paramount issue

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Noun1.paramount issue - an issue whose settlement is more important than anything else; and issue that must be settled before anything else can be settled
issue - an important question that is in dispute and must be settled; "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"; "politicians never discuss the real issues"
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The health of a company's workforce is a paramount issue for many employers, as neglecting it can significantly dampen workplace morale and productivity," said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder.
I can only hope and assume that as they mix more with people running things in the real world such as the managers of AECOM, they will develop a more mature and pragmatic attitude to what should be the paramount issue of our times.
Mr Robinson-Young said he didn't feel immigration was a paramount issue but claimed it was important in that it is affecting many aspects of national life.
Water supply is the paramount issue, as the peculiarities of the Jordan project are weather conditions and limited water resources.
Poor infrastructure and intra-SAARC connectivity remains a paramount issue which we need to overcome in order to ensure that the SAFTA realizes its true potential", he added.
Professor Eric Biber and Elisabeth Long conclude this publication by tackling the paramount issue of our time--climate change.
The paramount issue, however, is successful syllabus completion, which is key to scholastic progress.
about state and local nullification of unconstitutional actions by the federal government: The author does a commendable job in exploring this fundamental constitutional issue that has been with this country since its inception, was the paramount issue of the War of Southern Secession, and today, with its present implications, remains the major constitutional issue.
The paramount issue is how the Gospels amount to one whole Gospel: the announcement of who we are to be in relation to God.
Raymond James is a diversified holding company providing financial services to many users working from remote locations and branch offices around the world, making security a paramount issue.
He cited joint and similar challenges and crisis faced by both countries, stressing that maintaining national stability was also a paramount issue being faced by both countries, who also needed a decisive struggle to resolve their issues, challenges.
html) a new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds voters split on whether President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is better equipped to tackle the paramount issue.