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computer-Assisted Instruction

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Human Resource Management.

(CAI)

is a training technique where the individual is guided by a computer program through the information to be learned. The method is flexible because trainees can progress at...

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dress code

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Media Studies.

1. Explicit rules for how people may and may not dress in a specific context, specified by those with ownership and/or control of that location. Usually associated with ‘formal...

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formalization

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Philosophy.

Is the setting down of policies and practices in written documents. In the 1970s British workplace industrial relations underwent a major process of formalization as reliance on custom and...

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General Strike

Overview page. Subjects: History — Human Resource Management.

The instrument by which syndicalists believed capitalism would be brought to its knees. The General Strike in Britain in May 1926 was not led by syndicalists, nor was it successful.

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Islamophobia

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Islam.

Is hatred or fear of the Islamic religion and those who practise it. The question of Islamophobia at work has become more acute in recent years partly as a consequence of the events of 9/11...

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mass consumption

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Human Resource Management.

Is the purchase of standardized products or services by large numbers of customers. Traditionally, it has been associated with mass production and the techniques of Fordism. However, some...

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nepotism

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Is the action of appointing and promoting family and relatives. In an organization, it means that family members are favoured over others, even though they may not be as qualified or...

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post-Fordism

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Human Resource Management.

Compare Fordism.

1. Production based on relatively small units providing specialized goods or services for segmented markets; closely...

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power distance

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Human Resource Management.

Is one of the attributes of national cultures identified by Geert Hofstede. It refers to the degree to which members of a group or organization accept an uneven distribution of power...

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primacy effect

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Human Resource Management.

Is the tendency for a person to be influenced by the first things they see or hear. So in a situation such as a selection interview, first impressions can have a disproportionate impact....

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