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Blair pledges long-term manufacturing support

first_imgBlair pledges long-term manufacturing supportOn 18 Sep 2001 in Manufacturing, Personnel Today The Prime Minister was set to offer government support to manufacturingstaff made redundant by the deepening recession in his planned address to theTUC Annual Congress. Tony Blair decided not to give the speech following the terrorist attack onthe World Trade Centre, but the transcript has been made available to PersonnelToday. In it he acknowledges that the strength of the pound has hit manufacturinghard and that with export markets shrinking, the situation is getting worse. “I know the pain much of manufacturing is experiencing,” he says.”In the UK, as around the world, jobs are being shed even from the mostseemingly secure of companies. “We shall be increasing the support to employees made redundant andworking with you to provide reskilling and retraining where we can.” But Blair reaffirms his commitment to prudent, long-term handling of theeconomy andhis desire for the UK to join the single currency, given the righteconomic conditions. The Prime Minister is concerned about the productivity gap. “In somesectors, we still lag 45 per cent behind the US and 20 per cent behind France.That is why the investment in education, skills, science and technology is sovital,” he says. In the wide-ranging speech, Blair reiterates the Government’s support ofpublic services, but stresses that reform is inevitable. “Change is never easy. But reform is not the enemy of public service inBritain – the status quo is. We offer a partnership for change andreform.” He praises the unions for changing with the times and embracing partnershipas the way forward. “People want fairness at work. They understand thereare employers who treat employees unfairly, but prefer to regard theiremployers as partners not enemies. “Partnership is not a denial of trade union interests. It is theirmodern expression.” By Ross Wigham Previous Article Next Article Related posts:center_img Comments are closed. 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 We do not publish a…last_img read more

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Sex lessons give Danish workers a satisfied glow

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Sex lessons give Danish workers a satisfied glowOn 2 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today The Danish Police Federation has joined the growing ranks of companies inDenmark to offer free sex lessons to their employees. The federation believes the lessons on how officers can improve their sexlives will help over-stressed employees to become more productive. According to the Copenhagen daily Berlingske Tidende, 500 policemen insouthern Jutland will receive advice, starting from next year. Police spokesman Arne Sogaard told the paper: “We discovered anunbelievable number of policemen have problems with their relationships becauseof a daily routine that constantly involves taking positions on serious issues.”There is no doubt this also affects their sex lives, which in turnrebounds on their effectiveness at work.” Other Danish companies, such as Lego, also offer the services of‘sexologists’. According to the paper, Lego’s chief of development Ole Vestergaard, said:”Our workers need to find an inner glow towards their partners and theirjobs.” last_img read more

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Jasmine Jordan reveals what how her father shows his ‘fun and rambunctious’ side

first_img Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAlexander Tamargo/WireImageBy CANDICE WILLIAMS(NEW YORK) — Michael Jordan’s daughter, Jasmine, is opening up about her famous father’s “rambunctious” side that many fans never get to see.In a recent interview with ABC Audio, the 27-year-old said that for those hoping to catch her father on social media, don’t hold your breath.“My father is so — not anti-social media, but anti-social media,” she shared with a laugh. “I can never imagine him being on Twitter. I can’t imagine him on IG or anything like that.”While social media may not be the way for fans see Michael Jordan let loose, Jordan promised he does have an outlet where he opens up.“When you get him in his natural element of just being that fun and rambunctious dad, it’s with music,” she revealed. “He loves music.”“And it can be rap,” she continued. “It can be R&B. It can be hip-hop, whatever. He has no limit on the boundaries and categories of music that he listens to. That’s really when you get to see that fun side of him.”So, what does Michael Jordan actually listen to? According to Jordan, it ranges from Future to “throwing it back” with Anita Baker.“There’s just a plethora of options,” she said.Jordan said her father is also big on getting music before it officially hits the masses.“I remember when I was younger, he used to always get everyone CDs before they came out,” she said. “I never understood why. Like, why are you listening to Johnny Gill’s album before anybody has it? It was mind-boggling.”Of course, now it all makes sense.“Music is just another aspect that truly allows him to be himself and connect and really just have fun and let his hair down. Or lack thereof,” she quipped. “But we love music together.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img June 2, 2020 /Sports News – National Jasmine Jordan reveals what how her father shows his ‘fun and rambunctious’ sidelast_img read more

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Adjunct Instructors: French, German, and Spanish

first_imgAdjunct Instructors: French, German, and Spanish at XavierUniversityXavier University, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is acceptingapplications for an Adjunct Instructors in Modern Languages on arolling basis. Positions will include the instruction of beginning-or intermediate-level courses housed within the Department ofClassics and Modern Languages.Candidates must be dedicated to undergraduate teaching anddemonstrate excellence in language teaching. All applicants forthis position must provide evidence of native or near-nativeproficiency in French, German, or Spanish and English. Candidatesshould be able to help support a diverse and inclusive studentcommunity.Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications to teachModern Languages at Xavier University include a Masters in theLanguage or a closely related field. Previous language instructionat the college level preferred. Formal training in second languageacquisition or teaching methods preferred. Masters degree inanother field plus ability to demonstrate sustained professionaluse of the language considered.Contracts for adjunct faculty members are issued on a semesterlybasis.Duties include: Interested candidates must apply at Xavier University’s website.For additional information, please contact Jamie H. Trnka,Department Chair, [email protected] University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Effective, engaged learner-centered instruction in an inclusiveclassroom environment;Effective planning and preparation of classes to supportstudent success;Administration of appropriate course assessments designedadequately to measure student’s learning in connection withXavier’s Core Curriculum;Use of Xavier’s campus-wide Content Management System, Canvas,to provide course information and maintain an electronic record ofstudent progress; andWorking cooperatively with members of the Spanish languagesection, faculty in the Classics and Modern Languages department,the Spanish Core Language Coordinator, and the Department Chairwithin the College of Arts and Sciences.last_img read more

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first_imgUniversity of Warwick Freshers in Warwick were conned into paying £400 this week for briefcases filled with bottled water. In four separate incidents, the students were stopped in the street and offered expensive new laptops at knock-down prices, only to find – once the money had changed hands – that the briefcase contained six bottles of Evian and an ‘insulting note’ from the vendors. Rough.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img

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Vice-President for Graduates resigns

first_img“Therefore, on the more important personal front my family has decided I need to stay more at home with them while my wife completes her own PhD. On the professional front, I will revert back to my research activities.“Despite the challenges, it has been a wonderful opportunity to serve OUSU and the wider University for seven months. I have learned much more than I ever imagined on how this world-class University works, and often in rather complicated ways. Towards representing, enhancing, and supporting students at Oxford, some of my notable achievements for OUSU include:“MAJOR WINS FOR STUDENTS:1. Bus card discount of 10% to be extended to all students;2. Pushed University to include student representation at University strategic committees on Innovation and Entrepreneurship;3. Proposals on “Managing Supervision Expectations” accepted for implementation by all divisions at the Graduate Studies Administration and Procedures Group (GSAPG);4. OUSU Policy on Part Time courses approved by council and disseminated to Education Policy Support;5. Negotiated lower rate on cleaning charge for Grad Accommodation and helped remove £110 charges for extension applications.“I hope I have been just and fair to this position and its responsibilities. I look forward to staying in touch on OUSU’s continued success.” OUSU has revealed that OUSU Vice-President for Graduates Yasser Bhatti resigned from his position on 19th December 2014. Bhatti’s resignation is due to take effect on 19th January, with a by-election to be held in Hilary Term.The role of Vice-President for Graduates is to be fulfilled in the interim by other OUSU sabbatical officers. Bhatti’s role is to be chiefly covered by Louis Trup, OUSU President, and James Blythe, OUSU Vice-President (Access & Academic Affairs), who will act as the principal point of contacts for his work.Bhatti, who was on the ‘Jane4Change’ slate, was elected in Michaelmas Term 2013 and was meant to fulfil the role of Vice-President for Graduates for the academic year 2014-15. In the 2014 OUSU elections, Bhatti was elected to the position with 231 votes.Before taking up his post, Bhatti was a member of Green Templeton College and a Higher Education Commission doctoral scholar at the Said Business School. At Green Templeton he was President of the GCR. Bhatti previously attended the University of Oklahoma and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to coming to Oxford, Bhatti had also worked as an IT consultant for the United Nations in Pakistan from 1999 until 2004, as part of the United Nations Development Programme and UNICEF.The role of OUSU Vice President for Graduates involves representing and supporting graduate, international, and mature students studying at Oxford, including on many University committees. The work also requires working closely with graduate student groups in college MCRs in order to support college activities and bring together campaigns on wider graduate issues. OUSU President Louis Trup commented, “Yasser has been a valuable member of the OUSU team, working tirelessly to represent the graduate students at this university. It has been an honour to work with such a capable, innovative and dedicated person. Alongside everyone at OUSU, I wish him all the best in the future.”Yasser Bhatti told Cherwell, “In some ways I regret to make this announcement but in other ways I feel more at ease with myself and family. Regrettably, I made the decision to step down as I feel I am unable to juggle the role of VP Graduates along with my family responsibilities. I apologize for stepping down from the opportunity to further strengthen and serve students and the University, but the intensity of this role is just too much for me and more importantly for my two little girls who are only 5 and 2 year old respectively. For instance, I have not seen one of my daughters in 3 months and now especially, with her turning two soon, I no longer wish to miss precious moments with her.last_img read more

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Indiana continues to make progress in fight against coronavirus

first_img Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook (Photo supplied/State of Indiana) Indiana continues to make progress in the fight against coronavirus.Nearly 40 counties are now in the blue on the state’s color-coded map — the lowest risk of COVID spread. Nine of those have been blue for two straight weeks and are now free of any restrictions. The other 30 — including Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko, LaGrange and Fulton counties — turned blue on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and could be free of restrictions if they stay in the blue for another week.Almost everyone else is in the yellow — the second-best rating. Just three counties remain in the orange. Zero counties in the red.The COVID vaccine will be eligible to Hoosiers 16 and older who are undergoing dialysis.The state will be giving the vaccine to 10,000 people who are undergoing dialysis, said Dr. Lindsay Weaver, chief medical officer for the Indiana State Department of Health.Then the eligibility will expand to people who have sickle cell disease, people who have gotten a solid organ transplant, people with down syndrome, people with active primary lung cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, or multiple myeloma. Indiana continues to make progress in fight against coronavirus Google+ Facebook Google+ By Network Indiana – February 24, 2021 2 235 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Previous articleDowagiac police catch a vehicle thief in mere minutesNext articleFebruary’s Hometown Hero: Shad Ruthruff Network Indianalast_img read more

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Kinky Boots Creators Harvey Fierstein & Cyndi Lauper Get Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

first_img Related Shows Harvey Fierstein & Cyndi Lauper(Photo: David Buchan) Kinky Boots Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper are seeing stars. That’s what happens when you’ve got a hit on your hands, and Kinky Boots has been painting the Great White Way red since 2013, the same year it nabbed six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The tuner’s masterminds just received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Striking a pose with those signature scarlet boots, Fierstein and Lauper were honored by speakers Sharon Osbourne and Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur at the unveiling, which was emceed by Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler. Producer Hal Luftig and Tony-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell were also on hand to celebrate! Feast your eyes on the photo above!center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019last_img read more

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The benefits of implementing debit card payment options

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Companies in every industry have had to adapt to growing consumer expectations for financial interactions that are fast, easy, and secure. Experiences with online retail firms like Amazon have conditioned consumers to expect a seamless payment process where debit or credit cards can be used with the click of a button from any device—or even activated through voice commands. That retail experience has evolved into strong bill payment preferences that have influenced how consumers want to manage their loan payments.Like any new trend or technology, organizations can find themselves in a position of trepidation, hesitant to adopt for fear of the unknown. However, taking an approach that is too cautious has risks of its own, causing financial institutions to lose ground on two critical fronts: customer satisfaction and operational efficiencies. Implementing debit card loan payments is the new frontier for many lenders, and for good reason. Debit is the payment option of choice for 171 million U.S. consumers, according to Simmons National Consumer Study (Fall 2017). Unfortunately, there’s a strong disconnect between what consumers want and what financial institutions offer, and consumers tend to vote with their feet by ditching institutions that don’t offer the convenience they crave.How consumers benefit from debit cardsBoth consumers and financial institutions benefit when lenders offer debit card payment options. Millennials, the largest generation at more than 75 million, have shown a definite preference for debit cards: only 50% have credit cards and 78% prefer using debit cards. Providing them with an easy, seamless bill-paying experience is an opportunity to build relationships with a cohort that has less entrenched loyalties to name brand financial institutions—and a long runway for financial service needs.last_img read more

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Keeping the talent pipeline strong in today’s climate

first_img 55SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Alicia Chaney Alicia Chaney is the campus program manager at CUNA Mutual Group. Web: https://www.cunamutual.com Details As HR professionals, we know the importance of recruiting – finding the best, most diverse pool of talent we can for our organizations is a top priority. As the pandemic hit, many of us in human resources across the industry were poised to ramp up our recruiting season – touring colleges or attending summer conferences. Needless to say, recruiting season looks different for all of us this year.And, even if we’re not hiring at the same rates or recruiting as much, our focus on identifying and fostering talent in our industry cannot slow down. That means growing our talent pipeline and particularly growing the diversity of that pipeline. We know that diverse teams make stronger business decisions. If we are to serve members in the best way possible, to help people through the crisis, then we must create pathways for diverse, talented workforces across our industry.Here’s what we’re learning: Stay committed to feeding the pipeline.Once COVID-19 hit, CUNA Mutual Group didn’t know how we would move forward with our Internship Program.  We were expecting more than 55 interns on June 1, so our HR Recruiting Team developed an approach that would accommodate all 2020 interns. The purpose of our internship program is to inspire diversity by casting our net to a broad talent pool, so we can be more innovative, more inclusive–and demonstrate who we are as a company.While there was much unknown, and we weren’t experienced in running an all-virtual program, we believed it was the right thing to keep the internship program alive through the pandemic. We decided to take the chance.We were able to keep 95% of our interns this year. Those who couldn’t join were offered a guaranteed fall 2020 or summer 2021 internship. If you’ve got a chance to build that pipeline, take it – even if it feels unknown or like you’re taking a chance, stay with it. It will be a rewarding experience. Don’t just identify talent – provide opportunities to develop.Identifying talent is one important step. Just as important is the next step – providing opportunities for growth and development. Our internship program has created the opportunity for real career development.  We spark connections through our mentorship program, inspire through our Inspirational Thursday’s with executive leaders and develop through our resume building workshop hosted by a recruiter. Here is your chance to start. Maybe you have one or two interns. Maybe you have entry level staff learning the industry. Maybe you are just now considering how to start. Wherever you are, it’s all our responsibility to keep the talent pipeline strong, to create opportunities for diverse talent in our industry – so we can better serve our members.last_img read more