Review aims to help Ford staff enjoy home life

first_imgFord is reviewing its work-life balance policies to try and ensure that allits staff, including workers on night shifts, can make the most of their homelives. At an IIR conference on flexible working last week, the company’s diversitymanager, Kamaljeet Jandu, said that Ford needs to challenge its traditional andconservative working practices. Jandu said, “In terms of organisational change, it is an enormous task.We want to become a leader in best practice. We are some way off at the moment,but that is our aim.” Ford currently offers part-time working, job sharing, career breaks andextended leave. The company is to hold a work-life and diversity fortnight inSeptember where employees and managers will be encouraged to promote work-lifebalance. Ford wants to offer the 18,000 staff in its vehicle plants and 7,000salaried office workers greater flexibility. Jandu said that while flexible working policies had to fit in with thecompany’s 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week shift patterns, he wanted productionline workers on all shifts to be able to make the most of their home lives. Ford is considering introducing on-site child care facilities. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Review aims to help Ford staff enjoy home lifeOn 17 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Asda’s management evolution

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Asda’s management evolutionOn 1 May 2002 in Personnel Today Food and clothing giant Asda is to embark on the biggest managementdevelopment exercise of its recent history as it begins a ‘cultural evolution’.In an initiative run by people development manager Paul McKinlay and hisdeputy Bruce Boughton, 336 managers will each attend a five-day workshop,called the Walton Institute, after a concept created by US parent companyWal-Mart founders Sam and Helen Walton. The programme will be put into an Asdaand UK context and will take four-months to complete. The impetus for the programme comes from Asda’s revamped corporate missionand values which were introduced in February. “We are making our culture even better than before,” saidMcKinlay. The company now wants to be known as “Britain’s best value retailer,exceeding customer needs always”, whereas its previous wish was to be”the best clothing and food superstore”. Three new Asda values have been introduced, centring on respect for theindividual, enhanced customer service and striving for excellence. “The challenge now is to change how everyone in the organisationbehaves,” added Broughton. Part of this evolution is that “managers should treat people how theywant to be treated instead of the previous edict that they should treat them asthey would want to be treated themselves”. The success of the evolution depends on Asda managers making the transitionto becoming leaders and as a result some content of the programme is based onthe Kouzes and Posner book The Leadership Challenge, said Boughton. He is looking at how managers can develop and communicate their vision toshare it and to inspire people. Diversity is another key element. Boughton said: “We’ve had equalopportunities in place for a long time, but we want people to understand thatdiversity is broader than ethnicity alone. For this reason each group on theprogramme will be made up of store managers from across the UK and there willbe three places on each course for our international colleagues.” As the cultural evolution is dependent on changed behaviours, all delegateswill undertake a 360 degree feedback exercise with their staff beforehand andwill receive the feedback information at the start of the course. By Stephanie Sparrow Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Skills shortfall hinders competitive progress

first_imgSkills shortfall hinders competitive progressOn 22 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Business leaders are concerned that their workforces lack critical skills,which compromise their companies’ ability to compete effectively. Only one in four of the 200 responding employers from the US, UK, France,Germany, Spain and Australia, believe that most of their employees have thenecessary skills to execute their jobs at industry-leading levels. The survey, by Accenture, also reveals that although three-quarters ofrespondents report their companies have increased or maintained their HR andtraining and development budgets (73 per cent and 78 per cent respectively),only 17 per cent are ‘very satisfied’ with the progress they have made. One of the factors suppressing satisfaction was companies’ lack ofmeasurement. More than one-third (40 per cent) of those taking part in thestudy report their companies do not regularly measure the business impact oftraining and HR against factors such as retention, employee satisfaction,innovation, productivity and quality. More than half (52 per cent) of respondents say the HR function is ‘verycritical’ to executing corporate strategy. Kathy Battistoni, partner in Accenture’s human performance line, said shewas surprised such a high proportion of employers were so unhappy with theskills of their workforces. “It is alarming to find that only 25 per cent of executives surveyedbelieve their workforce has the skills to make their organisation successfuland viable,” she said. Battustoni added that the high proportion of employers maintaining orincreasing their HR and training budgets in the face of increasing economicpressures shows that organisations are now putting more value on workforceissues. Battistoni said it was important that employers put more emphasis onmeasuring the impact of these people management policies to drive upcompetitiveness. By Ben Willmott Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Improvements to the accuracy of measurements of NO2 by zenith-sky visible spectrometers. II: Errors in zero using a more complete chemical model

first_imgUsing a flexible chemical box model with full heterogeneous chemistry, intercepts of chemically modified Langley plots have been computed for the 5 years of zenith-sky NO2 data from Faraday in Antarctica (65°S). By using these intercepts as the effective amount in the reference spectrum, drifts in zero of total vertical NO2 were much reduced. The error in zero of total NO2 is plus/minus 0.03 x 10 15 from one year to another. This error is small enough to determine trends in midsummer and any variability in denoxification between midwinters. The technique also suggests a more sensitive method for determining N2O5 from zenith-sky NO2 data.last_img read more

Runnin’ Utes Add Lahat Thioune to 2018-19 Roster

first_img Written by Tags: Lahat Thioune/Men’s Basketball/Utah Utes FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – Utah head men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak announced today that Lahat Thioune has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Runnin’ Utes beginning in the fall of 2018.Thioune joins a 2017-18 recruiting class that included the additions of Timmy Allen (Mesa, Ariz.), Riley Battin (Oak Park, Calif.), Naseem Gaskin (Oakland, Calif.) and Charles Jones, Jr. (Portland, Ore.), which all signed national letters of intent this past November.“We are excited to have Lahat join our program,” said Krystkowiak. “With his ability to run the floor, block shots and rebound, he brings a great deal of balance to this year’s class. Lahat has a motor and upside that we are excited to coach, but more importantly he’s a phenomenal young man with a great attitude that our fans and community will enjoy.”Thioune, who originally hails from Dekar, Senegal, will attend the U after playing high school basketball at Florida Prep (Melbourne, Fla.). A 6-10, 210 pound forward, Thioune helped lead his high school squad to a 25-6 overall record and a perfect 13-0 mark in division play, while also guiding the team to the FHSAA Class 2A state semifinals. He went on to average 14 points and eight rebounds per game this past season. Robert Lovell April 11, 2018 /Sports News – Local Runnin’ Utes Add Lahat Thioune to 2018-19 Rosterlast_img read more

Profits up at LSL Property Services…

first_imgLSL Property Services expects housing sales volumes to “remain suppressed” in the coming months.Reporting on the group’s interim results, Simon Embley (left), LSL Property Services’ chairman, said, “The Group has delivered a strong first half performance in a changing market. I am particularly pleased with the profit growth in both Estate Agency and Surveying.“Whilst we expect Residential Sales volumes to remain suppressed in the second half, trends in other parts of our business are expected to be more resilient. Our Lettings business continues to perform well, now representing 29 per cent of total Estate Agency income. Mortgage cost and availability remain positive for the UK housing market with increasing distribution of products through intermediary channels which will support our growing Financial Services business.“Whilst these are uncertain times in the residential housing market, the Group has strong fundamentals with a robust balance sheet and relatively low levels of gearing. The business will adapt quickly as it has in the past and is well positioned to navigate the current market conditions. I remain confident that LSL will continue to deliver long term value to our shareholders.”LSL’s share price was up 0.31 per cent at time of writing after the company announced group revenue was up eight per cent for the six months ending 30 June, at £151.4m compared to £140.2m in 2015. Profit before tax was up from £6.2m in 2015 to £8.4m – a jump of 35 per cent.LSL Property Services lettings housing sales August 3, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Profits up at LSL Property Services… previous nextAgencies & PeopleProfits up at LSL Property Services…Good news indeed …but we are in uncertain times, says Simon Embley.The Negotiator3rd August 20160621 Viewslast_img read more

USS Ponce Departs Ponce, Puerto Rico

first_img View post tag: Ponce View post tag: Puerto View post tag: USS Training & Education View post tag: Navy View post tag: Rico November 21, 2011 The hot, bright Puerto Rican sun poured its rays down over the Bay of Ponce as the amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15) slipped its moorings and turned its bow north, heading home to Norfolk, Va. after a warm and energetic final visit to its last-ever port of call (and namesake city), Ponce, Puerto Rico.USS Ponce is winding up what its commanding officer, Cmdr. Cole Hayes, refers to as a “victory lap” that included a high-profile Navy outreach in Port Canaveral, Fla., and a two-day relaxed liberty call in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.“Being able to do a namesake port visit really shows you how much people appreciate something like having a ship named after their city,” said Lt. Cmdr. Ethan Mitchell, executive officer. “Being able to bring the ship here really gives a positive impact, especially in a place like this where there’s not a lot of Navy presence.”USS Ponce was laid down in 1966, christened in 1970, and commissioned in 1971. Over her nearly 41-year history, the ship has made numerous visits to Puerto Rico, but only three to Ponce. Mitchell said that the infrequent nature of the ship’s visits to Ponce, plus the fact that this is the warship’s last port call before beginning the long decommissioning process, created an excitement not only in the city, but was a great experience for the Sailors as well.Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Joe Roberts echoed Mitchell’s sentiments about impact of the visit.“When we pulled into Ponce, there were a lot of locals that didn’t even know we existed,” Roberts said.As word spread around town that the USS Ponce was in port and offering public tours, Roberts saw a genuine excitement and affection for the ship spread through the city.“It was very special to get that bond between the people of Ponce and us,” Roberts said.This was Roberts’ first visit to the ship’s namesake city, and he added that this experience is something that will stay with him for the rest of his life.During the four-day visit, the ship was opened for public tours for two days. More than 500 local residents climbed the accommodation ladder to walk the ship’s decks.Marine Lance Cpl. Jamie Slyter, of the 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AABN), spent time giving tours of the embarked Marine Corps equipment. Elements of the 2nd AABN, homeported in Camp Lejune, N.C., had embarked the ship for the “victory lap” and their vehicles were on display for the ship’s visitors.“There were a lot more people that came out than I thought there would be,” Slyter said. He said the visitors to the ship were excited to be able to see and touch the vessel and its embarked units.The Sailors and Marines did not spend all their time in Ponce aboard the ship. There were plenty of opportunities to get out and see a little of Puerto Rico, and Slyter was amazed at the reception he received.“When we went out in town they knew we were from the ship, and the hospitality was awesome. I got to meet a lot of cool people,” Slyter said.Machinist’s Mate Fireman Recruit Joshue Serrano‘s experience was a bit more profound than the average Ponce Sailor. He said he was blown away when he received orders to report to USS Ponce in March of this year because his hometown is Ponce, Puerto Rico. Until he had his orders in hand, he had no idea his city had a ship named after it.“I’m glad we did come,” Serrano said. He was proud of the chance to go home to Ponce aboard the Ponce. “I got to see my family, which was great.”Much like Slyter, Serrano was shocked at the sheer volume of visitors that took advantage of the public tours. “I was surprised at the number of people that came out. It felt pretty good knowing that people really cared,” said SerranoThe visit had a number of special moments for the crew, such as a tour of the ship by the mayor of Ponce. But the most memorable event, Mitchell said, was a surprise visitor who came bearing some incredible mementos from USS Ponce’s very beginnings.Ileana Cintrón, whose father, Juan H. Cintrón, was mayor of Ponce from 1969-1972, unexpectedly arrived from her home in San Jan to visit the warship. She brought with her the ship’s original christening and commissioning ceremony programs, copies of newspaper articles from the ship’s commissioning, and the shattered remains of the bottle of “Don Q” rum her father brought from Ponce to Seattle for the 1970 christening.“To be able to see and touch a piece of the ship’s history really does bring home the significance of the ship’s age and the significance of how long she’s served,” Mitchell said. “That people still keep these things that long really shows how much this ship means to them.”Cintrón said that her father, at age 92, was very clear of mind but, unfortunately, unable to travel to see the ship. She said he never stopped telling her the stories of being able to travel to Seattle for the ship’s ceremonies, or how touched he was when, during the ship’s first visit to Ponce in 1971, he was presented with the shattered “Don Q” rum bottle on behalf of the ship’s sponsor. In his place, Ileana Cintrón wanted to visit the ship and share these special family memories and treasures with the USS Ponce’s final crew.Her time aboard was “a memorable day,” she said. She was overwhelmed with the gifts of a Ponce officer’s ball cap, ship’s coin, and copy of the cruise book, “The Lion’s Pride,” covering the warship’s final deployments from 2009-2011.“I cannot wait to go back to Ponce this weekend to give my father all the USS Ponce memorabilia you gave me, especially the magnificent book, ‘The Lion’s Pride!’” Cintrón said.Every port call, however exciting, must come to an end. The ship has one last brief underway period after the Thanksgiving holiday to provide a platform for amphibious and aviation training. Once she returns to Naval Station Norfolk in December, the long decommissioning process will begin until the ship is formally relieved of all duties in early 2012.The memories remain. More than one person said they would love to visit Puerto Rico, and especially Ponce, in the future.I had a great time and I’d do it again,” Lance Cpl. Slyter said.Ponce is part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, which is homeported at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , November 21, 2011; Image: navycenter_img View post tag: Departs USS Ponce Departs Ponce, Puerto Rico View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Ponce Departs Ponce, Puerto Rico View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Adjunct Professor-Studio & Digital Arts

first_imgPosting DetailsPosting NumberA00134PClassification TitlePosition TypeAdjunct FacultyDisclaimerLiberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fullyin compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law createsan exception to the “religion” component of the employmentdiscrimination laws for religious organizations (includingeducational institutions), and permits them to give employmentpreference to members of their own religion. Liberty University isin that category.Position TitleAdjunct Professor-Studio & Digital ArtsDoes this position require driving?NoContactProf. Todd Smith; Dean Scott HayesContact Phone Ext434-582-2285Contact [email protected] Summary/Basic FunctionTeach both residential and online undergraduate/graduate courses ingraphic design.Minimum QualificationsCandidates should have a Master’s degree or MFA degree in graphicarts/design. Teaching experience preferred.Preferred QualificationsMFA in graphic design with teaching experience.Work HoursVariousPosting Date07/12/2018Special Instructions for ApplicantsPlease submit letters of recommendation-2 professional, 1 pastoral.Curriculum vitae. Teaching philosophy. Please submit originaltranscripts directly to Prof. Smith or Vicki Firtion.Quicklinkhttps://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/16099Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsTranscriptsLetter of RecommendationCurriculum VitaePortfolioTeaching PhilosophyPastoral Reference LetterAcademic/Professional Reference Letter 1Optional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more



Last Friday celebrations coming to Syracuse

first_img Credt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syracuse,_Indiana Last Friday events will soon be coming to the town of Syracuse as the town council made some final touches on the idea this week. Last Fridays will be held on the last Friday of every month at the corner of Dolan and West Main. The Goshen News says the theme for the June 26th event will be Family Night Out. July’s event will be a Back to school Jamboree. Augusts’ will be Hot Summer Nights and September’s will be Taco Wars. This month’s event will go from 6pm-7:30 Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Last Friday celebrations coming to Syracuse Facebook Twitter By Jon Zimney – June 18, 2020 0 277 Previous articleHowe Military Academy sold offNext articleRegional voices respond to SCOTUS DACA decision Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterestlast_img read more