Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. You’ve got the evidence, now go and build the case for HROn 5 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today HR’s identity crisis has been going on for far too long. But researchlinking HR to organisational performance could signal a new beginning for theprofessionThe constant worry of all personnel administrators is their inability toprove that they are making a contribution to the enterprise. Theirpreoccupation is with the search for a gimmick that will impress theirmanagement associates. Their persistent complaint is that they lackstatus.” This was written by Peter Drucker in The Practice of Management in 1955.Change the dated “personnel administrator” to “HRpractitioner” and his words translate all too smoothly for comfort to thepresent day. HR people lack foresight, influence and credibility, according toRoffey Park’s 2002 Management Agenda1. The CIPD, meanwhile, finds board members are mystified about what HR is forand ignorant of the relationship between good people management and financialperformance2. Drucker is still clairvoyant; HR still worried. The profession’s paradox Here we have the great paradox of the profession. The apparent shift inmanagerial attitude on the importance of people to business since 1955 has beenimmense. In a world of me-too products, technological uniformity and globalmarkets, people represent an organisation’s only real source ofdifferentiation. So if people are the greatest asset, why is it HR continues to play such amarginal role in so many companies? Certainly there are more HR practitioners than there used to be – 63 percent of organisations have increased their HR staff over the past five years3.Yet rather than this being interpreted as a vote of confidence in the value ofHR, worries about status and the nature of HR’s contribution increase. Boardroom presence is not everything, but it does say something that only 18companies in the FTSE top 100 have an HR director on the board – an increase ofonly two since 1999. While companies are now putting people issues at the heart of their policies,somehow HR is not getting recognition for putting these in place. There are only two explanations for this. First, the ‘people are ourgreatest asset’ stuff is pompous moralising. Second, the problem lies within HRitself – it has failed to convince business leaders of the worth of good peoplemanagement and high-performance HR policies. There is much to commend both arguments. It has become a rhetoricalobligation for senior execs to pay tribute to the importance of people inorganisations, without condescending to spell out what this means in practice. All talk and no action Many business leaders believe good people management is recruitingcarefully, rewarding fairly, and behaving honourably. If they were asked aboutinformation sharing, employee voice or flexible work, there would be blanklooks and throat-clearing. There is no off-the-peg set of HR policies that is right for allorganisations; they must trim and tailor to requirements. Yet from theburgeoning literature of the past 20 years on the HR-performance link, there isnow a degree of agreement about what high performance HR means. According to the CIPD’s work for the Economic and Social Research Council’sFuture of Work programme, there are 18 key practices incorporating such detailedrequirements as single-status bargaining, profit-related bonuses, flexible jobdescriptions and a no compulsory redundancy policy4. In the words of the man leading that research, take-up in the UK is”very low”. Less than 1 per cent of UK organisations employ more thanthree-quarters of these practices5. What organisations say and what they do are miles apart. Until the numbersgo up, they would be well advised to shut up. HR has not done itself any favours. It has not noticeably capitalised on thechange of mood in business by pumping practical substance into the sentimentsof business leaders. Given the generations-old controversy about the worth ofHR, one might have thought HR departments would now be making determinedefforts to measure their contribution to the financial wellbeing oforganisations. Not so. Many measure things like turnover and sickness, but in terms of evaluatingthe link between HR and productivity, only 21 per cent of organisations botherto do so6. It does not seem to be much more urgent in the US at 34 per cent. Nowonder HR people find it difficult to build a convincing case, if the basicdata is not there. A commitment to HR is still all hunch and intuition, just asit always was. The evidence mounts The CIPD believes the future of the function rests on the evidence that hasbeen stockpiling about the link between progressive HR policies andperformance. A veritable mountain of research it is, too, stacked bywell-funded Americans with memorable names such as Fitz Enz, Huselid, Ulrichand Pfeffer; 30 dense studies, and counting. Anyone masochistic enough to reada few could not help but be impressed. Thankfully, the message can be summed up in one sentence: the more HRpractices there are, the greater the impact on performance, (see page 26 casestudies of HRmeasurement) Some meticulous minds have even assessed HR’scontribution as a proportion of shareholder ret-urns. Consultancy Watson Wyattbelieves firms with the best HR practices provide a return of 64 per cent to shareholders,more than three times as much as firms with weakest HR practices7. This is powerful ammunition. The institute is surely right in saying thisresearch represents the best hope for the future of HR, although it has got itswork cut out trying to popularise it. Again one gets the feeling that in the profession, this momentous materialhas scarcely provoked a murmur. Which is odd. Because it is probably theclosest thing the function will ever have to the Holy Grail – the proof it hasbeen lacking since 1955. More at www.xperthr.co.uk/researchviewpointReferences 1 The Management Agenda 2002, Linda Holbeche and Claire McCartney, RoffeyPark Institute, 2002 2 Voices from the Boardroom, CIPD, 2002 3 IRS Employment Review, no 742, 17.12.2001; xperthr.co.uk 4 The Human Equation, Jeffrey Pfeffer, Harvard Business School Press, 1998 5 Effective People Management, interview with author, CIPD 2000, March 2001 6 xperthr.co.uk; as above 7 Human Capital Index, Watson Wyatt, 2002 Related posts:No related photos.
By Dialogo February 04, 2011 Chilean Defense Minister Andrés Allemand has designated Army Maj. Gen. Hernán Mardones as the new head of the Joint General Staff. Mardones replaces Maj. Gen. Cristián Le Dantec, who resigned on 17 January. Mardones has had a long career in the Army, which he entered as a cadet, graduating as an infantry second lieutenant in 1974. In 1987 and 1988 he worked in the Office of the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army, and in 1991, after graduating from the War College (Academia de Guerra), he served as academic secretary of the Infantry School and assistant to the deputy commander-in-chief of the Army. In 2006 he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and took up the post of director of Army Management and Development, and he subsequently served as commander of the Army Doctrine Division. In 2008 and 2009 he held the post of the institution’s director of Operations, following which he was promoted to the rank of major general in order to occupy the post of commander of Land Operations, in which he has been serving until now. In the academic arena, Mardones obtained a diploma in Institutional Management in Education from the Catholic University of Chile and a master’s degree in Military Sciences, Planning, and Strategic Management from the Army War College.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury) released on June 12th a report, A Financial System that Creates Economic Opportunities, on reforming the financial sector regulatory framework.The report makes a number of regulatory and legislative recommendations that could impact credit unions and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).First, Treasury recommended that Congress take action to reduce fragmentation, overlap, and duplication in the U.S. regulatory structure. This could include consolidating regulators with similar missions and more clearly defining regulatory mandates. For example, this could involve merging the NCUA with other federal banking regulators or merging the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.The report noted that the following two recommendations can be implemented by NCUA regulation. continue reading »
“What a lot of people are finding is that it’s becoming a little more difficult to cope with their stress because they’re not necessarily feeling like they have the social interaction that we know is so beneficial,” said Wegmann. While it is necessary, social distancing and isolation can be tough. Take the recent rise of Zoom or FaceTime for example. “We can use the crisis and we can use the time to live in the moment, to appreciate some of the things that are happening to us in the moment, particularly as it relates to relationships and connecting to people,” said Wegmann. “My children who are older, they’re in their 20’s now, are getting daily FaceTime calls from my parents because they know how to use it now,” said Wegmann. “Significant amount of research has shown that engaging socially is one of the best ways to cope and manage with the stressors in your life,” she said. “Adversity and crisis also creates innovation and people get pushed out of their comfort zones and their challenged to do things they never would have under certain circumstances,” said Wegmann. (WBNG) — The coronavirus pandemic has put many lives on hold for weeks now. “Even though they’re different than what we’re used to because we’re used to face-to-face interaction, being able to touch and see and feel. Those are interactions nonetheless and those are still really important for us,” said Wegmann. That’s why many people are taking advantage of new ways of communicating. Friends and families are now gathering through screens, celebrating holidays, birthdays, and even having virtual happy hours. All efforts to stay safe, while still staying together. Wegmann says social connection is more important now, than ever before. So instead of using this time to completely isolate ourselves, we can make the most of it. “The fact is that it’s a super stressful situation for everybody and everybody is in the same boat,” said Jennifer Wegmann of the health and wellness studies department at Binghamton University.
Round three! Jade Roper gave birth on Saturday, November 14, to her and Tanner Tolbert’s third child.“5:33 AM,” Tolbert wrote via his Instagram Story on Saturday. “Mama and Baby Boy doing great!” Earlier in the day, he shared videos of Roper in an inflatable pool in their bedroom, preparing for the home birth. – Advertisement – Roper believes that baby No. 3 will be their “last,” she wrote via Instagram in June. “[I want] to soak up every moment (laughing at myself when I say this cuz our kids keep us crazy busy lol) and document everything since it’ll be the last of the firsts,” the Colorado native captioned a mirror selfie at the time.Tolbert revealed their pregnancy was “not planned,” and he was previously “content” with having two kids. He explained on Roper’s Instagram Story in May: “But now this happens, so we’re gonna have three. I’m like, ‘What’s the difference between three and four?’”Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants! – Advertisement – The Bachelor alum, 33, announced in May that she and the Missouri native, also 33, were giving their daughter, Emerson, and their son, Brooks, a younger sibling.Tanner Tolbert and Jade Roper CraSH/imageSPACE/Shutterstock“HERE WE GROW AGAIN!” the “Mommies Tell All” podcast cohost captioned an Instagram family photo at the time. “It feels so good to be able to finally talk about this pregnancy! If you noticed I haven’t been on social media much the past couple of months, it’s because I was dealing with terrible nausea and fatigue, on top of taking care of two kiddos during [the coronavirus] pandemic. Although this time has its uncertainties, we are so thankful and excited for this baby. I truly believe babies being born during this time are here for a special reason, to be light workers.”As for the Bachelorette alum, he shared the news with a picture of himself cradling a fake baby bump while wearing a dress. “Figured it was only fair if I carried this one,” Tolbert joked.- Advertisement – Two months later, the former reality stars revealed the sex of their baby-to-be with the help of blue powder and foam, telling E! News: “Emmy, Tanner and I all were all putting our bets on a girl, but this is truly such a fun and happy surprise! It may take a while for Emmy to call the baby brother though. She is still referring to him as sister.”The Bachelor in Paradise alums tied the knot in January 2016 in California and welcomed their first child the following year. Brooks arrived in July 2019 in an emergency home birth in the couple’s master closet.- Advertisement –
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A 52-year-old woman from Kediri, East Java, is under observation at the isolation ward of Iskak Public Hospital in Tulungagung after showing symptoms consistent with the novel coronavirus.”She will stay in our isolation room until she is proven to be [coronavirus] negative. We hope that she is negative,” hospital director Supriyanto told reporters on Saturday. Identified as YM, the woman had traveled to South Korea early last month to visit her newborn grandchild and returned to Kediri on Thursday. She soon began complaining of a fever and a sore throat. She was treated for bronco-pneumonia at a hospital in Kediri but was transferred to Iskak Hospital as the latter has been appointed by the government to handle patients showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus in the western part of East Java. “Her recent visit to a country exposed to the virus outbreak is what led us to take these measures,” Supriyanto said. According to the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), South Korea had 25 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Sunday. Supriyanto said the hospital wanted to stay on the side of caution by putting patients showing even only some symptoms under observation. He added that the hospital would take samples of YM’s throat mucus as soon as possible and send it to the Health Ministry’s laboratory in Jakarta for testing. Meanwhile, the hospital’s lung disease specialist, Muhammad Arfi, said that YM’s temperature had decreased to 37 degrees Celsius and the pain in her throat had also abated. Tulungagung Health Agency official Didik Eka told The Jakarta Post on Sunday that YM’s mucus sample would be taken on Monday and sent to Jakarta right away. He said the agency had also been monitoring a female migrant worker who had returned home from Taiwan late last month and complained of having a high fever a week later. “We will check her condition and body temperature every day for up to 14 days from Feb. 4,” he said.Despite the rising number of coronavirus cases worldwide, Indonesia has yet to confirm a single case of coronavirus in the country as of the time of writing.Topics :
Indonesia has officially announced a second stimulus package and has vowed to set aside a chunk of its state budget to support the country’s economy against the backdrop of the COVID-19 outbreak, providing some relief to a battered stock market and rupiah.The government announced on Friday that it would allocate Rp 120 trillion (US$8.1 billion) from the state budget to stimulate the economy by providing tax incentives and subsidies for workers, businesses and families affected by the pandemic.It has also deployed a second stimulus package, worth Rp 22.9 trillion, which includes individual and corporate tax breaks, as well as a relaxation of loan disbursements and restructuring requirements. Read also: Government allocates $8b to stimulate economy as businesses, workers suffer from COVID-19 impactsManufacturing workers with incomes below Rp 200 million per year would be exempt from paying income taxes for six months. The government has also cut the corporate income tax rate by 30 percent for six months and deferred import tax payments for six months for 19 manufacturing industries. It will also speed up repayments of overpaid taxes without an audit.“This will not be the last announcement, as the developments have been extremely dynamic,” Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati told a press briefing in Jakarta. “We will assess the situation to mitigate and minimize the impacts. We cannot eradicate the impacts, but we can minimize them for corporations and the public.”The new measures add to the first Rp 10.3 trillion stimulus package announced on Feb. 25, which provided mortgage subsidies for low-income families and fiscal incentives for travel-related industries. The government will also speed up the disbursement of social spending in the first quarter and subsidies for the preemployment card program this month. The announcement on Friday came as governments and central banks around the world announced fiscal stimuli and monetary easing policies, following a historic global financial market rout spurred by fears over the COVID-19 pandemic.The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) hit circuit breakers just 15 minutes into Friday’s session as stocks crashed by more than 5 percent. Trading was also suspended on Thursday, 30 minutes before it was scheduled to endThe main gauge started to rebound after the government’s stimulus announcement and closed Friday’s trading 0.24 percent higher at 4,907.57.The rupiah fell more than 2 percent to a 16-month low on Friday, before slowly getting back on its feet and closing the day with a 1.76-percent depreciation at 14,777 per US dollar.On the same day, the government also unveiled a non-fiscal stimulus package that includes a reduction in the number of goods prohibited for imports, as well as the acceleration of export and import processing and licensing, especially for reputable traders.Read also: Rupiah falls to 16-month low as investors dump risky assetsThe policy will reduce the number of export restrictions, omitting the requirement to provide a health certificate and V-Legal documents unless mandated by importing countries. Similarly, it will scrap 749 harmonized system (HS) codes, consisting of 443 HS codes for fish and fish products and 306 for forestry products.The stimulus will reduce and simplify restrictions for producers who import steel, alloy steel and its derivatives, as well as several food commodities to ensure the availability of raw materials.The government has also vowed to simplify regulations for animal, medicine and food imports.In addition, local authorities will incentivize “reputable traders” that have a “high level of compliance” by automatically responding to and approving applications for restricted exports and imports, as well as removing surveyor report requirements for mandatory commodities.The government will also beef up its supervision through the National Logistics Ecosystem (NLE), a platform that integrates information systems between the government and the private sector. Particularly, the NLE plans to integrate information from the government’s export-import licensing website Indonesia National Single Window (INSW) with Indonesia’s port system (Inaport), the Trade Ministry’s online trade system (Inatrade), Customs-Excise Information System and Automation (CEISA), trucking systems, warehouse systems, transportation systems and terminal operator systems, among other systems.Read also: Indonesia to relax restrictions to speed up imports, exports amid virus threatCenter of Reform on Economics (Core) director Mohammad Faisal said that while he appreciated the additional efforts, he noted that the government would be unable to depend on its slew of stimulus measures if it did not stimulate weak demand.Bank Central Asia (BCA) chief economist David Sumual expressed a similar view, saying the government would need to roll out a larger stimulus package as COVID-19 had also affected sectors other than manufacturing.“The most important thing is to maintain people’s purchasing power and therefore, the stimulus should be broadened to other sectors as well,” he said, urging the government to raise the threshold of non-taxable income, something done during the 2008 financial crisis.Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) export development vice chairman Handito Joewono demanded a more comprehensive policy involving all parts of the supply chain and covering all sides of businesses. 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Share Share Share FaithInternationalLifestylePrint White Smoke Over Sistine Chapel Means New Pope Elected by: – March 13, 2013 Tweet 44 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Guards walk in St. Peter’s Square as cardinals are gathered in the Sistine Chapel for the second day of the conclave to elect a new pope, at the Vatican, March 13, 2013. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)White smoke rose from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel today and the bells of St. Peter’s Basilica are ringing, signifying that a new pope has been elected to head the world’s Catholic Church.A roar of cheers arose from the thousands of people awaiting the signal outside the Vatican. Elated crowd members from around the world cheered and cried as the smoke wafted over the Vatican.The newly elected 266th pope will quickly be moved into the room of tears where he will be outfitted with his new vestments.The 115 cardinal electors began the conclave on Tuesday following the resignation of Benedict XVI, the first pontiff to resign in 600 years. At least a two-thirds majority — 77 votes — was required to elect the next pope.French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the senior cardinal in the order of the deacons, is expected to step onto the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica shortly to announce, “Habemus Papam,” Latin for “We have a pope.”Tauran will then reveal the pontiff’s birth name and the name he has chosen for himself as pope.The new pope is then expected to step onto the balcony to greet the crowd gathered below in St. Peter’s Square.By CHRISTINA NG/ABC News
Ronaldo was sold to Real Madrid, but returned to San Siro in the red and black of Milan in January 2007. “It didn’t go well, but Silvio Berlusconi and above all Adriano Galliani cared for me so much. The rapport with them is a memory that still makes me smile to this day. Respect remains. “It might seem easy to say that now, but it’s the truth: at that time, I really wanted to come back to Inter. I did everything to come back to Inter. I waited as long as it was possible, but when Inter didn’t give me a yes or no answer, it meant no. “I didn’t feel that I was a traitor in joining Milan, but rather that I had been betrayed by Inter. It wasn’t a popular choice, but I’ve never been afraid of those.” read also:Immobile beats Ronaldo, Lewandowski to Europe’s top-scorer award Now Inter are challenging for the Scudetto again with new patrons Suning, who have impressed Ronaldo. “I trust the Zhang family and have the same dream as all the other Inter fans. With all due respect to Juventus, who in Italy set the example for how to run a club and build a new era, but it’s time their dictatorship of Serie A came to an end. It’s now time for Inter, I see no other option.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ronaldo discusses his injury, a row with Hector Cuper, feeling ‘betrayed’ when he joined Milan and why ‘it’s time Inter end the Juventus dictatorship’ in Serie A. The Brazilian spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport’s magazine Sportweek about his time at Inter, the devastating injuries and the abrupt end after losing the Scudetto on that infamous May 5, 2002. “I felt pain and fear when my knee went at the Stadio Olimpico. Would I return, and in what condition? However, once that initial fear had passed, I found an inner strength that I didn’t even know I had. I was a different man, but with the same love for football. That passion was my best coach, medic, physio and teammate.” In that same stadium in Rome, Ronaldo played his final match for Inter, the 4-2 defeat to Lazio that handed Juventus the Scudetto in 2002. “The injury was destiny, but we have to take the blame for what happened on May 5. When your destiny is in your hands and you let it slip away, you can’t get angry with anyone else. We just weren’t ourselves and never managed to figure out what happened. That’s why I was crying. “That Scudetto was the very least I could give to the Inter fans, for how much they had loved me. I didn’t know it was my last game, I had just told (President Massimo) Moratti that there was simply no connection with Hector Cuper and could never be. There wasn’t even a possible compromise. “A long time after we said goodbye, I talked about it with Moratti again and we ‘forgave’ each other, with no blame. At that moment, perhaps neither of us had any other choice.” Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Dazzling Wedding Looks From Different Countries In The World Loading…