e-HR news in brief…

first_img Comments are closed. This week’s e-HR news in briefB&Q opts for blended learning Leading DIY retailer B&Q is trying out a new approach to managementtraining using bite-sized pieces of blended learning provided by Futuremedia.Knowledge Bursts are five-minute modules being used to complement face-to-faceelements in B&Q’s new blended Management Academy training programme.  www.futuremedia.co.ukBT looks to change HR strategy BT is deploying PeopleSoft’s Enterprise Human Capital Management (HCM)system across the organisation to manage its worldwide workforce. It is part ofthe telecommunications company’s bid to bring fundamental changes to its HR andIT strategy.  www.peoplesoft.com Previous Article Next Article e-HR news in brief…On 13 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Joseph drafted by Boston in second round with 51st overall pick

first_imgFormer Syracuse forward Kris Joseph will join teammate Fab Melo in Boston after being drafted by the Celtics in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft Thursday night.Joseph was taken with the 51st overall pick while Boston selectedMelo with the 22nd pick in the first round.Joseph was the Orange’s leading scorer last season, averaging 13.4 points per game. During his time with SU, the forward was a consistent scorer and gave opposing team fits with his athleticism and length on the defensive end of the floor in Syracuse’s 2-3 zone.He shot 42.1 percent from the field his senior season, and 34.5 percent from beyond the 3-point line. Joseph also finished with 4.7 rebounds per game.The Montreal native is the second small forward from Syracuse to be drafted in the last two years, following his predecessor Wes Johnson, who was taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fourth overall pick of the 2010 draft.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 29, 2012 at 10:23 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

USC alumnus returns to serve community

first_imgAlumnus Andrew Park, who operates the Chik-fil-A on Figueroa Street, hopes to further integrate the restaurant into campus life. Photo by Isabel Hanewicz | Daily TrojanFor USC alumnus Andrew Park, a chicken sandwich has the potential to change lives. When Park first started working for Chick-fil-A about two and a half years ago, he knew he had a passion for business and social impact, but did not yet have a grasp of the restaurant in a larger context. Now the operator of the Chick-fil-A located on Figueroa Street, Park hopes to use his role to give back to the University community.“I think to have the opportunity to come back and serve the University, serve the community — not just the students but all the faculty and everybody that is part of that [experience] — to come inside and serve them has been fantastic,” Park said.In 2012, Park received a bachelor’s degree from the Marshall School of Business with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. After running his own start-up during and after his undergraduate career, he ended up assisting in running a new Chick-fil-A in Orange County before moving to work for its corporate branch. On Nov. 1, he took over as operator of the Chick-fil-A near USC.“To be back with the Trojan Family, that I was beyond excited about,” Park said.In the future, Park hopes to increase the company’s social presence in South Los Angeles. Originally based in Georgia, Chick-Fil-A is currently expanding its reach in California.“Chick-Fil-A is passionate about each restaurant being locally owned and locally operated, so I’ve been thinking into some of the things I’d like to pour into,” Park said. “Some of the things we’re looking into start connecting other organizations about is anything with youth and the inner city.”Looking toward the future, Park hopes that the local Chick-fil-A will become more integrated into campus life.“What I’d like to see and have students experience here is really a sense of community,” Park said. “[So] that when people visit, [they think], ‘Man, Chick-fil-A is an integral part of the USC student experience.’”Chick-fil-A already sponsors a few initiatives to connect with USC. The restaurant offers free sandwiches when USC’s football team blocks a kick and hosts Trojan Tuesdays, where students receive special discounts on Tuesday nights. In the future, the restaurant hopes to increase its digital reach to continue improving the experience for students, said Eric Kim, the restaurant’s new director of technology.“I think one thing we’re putting a lot of emphasis on [is] different platforms that can get our product into students’ hands without them even having to visit the store,” said Kim, who is also a USC alumnus. “We have the Chick-fil-A One App, Tapingo and Door Dash. “We understand that the line can be out the door sometimes, so whatever we can do to get people their Chick-fil-A.”As members of the Trojan Family, both Park and Kim emphasize their commitment to being a resource for students, whether they’re looking to understand more about the restaurant, searching for an internship opportunity or hoping to learn about the world of business.“[We’re] just here to be a resource for university students,” Park said. “And…just [to] give back because USC had done a lot to set me up and I feel like there’s a lot I can share about my journey with students.”last_img read more

Traffic plans for Tipp – Wexford game

first_imgPhoto: © Pat Flynn Supporters travelling to the game Semple Stadium on Saturday evening are being warned there will be no parking adjacent to the Stadium without an official car pass.Barriers will be erected and traffic will be stopped on the immediate approach roads to the Stadium.Car Parking facilities are available at LIT Thurles on the Nenagh Road, Thurles Greyhound Stadium opposite the entrance to Ardáin Ui Riain, and the VEC Grounds beside entrance to Ardáin Uí Riain. As well as Parnell St Car Park, Liberty Square Car Park, and St Patrick’s College and at the Munster Hotel Car Park both opposite the Cathedral.last_img

Proposed Demerara Bridge model not feasible – Region Three chambers

first_imgNew Houston/Versailles Bridge… says traffic woes will return By Jarryl BryanA recent feasibility study undertaken by Dutch consultant LievenseCSO has recommended a retractable, low level Demerara River Bridge at a proposed site spanning Houston, EBD and Versailles, WBD, but an important stakeholder is of the view that the recommended model is not feasible.President of the Region Three Chamber of Commerce and Industry Radesh RameshwarIn an interview with this publication, President of the Region Three (Essequibo Islands/West Demerara) Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Radesh Rameshwar, raised several concerns pertaining to the proposal. According to Rameshwar, the design will only cater for short term traffic control, rather than long term.“We are very happy that the feasibility study has been completed, and we are happy to know that it would be three lanes,” Rameshwar said. “(But) we were hoping that it could be four lanes because, at the Demerara Harbour Bridge, which is two lanes, many times they have to close off traffic at the eastern or western end for both lanes to go one side, thereby hindering traffic from the other side.“In my opinion, it will solve the problems we have now,” the business executive emphasized, “(with) two lanes for the peak and one lane coming from the other direction. But what is going to happen in 10 to 15 years from now? Every year we are having 10,000 vehicles on average entering this country.”Rameshwar has said that with the amount of motorists expected to increase over the next decade, there will come a time when the very bridge being proposed would be inadequate. He used the present Demerara Harbour Bridge as an example.“(That) bridge was built in the 70s, and at the time it was built, the volume of traffic was not that (much). Now, over the years, (the volume of traffic) has grown significantly, and that is what has caused the problems here,” he explained.Rameshwar noted that a new bridge for the Demerara River would ease the problem for Region Three. “But we strongly believe that this is going to ease the problem probably for another ten years. With the amount of money we will be investing as tax payers to pay back the loan for this bridge, we feel that instead of a three-lane, it should have been a four-lane (bridge).”Fixed vs retractableThe feasibility study and design for the new Demerara River Bridge, which had reportedly cost some $146.3 million, was on Wednesday presented to Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson.The 57-page final report was done by Dutch company LievenseCSO. The project team had included officials from the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation and Transport and Harbours Department.It is understood that the feasibility study determined that the proposed location of Houston-Versailles was the most ideal. It was further noted that the bridge should be a low-level one with a movable part and three lanes. But Rameshwar pointed out that this still leaves the problem of traffic build-ups.“That obviously is going to hold back traffic,” he said. “It is going to continue to disrupt traffic and disrupt business people in Region Three. Because of the limitations of the Demerara Harbour Bridge and the volume of traffic, business on the West Coast has been affected.“Many times you have to put aside an entire day if you just want to go to Georgetown to procure some items to bring it back over the West Coast, because of the bridge and the traffic situation,” the executive observed.2013 studyAnother study had been done back in 2013, when the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation had collaborated with the then Public Works Ministry to carry out a pre-feasibility analysis. That study had concluded that a ‘fixed high level’ bridge was the best option to pursue, rather than the retractable model, echoing the recommendations of today made by Rameshwar.The “fixed high level” option would ensure that traffic would be able to flow even while boats passed underneath the structure. At present, the bridge operates according to schedules, in order to cater for riverine traffic.This has traditionally resulted in a rush hour and lengthy traffic lines, as motorists hurry to catch the bridge before it closes. It was to solve these traffic woes and address the advanced age of the Demerara Harbour Bridge that a new bridge was contemplated in the first place.According to the 2013 report, consultations were carried out with various private sector agencies and non- governmental organisations (NGO) representing cross sections of the production and manufacturing sectors in Guyana.Those consultations, the report detailed, were to obtain valuable data to complete the report, introduce stakeholders to the new Demerara River Crossing concept, and garner feedback that could potentially influence the project.The agencies the Ministries of Public Works and Finance engaged were the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Georgetown Chambers of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSC), Guyana Shipping Association (GSA), Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GL&SC), Guyana Association of Professional Engineers (GAPE).According to the report, these stakeholders “indicated a strong desire for a new fixed bridge structure across the Demerara River. The new structure would not only relieve road and marine traffic congestion, but would also facilitate and catalyse improved mobility, sector growth, and planned development at the Georgetown Harbour.”last_img read more

Warriors pick Miye Oni at No. 58 in NBA Draft, but plan to trade him

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors finished off a busy draft night by selecting Yale junior guard Miye  with the No. 58 pick. But the Warriors plan to trade the pick.The Warriors had already selected Jordan Poole at No. 28, acquired the draft rights to Alen Smailagic at No. 39 from New Orleans and Eric Paschall at No. 41.All four plan to play on the Warriors’ Summer League team in the so-called “California Classic” in Sacramento (July 1-3) and in Las Vegas Summer League (July 5-July 15).WARRIORS HQ …last_img

First corporate bond lists on Yield-X

first_img25 August 2008Housing developer Calgro M3 has become the first South African company to list a bond on Yield-X, the JSE’s interest rate exchange, giving the company the flexibility of having multiple issuances with different debt instruments and different tenures, when and where it suits them.Calgro M3, which is listed on the JSE’s Alt-X alternative exchange, will initially raise R40-million through the issuing of a short-dated zero coupon bond to enable it to undertake further developments in the low-income housing market, which is the company’s primary business.“Three fund managers have already snapped up the bond quickly, which demonstrates the appetite for the issuing of quality bonds,” JSE trading general manager Warren Geers said in a statement this week.“There are another four to five issuers in the pipeline to list bonds, which indicates that current market conditions are not a deterrent to issuers wanting to list a bond as long as the company has a need.”Cheaper financingAccording to the JSE, the listing on the Yield-X has paved the way for residential housing developers to gain access to institutional funding for the first time in South Africa, making it possible for companies to raise cheaper priced debt for financing their integrated and affordable housing developments as well replacing costly debt in their operations.“Funding of a development business requires the combination of a diversified set of funding providers in order to arrive at optimal funding mix in terms of cost of debt and tenure and also creating adequate capacity for a developer,” said Calgro M3 CEO Peter Waweru.Company developments which stand to benefit from the bond issue include the R1.6-billion Fleurhoff project to build 6 000 homes, set to commence in September, and the R2.6-billion Midrand project to built 14 700 homes, set to commence in April 2009. Both projects are located around Johannesburg.“Having listed on the Alt-X only nine months ago, we feel proud and excited to be part of this ground breaking event within the maiden year of the company’s listing, putting us on a trajectory to fund growth expectations,” Waweru said.Appealing investmentFor investors wanting to trade bonds, Yield-X listed bonds are particularly appealing in that Yield-X’s trading fees are the most competitive in the market and that as orders are matched anonymously, a credit wash is provided.“Essentially there is no counter-party risk, because the South African Futures Exchange clearing company does the credit wash for each trading participant and thereby is not exposing the balance sheet to the counter-parties,” explained Geers.Yield-X also provides the flexibility for trading to take place either through the central order book or merely by reporting transactions to the exchange.“Either way, the investor enjoys a high degree of protection, as the JSE has set minimum standards which they have to adhere to with the Financial Services Board,” the JSE says.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Call to sign Mandela ‘Lego-cy’ petition

first_img22 May 2014“You’re never too young to know the whole story”, Cape Town-based digital marketing agency Quirk says at the end of a YouTube video backing its campaign for Lego to create a special set of its interlocking plastic brick toys to honour the “Legocy” of Nelson Mandela.Quirk’s video is one of three finalists in YouTube Film Hack, a Google-sponsored competition for South African video content creators to produce inspiring YouTube marketing content based on Mandela’s legacy. The Nelson Mandela Foundation made the three videos public on Thursday.The one-minute, forty-two second clip “Madiba: our country’s greatest story told in Lego” uses Lego figures to follow Mandela’s journey from the Pass Law protests of 1960 through the subsequent Rivonia Trial and imprisonment on Robben Island to freedom and ultimate reconciliation for South Africa as a whole.The soundtrack to the clip is a recording of the famous excerpt from Mandela’s Rivonia Trial speech, in which he declared that he was prepared to die for a free South Africa.“This is our country’s greatest story,” Quirk declares in a note posted below the video. “Let’s never stop telling it. Help us keep Madiba’s legacy alive to children of all ages. Add your name to our request to Lego for the creation of an official ‘Madiba: Freedom Fighter’ set. Go to www.legocy.co.za and share an icon with the world.”The same message appears in shortened form at the end of the video, adding that Quirk will be handing its request to Lego on 5 December 2014.The innovative campaign bears out Quirk’s slogan – “brave curious minds” – and gives further indication why the South African agency was targeted for takeover by London-based communications conglomerate WPP, which acquired a controlling stake in Quirk earlier this month.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Bovada Released Odds For 58 Different Programs To Win The NCAA Tournament

first_imgTwitter/@UConnTwitter/@UConnWe haven’t quite reached the post-season in college basketball, but the bold bettor can now put down money on 58 different teams to win the upcoming NCAA Tournament. As one would expect, Kentucky is a heavy favorite at even odds, while Duke, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Virginia round out the top five. If you believe heavily in recent tournament history, defending national champion UConn is down at 150/1. Memphis, Minnesota, and Vanderbilt share the highest available odds at 1000/1 each. Here is the full list, via Bovada.ncaatodds1ncaatodds2last_img

Georgia Football’s Official Twitter Account Favorited A Tweet About Taking Everett Golson

first_imggeorgia football favorites tweet about getting Everett Golson for a year.Twitter/@TooMFCold4LNotre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is officially on the transfer market, and there are dozens of teams that could use him at quarterback for the upcoming season. The Georgia Bulldogs seem to fit the bill with the graduation of their 2014 starter Hutson Mason, and some fans are already trying to recruit him to [email protected]_Golson5 @FootballUGA choose the dawgs for one year. Take us to another level. We need a championship!!!— Phillip Coy (@TooMFCold4L) May 7, 2015Whoever runs Georgia football’s official Twitter account also seems to like the [email protected] @Everett_Golson5 tweeted this not even thinking it was possible. #EverettGolsonToGeorgia #dreamcometrue pic.twitter.com/JwvLsUJ1aj— Phillip Coy (@TooMFCold4L) May 7, 2015Unless Mark Richt is the man behind the Twitter, this probably means nothing, but “Golson Watch” should be a fun news story for the college football world over the next few weeks.last_img read more