first_imgMonday Dec 8, 2014 Leicester Tigers beat European champions Toulon at Welford Road Brad Thorn rolled back the years as he scored a try for Leicester Tigers in their 25-21 victory over defending European champions Toulon at Welford Road. The win keeps their qualification hopes alive and ends the French sides nine-match winning streak.Owen Williams kicked Leicester to victory as the only try of the game was scored by Thorn, still scoring tries at the now vintage age of 39-years-old. Williams picked up a personal points haul of 20, with his conversion and six penalties.Bryan Habana and Drew Mitchell both scored well taken tries for Toulon, but it was Williams’ Man of the Match performance with the boot that got the 2001 and 2002 champions the win.Leicester Tigers’ Richard Cockerill said that while winning at home is great, taking on the European champions in their own backyard in next weekend’s Round 4 clash will be a massive challenge.“It’s a great win. It is the best we have probably played for 18 months,” he said. “It will be twice as hard to go there and win next week. Toulon will be really cheesed off, and it really doesn’t get any more difficult than that.”Watch the rugby World Cup to see more of these stars in action next year.These highlights are in French but you can view short, English highlights on the official sitecredit: total rugbyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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first_imgLimerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Facebookcenter_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! University Hospital LimerickMORE than 400 incidents of abuse were recorded in hospitals operated by the University of Limerick Hospitals Group over the past two years.Responding to a  Freedom of Information request from the Limerick Post, the Hospitals Group confirmed that 352 of the incidents were recorded at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) and almost half of them involved nursing staff.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A total of 427 incidents were recorded at  UHL, University Maternity Hospital Limerick, Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital and Croom Hospital during 2017 and 2018.212 of the incidents involved members of the nursing staff, who were by far the most affected group.Mary Fogarty of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) said that as nurses make up the greater population of staff in hospitals, the fact that they were involved in the greater number of incidents was to be expected.“However, the figures are not helped by people under pressure and we have serious concern about how people are supported.“Nurses are often the first point of contact, the first person and last person you see in the hospital, and would take a lot of discontent. Some incidents would go reported and some not,” Ms Fogarty told the Limerick Post.Of the five hospitals in the group, UHL recorded the most incidents, with 352 being recorded in total, 61 of which occurred in the accident and emergency department, followed by 57 occurrences in ward 2C where ear, nose and throat patients are treated.The figures show a significant increase in incidents over the two-year period, with 191 recorded in 2017 and 236 in 2018.226 of the incidents were of a physical nature, which includes physical abuse, assault, and harassment.Responding to the figures, a UL Hospital Groups spokesperson said that they take all incidents of assault and aggression on any party very seriously.“The data supplied should be interpreted with caution if being presented outside of the wider context of any long term trends, national or international comparators and reporting mechanisms.“Nursing and midwifery are the largest group of healthcare workers at UL Hospitals Group and they operate on the front line, which would explain why the number of interactions good or bad is higher in this group.”“Training and supports are made available to all staff by UL Hospitals group, including how to manage challenging or aggressive behaviour in the workplace,” the statement concluded. Previous articleNugent calls out Fianna Fáil ‘doublespeak’ on scramblersNext articleLimerick has 98 children in emergency accommodation Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] NewsHealthNurses top list of abuse targets at UL hospitalsBy Cian Reinhardt – January 24, 2019 1151 Call for Government action as 81 patients wait for beds in UHL TAGShealthINMOLimerick City and CountyNewsnursingUniversity Limerick Hospitals Group Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blowlast_img read more

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first_img  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Christina Hughes Babb February 9, 2021 1,108 Views As a pandemic continues to prevent consumers from spending on vacations, entertainment, dining, and the like, more discretionary funds are going toward home improvements and the stock market. Members of The Conference Board — a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and insights think tank — expound on this and more of their findings in the U.S. Consumer Dynamics Report: Q4 2020.The Q4 survey confirmed that, overall, “pandemic-related forces” (more time at home, reduced opportunities to spend, and enhanced fiscal support from the government) continue to shape consumer behavior in the United States.”The booms and busts of a few unlikely ‘meme stocks’ have grabbed recent headlines, but the rise of individual investors tells a broader story about spending habits during COVID-19,” said Denise Dahlhoff, Senior Researcher at The Conference Board. “Trends like low interest rates and declining debt concerns — alongside below-normal spending on vacations and out-of-home entertainment due to pandemic restrictions —have left a portion of Americans with more disposable income and fewer ways to spend it.”While consumer spending shrank in almost every category of the survey during the fourth quarter of last year, the share of Americans spending discretionary money on stocks and home improvements rose.The authors say historic declines in the relative cost of housing have fueled a decline in spending on essentials.”In Q4 2020, the share of US consumers’ budget devoted to housing costs fell to 18%, a record low and down −3.5 percentage points compared to Q2 2020. Plummeting rental rates in city centers, rent abatements and cuts, temporary rent and mortgage non-payments, and historically low mortgage rates all drove this decline,” the study showed. “With these housing savings, total spending on essential goods and services (including food/beverage at home, routine transportation, education, and medical) fell −4.1 ppts in Q4 2020 compared to Q2. Consumers shifted their spending, in large part, to discretionary products (+3.8 percentage points).”Not surprisingly, most respondents named the economy (26%), health (18%), or job security (9%) as their top concern for the upcoming months. Of note, the researchers said, is that the focus of all three dropped in Q4 from Q3/Q2, the early months of the COVID-19 crisis. ‘Historic Declines’ in Housing Costs Steer Consumer Spending Home / Daily Dose / ‘Historic Declines’ in Housing Costs Steer Consumer Spending The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Related Articles Previous: Urban Exodus Isn’t a Nationwide Phenomenon Next: Declining Delinquency Rate Points to ‘Increasing Stabilization’ in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Consumer behavior Consumer Spending Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Consumer behavior Consumer Spending 2021-02-09 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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first_imgNews Updates’Mother Put In The Dock With Very Wild And Ferocious Allegations’: Kerala High Court Grants Bail To Woman Accused Of Sexually Abusing Son LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Jan 2021 4:43 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has granted bail to a woman accused sexually abusing her minor son (Kadakkavoor POCSO case).Justice V. Shircy observed that this case is quite a strange, shocking and an unusual one where a mother is put in the dock with very wild and ferocious allegations.”Doubtless that the sanctity of Motherhood was totally ignored in this case. A mother carries her child for nine…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court has granted bail to a woman accused sexually abusing her minor son (Kadakkavoor POCSO case).Justice V. Shircy observed that this case is quite a strange, shocking and an unusual one where a mother is put in the dock with very wild and ferocious allegations.”Doubtless that the sanctity of Motherhood was totally ignored in this case. A mother carries her child for nine lunar months in her womb and so the relationship of a mother and child are connected even before his/her birth. The unconditional love, affection and warmth of a mother towards her child cannot be compared or equated with any love in the world. No mother “worthy of the name will resort to such a disgraceful act.”, the judge observed.The court also has directed the police to probe whether the child involved in the case was brainwashed or tutored by anyone to make such wild allegations against his mother. The judge also directed police to find out convincing answers about the following aspects:The reason for the delay in lodging the complaint against the petitioner though the child came to Kerala along with his father the month of September, 2020. Whether the victim was given any kind of counseling after his return to Kerala and before lodging the complaint to the Police, Kadakkavoor and if so, the details of the sameWhether any action was taken by the Dy.S.P., Attingal in the complaint lodged by the petitioner against her husband, on 8.10.2019.Whether the husband of the petitioner had appeared before the Family Court to contest the cases filed against him by the petitioner and whether the registration of this crime is to defeat the legitimate claim of the petitioner for maintenance as well for custody of her minor children, especially when the martial relationship of the husband and wife has strained and they are at loggerheads.The investigating agency has to verify whether the children removed from the custody of the petitioner and shifted to Sharjah are allowed to continue their formal education in regular schools. The investigating agency has also to verify whether the children of the Lady who accompanied the husband of the petitioner are admitted in a regular school to continue with their formal education.The investigating agency has to verify whether the petitioner had consulted any Doctor for allergy or for for any other diseases, Whether Methylprednisolone tablet was prescribed by any Doctor. The investigating agency has to verify whether records are available with CWC to show that counseling was imparted to the child during his stay in the Home attached to CWC apart from the two days mentioned in the report attached along with FR.Since the gravity of the offences Alleged against this petitioner are grave and serious in nature and quite unheard of, the State Police Chief is directed to constitute special team headed by an IPS officer , preferably a lady, to delve deep into the allegations and proceed with the investigation and complete it at the earliest.The investigating agency is also  directed to conduct a medical test of the child Including Emotional Quotient and Intelligence Quotient , by constituting a Medical Board in consultation with the Superintendent of Medical college Thiruvanthapuram The Board shall consist of experienced doctors including Pediatrician, Psychologist (hawing experience child psychology), Psychiatrist, neurologist. One member shall be a lady doctor.The victim shall be removed from the custody of his father to a home under the CWC tor his safe accommodation, care and protectionTo grant bail, the bench observed that further detention of the accused in judicial custody is not required with the investigation. Some conditions have also been imposed.Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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first_imgScoil Phádraig Murroe National School WhatsApp Previous article14 more Covid deaths in NINext articleTaoiseach discussing Brexit impasse with EU colleagues News Highland Drumfad National School Facebook Urbalreagh National School Saint Patrick’s National School S N Adhamhnain S N Gort An Choirce First 25 schools now connected under National Broadband Plan WhatsApp Sn Arainn Mhor 679 schools will be connected to broadband by the end of 2022 in an acceleration of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) announced today by the Government and NBI. Under the originally-planned rollout, some schools would have had to wait up to seven years for connection. Now, all schools will be connected within two years.Some 70 schools across the country in the Intervention Area will become Broadband Connection Points (BCPs), by the end of Q1 2021, receiving 150mb high-speed connectivity for educational access. The first 25 schools have already been connected, incuding Achonry National School in Sligo; St. Joseph’s National School in Laois; St. Kevin’s National School in Co. Wicklow; St Joseph’s National School in Galway; Ballagh National School in Roscommon; Ennistymon National School in Clare; Calry National School in Sligo and Balscadden National School in Dublin.Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) delivered under the NBP will ensure that primary school pupils in rural Ireland will be able to participate fully in the digital revolution that is taking place. A BCP at a school location will provide connectivity for pupils and teachers and will underpin the Department of Education’s Digital Learning Framework for Schools.  Speaking about the initiative, the Taoiseach, Mícheál Martin TD said:“Some 50,000 children in almost 679 primary schools will be connected with high speed broadband by end-2022.  This is an investment in education, technology and rural Ireland.  The National Broadband Plan will allow all parts of the State to take full advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.  Fast-tracking connectivity for schools is a great first step.” Scoil Mhuire B&C News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Glenmaquin National School Scoil Mhuire Donegal Schools Included Scoil Naomh Cholmcille Scoil Naomh Brid Kilkenny National School Gaelscoil Na Gceithre Maístrí Saint Columba’s National School Google+ Facebook Brownknowe National School RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews S N Blaithin Iosa Saint Joseph’S National School DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Scoil Naoimh Colum Twitter Saint Colmcille’S National School Scoil Naomh Earnan Scoil Náisiúnta Glasan Doaghbeg National School Saint Fiachra’s National School Department of Education statement -Acceleration of National Broadband Plan Will Deliver Connectivity to 679 Primary Schools by end-2022 Scoil Adhamhnain Scoil Naomh Cholmcille Scoil Naomh Dubhthach Moyle National School S N Donaigh By News Highland – December 10, 2020 David McCourt, Chairman at National Broadband Ireland, commented:“Today is an extremely proud day as we bring high-speed connectivity to schools across the country. Location should never limit opportunities available for students. Accelerating the rollout of high-speed broadband to every school in the Intervention Area has been a key ambition, and NBI are delighted to make that a reality with today’s announcement. Our teams are working tirelessly across the country and we’re pleased to be making great strides in providing high-speed broadband to schools so that they can enjoy the benefits as soon as possible.” The Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, commented:“I welcome the news that NBI is accelerating its rollout of high speed broadband to primary schools and my Department will continue to work with the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications on this project.Schools to be provided with high speed connectivity as Broadband Connection Points in the first year of the National Broadband Plan, furthers the Government’s implementation of the Digital Strategy for Schools. With 679 rural primary schools to be connected to high speed broadband through the National Broadband Plan Intervention Area Plan including the BCP Programme, Our aim is that the vast majority of schools in the Schools Broadband Programme will be provided with high speed connectivity by 2023, including those in the NBP Intervention Area to be connected by the end of 2022.” Pinterest Pinterest Stramore National School 679 schools will be connected to broadband by the end of 2022 in an acceleration of the National Broadband Plan, 42 of them in Donegal.Under the original rollout, some schools would have had to wait up to seven years for connection.Now, National Broadband Ireland says all schools will be connected within two years. Scoil Mhuire Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, said:“The National Broadband Plan is a transformative project for rural Ireland which will see fibre rolled out to every household, school, business and farm in the Intervention Area. Today’s announcement will give 679 rural primary schools, earlier access to the huge variety of online educational resources which high-speed connectivity can provide.  Through the National Broadband Plan, Ireland will ensure that every school, no matter how rural or remote, has access to world-leading high-speed broadband.” Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 42 Donegal Schools to get broadband within two years Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Scoil Naomh Peadar Trentagh National School Sn Arainn Mhor Google+ S N Dhubhthaigh Meentinadea National School S.N. 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first_imgLyreco team the giant-killers at TD2001 AwardsOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Over the past three years, 30 per cent of the company’sstaff have achieved qualifications. All main job roles have development pathsmapped and training is integrated into all departments. The trophy was awarded at a ceremony at the TrainingSolutions Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The runners-up were financial services company AbbeyNational and Sheffield City Council. The award, organised by Training Magazine and sponsored byRaytheon Professional Services, attracted more than 40 entries. Related posts:No related photos. A small training team of just four people beat offcompetition from the likes of Abbey National, GNER and Sheffield City Councilto win the TD2001 Award Comments are closed. The judges also commended Chubb Insurance Services, railoperator GNER, telecoms company One2One and Prism. Judge, Andrew Forrest, who is director of learning at theIndustrial Society, said the panel had been impressed by the volume of learninggenerated by the team, and said they had undoubtedly contributed to Lyreco’s”spectacular and steady” growth over the past 10 years.last_img read more

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first_imgUK and Netherlands lead theway in offering share schemesOn 29 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Employers in the UK and the Netherlands are more likely to offer shareschemes than other EU countries. In both, 45 per cent of companies provide selective and broadly based,all-employee share schemes, with France close behind on 41 per cent. Overall, France is the European country most likely to have financialparticipation by staff, with nearly 90 per cent of businesses having introducedsome form of profit-sharing scheme. There was an increase in the use of share schemes in EU countries during the1990s. But, there are still large differences across them. On the whole, the higher the amount of participation schemes in a country,the higher the tendency for them to be broadly based. Similar patterns exist across Europe, although the incidence variesconsiderably. There are differences between sectors – broadly-based schemes arefound, to a greater extent, in business services and, in particular, infinance. In all other sectors selective, or narrow-based, schemes are marginally morecommon. This is linked to expertise. Broad-based schemes are more likely to befound in companies with a more highly qualified workforce in business services.The higher incidence of knowledge professionals in this sector makes itnecessary for enterprises to develop financial participation schemes, so as tobind personnel to the company. There is a relationship between financial participation arrangements andother forms of employee participation (including trades union representation) –enterprises with financial participation are more likely to also have otherarrangements in place. Research findings show financial participation worksbest, for example, in supporting ‘high performance’ work, when it is integratedwith other participative, information and consultation arrangements. Tradeunionism is neither positive nor negative for share options, but has an impactby making schemes less selective and broadens the eligibility of financialparticipation schemes to all employees. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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first_imgLettersOn 27 Jan 2004 in Military, Personnel Today Related posts: Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. center_img This week’s lettersWomen at the top should get a slap for their bare-faced cheekI am committed to my career and keen to climb as high up the ladder as isfeasible. If this means I have to change companies to advance my promotionprospects, so be it. Soon, I may be hunting for a job. Therefore I wasabsolutely appalled at the results of a survey, highlighted under the headline”Slap on the face for ambitious babes” (News, 13 January), showingthat a quarter of employers admit they are more likely to hire a woman whowears make-up than one who goes without. I don’t wear make-up, and have never been criticised for looking the worsefor wear. So my first reaction was that the responses to the surveyoverwhelmingly came from men. Sadly not. According to your article, it was mostly female directors who hadthe biggest problem with hiring bare-faced women! I’m sometimes partial to atiny bit of slap for evening events, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to beforced to pile it on, because some woman who thinks she has to immitate theworst excesses of a man to justify her position at the top of the pile doesn’tthink I am making enough effort if I don’t. I truly believe I am well turned out and appear groomed enough withoutmake-up and yes, I DO make an effort to look good and professional for work. Iam simply not going to go out and spend a chunk of my hard-earned salary onsome gunk to smear on my face each morning (taking out yet another 10 minutesfrom a crowded schedule) just to appeal to bosses who should know better. What happens to the poor women who are allergic to the stuff? Will they beconsigned to a scrap heap, unemployed and with notices hanging around theirnecks, saying: “Could do better”? I am surprised any women agreed totake part in such a discriminatory survey at all. What happened to women’s solidarity?No wonder we’re still battling for equal rights, equal pay and seats on theboard. Details supplied Join our campaign to achieve balance We were so pleased to hear about the launch of Stephen Overell’s Campaignfor Leisure (CfL) (Off Message, 20 January) and feel it will be a useful allyin our own campaign to bring more balance into all our lives. As Stephen concedes, work has its place in our lives and most of us need toearn money to pay for our leisure pursuits, keep a roof over our head and thewolf from the door. But, for many, it has come to dominate our lives to theextent that, for example, a third of fathers hardly see their children duringthe working week, let alone have time for Stephen’s golf or go-karting. As forthe “contemplative life” Stephen so temptingly describes, that seemslike an impossible dream amid all “the getting and spending” andgeneral “life-maintenance” that most of us have to squash into ourweekends. Our new organisation – Working Families – will be campaigning for everyoneto have the chance to pay their bills and do satisfying work, while also havingtime to spend with and care for their families – and yes, have time forthemselves too. We are calling for more humane working hours that allow us tofulfil ourselves as parents, as grandparents, as sons and daughters and asfriends, as well as individuals with all sorts of interests. After all,although Stephen may feel this is “feeding the beast work”, we knowwell-rounded people with happy family lives make more productive workers, too. So we hope all members of the CfL will join us at our launch conference TheChanging Face of Family Life on Saturday, 7 February (more details on ourwebsite – www.workingfamilies.org.uk) to help us press our case. Sarah Jackson Chief Executive, Working Families Many benefits of a reservist workforce As a former section commander (sergeant) in the parachute light infantry, Icould immediately identify with the benefits detailed in the article on armyreservists (6 January). I endorse the view that military service can help instill professionalism,commitment, motivation, teamwork, and inter-personal skills in the workplace.For instance, many of the fundamental tenants of the Army leadership trainingand experience I had as a paratrooper at 21 have been of direct use and benefitto me as a business manager. Far from producing the type of scary geek featured in the television comedyseries, The Office, the pragmatic leadership approach of the armed forcescombined with insightful psychological tools and techniques can developeffective and authentic leaders ready to face the challenges of modernorganisations. Lawrence Holsworth Marketing manager, OPP Limited. Appeal proves to be just a cruel hoax It seems you may have been taken in by a hoax with your story on the worldrecord bid for John Craggs (9 December). If you look at the website www.20six.co.uk/weblogEntry/135cyquzk22po, youwill see that this hoax has been going on for some time, starting years agousing the name Craig Shergold. I have worked in HR for more than 30 years and during this period I havebeen horrified by the number of times I have been sent letters from othercompanies asking for either letters, business cards or compliments slips to besent out to numerous seven-year-old terminally ill boys. I hope you will make people aware of what is going on – something has tohappen to stop these cruel hoaxes. Sandra Collins Personnel Director, River Plastics Ltd Editor’s reply: Just before Christmas, we received anauthentic-looking letter seeking compliment slips for a terminally ill youngboy. The letter claimed he was collecting them in a bid to beat a world record.Caught up in the season of goodwill, we published the story, but subsequentlyfound we were the victims of a hoax. We received a flood of letters similar toyours, telling us of our mistake, and have since published a warning to ourreaders not to send compliment slips to “John Craggs”. Thanks toeveryone who took the trouble to write to Personnel Today about the matter, andapologies to anyone inconvenienced. Outsourcing abroad has huge impact Your report (‘Job cuts likely as firms look to export HR roles’, News, 25November), highlights a concern about the phenomenon of outsourcing that is nowthreatening the HR profession. In management terms outsourcing may be a welcomesolution to rising costs, labour skills and legislation problems. But the humanaspect of outsourcing should not be brushed aside. Outsourcing of jobs, of whatever skill, has a huge impact on staff moraleand upon communities. Furthermore, such outsourced jobs have a damaging effecton the societies to which they are exported. In India, for example, there is concern that such jobs (call centres,transcription services and now even human resource jobs) are luring youngeducated people away from the jobs that they trained for. This is simply because such outsourced and locally irrelevant jobs pay muchbetter, compared to the jobs the local communities require. It is not uncommon to find a highly skilled graduate manning a call centrehelpline, with his skills lost to the local societies. This is a threat to the HR profession. Influential HR personnel should findan opportunity to persuade the decision-makers to look at this issue with awider perspective. Nikhil Kaushik Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Eye Unit, Wrexham Maelor Hospital Graduate champion is welcome move How nice to see a fresh new face in the form of Alison Hodgson, the new headof the Association of Graduate Recruiters (News, 13 January). Great too thatshe has the initiative and drive to champion graduate recruitment and encourageit to become a profession in itself. She is right in that practitioners have to build up the same level ofexpertise and kudos as other specialisms with the HR field. As an employerneeding the next generation of top talent, I often find myself struggling withup to 50 applications for every graduate job I advertise. I cannot afford to make any recruitment mistakes (already, I’ve made a few),and I need help and guidance to select the right graduate every time. Goodluck, Alison, in your new role. I hope to hear a lot more from you! Details supplied Work dullards really don’t know Jack… Hooray for Stephen Overell’s “Campaign for leisure” (Off Message,20 January). The all work and no play culture in this country is a recipe forgreat pools of very boring Jacks and Jills. Work topics tend to dominate most”social” gatherings I attend. And one of the most galling aspects of the “live to work”philosophy most of my social circle seems to have adopted, is the managementjargon that seems to have crept into ordinary, everyday conversation. I wholeheartedly embrace Stephen’s campaign but cannot pledge a donation atthis point, as I am saving for a well-earned sabbatical – which I have yet tonegotiate. Now there’s a test in the making for my so-called progressive employer! Details supplied Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a…last_img read more

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first_imgHow does one retire gracefully? This is a problem that all of us have either met or, I sincerely hope, will meet. Remember, you young ones, the time will come when you will be old. So please give those of us approaching old age plenty of respect.We always say we are getting older, never that we are old, as the latter is a rather depressing thought. However, when we hand over, there are certain things we should remember; one very important thing is, do not go into your building too often nor stay very long. The reason I say this is that, when you enter your old building, everyone will stop and talk to you and, personally, I am not in favour of paying people to talk to me, as I am paying their wages. Plus, you are really in the way, as you no longer know the day-to-day routine and you are wasting their valuable working time.We have to face the fact that, while we older ones may have a great deal of experience, we have had our working time. The young have to make their own mistakes and rejoice in their own successes.Recently I had a sharp jolt, as our MD Neville showed me some photos of one of our shops, which I opened only some eight or nine years ago. He also did some mock-ups of his ideas for fascia boards, logos and printing and, I must confess, it made the originals look terrible. Never had I realised how quickly things get out of date. We are now having to look at a total rebranding, which will cost a lot of money.Like many of you, I thought there would come a time when I would stop having to spend every penny I made on improvements to the company, but every time I speak to Neville, he has found a new way to spend money and improve on what I had left behind. The hurtful thing is that he is right and we have to keep spending to survive and, hopefully one day, prosper.Back to business, I would suggest many of us could and should look at our shops to see how dated they have become. The hard fact is the young, who have money to spend, will not spend it in shops that are not ’with it’ in modern terms.I find it hard to spend money on ideas, rather than material things that I can see, such as equipment for the bakery or shop fittings. We have to accept that, in the majority of bakery companies, we can produce more than we can sell, so marketing is something we not only have to pay lip service to, but actually part with money for.Should you have any doubts, look at the pub chains; they are always changing and the national chains are constantly trying out new concepts. I think they know more than me, otherwise why are they big while I am small?last_img read more

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first_imgAlumni may request a limited number of tickets on a first-come, first-served basis through the Harvard Alumni Association (alumni.harvard.edu/annualmeeting or by phone at 617.496.7001). To accommodate the increasing number of those wishing to attend Harvard University’s Commencement Exercises, the following guidelines are proposed to facilitate admission into Tercentenary Theatre:Degree candidates will receive a limited number of tickets to Commencement (both Morning Exercises and Afternoon Program). Parents and guests of degree candidates must have tickets, which they will be required to present at the gates in order to enter Harvard Yard. Seating capacity is limited in Tercentenary Theatre. For details, visit the Commencement Office website.Note: A ticket allows admission into Harvard Yard, but does not guarantee a seat. Seats are available on a first-come basis and cannot be reserved in advance. The sale of Commencement tickets is strictly prohibited. Gates will open promptly at 6:45 a.m. on Commencement Day. Additional viewing is available in the Science Center and at most of the undergraduate Houses and graduate and professional Schools. These locations provide seating and admission tickets are not required in most cases. The Morning Exercises and Afternoon Program may also be viewed via live web broadcast on Commencement Day through the harvard.edu webpage.Commencement Day ScheduleMorning Exercises: The Morning Exercises begin following the academic procession into Tercentenary Theatre in Harvard Yard. After the meeting is called to order, the student orators deliver speeches. The president, provost, and deans will confer the degrees, and the meeting is adjourned following the benediction. The University Band and University Choir perform throughout the Exercises.Diploma Granting Ceremonies and Luncheons: Students, parents, and alumni return to their undergraduate Houses, graduate and professional Schools, or reunion luncheons, or may purchase tickets for boxed lunches at the Alumni Spread in Harvard Yard. Afternoon Program: The Afternoon Program, which is the annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association, includes the Overseer and HAA director election results, presentation of the Harvard Medals, and remarks by Harvard President Drew Faust and the Commencement speaker.The Harvard Commencement Office The Harvard Alumni Associationlast_img read more

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