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Publication date: 1 April 1991

David Woollcott

Myths have been created about the value of Employee AssistanceProgrammes (EAP). An experienced practitioner examines seven: that to beindependent or confidential the EAP…

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Myths have been created about the value of Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP). An experienced practitioner examines seven: that to be independent or confidential the EAP must be provided by an external agency not answerable to Personnel; that EAPs usurp a manager′s responsibilities for staff; that stress is inescapable in modern life and the company has no right or wish to interfere in its employees′ personal lives; that admitting to stress‐related problems leaves an employee sidelined as a failure; that an EAP may permanently change management style and employee attitudes in a way that traditional means cannot; that EAP is just welfare under another name.

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Employee Councelling Today, vol. 3 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-8217

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Publication date: 10 December 2018

Tony Langham

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Reputation Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78756-607-1

Book part
Publication date: 10 December 2018

Tony Langham

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Reputation Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78756-607-1

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1962

LIGHT rarely comes to people as swiftly as it did to Paul on the Damascus road. More often it is the slow accretion of knowledge through education and persuasion, the…

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LIGHT rarely comes to people as swiftly as it did to Paul on the Damascus road. More often it is the slow accretion of knowledge through education and persuasion, the steady pressure of convinced advocates and the relentless force of events that opens their minds to new ideas.

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Work Study, vol. 11 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

Article
Publication date: 9 February 2015

Cheryl Jones and David Newsome

Rankings of the world's cities by a liveability factor have become increasingly significant in the media, among governments and city councils in the promotion of cities…

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Purpose

Rankings of the world's cities by a liveability factor have become increasingly significant in the media, among governments and city councils in the promotion of cities, as well as academics interested in understanding the impact of quantifying liveability on urban planning and the relationship of liveability indices and tourism. The paper aims to discuss this issue.

Design/methodology/approach

While examining characteristics of liveable cities according to some of the widely reported liveability indices, such as those produced by Mercer, Monocle magazine and the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), the authors provide a snapshot of Perth as a liveable city and consider liveability in relation to urban tourism, sustainability and environment. Perth's liveability ranking is discussed in terms of environmental sustainability, noting that for Perth to retain its position as one of the world's most liveable cities, consideration must be given to sustainable planning and environmental practices at policy, organisational and individual levels, placing the long-term liveability of the environment and Perth's flora and fauna at the forefront of urban, and tourism, planning.

Findings

The accessibility of nature in Perth and its surrounds, its outdoor recreational opportunities and warm climate are factors that make it unique. Developing and promoting nature-based tourism would further enhance the accessibility of nature for visitors and residents. While Perth's EIU top ten ranking is justified, its major attributes remain unrecognised by the widely used EIU liveable city assessment framework.

Research limitations/implications

Moreover, the notion of a liveable city is open to contention due to the subjective nature of various assessment criteria. Liveability indices should include quantifiable environmental factors such as green space, remnant vegetation, biodiversity, air quality and unpolluted water.

Originality/value

This paper thus contributes to the discourse on what constitutes a liveable city, the authors emphasise that liveability is significantly related to the presence of green space and natural areas as well as the opportunity to see and interact with wildlife. Perth has such opportunities for it residents and visitors but as yet the aforementioned natural characteristics are not implicit in international measures of liveability.

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International Journal of Tourism Cities, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-5607

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