Industrial Society call for open policy over stress

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Industrial Society call for open policy over stressOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The difficulty of achieving a healthy work-life balance is adding toemployees’ stress levels, according to HR managers. Nearly 70 per cent of respondents to an Industrial Society survey cite alack of balance between work and home life as a major factor in occupationalstress. But poor communication and tight deadlines are also a major cause ofstress for the 500 HR professionals surveyed. Eighty-six per cent feel that stress is a problem in their organisation,with over a third believing it to be a significant issue. The report calls on employers to improve their management training, with 95per cent of those polled believing that supportive managers are best placed tohelp employees cope with work-based stress. Nearly 80 per cent believe that absenteeism is the main symptom of stress. Pat McGuiness, occupational health expert at the Industrial Society, said,”Employees need to feel they can talk about stress without fear ofrecrimination. In this way companies get a more accurate picture of negativeprocesses, practices and bad job designs which compromise employeeperformance.” Employers need to introduce flexible working and a family- friendly culture,claims the report. Forty-four per cent of respondents want organisations toimplement flexible working arrangements, while one third would encourageemployers to adopt a family-friendly culture. McGuiness calls on companies to incorporate a stress policy. He said,”The pace of change in organisations is not being matched by thedevelopment of employee well-being, which should include safety nets such aseffective stress policies and good job designs. Having a comprehensive stresspolicy, which is part of the organisational fabric and develops with theorganisation, can help reduce the likelihood of individuals experiencingoccupational stress, improving productivity levels and so benefit the bottomline.” By Paul Nelson www.indsoc.co.uk last_img read more

People

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. PeopleOn 30 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Notonly is Terry O’Brien an award winning HR director, she also manages to findtime for reading, visiting the theatre and a rigorous exercise programme.Shehas just taken up a new role as the group HR director for KingstonCommunications after spending much of her career in the construction industry.Kingstonis a UK-based communications company which encompasses a broad portfolio ofvoice, data, Internet, mobile and managed services. “It was a differentsector for me and I was interested in the new technology aspect of the group.It’s a good group of companies that has great potential for growth,” shesays.O’Brienmoves from Balfour Beatty where she received acclaim for her HR, training andcommunications programmes and was short-listed in the Personnel Today Awardslast year. Hersuccess is driven by her passion for HR and she is firmly committed to helpingdevelop talent in the workforce.”Theaspect of HR I enjoy most is developing people and giving them the tools to addto their own knowledge. I also really enjoy the variety,” she says.Inher new role, she is looking forward to implementing her own ideas andphilosophy.”Iwant to create a culture where everybody helps deliver the business plan,”she said. “If everybody does that, it ultimately means that the companywill achieve its brand mission.”Thisis an exciting time for the company and my initial focus will be to build onthe good work that has already been done to ensure we attract, retain and developCV2001Group HR director, Kingston Communications1998HR director, Balfour Beatty1997Head of HR, Tarmac quarry products1995HR development manager, Tarmac ConstructionOnthe moveAlanCrozier has joined Watson Wyatt and will lead European communication consultingfor its human capital group. He will combine his current role as human capitalgroup leader with wider responsibility for thought leadership across Europe.Crozier joined the company in 1999 and prior to that led Mercer’s communicationpractice in the north.Insurancecompany CMG Admiral has appointed Darren Gardner as a senior consultant in itshuman resources and payroll services sector. He joins from Rebus and has morethan 10 years’ experience in the industry. Gardner will be responsible forsecuring sales from large organisations, where he will focus on sellingcombined HR and payroll services to new customers.Interimmanagement provider Leading Edge has recruited David Bateson to its team ofconsultants. He has been appointed as the new director of client services asthe company aims to expand in its third year of trading. He joins the team fromKettlefish and prior to that he worked at Macmillan Davies Hodes. last_img read more

Hong Kong Businessman Plans to Buy Decommissioned British Aircraft Carrier

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Hong Kong Businessman Plans to Buy Decommissioned British Aircraft Carrier Hong Kong businessman Kin Bong Lam has made a bid for a decommissioned British Aircraft carrier, with the hope of turning it into either an…(english.cri)[mappress]Source: english.cri, June 1, 2011; View post tag: Carrier View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: Hong View post tag: Navy View post tag: Decommissioned Share this article June 1, 2011 View post tag: British View post tag: Kong View post tag: Businessman View post tag: Naval View post tag: buy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: plans Hong Kong Businessman Plans to Buy Decommissioned British Aircraft Carrierlast_img read more

Ghost-Note Announces 2019 Headlining Tour Dates

first_imgToday, Ghost-Note has announced a new batch of headlining dates on their upcoming Smack Em’ tour, set to run throughout early 2019. The newly announced dates are bookended by previously announced runs with Lettuce on the east coast and with Umphrey’s McGee on the west coast.Ghost-Note’s headlining run will begin on January 28th at Los Angeles, CA’s Teragram Ballroom. The swing will continue with an appearance at the Snarky Puppy-founded GroundUP Music Festival in Miami, FL in early February, followed by a string of Florida club dates in Orlando (2/13), Dunedin (2/14), Gainesville (2/15), and Jacksonville (2/16). Next, Ghost-Note will continue to Charleston, SC (2/17) and Atlanta, GA (2/19) before wrapping their headlining run at Roanoke, VA’s 5 Points Music Sanctuary (2/20). From there, they’ll head out on the road with Umphrey’s McGee beginning on March 1st in Oakland, CA.See below for a full list of upcoming Ghost-Note tour dates. For more information, or to grab your tickets now, head to the band’s website.Ghost-Note 2019 Tour DatesNewly announced dates bolded1/10 – Rochester, NY – Anthology Live *1/11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *1/12 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall *1/13 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *1/15 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *1/16 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall *1/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater *1/18 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall *1/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom2/8 – 2/10 – Miami, FL – GroundUP Music Festival2/13 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey2/14 – Dunedin, FL – Dunedin Brewery2/15 – Gainesville, FL – Heartwood Soundstage2/16 – Jacksonville. FL – 1904 Music Hall2/17 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pourhouse2/19 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 52/20 – Roanoke, VA – 5 Points Music Sanctuary3/1 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater ^3/2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern ^3/7 – Bend, OR – Midtown Ballroom ^3/8 – Eugene. OR – McDonald Theater ^3/9 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo ^* w/ Lettuce^ w/ Umphrey’s McGeeView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Ridge Man Dies in Car Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 33-year-old Ridge man died Friday night after he crashed into a parked car, Suffolk County police said.Jason Adams was driving a 2005 Ford Lindy’s taxicab on Colgate Street just before 8 p.m., police said, when his cab crashed into a car in a driveway, causing the parked car to slam into another vehicle parked inside a garage.Responding officers removed Adams from the car and performed rescue efforts, police said. He was then taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.Detectives believe Adams crashed after experiencing a “medical event,” police said.Police said nobody else was involved in the crash. The investigation is continuing, police said.last_img read more

The best 2020 credit union conferences

first_imgYou’re all about getting to the next level—for both yourself and your credit union. Power your way with the best education and compliance assistance available. View NAFCU’s entire 2020 conference lineup now so you can easily assemble your training budget for next year. It provides everything you need to put together a great training plan, so you and your team can become even more adept at building revenue, strategizing effectively, and eliminating compliance headaches. View the planning guide online now, or download the 2020 training brochure. Pressed for time? Here’s a quick look at the lineup: STRATEGIC GROWTH CONFERENCEMarch 2 – 4, 2020 | San Antonio, TXSave $200 when you register with code GROWTHSAVINGS by January 10, 2020!REGULATORY COMPLIANCE SCHOOL  (Spring and Summer Sessions Available)March 16 – 20, 2020 | Arlington, VASave $200 when you register with code SCHOOLSAVINGS by January 24, 2020!July 27 – 31, 2020 | Salt Lake City, UTSave $200 when you register with code SUMMERSAVINGS by JUNE 5, 2020!BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE CONFERENCE April 27 – 30, 2020 | San Francisco, CASave $200 when you register with code BOARDSAVINGS by March 6, 2020!CEOs & SENIOR EXECUTIVES CONFERENCEMay 6 – 8, 2020 | Palm Springs, CASave $200 when you register with code CEOSAVINGS by March 13, 2020!53rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SOLUTIONS EXPOJune 23 – 26, 2020 | Vancouver, CanadaSave $200 when you register with code ANNUALSAVINGS by May 1, 2020!BSA SCHOOLJuly 26 – 29, 2020 | Salt Lake City, UTSave $200 when you register with code BSASAVINGS by June 5, 2020!CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUSSeptember 13 – 16, 2020 | Washington, DCSave $200 when you register with code CAUCUSAVINGS by July 20, 2020!MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP INSTITUTESeptember 28 – Sept 2, 2020 | Annapolis, MDSave $200 when you register with code MLISAVINGS by August 3, 2020!LENDING CONFERENCE Sept 19 – 21, 2020 | San Diego, CASave $200 when you register with code LENDSAVINGS by August 21, 2020!RISK MANAGEMENT SEMINAROctober 27 – 29, 2020 | Atlanta, GASave $200 when you register with code RISKSAVINGS by August 28, 2020!REGULATORY COMPLIANCE SEMINAROctober 27 – 30, 2020 | Atlanta, GASave $200 when you register with code SEMINARSAVINGS by August 28, 2020!CREDIT UNION CFO SUMMITDecember 9 – 10 | Ft. Lauderdale, FLSave $200 when you register with code CFOSAVINGS by October 9, 2020!Plan now to take advantage of NAFCU training in 2020. It’s the best credit union education available. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Community yoga event encourages common ground

first_img“We’re kind of picking different organizations, but for now we’re focusing on Communities United for Police Reform,” she said, adding that they hoped to expand donations to include black-owned businesses as well. For Gray, he said that community yoga was a reminder that in the end, we are all one community. “Right now more than ever I think that it’s time we come together and end our differences because in the end we have so much more in common than we do different,” he said. As much as Sunday’s event was about taking a minute to get away from the stress of current events, co-owner Lindsey Aingworth said it was also an opportunity to make a difference. “I thought that it was absolutely necessary that I come out and show some love and meet and connect with people who are really trying to make a difference,” he said. For attendee Amman Weaver of Binghamton, donating to organizations that support police reform is an important part of advocating for such reforms. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Dozens gathered at First Ward Park this morning for an opportunity to both unplug, and get involved. Weaver says yoga itself puts him in the frame of mind to continue pushing for reform. center_img For Thomas Gray, who is also from Binghamton, when he heard about the event and where the donations were going, he said he knew he needed to be there. “It’s about coming together and not being divisive,” he said. “I think that right there is the message: The more compassionate we can be, the more we can stand together and fight for everybody to be able to stand on equal footing.” Organizers say they hope to continue holding community yoga sessions at the park each week, and hope to see the group grow as the summer goes on. “We wanted to bring everyone out to the park and kind of have a release from everything that’s going on in the world right now,” said co-owner Trey Davidson The Collective: A space for Growth held a community yoga event at the park, with donations going to Communities United for Police Reform, an organization that advocates for police reform in New York State. “I think funding is incredibly important and one of the things I think we really need to focus on is getting funding for the proper programs so people can gain access to services like mental health,” he said. last_img read more

AP4’s Andersson steps down after decade heading buffer fund

first_imgThe Global Challenges Foundation has set itself a target of informing about how to “combat the greatest global risks”.Last year, it funded a project helping scientists brief world leaders ahead of the Paris climate change conference on the measures needed to avoid dangerous climate change.Its goals would build on the work overseen by Andersson during his time at AP4, which saw the fund as co-founder of the Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition, which was targeting the decarbonisation of $100bn (€92bn) in assets but by December had attracted support to lower the carbon output of $600bn worth of holdings.AP4 in 2014 also unveiled a low-carbon equity index, a project developed with France’s Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites and MSCI.Andersson said he was departing at a time when the fund was the largest of the four buffer funds, with SEK310bn (€33.1bn) in capital at the end of 2015.Prior to joining AP4, he was CIO of Skandia Asset Management and also worked as head of Nordic equities at Deutsche Bank.He also spent several years as an equity portfolio manager at AP3.His departure is the second senior role to fall vacant at AP4 in recent months, following the decision of Björn Kvarnskog, head of equities, to join Australia’s Future Fund as head of global equities. Mats Andersson, chief executive of Sweden’s AP4, is to step down after a decade leading the buffer fund.Andersson said it had been a “privilege” to head up AP4 since 2006 and that he would remain in his current role until a replacement was found.He stressed that his departure would give him time to pursue other opportunities but said they were unlikely to be operational in nature.“For example, I received an offer from László Szombatfalvy to work more actively with his Global Challenges Foundation, which feels like an enticing continuation of the climate work we at the Fourth AP Fund have conducted together with the UN and international pension funds in recent years,” he said in a statement.last_img read more

TechnipFMC responds to market challenges with plans to cut capex by 30 pct

first_imgOilfield services company TechnipFMC is taking a set of actions in response to the current market environment, including a 30% reduction in capex. Source: TechnipFMCThese actions include a 30% reduction in 2020 capital expenditures to $300 million – a reduction of $150 million when compared to the company’s previous full-year guidance.TechnipFMC’s actions also include $100+ million in annualized cost reductions for Surface Technologies – primarily to address the sudden and sharp decline in North American activity.Also, the company’s actions include $30 million in annualized cost reductions to corporate expenses – exit run-rate savings to be achieved by year-end, with full recognition in 2021.TechnipFMC’s cash and cash equivalents totaled $5.2 billion at the end of 2019, of which $2.2 billion was available for company use outside joint ventures. The company’s liquidity is further supported by a revolving credit facility of $2.5 billion.TechnipFMC noted it continues to leverage its global footprint, information technology infrastructure, and diverse workforce to ensure business continuity in the current environment.The company said it will incorporate its latest assessment of the operating environment and market outlook when it provides updated financial guidance in its first quarter 2020 earnings release.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Should birth certificates lie?

first_imgMercatornet 28 July 2014Does your birth certificate really tell the truth about your birth?For most, the answer to this will of course be yes. But for some people, the answer will actually be no.Emma Creswell is one of perhaps 70,000 children in Britain who have been born through donor conception and who have birth certificates that do not reflect their genetic parentage. She only found this out by chance. Her case was reported this weekend, after she won a six-year battle to have the name of the man she was brought up to believe was her father removed from her birth certificate, after discovering – during an argument – that he was not her genetic father after all.Emma still does not know the identity of her genetic father so on her new birth certificate, where his name, occupation and date of birth should be, the boxes are blank.Emma found out the truth about her ‘father’ when she was a teenager. But many more like her may never find out. Children can only find out about their origins if the parents who brought them up choose to tell them that they were donor conceived. And many parents of donor conceived children choose not to tell them about their genetic origins. It is often kept a secret, so many children still go through life not knowing who their real genetic father is (or mother, for egg donation). And they have birth certificates that do not tell them this.Rachel Pepa, who also only found out as an adult that the man she always thought was her father was not, says:“I absolutely, categorically think I should have been told as a child – as soon as I was old enough to process the information. It is such a fundamental piece of information to have about yourself – to know who your parents are. Sometimes I get angry thinking about it.”http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/should_birth_certificates_lielast_img read more