11 March 2003 Dear Ms Boe RE: HR Administrator I would like to confirm my interest in applying for the HR Administrator position currently advertised on the seek website 11-03-03. I have been an employee of the City of Moonee Valley for the past 6 months where I was required to undertake and manage different projects for the Environment Department. I have completed my Bachelor of Business degree in Human Resources at Victorian University, where I undertook many exciting and challenging studies. This coupled with my training, and experience gained through work experience across a range of industries make me a worthy contender for this exciting role. I am a motivated and responsible individual seeking for a challenging career in Human Resources. My honesty and trustworthiness has been displayed through my ability to successfully manage both staff and company monies. I see myself as a hard worker who is always interested in further developing my skills. I believe my skills, academic abilities and experience would make me a valuable asset to your organisation. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss this opportunity further. Yours Sincerely GENERAL SELECTION CRITERIA INFORMATION Human Resources Management As Second Assistant Manager at McDonalds, I was required to provide advice on many issues to some 90 staff. I have implemented a complete change of policy and procedure including staff morale in the transition from a Franchise store to a McDonalds owned store. I have undertaken Store Management responsibilities being sole shift manager on a day to day basis. Recruitment I have attended McDonalds Management courses specific in how to conduct selection interviews in line with good HR practice and legislative requirements. Training I have been involved in the process of creating a yearly staff training plan with ongoing training needs analysis depending on individual development requirements. These individual experiences included areas such as religion, cultural background, ages from 15...
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The mission of the State in the Department of Mental Health is to improve the quality of life for adults with serious and persistent mental illness and children with severe emotional disturbance. This is accomplished by a network of effective efficient and culturally competent mental health services that promotes the rights responsibilities, rehabilitation and recovery of the patients served. We aim to provide a system of care that is responsive and appropriate offering services that are of high quality, accessible and cost effective. The components of the system act as a safety net for the most vulnerable citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Role of Human Resource Department The Central and Area Human Resource Office is one of your first contacts with State Employment. This office strives to be instrumental in developing and implementing service, payroll labor relations, staff, development, procedures and policies. The daily operation of this department includes hiring, promotions, classifications, compensation changes and the administration of the benefit plans and programs. Permanent personnel records of each employee are kept by the Human Resource Department. The only changes in this department are the ones bargained by union – State contract. Comparison Human recourses has shed its old personnel image and gained recognition as a virtual player in organizational performance. This includes higher employee productivity and financial performance. In today's tight labor market the ability to attract and retain quality employees is a strategic weapon in private employment. The Human Resource 2003 3 Department consist of Resource Managers, employees are viewed as assets and the goal is to integrate the company's goals with its employees needs. Training Techniques The State recognizes the importance of training programs, the development of career ladders and opportunity structures. Training schedules are formulated by employee – union agreement focusing on the development and improvement. These programs are designed to facilitate individual career...
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The objective of the paper is to present ACS State and Local Solutions as an organization that can benefit from a change readiness assessment. The twenty first century points to a constant change, rapid growth, and to try to get as much business as possible, however constant search for more capital weakens and strengthens different areas of the organization. Weisbord proposes his Six-Box model as a diagnostic framework for organizations. He expresses that a blip in any one box cannot be managed independently of its relationship to other boxes. However, six potential starting places give you alternatives when choosing an improvement strategy (Weisbord 1978). Let us analyze the purpose of the organization. What business is ACS State and Local Solutions in? The organization is in the business of helping people to achieve self-sufficiency, and to process childcare checks on a timely manner to ensure a better quality life for children. Both contracts are with Miami Dade County, the first is twelve million dollars with one hundred forty five employees and the latter is a sixty five million dollars and a staff of forty-five. That is the "what they have to do"; however when ACS State and Local Solutions what is "what they want to do": the staff shares the desire to become the best provider offering social services for Miami Dade County. Goals are not a point of concern for ACS State and Local Solutions; the staff has clarity and understanding of the goals. They are set by the funding agency and neither external nor internal mechanisms can modify the goal. The company has a functional structure: One Project Manager and under him, the Operations Division and the Finance and Administration Division. The Human Resources Department and the Contract Department report to Finance, not to the Project manager. There is decentralization from the corporate office,...
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A Study of Educator Empowerment and Student Achievement Levels TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE Introduction ................................... 1 Statement of the Problem ....................... 2 Hypothesis ..................................... 4 Significance of the Study ...................... 4 Definition of Terms ............................ 7 Limitations of the Study ....................... 9 Basic Assumptions ..............................10 Procedures for Collecting Data .................12 Procedures for Treating Data ...................14 CHAPTER TWO Review of the Literature .......................16 CHAPTER THREE Summary ........................................25 Conclusion .....................................27 Recommendation .................................28 References .....................................30 CHAPTER ONE Introduction Empowerment, considered an essential component of Total Quality Management, is becoming the dominant theme in all types of organizations including business, industry, and service organizations. Empowerment distributes decision-making responsibilities throughout all levels of an organization. Although the objectives of Total Quality Management are far reaching, the ultimate goal of the organization adopting this management model is to achieve growth by successfully producing quality products that satisfy the changing needs of it's customers. Under TQM, accountability is focused, through empowerment, on the lowest levels of the organization (Ruffin, 1985). Interest in this management model is rapidly spreading. Traditionally, school level personnel are excluded from critical decisions including personnel allocations and hiring, curriculum, budget allocations, and scheduling of teaching time. Today, more school organizations, administrators, teachers, and communities are examining the possible benefits. Jenkins (1988) states that "To empower other is to give a stakeholder share in the movement and direction of the enterprise" (p. 149). Researchers as well as educational, political, and other public groups studying implications of restructuring our public educational system and the empowerment of school staff members. Many believe that staff members who are able to initiate and carry out new ideas by involvement in decision making should, in turn, create enhanced learning opportunities for students. It's time for school administrators, like other American business leaders, to revisit traditional administrative practices. As the expectations of today's social and working environments demand greater responsibility and high professional standards from our classroom educators, classroom educators should have more...
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RESEARCH PAPER Computers in Education CATE 5303 By Rose Moran June 28, 2002 COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION Abstract In the last fifteen to twenty years computers have driven, with blazing speed, everywhere. They have literally reversed traditional practices. In today's world, without computers, the space program would cease and modern telephone networks would collapse; scientific advances are dependent upon them; businesses of every size have discovered their power and versatility would now find it very difficult to operate as they did before these machines arrived; financial markets grind to a crawl whenever their computers shut down. The list of the modern technology is almost endless. Introduction It has been almost 25 years since Apple Computer dropped it IIEs model in every elementary school in the nation. Since then, we have seen the computer used as a teacher's aide, a teaching tool, an always up to date encyclopedia, and a disseminator of tests and drill sheets. Without any doubt, these are some fine examples of the use of computer technology in education. We have seen computer evolve from those simple Apple boxes to full-blown multimedia devices equipped with CD-ROM drives, DVD drives, speakers, scanners, printers, and Internet access capabilities. We have seen the sheer number of classroom computers explode in recent years. Congress, parents, and educators demand that schools have more technology tools in an effort to improve educational quality. However all the hardware in the world will not alone provide for what is truly needed in today's classroom. What is most needed now is not more technology in education but more technology education. So how do we provide this? This paper will explore technology education. Results Computer skills are required for most high paying jobs. Ten years ago, employers were willing to train their new hires in technology. Today, they expect staff to be computer literate—and everyone is now looking to the schools to...
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All nations should help support the development of a global university designed to engage students in the process of solving the world's most persistent social problems.Social Issues
"All nations should help support the development of a global university designed to engage students in the process of solving the world's most persistent social problems. "In a modern society, there are many complex questions, this passage's suggestion is a good advice, but it is not practical. First, depending the student to solve the world's most persistence social problems is impractical. The student's purpose in a university is to learn some basic knowledge and have some preparation for their future work, and the university's duty is to teach them such knowledge and the basic living ability. we can not say the student do not want to have such research, but they are just lack of such ability. Nevertheless maybe there are some very excellent students or the graduate students can do such research, but it is incommensurate with the spend for building a large global university. Second, the idea that just one large global university can solve all persistent social problem is ridiculous. It is not a easy work to build a university, they need a large square of field, build many teaching buildings and the student's dormitories. And they also need recruit many famous teachers and attract students to study in their school. All these will cost a lot of money, any beneficial research will happen in several years later. It is better to spend this money to establish many social problem research centers in many existed different universities, We can invite many famous scholars from different countries as long as give the best research condition. The result will be better than establish another university, we can save a lot of money too. Third, the government's role is important in solving any persistence social problem. In many countries, we need the government's corporation to treat the social problem. such...
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All nations should help support the development of a global university designed to engage students in the process of solving the world's most persistent social problemsMiscellaneous
Inthe present age the various societies of world despite the manifold advancement in science and technology are being persistently plagued by the serious social problems. The idea of setting up a global university can be a very helpful in solving the serious social problems like Illiteracy ,Poverty and aparthied,sexual abuse,drug addiction.Cooperation amongst various countries is defenitely required to solve these problems.Recent mutual agreement amongst the countries of the world against the terrorism has defenitely improved the condition and reduced the incidence of terrorist attacks.Such mutual cooperation can also be brought about in solving the issues like child labour. But the major drawback in such a setup can be the it can be a good stage for solving the problem common to the countries but certain problems are there which other societies are not even aware of like dowry system in southwestern asia to which most of the western countries are ignorant .Then why would they like to bear the expenditure for solving these problems which are exclusive to particular nations.So estabilishing such a university calls for rasing above the personal greeds of nations and looking at the problems as challenges against humanity. The nature of problems for each nation depends on the cultural history of the society and thus needs to be dealt in the similar context.This university can be an ideal place for cross cultural communication and thus creating awareness and respect for other cultures and hence looking at the positive aspects of other cultures and utilizing their methodology for tackling the problems.With the fast modernisation of the societies and the western culture rapidly replacing the traditional cultural values of developing countries like India.The socialists can be aware of the reprecurssions of the exceesive modernisation in advance and can get ready to deal with the future situation and avaoiding to be taken...
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All nations should help support the development of a global university designed to engage students in the process of solving the world's most persistent social problems The term 'global' signifies something substantial for the entire world. The need of a global body is uttermost important to solve social problems. The social problems need not be global for their general world significance, but for the threat they pose. The point of view of the speaker can be agreed with since the persistent social problems have to be solved. We have many social problems such as poverty, population growth, racial discrimination, child labour, prostitution, AIDS, illiteracy etc. These problems have to be controlled. One way of solving these problems as the speaker says is by the development of a global university which can mould the student's mind to help for a general cause. For the global university to prosper, not only the developed nations but also the underdeveloped and developing nations should participate. Proper selection of the students is the most important criteria, since these students symbolize their respective nations. There should be no prejudices among the mind of students. Students should come to this global university with an open heart and desire to learn. Unless the desire is not present, this cannot help the cause. The students from developing nations shouldn't dominate or bully their counterparts from developing nations. There shouldn't be a sense of superiority among the students. There should a proper dialogue among the students so that they come to know the various existing problems. These dialogues may help the students unite towards solving persistent social problems. Population control is one of the most important social problems. Population growth undoubtedly has a definite on social relations and society's historical development. Unfortunately, this issue has been examined insufficiently. When scrutinizing population growth today or...
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Drawing on contemporary geographical examples, critically analyze the extent to which people should care for distant others. David Smith asks the question in his article written in the progress of human geography 'How far should we care?' When this question is first put to anyone they are immediately taken aback. They begin to think who they care for, and how much; where does the caring stop. The first question to ask is what is the meaning of care? '…caring for others as well as caring about them: the focus here is on beneficence as doing good or showing active kindness, rather than on benevolence as merely the desire to do good or charitable feeling' The meaning of 'caring' is defined differently by each individual; it is how we as a person look at things. It is quite clear to me that we would care for our close and loved ones first over others, Marilyn Friedman supports this in her article 'The Practice of partiality' by saying 'Hardly any moral philosopher these days would deny that we are each entitled to favour our loved ones.' This can be down to instinct, whereby like animals we will always look after members of our pack or group above others. Historically caring for others outside your particular gang or tribe would be extremely negative, 'those posing a threat were repulsed.' This action took place very early on in the development of the planet whereby tribes would be competing over land and there was a distinctive lack of communication existing. Communities would work together with everyone helping each other and everyone knowing what the other was doing. This is an excellent example of the early signs of the communitarians, where the focus of the community was not on the individual but as a unit, 'personal identity reinforced...
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Les Demoiselles d'Avingnon 1907 Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avingnon features five angular female figures posed against a jagged blue curtain. This disconcerting sculptural depiction shocks the viewer through its harsh contours and disjointed subject matter of crowded nudes. The juxtaposition of western and 'primitive' art creates apprehension through the tight rectangular composition of Renaissance-influenced curvaceous women in the centre and primitive distorted masked figures in the outer of the artwork. These crudely painted bodies appear to have been pressed flat onto the picture plane with little representation of space. Picasso has destroyed the concept of depth or shape through the lack of changes in colour, intensity or sharpness seen throughout the artwork. Instead, he has merely used dark outlines to model the figures and fragmented the forms into geometric facets, which allows for a distinction between the objects in the painting. The two central figures of the painting are stretched out with their enlarged eyes turned towards the audience. Picasso has dramatised their facial features and simplified their body shape to create sculpture like figures seemingly carved into the background. The stark expression of these two figures is believed to have been influenced by Iberian sculpture. The position of the woman on the left hand side appears awkward and insecure, forcing the audience to expect her to collapse. This lack of naturalism in terms of proportion and perspective is a direct challenge put forward by Picasso, questioning the audience-artwork assumptions and expectations. These two women are in a frontal position however their noses are in profile, diminishing any sense of linear perspective. The far nude on the left is on profile and hold close resemblance to Archaic Greek female sculpture with her expressionless stare and unnaturally rigid stance. It is clear to the audience that there is a definite disjunction between the left...
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