Gower Handbook of Discrimination at Work

Author: Hazel Conley
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317125320
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Workplace discrimination is an experience that, despite four decades of equality legislation, continues to blight the lives of thousands every year. Discrimination persists on the protected grounds of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief and gender reassignment, as well as where no legal protection exists such as in relation to class background or migration status. The Handbook discusses recent changes in equality legislation as well as considering the limitations of legal frameworks in addressing inequality. However, complying with the law is only the first step towards addressing discrimination in the workplace, and the book goes beyond the law and provides evidence of good practice in promoting organisational culture change, as well as considering future directions for policy on equality action. The Gower Handbook of Discrimination at Work looks at both social justice and business case perspectives, and its message is not a negative one. The contributors have considerable depth of understanding of workplace discrimination, both as academics and equality practitioners, their work has contributed to policy formation and all are committed to improving the lives of people at work. They offer insights into existing international developments and make suggestions for the ways in which positive change can be realised. Practitioners, such as human resources professionals and other managers involved in addressing equality at work, trade unionists, equality trainers, and academics concerned with researching or teaching in the areas of employment and equality will all find this book of interest. Furthermore, it will be of value to students in the fields of business and management, employment law, equality and diversity and human resource management.

Gower Handbook of People in Project Management

Author: Lindsay Scott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317125207
Format: PDF
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Modern projects are all about one group of people delivering benefits to others, so it's no surprise that the human element is fundamental to project management. The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management is a complete guide to the human dimensions involved in projects. The book is a unique and rich compilation of over 60 chapters about project management roles and the people who sponsor, manage, deliver, work in or are otherwise important to project success. It looks at the people-issues that are specific to different sectors of organization (public, private and third sector); the organization of people in projects, both real and virtual; the relationship between people, their roles and the project environment; and the human behaviours and skills associated with working collaboratively. Thus this comprehensive and innovative handbook discusses all the important topics associated with employing, developing and managing people for successful projects. The contributors have been drawn from around the world and include experts ranging from practising managers to academics and advanced researchers. The Handbook is divided into six parts, which begin with management and project organization and progress through to more advanced and emerging practices. It benefits hugely from Lindsay Scott’s expert knowledge and experience in this field and from Dennis Lock’s contributions and meticulous editing to ensure that the text and illustrations are always lucid and informative.

The Gower Handbook of Management

Author: Dennis Lock
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780566079382
Format: PDF
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The Gower Handbook of Management is widely regarded as a manager's bible: an authoritative, gimmick-free and practical guide to best practice in management. By covering the broadest possible range of subjects, it replicates in book form a forum in which managers can meet experts from a range of professional disciplines. This edition features 36 completely new chapters, 65 expert contributors - many of them practising managers and many of them new to this edition. All of the contributors are recognized authorities in their field.

Gender Equality in Public Services

Author: Hazel Conley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136236872
Format: PDF, ePub
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The provision of state funded and democratically accountable care services represents one of the most potentially transformative advances in gendered social relations and equality for women by ‘defamilizing’ care and providing paid work. But the cost of providing these services, which women have access to them and how they should be provided are always at the forefront of debate, especially during economic crises. Socially funded and publicly accountable care services are therefore a key site of feminist activity, but also the frontline for spending cuts and 'reform' during times of austerity. Gender Equality in Public Services analyses how gender equality work in British public services is changing in response to factors including: equality legislation; the erosion of local democracy, privatisation of public services and new forms of feminist activism and leadership. It also assesses the challenges and opportunities for promoting women’s equality in producing and using public services. Impacting upon developed and developing economies, the arguments in this challenging book explore the potential of equality and feminist activism and leadership for radical and transformational change. It will appeal to advanced students, researchers and practitioners interested in social policy, feminist organization theory, equal opportunities and gender mainstreaming practice.

Gower Handbook of Training and Development

Author: John Prior
Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited
ISBN:
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"This Gower Handbook, published in association with the Institute of Training and Development, first appeared in 1991 and quickly established itself as a standard work. For this new edition the text has been completely revised to reflect recent developments and new chapters have been added on cultural diversity, learning styles and choosing resources. The Handbook now contains contributions from no fewer than fortynine experienced professionals, all expert in their chosen subject." "For anyone involved in training and development, whether in business or the public sector, the Handbook represents an unrivalled resource."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Gender Pay Gap and Social Partnership in Europe

Author: Hazel Conley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138738508
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The gender pay gap (GPG) exists in every European country, but it varies considerably, even in EU member states covered by the same legal principles on pay equality. Part of the variation can be explained by different patterns of social partnership. With current policy pressure to de-centralise collective bargaining and increase the percentage of pay linked to productivity, what role can social partnership play in tackling the GPG? Reporting on the findings of the European Commission funded research project "Close the Deal, Fill the Gap", this book uses an interdisciplinary analysis involving legal, economic, and sociological expertise, to explore the role of social partnership in GPG in Italy, Poland and the UK. Selected on the basis of their contrasting profiles in terms of legal regulation, industrial relations, systems of collective bargaining, coverage of collective agreements, and differing rates of the GPG, the in-depth study provides important insights into the main issues underlying the problem of reducing the gender pay gap which have led to guidelines in the negotiation of arrangements on GPG-related issues. Based on a unique comparative, interdisciplinary and action-oriented esearch project, it will be of great interest to all researchers and advanced students with an interest in women�s representation in the workforce and the gender pay gap, as well as practitioners and policy makers in organisations such as trade unions and employers� associations.

Productivity Management

Author: Joseph Prokopenko
Publisher: International Labour Organization
ISBN: 9789221059011
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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4ealing with such productivity improvement programmes as action learning, quality circles, inter-firm comparisons and business clinics, this book also offers information on the most important areas in which productivity can be improved and on techniques field-tested in developing countries.

Schutz vor Diskriminierung im Besch ftigungsverh ltnis in Gro britannien Equality Act 2010

Author: Verena Guttenberg
Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag
ISBN: 3831644144
Format: PDF
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Die Bekämpfung von Ungleichbehandlungen und Benachteiligungen ist ein fundamentaler Wert, eine der Grundfesten der Demokratie und einer der Eckpfeiler des Zusammenlebens in der modernen, multikulturellen Gesellschaft. Dies gilt in besonderer Weise für die vulnerable Rechtsbeziehung der privaten Beschäftigungsverhältnisse. In Großbritannien wurden die entsprechenden beschäftigungsbezogenen Schutzmechanismen mit dem „Equality Act 2010“ vor verhältnismäßig kurzer Zeit auf eine neue Grundlage gestellt. Zum ersten Mal seit nunmehr beinahe 50 Jahren ist das im europäischen Vergleich teils sehr fortschrittliche und wegweisende britische Diskriminierungsschutzrecht in Gestalt von bisher neun bedeutenden Rechtsakten sowie rund 100 Rechtsverordnungen in einem einzigen einheitlichen Gleichstellungsgesetz zusammengeführt. Die vorliegende Arbeit erschließt dieses neue Gesetz für den deutschen Rechtsanwender und zeigt die wesentlichen Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten zum deutschen Recht und insbesondere dem Allgemeinen Gleichbehandlungsgesetz auf.