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There are no reliable figures to indicate the scale of theft at work. Although many employers know a problem exists, they are either unwilling or unable to measure the real problem. Of course, theft costs money, both in terms of the direct losses and in the effects it has on the staff, both honest and dishonest. It is possible with careful planning to minimize losses due to theft ‐ like most other things, it is a situation that has to be managed as a part of the overall employment situation.
Establishing a redundancy programme is subject to a number of legal constraints. Understanding these constraints is essential if redundancy is to be effectively managed for the wellbeing of both organization and employees. Explains the development and interrelationship of various components of the legislation and its main provisions and implications, particularly the importance of full consultation at all stages.
To better understand the key issues surrounding Global Ecopolitics, it may be beneficial to examine the background to the environmental movement over time. The…
To better understand the key issues surrounding Global Ecopolitics, it may be beneficial to examine the background to the environmental movement over time. The environmental movement is perhaps the most significant contemporary global movement to have emerged in recent decades. The relationship between humankind and nature has been the subject of much debate and enquiry over time. The environmental movement had its cultural origins in literary accounts of humanity's relationship with nature, beginning from the romantic poets such as William Blake, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Lord Byron, whose works were concerned with the reconciliation of man and nature. This aesthetic could also be found in subsequent transcendentalist American literature, such as Henry David Thoreau's Walden, published in 1854 (Shabecoff, 2003, pp. 37–71). The transcendentalists were interested in the spiritual connections that connected humankind and nature with God and could be seen as the forefathers of deep green ecologists. Charles Darwin's Origin of the Species was published in 1859, creating further interest in the understanding of nature. George Perkins Marsh wrote of the destructive impact of agriculture in his book Man and Nature in 1864. President Teddy Roosevelt would develop the National Parks with Gifford Pinchot of the Forestry Service in the early 1900s. In the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution, concerns about protecting wildlife led to the emergence of a progressive conservation movement, alongside federal regulation of natural habitats and the establishment of national parks. Influential conservation groups included the National Audubon Society, founded in 1886, and the Sierra Club, founded by John Muir in 1892. Muir and Pinchot would become adversaries in the campaign to prevent the building of a dam in Yosemite National Park in the early decade of the nineteenth century (ibid.).
In recent years, guides to hiking trails and wilderness areas have enjoyed an increase in popularity. Here, Douglas J. Ernest and Lewis B. Herman evaluate more than 100 such books.
This article has been withdrawn as it was published elsewhere and accidentally duplicated. The original article can be seen here: 10.1108/eb057446. When citing the article, please cite: John Muir, (1986), “Taking on Employees”, Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 86 Iss: 7/8, pp. 18 - 20.
Amidst all the discussion on self certification and statutory sick pay one point should be central — how does the employer deal with ill health at work? Self certification is a means by which the absence due to sickness is accounted for; and, if it is accounted for, then payment may come from two sources. One is statutorily based, i.e. DHSS sickness benefit: and the other may be part of the contract of employment between the employer and employee. The fact that after April 1983 the employer becomes the paying agent for the state component for the first eight weeks will not of itself change any existing contractually based arrangements. The basic questions remain whether the payment in total is made against genuine sickness and whether the extent of the absence (continuous or an accumulation over a period) is such that it calls into question the very contribution of employment.
The purpose of this paper is to ground contemporary sustainability education in John Dewey’s democratic pedagogy. Specifically, the authors argue that Dewey’s thought…
The purpose of this paper is to ground contemporary sustainability education in John Dewey’s democratic pedagogy. Specifically, the authors argue that Dewey’s thought anticipates, and theoretically informs, the sustainability skill set required of contemporary citizens in a complex and changing world.
For illustrative purposes, the authors consider how these skills are at work in current approaches to the adaptive co-management of ecosystems, and they argue that these same skills are at work across professional and cultural contexts, toward the achievement of sustainable societies. In turn, the authors situate Dewey’s relevance to contemporary sustainability education in his writing on interdependence, fallibilism and experimentalism.
Dewey’s writings provide both a historical antecedent and still valid moral and practical justification for sustainability education’s emphasis on integrated and adaptive learning.
Grounding sustainability education in Dewey’s democratic pedagogy underlines its capacity and obligation to develop critical thinking and systems thinking skills, communication skills and collaboration skills in students.
The paper acknowledges the many ways Dewey has been incorporated into environmental philosophy, experiential pedagogy and sustainability theory. But Dewey’s role in the historical development of skills-based pedagogy and, more specifically, his continuing contribution to contemporary practices of sustainability education has yet to be explored. By grounding sustainability education in Dewey’s democratic pedagogy, the authors underline its civic mandate to empower citizens to become lifelong learners and skillful stewards.
Older in its origins than any English Redbrick university, the University of Strathclyde is planning a new library building. A librarian from British Columbia outlines its history up to its present multi‐purpose structure.