First impressions

United Kingdom, 1952

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This film is designed for use in training supervisors and junior managers in human relations problems. The film tells the story of two workers starting with a new firm. Both are looking forward to the work and believe that they now have the opportunity they have been looking for to make successful careers for themselves. The first part shows how frustration and disillusionment can arise through lack of care and thought on the part of the supervisor. It then shows how these bad impressions could have been avoided by proper handling of the situation.

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Gaumont-British Instructional



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United Kingdom
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Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Career education

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Communication in management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Communication skills

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Supervisors


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Career education

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Employees - Training of

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Management - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Communication skills

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Human behavior

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Interpersonal communication

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Interpersonal relations

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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