Harbutt, F. J. (2010). Yalta 1945: Europe and America at the Crossroads. New York: Cambridge University Press.
On February 4, through to February 11, 1945, the three big allied leaders came together and held a conference, commonly referred to as The Yalta Conference, in Crimea in Russia during World War II. These three big leaders were Franklin D. Roosevelt, the U.S. President at the time, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and British Premier Winston Churchill. They discussed the fate of Europe, its re-organization after the World War II. The conference’s main aim was to come up with ways of re-establishing the nations that had been destroyed and conquered by Germany. Important resolutions concerning the impending direction of the wartime and the post-war world were reached. When these leaders came to the conference they knew well beforehand that a victory in Europe for the Allied Nations was inevitable; however, they were much less convinced of the ending of the Pacific war. Great Britain and the United States recognized that defeating the might of the Japanese would take more protracted fight; thus they hoped to seek the participation of the Soviet Union, something that they saw as a strategic advantage in the Pacific theatre. Read more
Companies derive their wealth from human capital. This means that the human resource function is important for increasing the effectiveness of a company. One of the major functions of human resource management is motivating employees. Employees need to be motivated so as to increase their productivity. Without proper motivation structures and systems, employees will not be motivated to work towards achieving an organization’s goals. Managers need to understand the various factors that employees look for in organization to motivate them. This enables managers to formulate strategies and implement them so as to motivate employees. Read more