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Human resources

Human resources describes the people who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector, or economy. "Human capital" is sometimes used synonymously with "human resources", although human capital refers to a narrower effect. Other terms sometimes used include manpower, labour, personnel, "associates" or people. A human-resources department of an organization performs human resource management, overseeing various aspects of employment, such as compliance with labor law and employment standards, administration of employee benefits, organizing of employees files with the required documents for future reference, some aspects of recruitment and employee offboarding. Human resource managers are in charge of every aspect of employee life cycle in an organization; the duties include planning and selection process, posting job ads, evaluating the performance of employees, organizing resumes and job applications, scheduling interviews and assisting in the process and ensuring background checks.

Another job is payroll and benefits administration which deals with ensuring vacation and sick time are accounted for, reviewing payroll, participating in benefits tasks, like claim resolutions, reconciling benefit statements, approving invoices for payment. HR coordinates employee relations activities and programs including but not limited to employee counseling; the last job is regular maintenance, this job makes sure that the current HR files and databases are up to date, maintaining employee benefits and employment status and performing payroll/benefit-related reconciliations. In May 2014, the U. S. Department of Labor stated that human resource assistants earn about $38,040 annually and human resource managers earn about $104,440 annually. A human resources manager has several functions in a company Determine needs of the staff. Determine Do Dont's. Determine to use temporary staff or hire employees to fill these needs. Recruit and train the best employees. Focus on positives. Supervise the work.

Evaluate the work. Establish'Discipline work culture' in the organization. Avoid Politics in office. Apply'HR Software' for the ease of work in the organization. Manage employee relations and collective bargaining. Prepare employee records and personal policies. Ensure high performance. Manage employee payroll and compensation. Ensure equal opportunities. Deal with discrimination. Deal with performance issues. Ensure that human resources practices conform to various regulations. Push the employees' motivation. Mediate disputes internally. Upgrade learning knowledge of employees. Disseminate information in the organization so as to benefit its growth. Managers need to develop their interpersonal skills to be effective. Organizations behavior focuses on. Human resource management used to be referred to as "personnel administration." In the 1920s, personnel administration focused on the aspects of hiring and compensating employees. However, they did not focus on any employment relationships in an organizational performance level or on the systematic relationships in any parties.

This led to a lacked unifying paradigm in the field during this period. According to an HR Magazine article, the first personnel management department started at the National Cash Register Co. in 1900. The owner, John Henry Patterson, organized a personnel department to deal with grievances and safety, information for supervisors on new laws and practices after several strikes and employee lockouts; this action was followed by other companies. This example shows the importance of effective management which leads to a greater outcome of employee satisfaction as well as encouraging employees to work together in order to achieve better business objectives. During the 1970s, American business began experiencing challenges due to the substantial increase in competitive pressures. Companies experienced globalization and rapid technological change which caused the major companies to enhance their strategic planning - a process of predicting future changes in a particular environment and focus on ways to promote organizational effectiveness.

This resulted in developing more jobs and opportunities for people to show their skills which were directed to effective applying employees toward the fulfillment of individual and organizational goals. Many years the major/minor of human resource management was created at universities and colleges known as business administration, it consists of all the activities that companies used to ensure more effective utilization of employees. Now, human resources focus on the people side of management. There are two real definitions of HRM; this means that it covers the hiring, firing and perks, performance management. This first definition is the modern and traditional version more like what a personnel manager would have done back in the 1920s; the second definition is that HRM circles the ideas of management of people in organizations from a macromanagement perspective like customers and competitors in a marketplace. This involves the focus on making the “employment relationship” fulfilling for both management and employees.

Some research showed that employees can perform at a much higher rate of productivity when their supervisor

Thomas Walter Bickett

Thomas Walter Bickett was the 54th Governor of the U. S. state of North Carolina from 1917 to 1921. He was born in North Carolina. Bickett was a graduate of Wake Forest College. Prior to being elected Governor, Bickett practiced law in Louisburg, represented Franklin County in the North Carolina General Assembly and served as North Carolina Attorney General for two terms. In 1916, Bickett became the first state governor, nominated by means of a Democratic Party primary election. Under Bickett's leadership, the state saw improvements in child welfare, public health and running water, he persuaded the legislature to establish the state's first income tax. He had to lead the state through World War I. Walter Bickett Elementary in Monroe, North Carolina is named for him. Two school locations have his name; the original Walter Bickett School opened in March 1922 on Lancaster Avenue as Monroe High School, the city's first high school, was named "sometime later" for Bickett. It remained a high school until the present Monroe High School was built in 1960, was replaced in 2003 with a new Walter Bickett Elementary.

The older building became Walter Bickett Pre-K Education Center. North Carolina Historical Marker

Paul van Vianen

Paul van Vianen or Paulus Willemsz van Vianen was a silversmith and sculptor of the Northern Netherlands, trained in Northern Mannerism but important in developing the Baroque auricular style with his brother Adam van Vianen. Vianen was born in Utrecht. According to the RKD he travelled to Italy and only moved to Prague in the last decade of his life, but for that reason he is known as a member of the Prague school of art under Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, he was the son of Willem van Vianen, brother of Adam van Vianen, the father of Paulus II, the uncle of Adam II and his brother Christian van Vianen. His works include the 1613 Actaeon bowl, now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Besides his work as a medallist and sculptor, he was a landscape draughtsman and created several drawings of allegorical scenes in pastoral landscapes, he died in Prague. Paulus van Vianen on Artnet

Adèle Exarchopoulos

Adèle Exarchopoulos is a French actress with Greek roots. She is best known for her leading role as Adèle in Blue Is the Warmest Colour, for which she earned international attention and critical acclaim. For her performance in Blue Is the Warmest Colour, she won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, the César Award for Most Promising Actress, the Trophée Chopard Award for Female Revelation of the Year, among dozens of other accolades. Exarchopoulos grew up near the Place des Fêtes, her father, Didier Exarchopoulos, is a guitar teacher, her mother, Marina Niquet, a nurse. Her paternal grandfather was Greek. In 2006, Exarchopoulos was spotted by an agent and made her first television appearance in an episode of the French police series R. I. S, police scientifique. At thirteen, she had a role in the 2007 film Boxes, she appeared in the films Les Enfants de Timpelbach, The Round Up, Turk's Head, Chez Gino, Carré blanc, Pieces of Me and I Used to Be Darker. She attracted international attention and critical acclaim for her performance in Blue Is the Warmest Colour, a 2013 film based on the 2010 French graphic novel of the same name.

The film won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Exarchopoulos and co-star Léa Seydoux were awarded the Palme d'Or alongside director Abdellatif Kechiche, becoming the only women apart from director Jane Campion to have won the award, she received her performance was cited as one of the year's best. IndieWire critic Eric Kohn stated that he believed Exarchopoulos' performance was the best female performance of 2013, her performance was praised for its "rawness."Exarchopoulos discussed her process with The New York Times, explaining: "Abdellatif tried to keep us close to reality. He asked us to play with our own emotions. For example, I kept my own voice. It’s subtle delicate, the things that are a part of you and the things that are a part of your character". In March 2014, she was in consideration to lost to Rooney Mara, she appeared in The Last Face alongside Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron, directed by Sean Penn, which premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

She plays Judith in the 2015 period drama film Les Anarchistes. She appeared in Racer and the Jailbird, a film by Belgian film director Michaël R. Roskam, Orphan, a French film by Arnaud des Pallières in 2017. Exarchopoulos and actor Jérémie Laheurte began dating in 2012 during the filming of Blue Is the Warmest Colour, but they ended their relationship in 2015. In March 2017, Exarchopoulos revealed that she was expecting a baby with her partner, French rapper Morgan Fremont, they have one son. Adèle Exarchopoulos on IMDb Adèle Exarchopoulos at AllMovie

It Don't Mean a Thing (album)

It Don't Mean a Thing is an album by jazz drummer Elvin Jones recorded in 1993 and released on the Enja label. The Allmusic review called the album "one of the most well-rounded sets he has led; the lineup of musicians is impressive... And as for the drummer, there is still no one around who has captured the sound and spirit of Elvin Jones". All compositions by Keiko Jones except as indicated "Green Chimneys" - 6:58 "A Lullaby of Itsugo Village" - 6:04 "It Don't Mean a Thing" - 5:39 "Lush Life" - 6:41 "Zenzo's Spirit" - 6:54 "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing/Ask Me Now" - 9:06 "Bopsy" - 4:18 "Fatima's Waltz" - 6:26 "A Change Is Gonna Come" - 5:23 Elvin Jones - drums Nicholas Payton - trumpet Delfeayo Marsalis - trombone Sonny Fortune - flute, tenor saxophone Willie Pickens - piano Cecil McBee - bass Kevin Mahogany - vocals

Rangitoto Range

Rangitoto Range is in the Pureora Forest Park in the North Island of New Zealand. Its main peaks are Mt Baldy and Rangitoto, it has the headwaters of the Waipa and Mokau Rivers and forms the eastern boundary of the King Country. Streams on the eastern slopes drain into the Waikato River; the ranges have the last area of native forest to be opened for logging. After protests and occupations some areas of totara and rewarewa native forests were preserved and logged areas are being restored. Endangered species present include North Island kōkako, falcon, North Island brown kiwi, blue duck and Hochstetter's frog; the Range is formed of Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous Manaia Hill Group greywacke, buried in many places by Quaternary ignimbrites. The main ignimbrite is the Ongatiti Formation, up to 150 m thick of compound, weakly to welded, including pumice-, andesite and rhyolite lavas; the ignimbrite forms round, flat-topped hills, edged by eroding banks, covered in blocks of ignimbrite, where the underlying greywacke has eroded.

Rangitoto walking tracks Pureora destruction and restoration Rangitoto accommodation DoC activities