With labour markets across the world and even in social democratic Europe in a state of unprecedented flux, this exhaustive study addresses the problem of how to balance job market demands, personal career interests and private life becomes a central issue for millions of employees. So how do modern work and employment arrangements restructure individual careers and what is required of individuals in order to manage career transitions successfully over time? This is one of very few in-depth empirical studies to analyze how labour market trends, organisational change and the subjective work orientations of individuals interact. The author's detailed assessment is based on a comparison of the structural contexts, work orientations and employment histories of nurses and ICT technicians in Germany and the UK. These two core service occupations, as well as the national contexts of the two European nations, have quite different working environments and vocational traditions. Nursing is an institutionalized semi-profession with clear criteria of qualification and career continuity, while information and communication technology (ICT) is a new, evolving field with varied skill backgrounds and high job mobility. To arrive at an understanding of how individual career trajectories are changing, this book closely examines the interplay of labour market demands, employees' work and career orientations and the development of their skills. It records the ways in which employees adapt to increased labour market flexibility, which, on the one hand, induces discontinuities of careers, employment and work, and on the other, generates new skill requirements and learning expectations, as well as unforeseen opportunities.
Do these vintage cars run as fast as our new cars? Let's jump into the world of the 1950s and test them out! Coloring is a portal to pretend play, and which requires the use of creativity and imagination, too. It also teaches a child key life skills such as confidence, knowledge, relaxation, patience and focus. The more your child colors, the stronger each of these skills become. Color now!
Having arrived in the Holy Land, Laedron Telpist continues his journey to halt a war provoked by the Heraldan church. He discovers that the war he so desperately wants to stop is merely a prelude to something much older than he could have imagined. With the aid of his allies, Laedron must uncover hidden plots, bring justice to the rampant corruption, and end a conflict before it claims more victims. Laedron, his friends, and the Shimmering Dawn knights face off against new foes, some willing to trade their loyalty for power and the ancient secrets of spellcraft and others more dangerous than outward appearances would suggest.
By recording one country's experience with its vast natural resource base, "America's Renewable Resources: Historical Trends and Current Challenges" will help to inform the management of future demands on the resource base in the U.S. and throughout the world. The contributors focus specifically on renewable resources - water, forests, rangeland, cropland and soils, and wildlife - which possess the capacity to restore themselves after they have been consumed. Because this capacity can be destroyed and the time required for restoration can be very long, a balance in their use is necessary to sustain continued productivity. In arresting fashion, the authors trace the history of each resource's use from early colonial times through periods of dramatic, sometimes cataclysmic, changes in its utilization by an expanding, diversifying society. They show how unforeseen consequences have forced social institutions into existence and compelled policy makers, especially at the federal level, to deal with problems for which they were largely unprepared. "America's Renewable Resources", by examining changes in demand, technologies, policies, and institutions, will assist both policy makers and the public at large to look past short-term events to the conditions fundamental to maintaining our future economic and environmental wellbeing. This title was originally published in 1991.
This book offers a highly personal, detailed, and richly anecdotal history of the organization known worldwide as CARE. The author, who is a founding member of CARE and was active in its development, also served as the organization's President and Treasurer. Now President Emeritus, he is in a unique position to provide an intimate look at the events that transformed CARE from a food package service to Europe following World War II into an international series of organizations interested in relief, school lunch programs and nutritional education, refugee assistance, and development assistance around the world. Throughout, the author emphasizes the pivotal role that private voluntary organizations like CARE can play in international relief and their impact on the process of economic growth and development so critical to world peace and stability. Campbell tells us how, when, and why CARE was formed in the United States in the aftermath of the devastation left by World War II; what the problems were; how people responded to the effort; how the cooperative organization and its problems grew and changed from a limited system of food package deliveries to broader efforts in the fields of food aid, disaster and emergency relief, and promoting development; and how people in some countries formerly aided by CARE became part of today's 11 nation network of national CARE organizations dedicated to helping meet the needs of the developing world. Because this is a personal account, Campbell focuses on the men and women who founded and continue to sustain CARE--people who believe it is not enough simply to support the concept of help for those in need, but who reinforce that concept with a personal commitment to action. Writing partly from his own records, partly from materials compiled for CARE archives by employees and officials, and partly from personal recollections, Campbell has provided a unique memoir of a unique organization--one that will be welcomed enthusiastically by CARE employees and contributors, development policy planners, and anyone who has been involved in the activities of the organization during its 45-year history.
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