Previous Article Next Article LettersOn 30 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This week’s lettersEmployers and HR need to wake up to the WTD reality In response to your article ‘Minister committed to voluntary pay reviews’(News, 16 March), you once again touched on the issue of the opt-out to theWorking Time Directive (WTD). When are companies, and HR, going to get real? The WTD hasn’t just come into being – it has been active now since 1998. Thesooner the Government ‘forces’ businesses to address the opt-out issue thebetter. Trying to behave as if it doesn’t exist or will not be taken away islike living in dreamland. The Government needs to start encouraging businessesto develop a strategy and lay down plans toward the removal of the opt-outbefore it is dropped on them. The millennium bug scared companies into spending millions trying to managesomething that may not even have existed – thorough planning, the setting up ofmillennium bug IT departments within companies, and working toward a definedtimescale and a result. The point is there was a set plan and target, and this is what we should allbe doing toward the removal of the opt-out. No wonder HR’s nickname has changed from ‘Human Remains’ to ‘HypocrisyReigns’. Work-life balance – don’t make me laugh. On one hand, HR appears to bedriving through a long-awaited, modern philosophy about working life, while thesame HR people are fighting against, and opposing, the removal of the opt-out. I believe that HR should engage in the ‘promotion of practical realities’ tobusiness leaders, whether or not it is good for my career, instead of theproverbial nodding of the ‘yes boss, I agree with you. I’m only in it formyself’ type of HR. It isn’t very often that Brendan Barber and I agree on anything, albeit hesees the removal of the opt-out as a ‘vehicle’ for getting more pay for lesswork for his members. David Barry Personnel officer Carter Retail Equipment Key to holding on to workers is listening I was not at all surprised to read that staff turnover costs UK business£48bn a year. Talented people leave businesses all the time, for all the wrongreasons. Our research shows that 70 per cent of leavers could have beenretained if their aspirations had been better managed. I believe neglecting tokeep talented individuals in your business is like throwing money down thedrain. John Robbie, flexible benefits director at Momentum Financial Services, andauthor of the report on staff turnover costs, is absolutely right when he saysmore people could be retained if companies communicate their benefits to theirstaff. But communicating what you can do for your staff is only part of thepicture. Retaining talented individuals in your business is a dialogue. It is atwo-way conversation. Investing time and resources into listening to your staffis just as important as leading the conversation. Take the hospitality industry. It employs 1.8 million people across 300,000businesses and drives tourism, which is worth almost £70bn. The industryrepresents around 7 per cent of total employment in the UK. Labour turnover in hospitality is at record levels. One in two people willchange their jobs this year. For the licensed trade, it is 188 per cent, whichmeans pubs replace 94 per cent of their workforce every year. A quarter ofleavers have been in their posts for less than six months. The cost to the industry is staggering. The most conservative estimate couldbe in the region of £432m every year – an average of £1.44m per business.Hospitality is waking up to the reality of staff retention but there is still along way to go. Employee relationship management is not a gimmick dreamt up by the personneldepartment; it is a sound business proposal, and every business should have astrategy for managing each individual’s aspirations. Jane Sunley Managing director, Learnpurple Hartley to blame for his incompetent staff I am writing in response to your article ‘We must get to grips with themundane’ (HR Hartley, 16 March). Yes, get to grips indeed! Oh dear Mr Hartley, you have incompetent HR staff and a workforce of morons.Presumably, as HR director, you had some input or influence in bringing thissad collection of people together? And you inspire and motivate by the derisorymethod of performance management? So what was it you were saying about badworkmen blaming their tools? Hmm, yet another classic example of why the HR‘profession’ is the standing business joke. Never mind though, keep those pearls of HR wisdom coming – they’re good fora laugh! Nancy Wright Details supplied CCP just doesn’t cut it in HR job search Further to your CIPD debate, I would like to agree with what other readershave said. I am currently working for a large department store chain. I am not CIPDqualified and neither are any of my colleagues. However, I have managed to gain my CPP, which I completed in December 2002at Bracknell and Wokingham College, which I funded myself by holding down afull-time administration job and a second job as a barmaid. As you can imagine,I had no time to myself. While completing my CPP, I decided to find a position within HR. It took meuntil September 2003 because I am not CIPD qualified. I contacted variousagencies who all informed me that I was not qualified enough to be registeredwith them and did not have the experience, and that I should just stick withthe main high-street recruitment agencies. However, there are not many vacancies for HR people in the high-streetagencies. I became very down-hearted. I slogged my guts out to get thequalification that I had been told to do – I was working as a contractsadministrator and needed some background information before even considering myCIPD. You only need to look at the jobs advertised in Personnel Today to see thatyou do need to be CIPD qualified to work in HR. Either that, or thequalification is dangled as a carrot for low-paid positions. I have taken a jobin retail, and with it, a £5,000 a year pay cut. Fortunately for me, my partneris very understanding. I am determined to complete my CIPD and I know that this will take time, butthere are some jobs out there for people who have started their CIPDs. Maybe Ishould wear more lipstick, perhaps that will help! Karen Williams Details supplied CIPD qualification is not just about a title I have been following the debate in Personnel Today regarding the value/needof the CIPD qualification. I am the head of a resourcing and developmentfunction for a large blue-chip organisation, in addition to being a CIPDstudent. With my student head on, I agree there was pressure to gain the CIPDqualification to get on within HR, despite holding undergraduate andpostgraduate degrees. At the outset, I was cynical about what the qualification would do for myskillset. However, I have learned a great deal from my studies, and have beenable to apply most of my learning in the workplace. My personal profile hasgrown in proportion to the progression of my studies. I have now been offered a promotion to head up a generalist function, whichwould have been unthinkable without the knowledge I have gained through theCIPD qualification. With my resourcing and development head on, I encounter many arrogant andill-informed applicants who will not consider entry-level roles because theyhold the CIPD qualification or relevant HR degree. Good candidates have the theoretical knowledge, but my experience shows thatfew can apply it adequately. The real value in recruiting CIPD-qualified employees comes only when theindividual understands how to apply the knowledge in a ‘best fit’ way withinthe organisation. Details supplied Related posts:No related photos.
The Hudson County Office of Emergency Services sent out this update on Tuesday morning:WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 7:59AM EDT TUE UNTIL 8PM EDT TUE …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING… …BLIZZARD WARNING IS CANCELLED… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND SLEET, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE BLIZZARD WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. * LOCATIONS…NEW YORK CITY AND HUDSON AND NORTHERN NASSAU COUNTIES. * HAZARD TYPES…SNOW AND SLEET. * ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES. * SNOWFALL RATES…2 TO 4 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES. * TIMING…THE SNOW WILL CHANGE TO SLEET, THEN RAIN BY MIDDAY. THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE BACK TO ALL SNOW BEFORE ENDING THIS EVENING. * IMPACTS…SNOW AND SLEET, WITH HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS AT TIMES THIS MORNING. * WINDS…NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. * TEMPERATURES…IN THE UPPER 20S. * VISIBILITIES…ONE QUA RTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. SNOW PROBLEM — #Hoboken, 8:30 a.m., March 14, 2017. Happy pi day! ×SNOW PROBLEM — #Hoboken, 8:30 a.m., March 14, 2017. Happy pi day! HUDSON COUNTY — The streets were plowable Tuesday morning in Hudson County as local residents stayed inside thanks to blizzard predictions and warnings from the Office of Emergency Services to stay off the roads. Weather forecasters still predict snow will fall all day, with accumulations of 8 inches or more.Public schools in the county were closed. Some expected a delayed opening for Wednesday. We will update tonight as we have details.In Hoboken, the city’s municipal garages ran out of space and the city provided free parking “for residents who have valid parking permits and who will not need access to their vehicles for a week on a first-come, first-served basis starting at immediately. Parking will be provided at the parking lot located at 12th Street and Madison Street.”Got great snow photos? Send to [email protected] and put your town in the subject head. We may print the best and link to your website.Morning update
THE cash incentives for the group stage of the Corona Futsal tournament were handed over yesterday at the National Gymnasium.The tournament, which is into its quarter-final stage, rewarded all the group stage participants for their finishing positions with TopBrandz, the company that distributes Corona here, on hand to witness the event.Giving brief comments, co-Director of the Petra Organisation, Troy Mendonca, contended that “the tournament has been good so far. All the teams are turning out early and I really want to commend all the players for being on time.”Back Circle (Group A), Future Stars (Group B) and Tiger Bay (Group C) walked away with $30 000 each for topping their respective groups.Sparta Boss (Group A), Bent Street (Group B) and West Front Road (Group C), carted off $20 000 for placing second in the groups while California Square (Group A), Leopold Street (Group B) and North East La Penitence (Group C) collected $15 000 for third place.Beacons (Group A), Mocha (Group B) and Tucville (Group C) got $10 000.Meanwhile quarterfinals action, which is set for the 27th, will pit Future Stars against West Front Road and Bent Street against California Square.Back Circle take on North East La Penitence and Sparta Boss play Tiger Bay.
(REUTERS) – England seamer James Anderson is under an injury cloud ahead of next month’s Ashes series against Australia after he was forced off a County Championship match with a calf injury on Tuesday.The 36-year-old, who has more wickets than any other fast bowler in Test cricket with 575, pulled up on his run-up and was then forced to leave the field on day three of Lancashire’s match against Durham.While an injury to England’s pace spearhead would be a major concern for England leading into the Ashes, Lancashire assistant coach Mark Chilton said the issue did not seem serious.“Jimmy has been seated with an ice pack on but he seems fine and reasonably jovial,” he added.“With any bowler, if they feel something abnormal we would much rather they came off and get assessed rather than take it a step too far.“He has been very well managed with regard to his bowling loads and his overs and I think that has been managed expertly right throughout the season.”While England’s one-day international squad have been in World Cup action, Anderson has had an extended spell with Lancashire in preparation for the Ashes, which begins at Edgbaston on August 1.
Brand South Africa partners with the South African High Commission in Kenya to Commemorate International Nelson Mandela Day Johannesburg, Wednesday 18 July 2018 – Hundreds of children gathered with diplomats, government officials and business leaders today at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth.With 2018 also marking the centenary since the birth of anti-apartheid stalwart, Albertina Sisulu, the South African High Commission in Kenya also remembered and celebrated the life of the struggle stalwart who lobbied for the education and equal rights of women and children. Mama Sisulu was widely regarded as a mother of the South African nation due to her motherly role and maternal instincts as a nurse and caregiver.Led and hosted by the South African High Commissioner to Kenya, Her Excellency Koleka Mqulwana, the Mandela centenary events included a mass at the All Saints Cathedral Church on Sunday and a visit to New Life Children’s Home where 400 learners from various primary and secondary schools, as well as university students, were hosted with the United Nations and celebrated a signing of a declaration. The students delivered a declaration that expressed the futures that they envisioned for themselves in which they would experience safety, food security, education, peace and prosperity.High Commissioner Koleka Mqulwana, said: “The legacies of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu are about making a positive impact on people’s lives through selfless actions, particularly for children and those that are disadvantaged or disenfranchised. As an important East African ally to South Africa, it is fitting that we are commemorating the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth in Kenya, whilst also taking to heart the message of the life of Albertina Sisulu in 2018.”United Nations regional representatives that attended today’s event included UNICEF-Kenya Representative, Patrizia DiGiovanni; H.E. Mr. Jean-Pierre Ossey, Deputy Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Congo; H.E. Mr. Marek Rohr-Garztecki, Chair of the Eastern European Group, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Poland; H.E Mrs. Marta Eugenia Juarez Ruiz, Chair of the Latin America and the Caribbean Group, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Costa Rica; H.E. Mr. Victor Conrad Ronneberg, Chair of the Western European and Other States Group, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Norway; Amb. Dr. Monica Juma, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade from the Government of Kenya; as well as Ms. Thoko Didiza, a representative from the Government of South Africa.The staff of the South African High Commission also took the opportunity of Nelson Mandela Day to spend 67 minutes – one minute for every year that Mandela spent in public service – with children from the New Life Children’s Home donating essential items, feeding the babies, doing laundry and gardening.“The admirable collaboration with South African businesses operating in Kenya in celebrating the centenary has been inspiring. Ploughing back into Kenyan communities by South African companies through their corporate social responsibility initiatives planned throughout the year is in line with Nelson Mandela core values of humility, selflessness and passion,” the High Commissioner said.Today’s commemoration coincided with hundreds of similar events around the world.South African President, His Excellency, Cyril Ramaphosa, launched the centenary celebrations in South Africa on 11 February 2018 with the aim of celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela which should inspire change, unity and development for all Africans.Brand South Africa Chief Marketing Officer, Linda Sangaret said: “The legacy Nelson Mandela left with us is that you can have many roles as a leader beyond being in a position of power. Leaders of today can look to the Mandela legacy to understand the distinction between positional power and personal influence.”Additional Nelson Mandela centenary events planned for July include a Mandela Lecture at the University of Nairobi on 26 July 2018, the unveiling of Nelson Mandela and Dedan Kimathi busts at the Heroes Garden of the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology; reconstruction of Zia Ra Wimbi Primary School in Kilifi; the donation of Mandela books at the Kenya National Library Services and a visit to Kakuma Refugee Camp for the benefit of young women and girls.Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Global Markets, Dr Judy Smith-Höhn said: “It goes without saying that the African continent is central to driving positive perceptions of South Africa as a country. The activities of our Missions abroad are key to the work that we do in positioning South Africa as a competitive and attractive destination.“We are delighted to have worked with the South African High Commission in Kenya on such a momentous occasion – that is the Centenary of Nelson Mandela.”Note to editors: More about Nelson Mandela Centenary CelebrationsThe Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations are aligned with a resolution by the African Union Heads of State and Government (HOS/G) to observe 2018 as the Nelson Mandela Centenary year.Nelson Mandela was committed to peace, negotiation and reconciliation; an attribute shared by the African continent through its aspirations contained in the strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years – the Agenda 2063.In reaffirming their efforts to bring about lasting peace in Africa, the HOS/G also recalled the declaration of the Madiba Nelson Mandela Decade for Reconciliation in Africa 2014 – 2024.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner was extra cautious while Ravichandran Ashwin operated in the IPL Monday night, deliberately dragging his bat inside the safe zone to avoid becoming a victim of ‘Mankading’.The incident happened during the IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on Monday.Warner was seen taking precaution by staying inside the crease during Ashwin’s over.Warner, who was at the non-striker’s end, kept dragging his bat inside the safe zone to ensure that he does not become Ashwin’s ‘Mankad’ victim.The Australian’s antics was quickly picked up by the cameras and replayed on the big screen.The clip of the incident was later uploaded by the official IPL website — iplt20.com.WATCH: No, Warner doesn’t want to get ‘Mankaded’Full video https://t.co/feeK6QM0Nt #KXIPvSRHIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 8, 2019Earlier in the tournament, off-spinner Ashwin had dismissed Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler without giving him a prior warning and that had attracted a lot of criticism from across the cricket fraternity.As per the rules, a bowler is within his right to dismiss a batsman who leaves the crease before the ball is being released. But the practice has been generally deemed as against the “spirit of the game.Also Read | R Ashwin opens up on Mankading row: People will keep giving opinions
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus chief Paratici warns Man Utd off Allegriby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus sports chief Fabio Paratici is adamant Max Allegri is staying.The Italian coach has been mentioned as a candidate for the Manchester United job for next season.However, Paratici insists Juve are still counting on Allegri long-term.He said, “He is the best possible coach for Juventus and I think the team is also perfect for him.”They suit eachother because of their features. “His future for us is not in doubt.”