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Employees to get training to build career

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Plans to overcome NHS skills shortages through the use of a skills escalatorwere outlined at the AHHRM’s national conference. Andrew Foster, the NHS’ director of HR, told delegates this meant givingemployees access to the necessary training so they can progress to the nextlevel. He said the skills escalator could be a powerful tool for the NHS and helpthe long-term unemployed find health jobs. Foster explained, “The skills escalator can help us fill skillsshortages and it also lets staff build a career path and increase theirexpectations. “I think it is one of the most powerful tools available to us and ithas been used successfully in Denmark and London. It also gets people out oflong-term unemployment and that is part of our responsibility as a publicemployer.” In his speech to the AHHRM conference, Foster said that HR was working toalleviate the employee shortages in the NHS, but it would have to beincreasingly competitive to succeed. “We want to expand recruitment aims but we are in a competitive marketwhere the police, education and others all have similar aims,” he added. He also promised a new study to highlight the value of HR and the effect ithas on improving the service. “In clinical terms better working practices will make people workbetter so hopefully we can provide some firm evidence,” he said. Fosteralso promised a new study to link HR to the effect it has on improving theservice. Employees to get training to build careerOn 2 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Effective succession management

first_imgTop tips by International consultancy DDIA DDI survey of more than 1,000 executives and HR professionals found thatin most cases, organisations prefer to fill more than two-thirds of seniorleadership positions from within the company. Over the years, working with19,000 organisations worldwide, DDI has identified the most important driversthat provide effective succession management. Here are the top 10: Have an up-to-date succession management system Individuals need to be developed at an organisational level rather than forspecific positions, and then matched to the most appropriate positions asvacancies arise. Meaningful, measurable goals associated with tangiblesuccession management outcomes, should be set in place. Know all the high potential people within a company CEOs should be encouraged to look throughout their entire organisation forcandidates suitable for accelerated development instead of solely relying ontheir personal knowledge. Again, systems must be in place to find these people,particularly those who don’t typically interact with senior executives. ButCEOs should get to know the high-potential people within their organisations aswell as possible. Have common standards across your organisation Effective organisations have set up systems to identify exceptionallytalented individuals throughout their organisations, especially those workinginternationally. The criteria which constitutes high potential needs to beagreed upon to create transparency and help line managers and divisional HRpeople to spot talent. It is important to attach similar recognition topreviously unknown leaders from newly-acquired segments of the firm. The best people are not always the ones who get the most meaningful earlyassignments Not all potential leaders have equal access to the best job and developmentassignments, or the opportunity to take on significant responsibility early intheir careers. To level the playing field for all of an organisation’sprospective leaders, the evaluation of individuals with high potential shouldbe based on core, basic skills enhanced by well-crafted evaluation. Treat candidates as individuals Once individuals are identified as having high potential, their developmentneeds must be diagnosed so that they can be given the experience and trainingnecessary to prepare them for success at senior levels. Ensure that development plans are implemented Ideally, a development-planning discussion would be combined with settingjob objectives at the start of each new assignment. Once given their tasks, adeadline, and told of the support they can expect, those high potentialindividuals will be able to determine which of their development needs can bemet. Never assume short-term issues are more important The best companies act on the belief that their future depends on the peoplethey develop. And many make time for succession management activities becausethey believe that both their boards and the stock market are increasinglyconcerned about the depth of talent in a company. Understand that diversity can’t be left to chance Once a succession management system is in place, diversity goals must be setand aggressively re-inforced through the CEO’s behaviour. Leaders mustcommunicate the need for corporate diversity, but being involved in planningand championing the development of those with high potential sends out astronger message. Let people learn from their mistakes When an individual makes a wrong decision, it must be considered as anopportunity to learn from their mistakes. Fostering an atmosphere where peoplecan make mistakes and learn from the experience is an important part of asuccessful management programme. Remain patient Remember: just as it takes time to build a client base or penetrate newmarkets, people – even the brightest and most talented – need time to grow anddevelop. www.ddiworld.com Comments are closed. Effective succession managementOn 19 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Pumice eruption in the area of the South Sandwich Islands

first_imgAn extensive pumice raft was encountered by H.M.S. Protector in the area of the South Sandwich Islands on the 14th March, 1962. Evidence is presented which suggests that this material was ejected on the 5th March, 1962, from a submarine eruptive centre 35 miles to the north-west of the existing islands but on the axis of the South Sandwich Arc.last_img

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Scoreboard roundup — 11/26/18

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 110, Milwaukee 107OT Washington 135, Houston 131Minnesota 102, Cleveland 95San Antonio 108, Chicago 107Boston 124, New Orleans 107Indiana 121, Utah 88Golden State 116, Orlando 110NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWashington 4, NY Islanders 1NY Rangers 4, Ottawa 2OT Florida 4, New Jersey 3Toronto 4, Boston 2Columbus 7, Detroit 5NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEHouston 34, Tennessee 17TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(1) Gonzaga 102, N. Dakota St. 60Texas Southern 89, (18) Oregon 84(25) Mississippi St. 88, Alcorn St. 65Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img November 27, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 11/26/18last_img read more

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Tokyo 2020 Committee: no fan’s at Olympic Games

first_imgSpectators who purchased tickets will be refunded. Ticketholders will be informed soon about getting the refund.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail The IOC and IPC respected and accepted this conclusion during Saturday’s meeting.  Written by “In order to give clarity to ticket holders living overseas and to enable them to adjust their travel plans at this stage, the parties on the Japanese side have come to the conclusion that they will not be able to enter into Japan at the time of the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee said in a statement.  Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img The decision was announced on Saturday following a virtual meeting between the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Organising Committee Tokyo 2020, and the government of Japan. The Japanese parties cited the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across the world, the emergence of new variants of the virus, and restricted international travel as the reasoning. March 20, 2021 /Sports News – National Tokyo 2020 Committee: no fan’s at Olympic Games Justin Setterfield/Getty ImagesBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS(TOKYO) — There will be no foreign fans at the Tokyo Olympics this summer after Japan decided to not allow overseas’s spectators entry into the country, according to a press release from Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee. Beau Lundlast_img read more

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US destroyers train with Japanese, South Korean warships

first_img Authorities US destroyers train with Japanese, South Korean warships View post tag: JMSDF After North Korea conducted live-fire exercises ahead of the arrival of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy announced it was exercising with navies from both Japan and South Korea.The U.S. Navy said its ships were conducting simultaneous bilateral maritime exercises with the Republic of Korea Navy and with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force on April 25 and 26.The destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and ROKN Wang Geon (DDH 978) are conducting combined maritime exercises in waters west of the Korean Peninsula while the destroyers USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and JMSDF JS Chokai (DDG 176) execute combined maritime exercises in waters west of Japan.Wayne E. Meyer is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as part of the Carl Vinson carrier strike group and the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet into the Indo-Asia-Pacific.Forward-deployed Fitzgerald is part of Destroyer Squadron 15, which operates from Yokosuka, Japan. April 26, 2017 View post tag: ROKN Share this article View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today US destroyers train with Japanese, South Korean warships last_img read more

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Anthem Sued By Doctors In Dispute Over Emergency Room Coverage

first_imgIL FOR WWW.THEINDIANALAWYER.COMThe health insurer Anthem Inc. was sued by doctors in Georgia for declining to pay for some emergency room care, escalating a long-running battle over how far insurance plans can go to push patients to seek lower-cost treatment.The American College of Emergency Physicians and the Medical Association of Georgia filed suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Atlanta against Anthem’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia unit over the denied payments. The doctors asked the court to require Anthem to halt its policy and cover the claims.“Providers and patients alike are operating in fear of denial of payment by defendants when patients seek emergency department care,” the groups said in the filing.It’s the latest legal challenge over a change in policy that Indianapolis-based Anthem says was designed to cut down on patients going to an emergency room in situations that don’t require it. Emergency room care usually costs significantly more than treatment at a doctor’s office or an urgent-care clinic. Georgia’s Piedmont Hospital and five related facilities also have sued Anthem over the policy, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in February.Last summer, Anthem told its members in Indiana that starting October 1, it would deny claims for hundreds of non-emergency diagnosis codes, such as bruises, rashes, minor burns, swimmer’s ear and athlete’s foot. It said those kind of medical problems should be treated in a doctor’s office or an urgent care-center for a fraction of the cost.But some Indiana physicians said they worried that patients might start to second-guess whether their middle-of-the-night chest pains were a heart attack or indigestion. They said patients should get such serious issues evaluated in an emergency room.Before putting the policy in place, Anthem sent letters to customers explaining the policy and urging them to use other sites for care. The insurer also held meetings with physicians, according to the suit.Anthem didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the suit.Medical recordsAnthem’s strategy went beyond what’s legally allowed, the doctors say in their lawsuit. The insurer reviewed the cases of patients who went to an emergency room and decided whether to pay for their care based on billing information or medical records related to the incident. The suit says Anthem violated legal requirements that insurers cover care in a situation where a “prudent layperson” would believe he or she was experiencing an emergency.According to the suit, Anthem began reviewing emergency-room visits in Georgia, Kentucky and Missouri and expanded the policy to Ohio, New Hampshire and Indiana. Anthem operates under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand in 14 states. The company has almost 40 million health-insurance members.Lawmakers including U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri have criticized Anthem’s policy. McCaskill and a fellow Democrat, Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, sent a letter in March to the Health and Human Services Department and Labor Department, asking them to investigate the payment denials.“By denying patient claims based on the patient’s final diagnosis and ignoring the patient’s symptoms present at the time of the emergency, we believe that Anthem likely violated federal law,” the senators wrote.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Draft School Budget Calls for 1.65 Percent Tax Increase

first_imgA preliminary budget presented to the Ocean City Board of Education on Wednesday anticipates a 1.65 percent increase to local taxpayers.The district had held the local tax levy flat at $21,640,721 for three consecutive years, but this year’s budget increases the levy by $357,180.The tax rate increases from 21.45 cents per $100 of assessed value to 21.84 cents. The increase of 0.3871 cents means property owners will pay an extra $3.87 in taxes (including debt service) for every $100,000 of assessed value. The owner of a $500,000 home (whose property was not reassessed) will pay an extra $19.35.As in recent years, the burden of increased taxes will not be shared equally. More than 4,500 Ocean City homes were reassessed this year as part of a multi-year program to bring assessed values in line with market values. Property owners whose homes values were changed may pay less in school taxes this year.The introduction of the budget on Wednesday is part of a process that will end with the adoption of a final budget and tax rate by May.Because the budget falls under the 2 percent cap on tax levy increases, it is not subject to voter approval.The operating budget for the district increases from $38,744,359 for 2013-14 to $40,398,729, but that figure anticipates the spending of $1,756,667 from a capital reserve fund for an Ocean City Primary School renovation.Personnel costs (salaries, stipends, benefits) make up the biggest part of the budget and increase by 1.8 percent to $31,411,634. Teachers are working under a contract that calls for 1.99 percent annual salary increases.The district will see $10,959,443 in tuition from sending districts and $2,294,950 in School Choice aid.The new School Choice program allows out-of-district students to apply to attend Ocean City schools — with the state paying Ocean City more than $13,800 for each student. The program has allowed the district to compensate for a declining enrollment and sustain programs without increasing taxes.Other school aid figures have not been released yet.School taxes are just part of an overall tax bill that includes municipal taxes and county taxes.last_img read more

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European Process Plant

first_imgKoenig, a specialist manufacturer of automatic roll plants, has introduced the new Koenig Rex Industry plant, supplied, installed and supported by European Process Plant (Epsom, Surrey). It produces a full range of traditional products, such as round rolls, baps, finger rolls, bridge rolls, teacakes, fruited buns, Swiss buns and ball doughnuts as well as stamped rolls, cut rolls and mini baguettes. A special moulding belt enables oval products to be made on the plant and a cutting station allows diagonal or longitudinal cuts to be made on the tops of the dough pieces.last_img

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Trade refutes vegetarian fears for plant bread

first_imgPress reports claiming that enzymes used in industrial breadmaking were “not fit for vegetarians” have been refuted as “confused” and “unfounded” by the industry.The stories, prompted by the Real Bread Campaign, were based on the accusation that enzymes used to make bread may be derived from animal sources, such as pig gut, as part of its campaign for clear labelling of processing aids on bread.Brands including Warburtons, Hovis, Kingsmill, Allinson, Burgen and Sunblest, as well as supermarkets Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose and Co-op, have since declared that they do not use non-vegetarian ingredients/processing aids in their breads.Chris Morrant, chair of the technical committee of the Asso-ciation of Baking Ingredient Manufacturers, said enzymes used in the UK baking industry were produced by fermentation technology and had no animal origin. “No ABIM member uses enzymes derived from animal sources,” he said.While a few enzymes derived from animal sources are used in UK manufacturing of non-cereal foods, none of these – proteases (breakdown proteins), lipases and phospholipases (break down fats) – are used by industrial bakers, it is claimed. “The baking industry does not use enzymes from these sources, as it is well aware of the concerns of vegetarians,” said Stan Cauvain of consultancy firm BakeTran.The Federation of Bakers stated that all wrapped bread produced in the UK was clearly labelled if products were not suitable for vegetarians and strictly adhered to EU legislation.Meanwhile, the Vegetarian Society moved to quell consumers’ fears. A spokes-person said: “We asked every manufacturer we contacted if they used any non-vegetarian ingredients or processing aids, and every one of them assured us they did not.”Real Bread Campaign founder Andrew Whitley said: “The key question is trust. A particular non-vegetarian enzyme or enzyme source may not be used in much bread, or any bread made today. But how would we be sure? We have no way of knowing what is going into our food.”last_img read more

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