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  • Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at workby Sylvia Moody

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 17.58

    Dyslexic people face many problems in the workplace: difficulties with reading and writing, memory, organisation and time management, and a recent TUC report on dyslexia in the workplace estimates that 3 million people are affected. Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work is written by a leading expert in the field for people of... more...

  • Breathe, Stretch & Moveby Dinah Bradley; Tania Clifton-Smith

    Random House New Zealand 2013; US$ 14.34

    Break the cycle of tension and exhaustion in the workplace and learn how to have greater energy through correct breathing. Workers today are becoming more sedentary. We are thinking more and using our bodies less - we communicate all day with a computer screen, becoming so absorbed that our shoulders tense, our breathing changes, we hold our breath... more...

  • The Triangle Fire, Protocols Of Peaceby Richard Greenwald

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 31.95

    America searched for an answer to "The Labor Question" during the Progressive Era in an effort to avoid the unrest and violence that flared so often in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In the ladies' garment industry, a unique experiment in industrial democracy brought together labor, management, and the public. As Richard Greenwald... more...

  • Training to Imagineby Kat Koppett

    Stylus Publishing 2012; US$ 21.99

    Creating innovative products and game-changing processes, and adapting to new cultures and communication styles, have all become imperative for business survival. Today’s business leaders, from Fortune 500 companies on down, have discovered the value of improvisational theatre techniques to develop creativity and collaboration skills they need.Since... more...

  • Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodiesby Seth Holmes

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. An anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Holmes shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care. Holmes?s material is visceral... more...

  • Successful People Management in a Weekby Norma Barry

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 8.11

    Sunday: Understand how people management relates to leadership, and the features and tools of a people management role. Monday: Explore the various managerial levels and roles and the responsibilities and qualities of people managers. Tuesday: Gain an overview of people management styles and their advantages and disadvantages in different situations.... more...

  • Nickel and Dimedby Barbara Ehrenreich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 16.99

    READING AND UNDERSTANDING THE BOOK 1. Near the outset, Ehrenreich (speaking of her own sister) employs the term "wage slave." What does she mean by this? 2. What are the three rules the author sets for herself at the beginning of Nickel and Dimed? Does she ever break them? If so, when and why, in your view, does she do so? 3. Early on, the author... more...

  • To Be a Workerby Catherine Conaghan; Jorge Parodi

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 30.00

    A contemporary classic in Peru, where it was first published in 1986, this book explores changes in the political identity and economic strategies of the Peruvian working class in the 1970s and 1980s. Jorge Parodi uses a case study of Metal Empresa, a large factory in Lima, to trace the surge and decline of the labor movement in Peru--and in Latin... more...

  • Mental Health and Work Fit Mind, Fit Jobby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 70.00

    The costs of mental ill-health for individuals, employers and society at large are enormous. Mental illness is responsible for a very significant loss of potential labour supply, high rates of unemployment, and a high incidence of sickness absence and reduced productivity at work. Following an introductory report (Sick on the Job: Myths and Realities... more...

  • The New Urban Immigrant Workforce: Innovative Models for Labor Organizingby Sarumathi Jayaraman; Immanuel Ness

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This ground-breaking look at contemporary immigrant labor organizing and mobilization draws on participant observation, ethnographic interviews, historical documents, and new case studies of three organizing drives. The expert contributors provide tangible evidence of immigrants' eagerness for collective action and organizing. Parting company with... more...