Lack of information as a barrier to the adoption of performance measurement system

Organisations have been implementing standardised performance measurement systems increasingly often in recent decades. The implementation of such a tool is a complex process involving many obstacles, in particular a lack of information

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Perception of a skin cancer risk among persons exposed to risk factors

There are several principal factors related to an increased risk of developing skin cancer. First, there are hereditary factors and age, and second, there is lifestyle. Exposure to sunlight, in particular if it results in sunburns, is a strong risk factor.

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Awareness of educational events for skin cancer prevention as a prerequisite for using specialized dermatology care

Educational projects geared towards the timely detection of skin cancer (in particular melanoma) are intended, among other goals, to make people sensitive enough to notice the symptoms of cancer and make them prevent the disease. The organisation and format of the education projects is important because, for many people, this is an acceptable form of examination (as opposed to visiting a surgery)...

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Evaluation of public usefulness of selected facilities

Attention is paid to selected types of facilities whose usefulness is analysed from the perspective of the general public. The article compares perceived benefits of infrastructure projects (like e.g. motorways), buildings where services for the public are provided (e.g. schools or hospitals) and private buildings that interact with the public environment (especially office buildings).

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Characteristics of Fair Trade products

In order to receive the certification, Fair Trade products must meet a number of production standards such as the ban on child or forced labour and a fair purchase price adequate to the costs of growing or production. The standards also guarantee a controlled use of pesticides and other chemicals and encourage growing crops in a sustainable manner. Furthermore, there are specific standards for the individual crops (such as coffee, tea, or chocolate).

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Attitudes towards unification of criterions used for evaluation of applications

The process of evaluation of project applications for subsidies was based on the inspection of formal features of the applications submitted, an assessment of the eligibility of the projects and the material assessment of projects in the 2007–2013 programming period. The individual stages of the evaluation process were set up similarly within the individual operational programmes. However, there were difference in the form and settings of the material evaluation criteria and their weight in the overall project application evaluation.

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Intensity of Czech citizens´ concerns about their own health

Without a doubt, health is one of the most important elements in everyone’s life. In order to be able to pursue everyday activities (go to work, attend hobbies, play sports, etc.), we should know the state of our own health (how we feel, how often we are sick, etc.). Watching one’s own health can provide an alert that will tell us if something goes wrong. Responding to changes and potential health complications is easier that way. The intensity of attention to one’s health depends on each individual. How much attention do we pay to our own health, or do we pay any attention at all?

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Czech citizens’ attitude to the employment of retired people

Employing persons older than 50 years is currently a hot topic. Employers’ requirements for employees are constantly increasing and keeping up with modern technologies and working methods is not always easy, especially for older employees.

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Approaches to donation in Czechia: making donation in the street

Donating funds for a good cause is a relatively common activity in the Czech Republic. At least one half of the adult Czech population does this, along with other various forms of donation (material gifts including food and even blood donation), according to various surveys. People donate money for social purposes (to specific persons or groups of persons), other purposes (nature preservation, endangered species) and even for no specific purpose (e.g. foundations that redistribute the funds).

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Average amount of funds donated by Czech citizens for a charity

Donations are relatively popular in the Czech Republic. Certain fundraising initiatives enjoy massive media support, and many are undertaken regularly in the streets or through charity events. Personal involvement may be understood as a matter of prestige. What factors influence how much money we give to charity, and how much do we donate on average?

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