The level of unemployment has increased in Saudi Arabia due to the lack of necessary skills within the Saudi youth and high population growth. Training is the most important factor in a successful human resource development since it can lead to the modification of behaviour, as well as the gain of skills. One of the most successful Saudi training programmes is “Bab Rizq Jameel Programme”. Therefore, BRJ programme has been selected as a case study to explore the ‘Key Elements’ of its success. After analysing the secondary qualitative data that was collected, the key elements of the BRJ programme were extracted. This research can serve as a base for planning future development training programmes in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, this study partially demonstrated that training programmes are the best solution to reduce unemployment for the time being.
It's been ten years since humanity's war with the monstrous Kaiju ended and the Breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean was sealed. The Pan Pacific Defense Corps remains vigilant in anticipation of the Kaiju's return, expanding and advancing their fleet of massive mechs known as Jaegers and accepting the best and the brightest candidates into the Jaeger Academy Training Program to forge the next generation of heroes. Training is competitive and positions are few. Ou-Yang Jinhai and Viktoriya Malikova grew up in the ashes of the Kaiju War and followed different paths to join the latest batch of cadets at the Moyulan Shatterdome, the most prestigious PPDC training location in the world. Yet not long after their arrival, tragedy strikes as a deadly act of sabotage casts suspicion on the new cadets. Together they must work to clear their name and discover the truth as dark forces conspire against them and new threats surface from both sides of the Breach...
This work was done and submited at the United Nations University Fisheries Training Pragramme (UNUFTP) on completion of the six months Advanced Training and Research fellowship, Iceland, 2006. The aim of the work was to prepare internal quality control and quality assurance routines guidelines to be used in microbiological laboratories implementing quality system in accordance with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.
Human resource is becoming the main sources of competitive advantage for contemporary organizations.One mechanism of developing human resource in an organization is the use of training and development program.However most organizations in Ethiopia have no clear training and development policy and responsible body. Moreover, training programs may be conducted without suffient need analysis and its impact may not be evaluated. Hence, this book demonstrates the process of human resource training and development practice of non-profit organizations taking Action Aid Ethiopia as a case study. It covers areas such as: training and development need identification, developing the curriculum, trainer selection, method of training, getting feedback, the support among colleagues to apply the skills and knowledge to work, and the effort of trainees to transfer knowledge and skills in to the real work and job situations ,and overall program evaluation. It also shows the need to have a widely shared policy for training development in an organization. Hence, it helps for Individuals and organizations managing human resource training and development and conducting researches in this area
The present study attempted to investigate the importance of business intelligence on organization’s competitive advantage. The study also attempted to analyze the relationships among information technology infrastructure, business intelligence, organizational agility, and competitive advantages in three select life insurance companies. Drawing on the systems theory, dynamic capabilities framework, and literature on competitive advantages, information technology infrastructure, business intelligence, and organizational agility, it was hypothesized that business intelligence was major source of competitive advantage. This research proposed a conceptual framework to examine the effects of business intelligence on competitive advantages. This model also examined how organizational agility mediated the effects of business intelligence on organization’s competitive advantage. Survey data were collected by appropriate questionnaire and interview which used to examine the conceptual model.
The liberalization of the financial sector in Kenya has brought about increased competition emerging from new entrants to the market, as well as the existing ones adopting the use of highly competitive trading practices. The major players in this market are the mainstream banks, rural and urban Saccos and Micro-Finance institutions that offer homogeneous as well as differentiated financial products and services. The said institutions target similar markets and clients. Saccos operating in the rural environment have been made to re-invent their competitiveness from the traditional practices to modern business approaches and operations to remain afloat and relevant.This book illustrates competitive strategies that Saccos have adopted in rural Kenya for business survival. It also captures the need to re-engineer business processes such as marketing, new product development, technology adoption and market development for competitive advantage.
Numerous changes in marketing environment of banks have determined the need for creation and implementation of new strategies that would enable accomplishment of strong competitive advantages. With that, we cannot neglect the fact that all banks offer the same or the similar type of services, which makes the process of differentiating own offers in relation to the competitive one very hard. Therefore, banks should recognise other possibilities of adaption to dynamic changes in the modern marketing environment. Starting with the attitude that strategic planning is a necessary condition for achievement of strong competitive advantages we shed light on the process of strategic planning in banks with a special focus on creation and choice of marketing strategies.
It has been 12 years since the author published the 3rd edition of the Swimming Faster series and time has not stood still. Research has continued at a rapid pace, using increasingly sophisticated methodology to improve our knowledge of the training process. In this book, the author shares what he learned with members of the competitive swimming community throughout the world. The title of this book was changed to reflect his purpose in writing it. It is a source for coaches and athletes to improve their knowledge of the scientific aspects of training. It should also help readers become familiar with the sometimes confusing terms used by sports scientists so they can read the results of their studies with understanding. Furthermore, this book informs the readers enough in the areas of physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology as they pertain to the training of athletes. It is the authors hope that they will be able to evaluate the validity of that research and decide for themselves if it has merit. Finally, this book provides the readers with the knowledge to apply the information they gain to their own unique training environments. This is so they will not have to copy the training of successful coaches without understanding why it was beneficial and how it might be modified to become even more useful within their surroundings.
Today it is estimated that 70% of the contributions to the economic growth is attributed to the small to medium enterprises. This could be much more if the small enterprises would encompass quality management as a competitive advantage. Yet today the Zimbabwe small enterprises sector is in the decline and the Zimbabwe market shuns local products. Is there anything wrong with locally manufactured products? One may ask! In the past quality was simply related to higher prices but as the business environment changed complexion ,today customers can obtain high quality at relatively low price. As SMEs gear themselves towards adopting cost effective methods of production of goods and services, this automatically means the cost of quality has gone down. Another driving factor is the issue of competition that has been so stiff and this in turn has forced SMEs to view quality as a competitive weapon for strategically positioning themselves.