TMP Worldwide Award for Outsourcing

first_imgTMP Worldwide Award for OutsourcingOn 13 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Then why not enter this year’s Personnel Today Awards?Outsourcing is increasingly seen as a key contributor to operational effectiveness and competitive advantage and can apply to any aspect of the business or organisation, from traditional HR functions of recruitment/resourcing, training and development, to payroll, finance, IT and administration.Entries should explain the business objectives behind the decision to outsource, give details as to how it was implemented and information about monitoring the provider’s performance.“The outsourcing of non-core processes is the way that many of the world’s best-managed companies are taking their business,” says Graham Pascoe, a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, who is judging the award.“Outsourcing such processes as finance and accounting, IT, procurement, real estate and, of course, human resources, allows companies to focus precious time and resource on what it is that they do best – namely managing those parts of their business which gives them competitive edge.”Effective outsourcing should bring significant benefits in terms of cost reduction, increased strategic focus, flexibility and responsiveness. The judge will be more interested in how the business or organisation has imaginatively used outsourcing as a solution to greater efficiency than which suppliers were involved.“As exponents of the new breed of HR management we are delighted to be associated with this award,” says Steven French, HR director at sponsor TMP Worldwide Executive Resourcing. “Outsourcing can contribute to significant competitive advantage and is already heralding a new, challenging business environment for HR professionals.” Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Mental health issues falling by the wayside

first_img Comments are closed. Mental health issues falling by the waysideOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. The vast majority of line managers do not feel they have adequateinformation about how to manage people with mental health problems, accordingto a charity. Mind Out for Mental Health found 70 per cent of line managers polled wereworried about having inadequate information, and just 7 per cent believed theinformation they had was tailored to their needs. Only 9 per cent believed the information available to them was easilyapplied to a workplace setting, and 66 per cent of line managers describedthemselves as a ‘learner’ or ‘novice’ when it came to mental health issues. Twenty-four per cent thought their organisations had adequate policies in place,and only 2 per cent were confident they could manage a person with a mentalhealth condition well. The survey of managers and line managers also found that many were left inthe dark about their employees’ medical status, or how best to manage them. “I had to line manage someone with a bi-polar condition, although itwas only named in retrospect,” said one manager. “I’d had no previousexperience of this condition and learned much from the employee herself.” Another said: “There’s a cultural belief that people are to blame fortheir own mental illness, and that makes it very hard to own up to and seekhelp.” last_img read more

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Minimum wage to be raised in half of US states in 2021

first_imgTagsPoliticsReal Estate and PoliticsRetail Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Half of U.S. states will be raising the minimum wage in 2021 (Getty Images; iStock)After a challenging year for retailers and restaurants, many will have to up their workers’ pay in 2021.Next year, half of U.S. states will raise their minimum wage, up from 21 states in 2020. Twenty of them — all but Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Oregon and Virginia — will hike their hourly minimum on Friday, according to CNBC.Read moreButtigieg hints at ripping up urban highwaysCongress came through. Why is real estate not satisfied?Joe Biden taps Marcia Fudge, Ohio congresswoman, as HUD secretary President-elect Joe Biden has proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and eliminating the tipped wage, which is the base pay for employees who earn much of their compensation from gratuities. The federal tipped wage has been stuck at $2.13 for years. Additionally, Biden has said he would index the minimum wage to inflation.The federal minimum wage hasn’t been increased in more than a decade, though the House passed a bill to do so in 2019. Opponents say an increase would do more harm than good, while supporters say evidence from state and city minimum-wage increases suggest otherwise.“What we continue to hear on the ground is people have been looking to what are the early results from D.C. and other markets that implemented the $15 minimum wage,” Snagajob CEO Mathieu Stevenson told CNBC. “As people get more comfortable with the results and the impact it’s had on the economy, I think we’ll continue to see that at the state level.”Critics, however, note that raising minimum wages hurts small business owners and eliminates some jobs even as it lifts pay for others.New York state lawmakers raised the non-tipped minimum wage to $15 an hour for New York City businesses with 11 or more employees at the end of 2018, and the rest of city employers at the end of 2019. Tomorrow it will rise by $1, to $14 an hour, in Long Island and Westchester, and to $12.50 from $11.80 in the rest of the state.[CNBC] — Sasha Jones Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

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Pullman at vigil for Jericho boatyard

first_imgAcclaimed author Philip Pullman attended a silent vigil prior to the start of a public inquiry into the proposed development of Jericho’s boatyard area.He told the Telegraph, “It feels like a battle, it is a battle for the soul of something, it is a battle for a little bit of Oxford.”“We need to preserve the character of our cities” he added.A block of 54 apartments is to be erected by Spring Residential should permission be granted by the six-day public inquiry to be held in Oxford’s Town Hall.The site of the boatyard was cleared recently after a long dispute with local residents and canal boat owners.Kevin Whately, star of ITV’s ‘Lewis’ (follow-on series from the popular ‘Inspector Morse’), has added his support to campaigners recently.Those against the development of the site argue that the apartments would damage views of the St Barnabas Church – a building which has often been mentioned in works of literature, including Philip Pullman’s own Dark Materials trilogy.The campaign against Spring Residential’s proposed development has taken the form of protests and postering over the past four years in Jericho.Philip Pullman was an undergraduate at Exeter College.last_img read more

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Barry Callebaut extends decorative options

first_imgBarry Callebaut has created a new premium confectionery decorations, fillings and inclusions line, designed with convenience in mind.The new mini decorations range includes roasted cocoa bean kernels (Mini Nibs), shiny flat-shaped chocolate pieces (Mini Splitters) and milk, dark and white crispy toasted biscuit kernels (Mini CrisPearls).In addition, its Vermicelli decorations are suitable for pralines, cakes and plated cakes, while its irregular-shaped Blossoms have been handcrafted so that bakers can create special effects.Meanwhile its Désir brand is similar to an artisanal-made ganache, offering a chocolate filling solution suitable for high-chocolate applications.last_img read more

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Watch Greensky Bluegrass And Fruition Team Up On “Wings For Wheels” And Led Zep’s “Whole Lotta Love”

first_imgOver the past week, Greensky Bluegrass geared up and got into the full swing of their fall tour with a string of five shows across California, Arizona, and Nevada from last Tuesday through to Saturday night. For the first part of their tour thus far, Greensky was joined by Hot Buttered Rum before meeting up with Portland-based Fruition on Thursday for the remaining dates of this week’s run. Over the weekend on Saturday, September 16th,  Greensky Bluegrass and Fruition hit the House of Blues in Anaheim, California before the two acts begin to make their way west for their upcoming sold-out Red Rocks performance on September 23rd.During the show in Anaheim, to close out the West Coast leg of their fall tour, Greensky invited friends from Fruition to join them during the encore. Four-fifths of Fruition (minus bassist Jeff Leonard) came out for the joint encore of “Wings For Wheels” and “Whole Lotta Love”, with Mimi Naja, Jay Cobb Anderson, Kellen Asebroek, and Tyler Thompson joining the Greensky Bluegrass boys for the two-song show closer. Opening their encore with Greensky’s original, “Wings For Wheels” off 2014’s If Sorrow Swims, the ensemble then closed out the show in full with an energized cover of the Led Zeppelin classic, “Whole Lotta Love.” You can check out the video of Greensky and Fruition’s Saturday night collaboration below.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | House of Blues | Anaheim, CA | 9/16/2017Set One: Money for Nothing, Depot Bay, Broken Highways, Just to Lie > J2L jam > Bottle Dry, Worried About the Weather, Handguns, Blood Sucking Friends, Don’t LieSet Two: A Letter to Seymour, New Rize Hill, Working on a Building, Run or Die, Tuesday Letter, Handle with Care, Demons, Forget Everything, Broke Mountain Breakdown > Before Bring Out Your Dead > Bring Out Your DeadEncore: Wings for Wheels*, Whole Lotta Love*Notes: *with Fruition’s Kellen Asebroek, Mimi Naja, Jay Cobb Anderson, and Tyler ThompsonGreensky Bluegrass and Fruition, “Wings For Wheels”, Whole Lotta Love [Video: butteredamigo]last_img read more

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Watch Billy Eichner & Jason Sudeikis Bro Out Over Wicked

first_img from $95.00 Related Shows We all know that there’s certain behavior you can get away with at stadiums that won’t fly at Broadway theaters (ahem, AT&T), but who says you can’t tailgate outside the Gershwin before a performance of Wicked?! That’s just what Billy Eichner and Jason Sudeikis do on an upcoming episode of Billy on the Street. The two bro out over the Stephen Schwartz tuner with a party featuring Idina Menzel Frisbees, a keg with the composer’s face, emerald shots and some witches “gone wild.” Oh and by the way, Stephen Schwartz spells his name with a “ph” and not a “v,” bruh. But party on?! Check it out below (beginning around 2:50), and catch Billy on the Street on Thursdays on truTV. Wicked View Commentslast_img read more

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In Brattleboro, Vermont First Student drivers voted 25-4 to join Teamsters

first_imgWASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — First Student workers in Vermont overwhelmingly voted to join the Teamsters Union in an election this week.In Brattleboro, Vermont First Student drivers voted 25-4 to join Teamsters Local 597. The 30-person unit sought to improve their medical benefits and wanted a stronger voice in the workplace.”We have a voice now,” said Noni Fournier, a Brattleboro bus driver. “We hope for respect, to be treated fairly.”The workers reached out to the union just 28 days prior to the election. Extremely motivated, they quickly signed a majority of authorization cards just one day after meeting with union officials. The Teamsters petitioned for an election on their behalf the same day. Negotiations for a first contract have already begun for the unit.”The level of improvement that our current First Student members have seen with their contracts will be repeated in Brattleboro,” said Dave Laughton, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Joint Council 10. “Joint Council 10 continues to set the standard for organizing throughout New England. These brave men and women worked hard to become Teamsters and we intend on helping them achieve dignity, respect, proper working conditions, and a livable wage.”Drive Up Standards is a national campaign to improve safety, service and work standards in the private school bus and transit industry. Since the campaign began in 2006, more than 13,441 workers have become Teamsters in more than 100 elections to date.Founded in 1903, the Teamsters Union represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsterslast_img read more

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Are millennials delusional? Half say they’ll cover the cost of college for their kids

first_imgLet’s start with some good news: The percent of parents saving for college is rising. In a new survey Fidelity Investments found that 69% of people with children under 18 were saving; that’s up from 64% last year. Another smart move? More than half of the savers are using tax-advantaged 529 accounts.Millennial parents, which Fidelity is defining as those born between 1981 and 1997, turn out to be the most aggressive with 74% reporting that they are saving for their kids’ college. Plus, 46% of them say they plan to cover the full cost of college for their children, compared to 35% of the broader group surveyed.It makes sense that this generation has an above-average desire to shield their offspring from the cost of college. Many of them have student debt themselves, including 56% of the 642 surveyed by Fidelity. This generation has been a part of, and even leaders of, a nationwide conversation about the downsides of indebtedness. In fact, a debate continues about whether student debt is causing delayed marriage, delayed home buying and delayed parenthood among young Americans. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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3 ways to save on auto insurance

first_imgIt’s not your imagination. Car insurance premiums have never been higher.According to TheZebra.com annual State of Auto Insurance Report, car insurance premiums are at an all-time high, with a national average annual premium of $1,427.Your rate depends mostly on where you live. Some U.S. cities have average annual premiums of more than $6,000.Insurance companies are also cracking down on distracted drivers. If you got a ticket for texting while driving, you can expect a 16% jump in premium. Run a red light? That will be a 22% premium hike.Don’t let the stats get you down.There are plenty of ways to shave anywhere from 8% to 17% off your premium without sacrificing your coverage.Here are three.Shop around: Loyalty may not always translate into greater savings. It’s worth looking into, especially if you haven’t compared offers in a few years. Just make sure the insurer you select is highly rated, so that great deal doesn’t end up costing you time and money after an accident.Ask about discounts: This is the time to pick up the phone and have a conversation about what discounts are available to you. Never filed a claim? Your teen have good grades or taken a drivers’ education course? Is there a discount if you recently raised your credit score? You may be surprised by what qualifies for discounts. Even membership in certain groups or clubs can drive down your premium. Also be sure to explore whether there are discounts for bundling other types of insurance like renters, homeowners or life together. It all adds up, so take the time to ask.Consider restructuring: Review your payments and deductible. TheZebra.com report found drivers can save up 10% when paying in full (either annually or every 6 months) and online. Raising your deductible to $1,000 can lead to savings of 11%. Just make sure you keep $1,000 in savings so you’re not stuck without a ride in the event of an accident. 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Detailslast_img read more

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