Invite to plug into HR network

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Invite to plug into HR networkOn 14 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article A HR manager is calling on fellow personnel professionals to becomeinvolved in a network to share ideas and best practice in the growing Internetsector.Julia Rice, HR manager at, said that the nature of Internetcompanies meant HR professionals in the sector faced a new set of challenges.These include retaining staff, plugging the IT skills gap and getting thebenefits package right – including stock options.Rice, who moved to from Virgin Atlantic, wants to hold an initialmeeting in the next couple of months.Sandra Goodwin, HR specialist for HR search and services company e9c agreedthat there was interest in the area of Internet start-ups from personnel staff.”Definitely the desire is there. It is perceived as a sexy industry tobe in. It is a green field site so you have the opportunity to create somethingthat has your stamp on it.”The interest in the HR function in internet companies is indicative of thegrowing status of the industry. The Data Networking Association has just beenformed to plug the skills gap in Internet companies.• If you are interested in contacting the network e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

Swipe system steels a march on time keeping

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Swipe system steels a march on time keepingOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article e-HRin action: Steel manufacturer Hadley Industries has found its new attendancesoftware system so popular and adaptable, it is now keen to explore other HRavenuesTimeand attendance systems are rarely viewed as strategic tools. They are vital to manycompanies but aren’t exactly a hot topic in the boardroom. West Midlands-basedsteel manufacturer Hadley Industries, however, is proving otherwise.Ayear ago the company, the largest UK-owned producer of steel cold-roll framesections, installed HR and payroll solutions company KCS’s HR and time andattendance (T&A) software as part of a £100,000 IT project. The intentionwas to streamline the work of Hadley’s HR function and replace a manualcard-based clocking-in process used across 11 operations with 450 staff. Withinthree months, the system had proved so effective that Hadley upgraded from 16licences to 46. “Previouslywe had an inefficient, convoluted system requiring personnel time and duplicaterecord-keeping,” says Mike Collier, business systems manager for HadleyIndustries.Thenew system”Wechanged this, virtually eliminating paperwork and saving a significant numberof man-hours with KCS’s k-TIME T&A system integrated with k-EM and, soon,the KCS payroll.”Thesystem records the employees’ working hours via a magnetic swipe card. Sitemanagers, supervisors, HR and management staff, have access to this data tohelp them manage staffing and workflow. It also can be used to record who is inthe building. Thereare also real strategic benefits to the system.IntergratedinformationSupervisorscan look at who has clocked in to determine whether there is likely to be amanpower shortfall. They can also change overtime profiles to suit demand andallocate holiday and authorised absence time.Allthis information can be integrated with the central KCS HR database, andultimately, the payroll system.”Supervisorsfeel in control with the new system and overtime is only approved when it isneeded,” says Collier.”Havingterminals on the shopfloor gives authority and freedom to staff makingdecisions. The screens are straightforward and definable to keep detail to aminimum.” Collieranticipated switching to the new system would present some difficulties butindividual sections have actually requested greater access to the system. Hadleyis at the stage of optimising use of the T&A software before it embarks ondeployment of the payroll system.Itis also looking ahead to some form of self-service HR, where staff will be ableto view their holiday entitlement and overtime details at the clocking-inpoint. However, Collier is cautious about trying to achieve too much too soon.”Intalking to some of the reference sites, the message seemed to be that whilesome had taken all the HR modules available, they weren’t really using themfully,” he says.”Iwant us to be able to use it for comparing job descriptions and looking atsite-wide people issues,” he adds.last_img read more

Chang records first MLS goal, assists; RSL beats Rapids 2-1

first_img Tags: Maikel Chang/MLS/Real Sale Lake FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCOMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Maikel Chang scored his first MLS goal, added his first two assists and Real Salt Lake overcame an early own goal to beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 on Saturday night.Colorado goalkeeper William Yarborough charged an entry by Salt Lake’s Justin Meram but couldn’t control it and the ball rolled to Chang who tapped in a left-footer from the center of the area to make it 2-1 in the 76th minute.RSL’s Aaron Herrera scored an own goal to give the Rapids (2-3-1) a 1-0 lead in the 38th. Written by August 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local Chang records first MLS goal, assists; RSL beats Rapids 2-1 Associated Presslast_img read more

HMRC launches online system to help agents recoup sick pay costs during Coronavirus crisis

first_imgHome » COVID-19 support » HMRC launches online system to help agents recoup sick pay costs during Coronavirus crisis previous nextCOVID-19 newsHMRC launches online system to help agents recoup sick pay costs during Coronavirus crisisNew online system will be available from 26th May and is for companies whose employees have contracted the virus or who are self-isolating or shielding at home.Nigel Lewis19th May 20200550 Views Estate agents with fewer than 250 employees can from 26th May apply online to have Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments reimbursed to them via a new online system during the Coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced this morning.This will make it much easier and quicker for estate agencies to recoup the SSP payments they have made to staff who have been unable to work.Under the scheme, this can be because they have the virus, are self-isolating because someone they live with has the virus or have been told by their GP to shield themselves at home.The Government’s Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme was announced in early April, revealing that the government was to pay SSP on behalf of companies for the first two weeks of an employee’s absence to help smaller firms weather the crisis.£95.85p a weekEstate agency employees who are eligible for the SSP payment are entitled to £95.85p per week.Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, Therese Coffey, says: “This rebate will put money back in the pockets of millions of employers, ensuring they can hit the ground running as the economy re-opens.”To prepare to make their claim, agencies should keep records of all the SSP payments that they wish to claim from HMRC.You can read further guidance on checking whether you can claim back SSP paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19) on GOV.UK.The scheme also allows employers to claim for both existing employees but also former employees who have been made redundant since 13th March 2020.  SSP Statutory sick pay coronavirus May 19, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’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 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 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Governor signs bills that help law enforcement build cases

first_imgGovernor signs bills that help law enforcement build cases   Indiana prosecutors participated today in the signing by Governor Eric Holcomb of two bills that are considered essential to law enforcement’s ability to build criminal cases for conviction of wrongdoers.SEA 322 requires every person arrested for a felony to submit a DNA sample. DNA collection is a powerful criminal justice tool that can exonerate the innocent and provide identification of the guilty. A long list of sponsors supported the bill, including Sen. Erin Houchin, Rep. Wendy McNamara, Rep. Patrick Bauer, Sen. Randy Head, Rep. Donna Schaibley and Sen. Jack Sandlin.Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer said, “Taking DNA samples of convicted felons has proved effective in solving crime and making our Indiana communities safer as a result.  Indiana implemented this measure almost 11 years ago.  It was the right thing to do then and the right thing to do now is the passage of this legislation that authorizes law enforcement to take a DNA sample from a felony offender at the time of his arrest.  This tool has already proven itself to be effective in solving crime in this state.” (Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)HEA 1406 takes a huge step toward heightened enforcement of drug suppliers and Indiana prosecutors have long advocated for a three-pronged approach to attack the drug epidemic that includes prevention, treatment and enforcement.Bill sponsors who participated in today’s signing were Sen. Erin Houchin, Sen. Eric Koch and Rep. Tom Washburne. The new law enhances sentencing for heroin dealers by allowing law enforcement and prosecutors to aggregate multiple drug sales within a 90-day period that reach a certain total weight. The bill also makes dealing in heroin a non-suspendible Level 2 or Level 3 felony if the person has a prior felony conviction. The bill also addresses pharmacy robberies, making the theft of a controlled substance from a pharmacist acting in their official capacity a Level 4 felony. With aggravating circumstances of using a deadly weapon or causing bodily injury, the charge becomes a Level 2 Felony. Causing serious bodily injury during a pharmacy robbery calls for a Level 1 Felony charge.Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Patrick Harrington said, “Signing of this bill supports punitive measures against heroin dealers who are profiting from the death and misery suffered by heroin addicts and their families, attack this epidemic by interrupting the supply chain, and remove the preferential sentence leniency drug dealers have enjoyed from Indiana’s sentencing statutes. Because certain controlled substances are a gateway to heroin, we also commend the sponsoring legislators for targeting the issue of pharmacy robberies in the state.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

CCO COMMENTARY: It’s Time For City Council To Start Challenging The City Deficient Spending…

first_imgIt’s Time For City Council To Start Challenging The City Deficient Spending PracticesThe City Council budget hearings for 2019 is ready to begin sometime in the near future?  Over the years we enjoy watching the former Finance Chairman of City Council, Dan McGinn and City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr do a “balancing act” with past due to bills, advancement on future revenue and proposed tax increases they insist were “negligible”.We expect that in the upcoming 2019 budget hearings, that the majority of members of City Council will start challenging the city deficient spending practices and do a better job in questioning the continued waste and overspending habits of the Winnecke Administration.  Over the last couple of years, we have become more concerned about the City’s financial status with each passing month.During the last several years we suspected that the city finances were not in good shape. In fact, the former City Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn acknowledged that the city finances were not in the best of shape.Some Evansville residents are already struggling to hold on to their homes, buy medications, pay ever-increasing utility bills, and put food on the table.  Young families are scraping to save money for a down payment on a home to put down roots in a city that presently doesn’t have an overabundance of good-paying jobs.We have been saying for several years that the  City of Evansville Employee Healthcare funding is in trouble and a day of reconcillation is near. We expect that the Mayor and his Controller, Russ Lloyd, Jr. will again tell members of City Council that Evansville is expected to have more revenue than in previous years so they shouldn’t worry about increasing City spending for 2019.This year you may even hear the majority of council members saying they must cut extraneous funding to offset a sharp increase in Employee Health insurance costs of city employees.  Like it or not the City’s Employee Healthcare costs will experience a sharp increase during the 2019 budget year. The City Council may be forced to increase the employees’ deductibles and out-of-pocket expense. We expect City Council members, Justin Elpers and G. John Hayden, CPA to lead the charge.It’s time that Council makes some tough choices in order to balance the budget, like laying some employees off, discontinue the city from subsidizing the ThunderBolts Hockey team, no pay increases for City Council members, and city employees together with department heads and the Mayor’s staff for 2019.  Council may even decide to delays the future expansion of new exhibits for the Zoo, eliminating the funding of “political pork barrel” projects, make major reduction to city grants given to area not-for-profits, make cuts to sports grants awards, the suspension of capital projects requested by department heads, put a freeze on hiring new employees for 2019, cut the proposed 2019 city budget by 2%. across the board and once for all address the Employee Healthcare funding problems head-on.The most important ingredient that we believe has been missing from past budget discussions is how to stretch the budget.  It’s time for the city administration and the City Council to adhere to the principle that requires transparency and a willingness to be innovative in order to promote local government efficiencies.We predict that all eyes will be on At-Large City Council member and Finance Chairmen  Jonathon Weaver to see if he is up to the task of convincing his fellow Council members its time to make hard and painful budgetary decisions concerning the 2019 City budget.   Somehow we believe that Mr. Weaver has the capacity to do just that. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Snarky Puppy Treats Fans To First-Ever Performance Of Unreleased Album At Their GroundUp Music Festival [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last weekend, GroundUp Music Festival returned to Miami Beach, Florida, for its third-annual weekend event. Hosted by Grammy-winning, jazz-funk collective Snarky Puppy and their associated label, GroundUP Music, the festival featured a special Snarky set each day along with performances from David Crosby, Ghost-Note, Tank And The Bangas, Susana Baca, Bill Laurance, The Funky Knuckles, Michelle Willis and more. Lalah Hathaway served as the festival’s artist-at-large. During the festival, Snarky Puppy also delivered the world premiere of their new, unreleased twelfth album with the first-ever live performances of the music from the album.Known for its genre-bending lineup, GroundUp Music Festival is also known for its scrumptious selection of local food created by celebrity-chef Michelle Bernstein. Located on the beach during Florida’s best weather, with small interactive workshops all weekend, Snarky Puppy put together an impressive experience that music lovers should not skip out on next year!Checkout a beautiful gallery of photos below from the weekend courtesy of photographer Jess Phillips.Early bird tickets are currently on sale here for GroundUp Music Festival’s 2020 event.GroundUp Music Festival | Miami Beach, FL | 2/8/19-2/10/19 | Photos: Jess Phillipslast_img read more

Ronkonkoma Man Charged With Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Ronkonkoma man was arrested for alleged drunken driving after he crashed his SUV, killing his 25-year-old passenger in Patchogue early Thursday morning, Suffolk County police said.Joseph Keleher, 24, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo eastbound on Baker Street when he the truck hit a curb, drove across a grass embankment, overturned and came to a stop on Edwards Street shortly after midnight, police said.His passenger, Kevin Smith, of Oakdale, was ejected from the Jeep. Smith was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead.Keleher was charged with driving while intoxicated. He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-852-6555.last_img read more

Attitudes and consumption of tourists on Lošinj TOMAS 2017

first_imgLošinj is a place of sports, recreation and new experiences, as evidenced by a new survey of attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS 2017, which was conducted by the Institute of Tourism for the Tourist Board of Mali Lošinj.Slightly more than 50% of visitors to Lošinj stated sun and sea as their primary motive for arrival, but the percentage of those guests who see their primary motive for arrival in new experiences (35%) and in sports, recreation and entertainment (32%), point out from the Lošinj Tourist Board.The survey in the area of ​​Lošinj was conducted in the period from July to October 2017, and a total of 404 tourists were surveyed (327 in Mali Lošinj and 77 in Veli Lošinj). The largest number of guests visiting Lošinj is between the ages of 30 and 49 (54%), and 55% of them come to the destination with a partner, while 51% are university educated.Motivation for wellness (9%) and health reasons (13%) is above average. The Internet (42%) is the primary source of information, and the pages of online travel agencies (76%) are most often visited. 95% of guests booked accommodation on Lošinj in advance, and 57% through a travel agency. Guests mostly come to the destination by car (89%) and spend an average of 8 nights. During their visit to the destination, 66% of them go on self-organized excursions. The daily consumption of a guest on Lošinj is 96 euros, which is more than the average consumption of a guest in the county (77 euros). 46% of expenditures relate to accommodation services, 19% to food and beverage services in catering facilities, 18% to trade services and 18% to other destination services.// TZ MALOG LOŠINJA LAUNCHED A PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN “1 VISIT IS WORTH 1000 PICTURES”.Guests of Lošinj are extremely satisfied with the total stay in the destination, more than 80% of them with more than 30 elements of the offer (beauty of nature and landscape 84,6%, kindness of staff 83,4%, personal safety 82,6%, quality of service 79,7 .78,5%, food quality 76%, ecological preservation 75,3%, beach cleanliness XNUMX%, etc.). Among the poorly rated elements, the traffic accessibility of the destination, the convenience for a short vacation and the richness of the gastronomic offer stand out. Also during the stay, the guests were most bothered by unpleasant odors from the containers, inappropriately disposed garbage, crowds in the bathing area and crowds in general in the destination.Attachment: Characteristics of tourist demand in the town of Mali Lošinj – ATTITUDES AND CONSUMPTION OF TOURISTS IN CROATIA TOMAS SUMMER 2017 Related news:MALI LOŠINJ IS BUILDING A TOURIST YEAR STEP BY STEP, NOT A SEASONBRAVO FOR MALI LOŠINJ, WHICH OFFERS OVER 40 ORIGINAL, UNIQUE AND INDIGENOUS SOUVENIRSTHREE IMPORTANT LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM LITTLE LOŠINJlast_img read more

‘Selfish and proud,’ declare US anti-lockdown protesters

first_imgA few hundred people demonstrated Friday against the coronavirus lockdown in the US state of Pennsylvania, an AFP reporter said, with many carrying signs declaring themselves “Selfish and proud”. The demonstration in the state capital Harrisburg was held despite plans already being in place for an initial easing of restrictions starting May 22 in most of the state.Few of the demonstrators wore masks or respected social distancing. Many were Trump supporters, with several calling for his re-election in November.  Those who do not wear masks are regularly called “selfish” in the US, where the debate over stay-at-home orders has become highly politicized.  So far Pennsylvania, which says it has seen more than 60,000 infections and 4,300 deaths from COVID-19, has been less afflicted by the pandemic than the neighbouring states of New York and New Jersey.”I’ve been affected. My wife has been affected. My friends have been affected. Everybody in Pennsylvania has been affected by this lockdown,” said Matthew Bellis, one of the protest leaders.”I went four to six weeks without any income for my own bills. And now I signed up for the mortgage protection stuff, but now my mortgage company is telling me they’re giving me a foreclosure notice … I don’t know what this is about,” said demonstrator Amy Graff.Anti-lockdown demonstrations have increased in the US in the last month, especially in the states most contested for the presidential election.They have been encouraged by President Donald Trump, who wants to revive the economy quickly. Pennsylvania is one of these states, along with Michigan and Wisconsin.Topics :last_img read more