades physical anthropologists and other scholars have investigated this question. Their early efforts tended to take the form of trying to find one single trait that defined humans as different from all other species - whether it was our . . . .

Martin Heidegger and Jean-Paul Sartre on Existentialism and Humanism

Introduction: The Essentials of Essentialism

Martin Heidegger's philosophical opus is both deep and complex and a comprehensive examination of it here would be impossible. However it is possible to provide an overview of his essential teachings - of the essential aspects of his essentialism. Doing so will allow . . . .

Shakespeare's "Anthony and Cleopatra" begins and ends with a banquet. The play opens with the image of Anthony and Cleopatra arm in arm, talking about how much they love one another in the context of revelry and feasting in Egypt. The play ends with Cleopatra, alone with her handmaids, being consumed by an asp. "Will it eat me?" she asks the asp-seller in the final act. (5.2.263) It is a . . . .

Malcolm X & Sophia

Malcolm first notices Sophia (a name given by Malcolm, we have no idea what her real name is) at a Negro dance at the Roseland Club in Boston, MA. Malcolm's date was Laura; Laura was an intelligent, well-brought-up, young, black woman. Laura is on her second date with Malcolm. Sophia walks into the club and immediately draws Malcolm's attention. The author . . . .

We are so accustomed to thinking of William Wordsworth as the quintessential Romantic poet - a man in love with the idea of a simple life lived close to nature - that we are apt to overlook the fact that his relationship with nature is in fact a somewhat ambivalent one, or at least a complex one. While Wordsworth will always be known for the clarity and undiluted Romanticism of "Tintern Abbey . . . .

Methodology

Chapter 3

The Approach

Fifteen questions used to measure willingness to AC were assembled into a questionnaire designed to examine the personality measures and items regarding employee response to various safety issues, adequacy of safety training, and attitudes toward other safety related issues. The most pertinent questions relating to AC were:

If I . . . .

Rites of Passage

Summary: This is a paper in MLA style on the Rites of Passages of puberty followed by Eskimo and Australian Aborigines.

Introduction

The indigenous cultures of the past have always held a great regard for the traditional and superstitious. Elaborate rituals are associated with each aspect of life and the people celebrate these rituals as a community. The . . . .

Vincent Van Gogh: Woman with a spade as seen from behind. (1885)

Vincent Van Gogh is a master artist whose works have fascinated the society for decades. The manner in which he portrays his subjects and the deliberation of each stroke gives a life like result that is a pleasure to see. Vincent Van Gogh went through life searching for the elusive perfection that he could capture on . . . .

Kant and His Perception of Experience

Kant is considered one of the great philosophers, particularly in regard to the concept of experience. His theories regarding human perception and experience were ground breaking, and as such he received many accolades and criticisms alike. One of the most famous Kant quotes is: "Though our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that . . . .

Biblical Hermeneutics

This paper is a detailed book review on the book An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics. The writer explores the systematic approach to bible study promoted in the book. The reader is then led through a discussion of the meaning of the term and the way it relates to the bible and those who follow and study the bible.

BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS

For more . . . .

Mysticism is pervasive throughout the religions of the world, yet varies widely in its particulars Mysticism is concerned with the nature of reality, the individual's struggle to attain a clear vision of reality, and the transformation of consciousness that accompanies such vision. Mysticism is foremost a personal experience with God, your innermost truth. The intimacy you might experience . . . .

Suturing in Film Theory and Other Narrative Practices

On a very literal level, to suture something is to sew something back together, usually imperfectly, usually with a substance that is alien to the body that is being altered—such as the doctor's suturing thread that stitches together an open wound. On a semiotic level, according to Jacques-Alain Miller, Miller's definition of suture . . . .

THE IMPORTANCE OF LAKE ERIE

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the importance of Lake Erie to the industrial and commercial markets of Northern Ohio, the state of Ohio, and the entire United States.

BACKGROUND ON LAKE ERIE

Lake Erie forms the northern boundary to the state of Ohio, separating the state from Canada. It is the fourth . . . .

John Stuart Mill's concept of liberty professes to be liberal but ends up with a distinctly 'non-liberal' feel when analysing the details. This paper endeavours to define exactly what Mills' notion of liberty is and how it should be regulated by studying his book "On Liberty." The main discrepancies of his theory will be highlighted so as to demonstrate the apparent contradiction between his . . . .

Nature of Cognition

Ever since Simon and Binet developed the first intelligence test in 1905, the field of psychology has maintained a strong interest in the nature of intelligence. How do we think? Why are some people better problem solvers than others? What is cognition, the ability to think about our environment? Why are some people consistently more able to use their brains to think . . . .

In "Crime and Punishment" Christian symbolism offers an undercurrent throughout the novel which helps explain Raskolnikov's redemption at the end, and which offers Raskolnikov and the reader a way out of destructive over-rationality.

In the first part of the novel Raskolnikov is an atheist, rejecting God and at the same time deificating himself. He believes that he is above God and it . . . .

Birth Order and Psychology

In previous years there have been quite a bit of research conducted on the subject of birth order and personality. However research on this matter has declined in at least the last 10 to 20 years. In all regards, it is the common perception that people who are first-born have the strongest disposition and have leadership tendencies. Research also tends to . . . .

THE BRIDE OF THE GREEK ISLE

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the poem "The Bride of the Greek Isle," by Felicia Hemans, and discuss the author's life as it relates to the poem.

THE BRIDE OF THE GREEK ISLE

During her brief lifetime, Felicia Hemans wrote numerous poems, beginning when she was only fourteen. She had a romantic view of . . . .

Dole and Chiquita - Organic Bananas

Introduction

Production Differentiation

Going (Organic) Bananas

Introduction

When it comes to bananas, Dole has long been at a disadvantage. Dole is association for most Americans with pineapples and with various shady dealings in Hawai'i. If you want to go bananas, you go to Chiquita.

This paper examines the . . . .

What does it mean to be a hero? Does it depend on whether one is a man or a woman? Is the nature of heroism engendered? Are there different categories of heroism - a heroism of the mind and a heroism of the body, for example? The life and work of the novelist Jean Rhys help us to understand the nature of the heroic. Rhys herself may be considered to be a hero even though her life was not by . . . .

THE RISE OF THE NOVEL

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss "The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding," written by Ian Watt.

THE RISE OF THE NOVEL

The novel is in nothing so characteristic of our culture as in the way that it reflects this characteristic orientation of modern thought" (Watt 22). This is how Watt . . . .

Personality: Permanent?

It has been a long controversy about how nature and nurture imply to personality traits and human behavior. Nature means that genetic factor and the system of organs control the personality, while nurture means the personality is a result of conditioned circumstances where a person is brought up. It includes the personality of other people, like family, includes . . . .

The History of Surgery had been started from the prehistoric time with its appropriate technique and tools applicable during the age. There was no sophisticated care of hygiene and anatomic knowledge in the early days; the basic research was started using trial and error on every case and it had set a very strong basic which still makes sense and counts into modern practice.

The . . . .

SMALL TOWNS PROBLEMS CAN HAVE BIG IMPACT

Living in a small Nebraskan town we do not have to face many of the life issues that people in large cities face such as pollution, high crime rates and other things. The one thing that seems to pervade everywhere without little regard to town size is discrimination. Racial discrimination in a small town can be even more devastating than in a big . . . .

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