first_img Are the multi-skilled, or the specialists among us, more future-proof & better equipped for organisational evolution?I believe there are two trains of thought on this. These days with organisations advocating agile or iterative processes, we have witnessed a shift in not just how we meet deadlines and time restraints but in our professional mentalities. Everything is quicker, processes more streamlined and we are always looking for ways to create new efficiencies as we all deal with ever changing goalposts on a day to day basis. With this we of course become more than just what our defined position descriptions would have meant 5 to 10 years ago and instead we must be broader skilled, dynamic, out-of-the-box problem solvers who have to turn our hands daily to tasks which historically wouldn’t have been ours.On the other hand, we have a growing trend of positions being broken up into several roles where in the past they may all have been taken care of by one position. An example of this could be the role of an internal recruiter. In years gone by, a recruiter would be responsible for the end to end process of finding candidates for any given role – engaging them, appropriately screening them, interviewing them, coordinating interviews with relevant hiring managers – and thereafter would also be responsible for “closing” or hiring. However these days, a large number of recruitment roles are broken up more distinctly into sourcing, recruiting and account managing.There is merit in both methods but I will be interested to see moving forward whether it is the specialist or the broader-skilled that demonstrates more staying power. Position Descriptions of Christmas PastShared from missc on 19 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.center_img Read full article Comments are closed.last_img read more


first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » ‘Danger to public’ kidnapper of estate agent refused parole previous nextAgencies & People‘Danger to public’ kidnapper of estate agent refused paroleMichael Sams put Birmingham agent Stephanie Slater through a horrendous four-day ordeal before releasing her after a £175,000 ransom was paid by her employer.Nigel Lewis15th June 202002,506 Views Photocredit: West Midlands PoliceThe kidnapper of West Midlands estate agent Stephanie Slater has been refused parole and will have to spend at least another year in prison.Michael Sams, who is now 78, was given multiple life sentences in 1993 after he was convicted of kidnapping Slater in January 1992 for four days, and also for the murder of Leeds woman Julie Dart the year before.According to The Sun newspaper, his parole board still considers Sams to still be a danger to the public.Slater, who worked for Birmingham estate agent Shipways at the time, attended a house viewing in Great Barr where she rendezvoused with Sams, who had booked the appointment using a pseudonym.He then kidnapped her at knifepoint and took Slater, bound and gagged, to his workshop.Held captiveThere she was held captive within a modified wheelie bin ‘coffin’ until her employer paid a £175,000 ransom, only £25,000 of which was ever recovered.Sams was later identified after his voicemail ransom demand was played during a CrimeWatch TV programme and his wife recognised his voice.Barr was released from her ordeal but suffered significant mental health issues following it and did not return to estate agency,  and suffered in particular from severe anxiety about Sams one day being released.Slater subsequently moved to the Isle of Wight where she both worked as a tourist guide and with police to help forces understand the mental and physical trauma endured by kidnap victims.She later alleged that Sams had raped her during her captivity and went on to write a book about her torment but died in 2017 after a brief battle with cancer, aged 50.The story of Slater’s experience had many similarities with that of Suzy Lamplugh, who is also believed that have been abducted after meeting a client at a property viewing.Stephanie Slater Michael Sams Shipways Isle of Wight June 15, 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


first_img Service Members Become Citizens Aboard USS Midway Memorial Museum View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS View post tag: members Share this article Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today Service Members Become Citizens Aboard USS Midway Memorial Museum View post tag: citizens November 11, 2011 View post tag: becomecenter_img View post tag: Memorial View post tag: Museum Service members from 23 countries became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony aboard the USS Midway Memorial Museum in San Diego Nov. 9.In honor of Veterans Day, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) turned the flight deck of the Midway into an official courtroom, where 41 service members from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard were sworn in as citizens.Paul Pierre, USCIS San Diego District Director, said the number of countries represented at the ceremony, which included nations such as Ghana, South Korea, China and Austria, shows the true diversity of today’s Armed Forces.“As we look among the military members with us today, we are reminded of this nation’s uniqueness, the ethnic and cultural diversity of the military warriors that have already sworn an oath to protect the United States of America,” Pierre said. “These military members place themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis to protect this great nation; now they are becoming citizens of the country they have been defending. You will not find a more deserving group of people in the world who deserve their citizenship today than this group.”Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman, commander, U.S. 3rd fleet, and U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, served as the keynote speakers for the ceremony.Beaman commended all of the new citizens for their service and their commitment to their new country.“Each person here has an incredible story to tell and to share about their journey, and I ask that they do share it with their fellow service members,” said Beaman. “Their examples serve to reinvigorate our own feelings of pride, service, patriotism, and reinforces our knowledge that we live in the greatest country in the world.”[mappress]Source: navy, November 11, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Midway View post tag: Service View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Aboardlast_img read more


first_imgWhether you have been referred by a staff or faculty member orwould like to express your interest in open opportunities, pleaseclick ‘apply’ now to start the application process.Click the “How to Apply” button for more information. DescriptionOlympic College invites volunteers to help us enrich our diversecommunity and provide quality education and support so our studentsachieve their educational goals.Volunteer opportunities are available in a variety of areas,including:AthleticsVeterans centerResidence HallAssisting with special eventsSupporting students through clerical activitiesAssisting in lab demonstrations for the nursing program.American Sign LanguageConversation partners for foreign languages, English forSpeakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or Listening/Speakingclasses.last_img read more


first_imgThe Oxford City Council has launched an Anti-Racism Charter to contend with the “systemic racism” within the city. The Charter defines Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and Anti-black racism, while making a commitment to work towards making Oxford an Anti-Racist city.  The Council adds: “Without understanding the root causes of racism and how it affects people we cannot dismantle the institutional structures which give rise to it.” Launched digitally, the celebration included presentationsfrom Councillors, an Oxford youth music performance, and recognition of thosewho have signed the Charter. In a press release, the Council stated that “representativesfrom schools, universities, businesses and communities will formally sign up tothe charter at the event”. Three commitments are given as initial actions to be taken:an annual review of the Charter, showcasing the talent and achievements ofethnic minorities and people of colour, and launching an Anti-Racist CityQuality Mark that groups can adopt after signing and committing to theprinciples within the Charter. It said: “Currently as a result of pressure from below all our major institutions are announcing anti-racist charters and race equality action plans. The obvious danger here is that without sustained pressure from the grass-roots demanding greater accountability to local communities what we get left with is rhetorical ethics, tokenism and symbolic representation.” The Council involved individuals from different groups andpeople of colour who have lived experience of racism. Seven focus groups havealso been held, where issues like suitable terminology were discussed. Councillor Susan Brown, leader of the City Council, said: “Oxford’s Anti-Racism Charter is a step forward to tackle issues associated with structural and institutional racism. By understanding these issues, why they exist, we have the opportunity to ensure we are a city that works for everyone. It’s a challenge for us all to do things better, to be just and fairer, and a commitment from some of our biggest institutions to go further to tackle racism.” A coalition of societies to fight racism has criticised the City Council for not dealing with racism in the city. Preceding the Charter, the Oxford City Council has beenworking to tackle racism more actively for over a year, having pledged to makeOxford an Anti-Racist city in August 2019. This has been further supported bythe Council adopting definitions of both Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism anddeciding to become a City of Sanctuary by making a commitment to supportingasylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Image credit: SJPrice/ Pixabay The Charter begins with the Council’s aim: “Our vision is: Collectively committed to being proactive, in making Oxford an anti-racist city.” This is followed by statements promising to “have difficultand sometimes uncomfortable conversations about what it means in practice to beanti-racist”, to recognise institutional racism, and to understand that racism includes“unconscious, unintentional and indirect actions”.last_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Latest class officially inducted for UE The 43rd class of the University of Evansville Athletics Hall of Fame was officially inducted on Saturday evening at Ridgway University Center on the UE campus.Five individuals along with the 1958-59 National Championship men’s basketball team were inducted.Beginning the evening was women’s tennis record holder Kate Chybowski.  The program’s all-time leader in singles and overall match wins was named an All-MVC player on three occasions and garnered ITA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors in 2010.“I had three coaches when I was here and learned a lot of different styles here,” Chybowski said.  “I want to thank all of my professors who helped me to balance my biology major and tennis and help me to advance in my career.  I am honored to be a part of this class that includes a championship team and several great athletes.”Jamie Davison was one of two former student-athletes on the evening to be inducted after moving onto a professional career.  The 3-time All-MVC player was also the 2001 MVC Rookie of the Year and moved onto play softball at the next level following her time at Evansville.“I am incredibly honored to be inducted today.  UE is an incredible university, my five years at UE were some of the best years of my life,” Davison said.  “When your batting average is settled and your recognition has been handed out, the most important thing is the journey that you went on and the friendships were made.”Another student-athlete to enjoy a professional career was baseball star Willie Glen.  In 2014, Glen had his jersey retired by the Gary RailCats.  At UE, he became the first player in MVC history to record at least 20 wins and 20 saves.“This is a great event and an honor to be part of.  You dream as a kid of having the ball in your hand with a chance to get the final out, but you do not dream of this,” Glen said.  “I was on teams that were under .500 and threw the ball that got the final out to win the league championship, no matter what, you always remember your teammates.”The leading scorer in program history – Kayla Lambert – was voted into the HOF in 2015, but received her induction this year due to the birth of her daughter last year.  She left the program as the top scorer in MVC history and was the 2008 league Player of the Year.“This is such an incredible honor, I am overwhelmer,” Lambert said.  “It is an honor to be here seven years later with my family, husband and my daughter and is such a sweet way to end my soccer career.  There is no better way to complete it.  All of the experience I received here and traveling all of the world with my teammates was an incredible experience.”Terra May was a 2-time MVC Defensive Player of the Year (1996, 97) and led the squad to league championships in both seasons.  She was also named to the MVC All-Centennial Team.“This is surreal, I am dumbfounded that it happened to me,” May said.  “Women’s soccer is everything to me and it has been for a long time.  I have to thank the female student-athletes who came before me for fighting for the opportunity to compete at this level.”Rounding out the night was the induction of the 1958-59 men’s basketball team, who won the first of five National Championships that the program would enjoy.  The team went 21-6 over the course of the season and is the third UE athletics team to be inducted.  Coached by Arad McCutchan, team members included: Hugh Ahlering, Harold Cox, Walter Deal, Larry Erwin, Harold Halbrook, Tom Hamilton, Mel Lurker, Harold Malicoat, Tom Mulherin, Jim Nossett, Ken Reising, Bob Reisinger, P.M. Sanders, Ed Smallwood, Bill Thurneck and Dale Wise.Speaking on behalf of the squad was All-American Hugh Ahlering.“On behalf of the teammates in attendance and those who could not be here, I would like to thank the UE Athletics Hall of Fame committee and the University of Evansville for inducting our team into the Hall of Fame,” Ahlering said.The group will be recognized at Sunday’s men’s basketball game against Illinois State, which starts at 3 p.m. inside the Ford Center.last_img read more


first_img Social media – MHCLG General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 On 22 September 2017, the Midlands Engine Partnership published their Vision for Growth, in response to the government’s strategy. It sets out their vision and priorities for growth to create a Midlands Engine which powers the UK economy and competes on a world stage. We continue to work with the Partnership to turn this vision into action. Media enquiries Midlands LEPs awarded £392 million for local growth projects, bringing the total Growth Deal Funding for the Midlands to nearly £1.9 billion. A flagship £20 million Midlands Skills Challenge to improve skills across the Midlands. £4 million to support the Midlands Engine Partnership. Further informationThe Midlands has a £227 billion economy, generating over 13% of the UK’s Gross Value Added (GVA).The Midlands is home to over 820,600 businesses.In 2017, the Midlands accounted for a 22.2% share of all of England’s total exports.On 9 March 2017 the government published the Midlands Engine Strategy including: Email [email protected] Office address and general enquiries 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF Contact form https://forms.communit… If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 The announcement came as the Secretary of State spoke at the annual Local Government Association conference held in Birmingham.Following this he also visited important Midlands Engine projects including unveiling plans with Birmingham City University for the site of the second phase of a new innovation centre – the STEAMHouse building – which has received £15 million of government funding.The Secretary of State also visited the proposed site of the new HS2 station at Curzon Street. This follows the Secretary of State’s visit to Ibstock in Leicestershire last week to see first-hand how Ibstock Brick Ltd are supporting government’s housing programme.Sir John Peace, Midlands Engine Chairman, said: The economic success of every region of the UK is vital to the success of our country as a whole and this is going to be more important than ever once we leave the European Union. I am delighted to be the new Ministerial Champion for the Midlands Engine and to act as its advocate across government. I look forward to working in partnership with Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine, to drive forward the government’s plans to fire up the Midlands Engine to improve opportunities and quality of life across the region and to build an economy which works for everyone. I am delighted that the Secretary of State for Communities has been appointed Ministerial Champion for the Midlands Engine. He is already an enthusiastic supporter of our region and I look forward to working with him in the coming months to continue making our region a great place to live, learn and to run a business. There is no doubt that the Midlands is at the heart of the UK’s growth. The region is benefitting from the biggest increases in exports of any UK region and record levels of foreign direct investment – with 243 projects delivering over 13,000 new jobs in the last year alone. The Midlands Engine Investment Fund together with the Barclays Midlands Growth Fund are making over £600 million available to the SME sector, creating jobs and helping realise our region’s potential through enterprise. We are in the vanguard of innovation across many forward-thinking sectors from digital connectivity, advanced manufacturing and engineering to the life sciences, clean energy and battery technologies. And, we are poised to cement our position as the UK’s transport hub with the arrival of HS2. The Secretary of State for Communities the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP today (3 July 2018) confirmed he is picking up the baton as new Ministerial Champion to drive forward the government’s ambitious plans to fire up the Midlands as an engine for growth in the UK.A thriving Midlands region is essential to building an economy which works for everyone and the government is playing its part in supporting the Midlands Engine Partnership achieve their ambition of growing the Midlands economy by £54 billion by 2030 to make the Midlands an even better place to live, work, study and do business.With Coventry named UK City of Culture for 2021 and Birmingham announced as the hosts of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Midlands is playing it’s role on the national and international stage.The Secretary of State for Communities the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclglast_img read more


first_img View Comments Star Files Lin-Manuel Miranda THE AUGUST ANNOUNCEMENT. #D23Expo2015 pic.twitter.com/A9toAtNRbq— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) August 14, 2015 Some Broadway favorites are writing songs for the Mouse! Hamilton star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Robert Lopez and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez, the husband-and-wife team behind Frozen’s award-winning score, will compose music for the upcoming Disney animated films Moana and Gigantic, respectively. The announcement was made at Walt Disney Animation Studio’s D23 Expo.Miranda will collaborate with Mark Mancina, who provided arrangements for The Lion King on stage and screen, as well as Opetaia Foa’i, founder of the New Zealand-based South Pacific Fusion band Te Vaka. Moana, set to premiere next year and feature the voices of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Broadway alum Alan Tudyk, will follow a princess that comes from a long line of explorers who sets out to sea on a daring mission. John Musker and Ron Clements are set to direct.Gigantic, which is scheduled for a 2018 release, will take the familiar Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale and set it in Spain. Nathan Greno will direct. No cast is set for the film, but we’d be shocked if some familiar Great White Way names weren’t on board to belt out new tunes from the Oscar and Grammy-winning duo behind “Let It Go.” The Lopez’s new musical, titled Up Here, is currently playing La Jolla Playhouse.Miranda joins a long line of stage composers and lyricists who have written for Disney films, including (in addition to the Lopezes) Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, the late Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Have a look as he raps his way through the big announcement!last_img read more


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:A sizeable new renewables fund chaired by former NSW Premier Morris Iemma and numbering executives from Macquarie, AEMO and Tesla, has revealed billion-dollar plans to install 1.5GW of solar and a gigawatt of battery storage across commercial and industrial sites around Australia over five years.CEP.Energy said this week that the first phase of the rollout would start relatively soon, on the assets of industrial developer and property owner Pelligra Group, which has a portfolio of several hundred properties, including the former Ford manufacturing sites in Victoria.An agreement with Pelligra will see CEP.Energy lease a portion of the company’s millions of square metres of roof space and build and operate solar and storage systems, starting with a 400MW “virtual power plant.”The Pelligra solar and battery VPP – presumably using Tesla batteries, if the appointment of ex-Tesla energy storage man Jan Muller is any hint (RE is awaiting confirmation on this) – will be managed and operated through a separate deal with retailer SmartestEnergy, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Marubeni.CEP.Energy says SmartestEnergy will manage the assets, optimise the value of the solar energy produced, and sell it back to Pelligra’s retail and commercial customers at a roughly 20 per cent discount on grid prices.CEP.Energy has also entered into negotiations with several large companies for long-term corporate power purchase agreements, a statement says.[Sophie Vorrath]More: CEP and Marubeni unveil plans for 1GW battery and 1.5GW of solar in Australia New group planning 1.5GW of solar, 1GW of storage on Australian commercial, industrial rooftopslast_img read more


first_imgWhat’s cool about IceMule? What is IceMule even? Well I’ll tell you.It’s quite possibly the. coolest. cooler. ever. (no pun intended).With a softshell exterior, easy-to-use roll top, and padded backpack straps, this cooler is portable, leak-proof, and durable. It’s perfect for any adventure, from festival strolling to stand up paddleboarding and beach chilling. Load it up with whatever you want to keep cool, a bag of ice, and roll down the top. Let some air into the sides and your perishables are good to go for over 24 hours. The ice will keep for at least a day if not longer, but even once the ice melts, your contents will stay chilled for days.IceMule founder James Collie thought of the idea during a day hike with friends in the mountains of Virginia (where most great ideas come to fruition). When his impromptu trash-bag-lined day pack failed to keep his contents cold and his remaining possessions dry, he decided to make a portable softshell cooler. Many months and prototypes later, the IceMule was born. Check them out at icemulecooler.com.last_img read more