Course abolishes business boundaries at building firmOn 26 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Senior managers at John Mowlem are being given training to improve theiroverall understanding of the business after the construction firm diversifiedinto building services. The company branched out following several acquisitions last year. Thetraining course was set up to ensure managers understand both sides of thebusiness. Julie Wright, HR director at John Mowlem, believes the course will help thetwo sides of the company work together. She said: “The course has been really successful. It has encouragednetworking, helping to share and spread good practice across the whole groupand allowing individual departments benchmark against each other. The training is a mixture of classroom-based learning and project work inareas including business self-awareness, leadership, strategy making,delivering strategies through business plans and practical skills. In the final six months of the course managers take secondments into theopposite area of the business to get an understanding of how the whole companyoperates. Wright said that one of the programme’s objectives is to encouragecross-divisional movement at senior management level to create a real transferof knowledge between the different parts of the firm. About 20 managers are in their second year on the programme, and another 20are lined up to start the course next year. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Employers failing to tackle effects of absenceOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Employers are still not doing enough to minimise the effects of absencewithin their organisations, according to the Work Foundation. Absence costs about £11bn, or 9 per cent of the annual salary costs oflarger employers, estimated the study Attendance Management, yet the headlinefigures for absence are virtually unchanged. The UK average has just risen for the first time in six years, to seven daysper worker. While 89 per cent of absences were short term, long-term episodesaccoun-ted for 56 per cent of days lost and up to 70 per cent of the costs. Every week, about 3,000 people moved from long-term sickness to ongoingincapacity benefit. Of the 2.7 million people now receiving incapacity benefit,only just over 1 per cent rejoin the workforce each week. Yet despite the scale of the problem, 57 per cent of employers still do notcost absence, which suggests a lack of data or insight, said the foundation. “While headline figures have not changed, the renewed focus on thebottom line has highlighted the real cost of absence to UK organisations,”said Stephen Bevan, the report’s author and deputy director of research at theWork Foundation. “The good news is that sensible management techniques can make animmediate and positive impact,” he added. Related posts:No related photos.
We analyze ground-based Fabry-Perot interferometer observations of upper thermospheric (∼250 km) horizontal neutral winds derived from Doppler shifts in the 630.0 nm (red line) nightglow. The winds were measured over the following locations: South Pole (90°S), Halley (76°S, 27°W), Arequipa (17°S, 72°W), Arecibo (18°N, 67°W), Millstone Hill (43°N, 72°W), Søndre Strømfjord (67°N, 51°W), and Thule (77°N, 68°W). We derive climatological quiet time (Kp 150). The seasonal dependence of the winds is generally annual, but there are isolated cases in which a semiannual variation is observed. Within the austral winter, winds measured from the South Pole show a substantial intraseasonal variation only along longitudes directed toward the magnetic pole. IMF effects are described in a companion paper.
Both Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) and OnTheMarket have reported record traffic during January while Righmove appears to have stopped reporting its traffic entirely, although total portal traffic to the three sites is likely to be just under 200 million visits a month.But both ZPG and OnTheMarket have at least stopped throwing brickbats at each other and neither of their traffic reports mention each other, a change from recent times when both sides have questioned their competitor’s figures.ZPG says visits to its property sites Zoopla and Primelocation increased to a record of 53 million during January driven largely by mobile-based searches, which now constitute 72% of its traffic.The company also says the number of leads it generated increased by 73% year-on-year which, it says, are worth £50 million to its partner agents.“This is a great start to the year for both the business and the property market,” says Mark Goddard, MD of ZPG’s property division (pictured, left).“The numbers demonstrate that we continue to deliver incredible exposure, value and results for our partners.”OnTheMarket also had a record January, it says, receiving 11.2 million visits, an increase of 85% on the same month last year, when just over six million people visited its website.“This latest milestone is a fantastic achievement given that the portal has been live for just two years. It is a great start to 2017,” says Ian Springett, chief executive of OnTheMarket (pictured, right).“We came into being to challenge and inject competition into a marketplace heavily dominated by two powerful portal businesses.“We have already made considerable progress and are as committed as ever to our long-term objective of creating a superior alternative search service for consumers and agents alike.”The last time Rightmove published figures on its traffic, in January last year, the website said it had received 127 million visits and generated five million leads and 1.7 billion page views.Rightmove OnTheMarket portal traffic Zoopla ZPG February 2, 2017Nigel 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 2021 Home » News » Big three portal traffic approaches 200 million visits a month previous nextProducts & ServicesBig three portal traffic approaches 200 million visits a monthZoopla and OnTheMarket report record January trafficNigel Lewis2nd February 20170801 Views
Vice-Chancellor John Hood has been appointed to lead a New York charity, the Robertson Foundation, after he leaves Oxford next year. The foundation states its belief that connecting people with a community of faith “reinforces ethical behaviour” and motivates a “concern for others”, and that these aims cut across all of the foundation’s areas of interest which include education, medical research and the environment.
All 48 Oxford City Council seats are going to be contested in the May election. The council’s report states that the offer for training will be open to all the candidates who are standing for election in May – approximately 200 candidates. The training sessions will be delivered to groups of up to 15 members and the cost of each session is £500. The council’s statement said: “Oxford City Council takes the safety of its councillors very seriously.” The report states that personal safety is “a significant issue for members at present.” In past elections, councillors have faced threats to safety while canvassing and performing electoral activities. This guidance form discusseshow to spot the warning signsfor a possible threat to personalsafety and what steps should betaken to prepare to canvass. “Guidance on conflict awareness will be offered to candidates in the forthcoming May elections to help minimise the possibility of anyone being put at risk during pre-election canvassing.” The proposal that councillorsundergo this training outlinedthe threat to safety councillorsface during an election season. On March 2nd, Oxford City Council approved a recommendation to hold conflict awareness training for its members. In October, petrol bombs were thrown outside the home of a councillor in Dewsbury. In 2018, a councillor in Oxford had to have minor surgery after being bitten by a dog while passing out leaflets. The conflict awareness training will occur in March in preparation for the May elections, when councillors will be canvassing. Last year, a Conservative candidate who was passing out leaflets in Bristol was aggressively pushed against a wall. This is meant to help ensure thesafety of councillors ahead of theupcoming May elections. The recommendation for conflict awareness training also states that further training should be completed after the 2020 elections and that it should continue to occur in March of each year prior to other city council elections. This guidance also recommendsmembers to consult the SuzyLamplugh Trust, a nonprofit thatspecialises in safety training,and the government’s Healthand Safety Executive for externalresources. In response to a Cherwell request for comment, the council said that the training was instituted for concerns of safety. In addition to holding trainingsessions, the council has alsoreissued its guidance form onpersonal safety.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 197 new members. They include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, and artists, and civic, business, and philanthropic leaders.Those elected from Harvard are Marcia Angell, senior lecturer in social medicine, Harvard Medical School (HMS); Thomas B.F. Cummins, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of the History of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Arts; Peter T. Ellison, John Cowles Professor of Anthropology; Noah R. Feldman, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Roland G. Fryer Jr., Henry Lee Professor of Economics; David D. Ginty, Edward R. and Anne G. Lefler Professor of Neurobiology, HMS, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; Paul L. Harris, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; James Kloppenberg, Charles Warren Professor of American History; Margaret S. Livingstone, Takeda Professor of Neurobiology, HMS; and Gerhard Wagner, Elkan Rogers Blout Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, HMS.One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the American Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, global security and international affairs, social policy and American institutions, and the humanities, arts, and education.Read about the members.
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: VIEVU / YouTubeALBANY — New York State Police say they plan to go forward with a body camera pilot program for state troopers, a move that would change the agency’s status as one of the few primary state law enforcement agencies in the nation without body or dashboard cameras.Kevin Bruen, first deputy superintendent of the New York State Police, disclosed the plan for a pilot program Monday at the state Capitol. He did not provide details of the plan, such as how many troopers will receive the devices and how much money the pilot program might cost.His comments come months after a nationwide Associated Press survey found that New York State Police are the country’s largest primary state law enforcement agency not equipped with body or dashboard cameras.Without operating those devices, New York State Police continue to remain an anomaly compared to police forces in large cities and state police agencies across the U.S., the Associated Press survey found. Many primary state-level policing agencies do not operate body cameras, but do use dashboard cameras.Patrol cameras are regularly praised by law enforcement experts as ways to increase transparency and hold officers and citizens accountable.Equipping state police with body cameras has received support from New York Attorney General Letitia James. Some state lawmakers have also expressed support for bringing the technology to the agency.New York State Police has said it once had VHS cameras and later digital cameras on a limited number of vehicles. But, according to the agency, it did not have the money to continue the VHS cameras and the digital cameras required “costly maintenance.”
Bluewater Productions, the company behind Female Force, has also showcased (in comic book format) such female heroes as Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Walters and Angelina Jolie. Oh, and the cast of Glee. Publisher Darren G. Davis says the Female Force series aims to examine “strong women in today’s society that have inspired generations and shaped the culture of today.” Nana-nana-nana-nana nana-nana-nana-nana…LIZA! Forget Batman, forget Spider-Man and forget Babs, even. Our new favorite comic book hero is Liza Minnelli. Female Force: Liza Minnelli, a comic book detailing the life of the iconic performer, is now available in digital and print editions. View Comments The 24-page saga is written Michael L. Frizell, illustrated by Rafael Cordeiro and highlights key moments from Minnelli’s prolific career. From her wild days at Studio 54 to her Oscar-winning performance in Cabaret and beyond, Female Force tells it all. What’s missing, sadly, is that time she battled the Green Goblin and the time she took off her glasses and revealed her true identity is Lois Lane. The book comes in four collectible covers, so you should probably definitely buy all of them.
Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016 Laura Benanti This will put a spring in your step! The Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular, starring Tony winner Laura Benanti and five-time Dancing with the Stars winner Derek Hough, has extended through May 7. The show had previously been set to shutter on May 3 at Radio City Music Hall.Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner as co-creative directors, the show is penned by Joshua Harmon. The new production featuring the iconic dance troupe is a whirlwind adventure across the Big Apple that tells an inspiring and hopeful story about three New Yorkers who change each other’s lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways. Spring Spectacular contains 3D special effects, large-scale puppetry and a soundtrack of original songs, classics and pop hits.The cast also includes Lenny Wolpe and Jared Grimes. Whoopi Goldberg and Bella Thorne have been tapped to voice the Statue of Liberty and the Alice in Wonderland statue, respectively, while So You Think You Can Dance’s Mia Michaels has choreographed the first number. The production also features Rockette dance routines reworked from Heart and Lights, which canceled its premiere last year.New York Spring Spectacular is produced by MSG Entertainment and The Weinstein Company (which is working with Paulus on Finding Neverland). New York Spring Spectacular Star Files View Comments