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SO much controversy has raged around the subject of newsrooms in the past two years, that librarians are, as a rule, utterly tired of it, and the appearance of still another article upon the subject is not calculated to tone down the general spirit of vexation. It requires no little courage to appear in the arena in this year of Grace, openly championing those departments of our institutions which were originally intended to convey the news of the day in the broadest manner.
The choice of assessment method is an important task facing the Human Resource specialist engaged in the selection and development of people. Examines each of the principal methods in current use. Psychometric tests of personality, cognitive abilities, assessment centres, the interview and self‐efficacy measures are all considered. Discusses each technique in terms of its underlying theoretical assumptions and how well it predicts job performance. Discusses the advantages and drawbacks of each technique and guidelines for the most appropriate application in each case.
The Remote Center Compliance (RCC) device is a mechanical device which acts as a multi‐axis float to achieve lateral and angular alignment between components which are being mated during assembly operations. The device has been evaluated for assembly applications and its operational characteristics and limitations in achieving automatic mechnical alignment are described.
Litigation arising from building disputes is notorious for the number of different parties involved and the complex interaction of claims based on tort and contract. In the light of recent development, it is worth considering the way in which the courts deal with the sharing out of blame and liability, both between Defendants and also as between Defendants and Plaintiff(s). Three issues can be problematic: (a) the relationship between contribution among Defendants and any contributory negligence by a Plaintiff; (b) the effect of limitation periods on contribution; and (c) the principles, if any, used by the courts to decide what is a just and fair’ contribution between Defendants.
Reports of a number of countries imposing a limited ban on the use of D.D.T. have appeared from time to time in the B.F.J., but in the last few months, what was a trickle seems to have become an avalanche. In Canada, for example, relatively extensive restrictions apply from January 1st, permitting D.D.T. for insect control in only 12 agricultural crops, compared with 62 previously; there is a reduction of maximum levels for most fruits to 1 ppm. Its cumulative properties in fat are recognized and the present levels of 7 ppm in fat of cattle, sheep and pigs are to remain, but no trace is permitted in milk, butter, cheese, eggs, ice cream, other dairy products, nor potatoes. A U.S. Commission has advised that D.D.T. should be gradually phased out and completely banned in two years' time, followed by the Report of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides and Other Toxic Chemicals recommending withdrawal in Britain of some of the present uses of D.D.T. (also aldrin and dieldrin) on farm crops when an alternative becomes available. Further recommendations include an end to D.D.T. in paints, lacquers, oil‐based sprays and in dry cleaning; and the banning of small retail packs of D.D.T. and dieldrin for home use in connection with moth‐proofing or other insect control. The Report states that “domestic users are often unaware that using such packs involve the risk of contaminating prepared food immediately before it is eaten”.
ELEVEN years ago a small group, of whom the writer was one, met in Oud Poelgeest Castle in Holland to consider forming a European body concerned with Work Study. They share a sense of pride that the Federation which emerged will celebrate its decennary next month. Sadly, of the four British members of that group only two survive to greet the event.
A smoke tunnel for lecture demonstrations was described in the May issue of TECHNICAL EDUCATION. May I put in a plea for demonstration water tunnels? Flow phenomena have been observed with water for a long time — indeed a simple instructional water tunnel was marketed between the two world wars.
The purpose of this paper is to explore how the dialogic theory of public relations can help strategic communication practitioners support and enhance the relationship…
The purpose of this paper is to explore how the dialogic theory of public relations can help strategic communication practitioners support and enhance the relationship between individuals and organizations.
This inquiry applied the dialogic theory of public relations by investigating leading media companies’ context-based strategic use of Twitter. Researchers conducted a qualitative content analysis of 1,800 tweets from 18 top-performing media organizations.
This study identified strategies, rooted in dialogic theoretical principles that media organizations used to engage stakeholders. Media companies employed strategies based on dialogic principles, including promoting organizations as industry and thought leaders, integrating social media, and using an interactive, synergistic organizational voice.
These strategies support the need to expand theoretical conceptualizations and use of dialogic principles to study online communication.
Findings offer practical strategies for practitioners managing organizations’ Twitter communication to foster engagement. In particular, practitioners should consider organizational context and subsequent content advantages.
Findings offer practical and theoretical contributions to the debate of interactivity.
While few college students are majoring in history today, perhaps the field is not as close to extinction as some people fear. Professional historians continue to delve into various historical nooks and crannies and are busy planning future endeavors. A collection of articles in two 1981 issues of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History explores a variety of recent historiographical developments. These state‐of‐the‐art essays cover economic, intellectual and population history, the history of science, political history, family history, biography, and quantification. They are must reading for anyone interested in knowing where historical studies are headed during the remaining two decades of the 20th century.
This article addresses the question of why total quality management(TQM) and total productive maintenance (TPM) are valuable strategies forAmerican businesses today. While…
This article addresses the question of why total quality management (TQM) and total productive maintenance (TPM) are valuable strategies for American businesses today. While each process is beneficial on its own, the synergy created by simultaneously doing both is incredibly powerful.