5.1 The interview as a selection method: pros and cons

Traditionally, the interview has been the main means of assessing the suitability of candidates for a job. Almost all organisations use the interview at some stage in their selection process. Similarly, most applicants expect to be interviewed. Interviews are useful for assessing such personal characteristics as practical intelligence and interpersonal and communication skills. The interview can be used for answering applicants’ questions, selling the organisation and negotiating terms and
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7.4 Complexity from someone else's perspective

You may already have noticed, and included, the author of the case study in your rich picture. The clues that this is necessary are in Figure 5 and in my comments about epistemology in the introduction to the unit. Just how important the writer of the case study is becomes obvious when
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1.4 Resourcing the project

Work will be delayed if the necessary materials and equipment are not readily available, or if the accommodation for the project has not been arranged. Although the project manager is responsible for overall resource allocation and utilisation, much of the work can be delegated. By conferring responsibility to achieve an outcome within the budget, more direct links between costs and outcomes are established. In most projects there will be organisational internal controls and statutory require
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2.1 Degrees of torpor

Adaptive hypothermia occurs in at least six distantly related mammalian orders (Table 1) and in several orders of birds. There is a spectrum running from those species which can tolerate a drop in T b by 2° C for a few hours, to the seasonal deep hibernators which maintain a T b as low as 4° C for weeks on end.


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5.6 Copyright - what you need to know

An original piece of work, whether it is text, music, pictures, sound recordings, web pages, etc., is protected by copyright law and may often have an accompanying symbol (©) and/or legal statement. In the UK it is the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 which regulates this.

In most circumstances, works protected by copyright can be used in whole or in part only with the permission of the owner. In some cases this permission results in a fee.

However, the UK legislation incl
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3.3.1 Metaphors for organisational memory systems

Section 2 argued for a model of knowledge deriving from the situated interpretation of abstract representations. There is an active process by which different interpretations may result from a given information source. This is in contrast to the popular notion that knowledge can be unproblematically encoded and digitally stored and accessed.

Bannon and Kuutti (1996) argue that the term ‘organizational memory’ is widely used to mean a repository based on an implicit ‘memory as bin
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At the court of the great moghul - Nicholas Fogg
Nicholas Fogg describes life at the Court of the Great Moghul, his campaigns, his foibles and his lasting impact on the history of India.
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On completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • identify some key themes in discourse analysis;

  • appreciate the consequences of discourse research for some key topics in social science, such as indentity, interaction and subjectivity;

  • be familiar with some discourse analytical techniques and their consequences for analysing social interactions.


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1.4.5 M is for Method

Method is about the way in which a piece of information is produced. This is quite a complex area as different types of information are produced in different ways. These are a few suggestions to look out for:

Opinions - A lot of information is based on the opinion of individuals. They may or not be experts in their field (see P for Provenance) but the key message is to be clear that it is just an opinion and must be valued as such.

Research - You don't have to be a
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8.5.2 Diario hablado

Actividad 8.5

Rearrange the following short dialogues, each of which contains fixed expressions that you have learned in this session, and read them out on your blank tape.

Ordene los diálogos y léalos en su cin
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2.7.4 Houses

In the case of the houses it is more difficult to differentiate clearly between ‘Roman’ and ‘African’ if we accept that the atrium-peristyle house is not the only form of dwelling we can identify as typically Roman. Nevertheless, it seems that the houses in Africa do represent a fusion of elements – African, Roman and Hellenistic – suggesting that model 4 might be most appropriate in the case of the houses at Bulla Regia. They combine a Roman symmetry with a Hellenistic peristyle
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4.3 Identification systems

At the time of writing, biometric identification is not in widespread use. although that situation is likely to change. There are, however, a few schemes which have been used, and I would like to look at two of these now. The first is the experimental EyeTicket JetStream iris-recognition system that was used for passport-free immigration control at Heathrow airport in the UK in 2002. The scheme, which ran for about six months, was used only on travellers who had enrolled in it. To enrol, appl
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2.6 Negative powers

Now look at what happens when the power is negative. What does 10−3 mean? What is the result of the following calculation?

100 ÷ 100 000

What you are actually being asked to find is:

But look at the calculation again. Using the
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Si un chemin est optimal, tous ses chemins partiels sont optimaux (Vidéo)

Nous cherchons à concevoir un algorithme capable de déterminer l'alignement optimal de 2 séquences. Et nous avons vu que ça revient à chercher un algorithme qui recherche un chemin optimal dans une grille. Chemin optimal, c'est-à-dire de coût de score minimal.
Pour bâtir cet algorithme, nous allons nous appuyer sur ...
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Founders Day lecture 2012: Planets, life and the universe
Lord Rees of Ludlow talks about the history of the universe.
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5.5 Relationships in your organisation

In this section I have introduced you to case studies and reading that should have helped you understand how market orientation affects an organisation's performance. I have also asked you to look at your own organisation and make judgements regarding its performance. Near the beginning of this session I asked you to consider some questions from Drucker (1992). I have added a few more questions to his list and ask you now to try to answer these questions for your organisation. You probably do
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After completing this unit you will have a basic understanding of:

  • how the legal system in the UK works;

  • how laws are made in the UK;

  • some of the key players in UK law enforcement;

  • different ways of taking notes.


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Management: perspective and practice
What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging activity. This free course, Management: perspective and practice, introduces you to the role of the manager. In this OpenLearn course you’ll look at an array of activities including leadership, human resources, finance, project management, change management, operations management and stakeholder management. Author(s): Creator not set

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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the scope of the study of Life Sciences and its history for managers.


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