Team Essay

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1. How do the approaches used by Nordam Europe seem to support high performance work, drawing upon the ideas presented in this chapter?

As stated in the text, Nordam Europe always strives to have people who are experienced and knowledgeable. Because of the need for high-precision parts it is critical to have workers who are skilled. This company believes in continuous improvement for their employees; so they are constantly being trained and kept up to date on technologies such as in the context of repairs to their aircraft engines. There is an annual appraisal system where the staff decides whether or not new training and development needs to be implemented. These approaches and practices implemented by Nordam Europe support high
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4. How are the problems of age discrimination in hiring and layoffs in the United States and the U.K. similar and different? (You may want to research the issue on the Internet.) Why is this important, and how does it tie to the social responsibility issues discussed in Chapter 5?

Age discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) less favorably because of his or her age. Both the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) have legislations enacted regarding anti-age discrimination, and they both have differences and similarities when it comes to the definition of age discrimination. The US and the UK have differences in their legislation related to age discrimination. The US’s legislation, which is called, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years old or older from discrimination based solely on their age. UK’r s legislation called The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 (“UK Age Regulations”) makes it unlawful in the workplace to discriminate against someone directly or indirectly of individuals between the ages