This is a book intended for a wide readership, covering a range of occupations
that come under the broad heading of ‘people work’. This includes health
and social care staff, social workers, staff in professions allied to medicine,
youth workers, counsellors, advisors, advocates, personnel officers and other
managers,... Strategies for Managing Is/It Personnel
As IT staff shortages are being experienced worldwide, with a huge gap between the number of positions available for IS/IT workers and the number of available qualified workers to fill them. The major factors that have contributed to the IS/IT crisis include lack of understanding of the career orientations of IS personnel; high IS staff...
The Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People (2 Volume Set) The Encyclopedia of Rural America is dedicated to the land and its people. Rural America is characterized by its vast expansiveness and its diversity. Of the nation's 1.9 billion acres, 1.8 billion acres are in rural areas or federal lands. It is a land of crop and pasture land, forests and wetlands, mountains and deserts, sea coasts and inland...
Always Use Protection: A Teen's Guide to Safe Computing
Dan Appleman's career is typical of someone who, unable to choose what he wants to do for a living, decides to do everything. From founding a software company (Desaware), to cofounding a publishing company (Apress), to programming, to writing books (this is his seventh), he's a Brm believer that the question 'What do...
The Lost Boyz: A Dark Side of Graffiti
At age 14, author Justin Rollins went from being a bullied child to the leader of The Warriorz, a group of London street kids involved in graffiti tagging and other crimes, including a series of violent encounters. Eventually given a substantial custodial sentence for an attack with a meat cleaver in the London Underground, Rollins became...
Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters
Ten years after the school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, school shootings are a new and alarming epidemic. While sociologists have attributed the trigger of violence to peer pressure, such as bullying and social isolation, prominent...
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