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The importance of creating a diverse workplace

first_img Jane Ryan, chief operating officer of B2B at Nektan, on why the igaming industry needs to adapt to modern trends to plug the gender gap Email Address The importance of creating a diverse workplace Regions: Asia Europe US Jane Ryan, chief operating officer of B2B at Nektan, on why the igaming industry needs to adapt to modern trends to plug the gender gap.For years the igaming industry has acknowledged it needs to do more to create a diverse working environment. In recent years, there has been more emphasis on increasing the number of women holding senior positions across the board.The reality, however, is that we are still some way from achieving the ambition of gender diversity, as well as from hiring individuals from all different cultural backgrounds. It’s something I’ve experienced first-hand, having worked in the industry since 2002. At that time there were a lot of young female employees but very few at higher levels. And of the former female colleagues I’ve worked alongside, very few of them still work at all due to the challenges faced when bringing up children while holding down a senior role in the gaming industry.Since then, the industry has moved slowly in the right direction and changes can be seen when attending the various boardroom meetings and walking down the aisles of trade exhibitions.Nowadays, you can pretty much guarantee that not only will there be a handful of strong, successful women at the table but no white, male counterpart would dare make outdated remarks.However, that’s not to say the problem has been totally eradicated, as old habits die hard.Women are still significantly underrepresented in positions of power in the business world. Only 6.4% of full-time executive roles at FTSE 250 companies are held by woman, according to analysis from Cranfield University as part of its 20th FTSE Women on Boards Report in 2018.Investing in social diversity isn’t just about doing the right thing, it’s about driving a change that’s long overdue and one that will benefit us all, both socially and financially.There are often clear reasons why women leave the workforce, but this doesn’t need to be the case. By taking a flexible approach to diversity, we can hopefully improve those figures somewhat.At Nektan, we have a strong female workforce in a number of key positions, including our chief executive officer, Lucy Buckley, who joined the organisation at the end of last year. Our flexible approach to working hours means we are not only an attractive place to work, but we can also retain female workers should their personal circumstances change.As the company’s COO of our B2B division, I am actively engaged in encouraging flexible working. I endeavour to work from home one or two days a week in order to spend time with my family. As a leader, it’s important to demonstrate the successes of flexible working, while still being able to play a pivotal role within the organisation. The great gender divide is something that needs solving sooner rather than later, especially as it poses a threat in our ambitions to attract the very best talent to the industry.Recruiting new talent is becoming increasingly difficult, such is the competition we’re facing from other fast-growing and exciting technology areas, including the telecommunications, engineering and automotive industries.Offering more money isn’t always the answer. We need to have inclusive strategies by bringing in new organisational practices, as well as making cultural changes that allow for flexible working to attract a variety of talent, from different backgrounds and walks of life. In doing so, we will be fostering a culture of acceptance, resulting in a wealth of knowledge sharing, that we, as an industry that relies on innovation, can tap into.For the igaming industry to grow and introduce innovative ideas, it needs to adapt to a changing society, inclusive of all genders, races, sexual and religious orientations.Not only will diversity help our internal effectiveness, it will also make us more attractive to a diverse audience of customers, which in an increasingly competitive market place, has to be our ultimate goal. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: People Strategy 7th February 2019 | By contenteditor Peoplelast_img read more

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Shoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgShoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Shoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shoprite Holdings Plc (SHOPRT.zm)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileShoprite Group of Companies is an investment holding company with an extensive international network of retail and wholesale food and non-food outlets. The holding company is based in South Africa (RSA) and operates through four segments: Supermarkets RSA, Supermarkets Non-RSA, Furniture and Other. The group has more than 2 600 outlets in 15 countries across Africa and on Indian Oceans islands. Shoprite Group of Companies expanded into Africa from 1995; the first supermarket that opened outside of South Africa was in Lusaka, Zambia. The subsidiary company in Zambia falls under Supermarkets Non-RSA, which incorporates established brands in its stable; Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Usave and Hungry Lion. The company strives to offer a one-stop shopping destination for consumers, with a comprehensive range of food, household products, furniture, pharmaceuticals, appliances, and hair and beauty products. Shoprite Group of Companies is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Presidential attacks on journalists follow another radio station closure

first_imgNews News EcuadorAmericas News Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped News EcuadorAmericas Guayaquil-based Radio Morena FM 98.1 has been off the air since 6 July following the confiscation of its broadcasting equipment in a major operation. Owned by opposition politician Luis Almeida, it is the 17th broadcast media to be forced to close in Ecuador since the start of the year.As in the other cases, controversy surrounds the reasons for its closure and the way it was carried out. The station’s representatives say it was the victim of politically motivated “persecution.” The National Telecommunications Secretariat (SENATEL) – which is the competent government agency and which used to be called CONATEL – insists that Radio Morena was closed down simply because it failed to pay for its frequency concession in time.“We are concerned either way,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If it is correct that Radio Morena was late in paying its dues, why was it closed down without waiting until all possible avenues of appeal had been exhausted? There was a legal and even constitutional requirement to respect due process. The confiscation of its equipment – which the station owned, unlike its frequency – reinforces our suspicions about the procedure used.“We call for a complete revision of the frequency allocation system and the way the agency in charge of it functions. This was already recommended by a group of experts who were consulted in 2009 at the request of President Rafael Correa himself. A thorough reform is needed urgently and should be on the agenda of a new debate on the communication law.”The wave of closures of broadcast media – mostly stations critical of the government – is all the more controversial because President Correa has been stepping up his personal attacks on opposition journalists.Gustavo Cortez, the editor of the daily El Universo, was the target of violent harangues by the president during four of his recent weekly addresses, which are broadcast on most of the state radio and TV stations every Saturday.Brandished a photo of Cortez on 14 July, Correa publicly urged his supporters to “react” against him (see below). César Ricaurte, the head of the free speech NGO Fundamedios, was the target of a similar attack during a Saturday address last month. Receive email alerts RSF_en “We condemned the excesses of certain privately-owned media when the circumstances required in the past, but what are we to make of the pardon that President Correa gave El Universo on 27 February if he now embarks on more hostilities?” Reporters Without Borders said.“The president has a duty to guarantee national harmony and not brand fellow citizens on the air as ‘enemies of the country.’ When a democratically-elected president insists on respect for himself and his position, it is reasonable to assume that he will accord his detractors and opponents the same respect. In this case, personal attacks have also endangered the safety of those targeted.” Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources Follow the news on Ecuador Organisation June 15, 2020 Find out more July 17, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Presidential attacks on journalists follow another radio station closure Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Help by sharing this information April 10, 2020 Find out more to go further December 24, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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First Candidate Qualifies for Open District 5 Seat

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News First Candidate Qualifies for Open District 5 Seat Michael Warner has turned in required paperwork By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Thursday, January 7, 2021 | 3:03 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff 22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Michael Warner became the first applicant to qualify for the City Council’s District 5 seat left vacant with the election of its former occupant, Victor Gordo, to the mayor’s position.According to the City Clerk’s website, Warner turned in the requisite signatures and paperwork on Tuesday.So far he is unopposed.Warner, an appointment of Gordo’s to the city’s code enforcement commission, is listed as a former La Cañada Flintridge Public Works employee.Genevieve Clavreul, Charlotte Lai, Jessica Rivas, Gloria G. Medel, Martha Shenkenberg and Rosanna Del Rio have all pulled nominating papers but have not yet returned them to the City Clerk’s Office.Gordo resigned from the seat after he defeated Mayor Terry Tornek in the Nov. 3 election.“I think the City Council is moving in the right direction,” Warner said. “I thought numerous times in the past about running for the position, but I never wanted to run against Victor Gordo because I always supported him. And I am his code commissioner. My son is his disability access commissioner. So I’ve known Mayor Gordo for as long as he’s been in office. So when he announced that he was going to run for mayor I made up my mind that if he was successful I was going to apply for his seat.”Warner worked for the city of Los Angeles for over 30 years and retired from the La Cañada Public Works Department.According to the city’s notice of intent, candidates must live in District 5, hand-deliver 25 signatures from registered voters living in the district to City Clerk Mark Jomsky by 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14, and pay a $25 filing fee.Postmarked, email or faxed submissions will not be accepted.Appointments are required to personally obtain materials. And, due to COVID-19 protocols, all individuals coming to City Hall must wear facial coverings and observe social distancing.To be considered for the position, those applicants invited to participate must also attend a special meeting of the City Council in February for the purposes of a public interview by the full council.“The date and time of the meeting has yet to be determined and further information will be provided after all applications are received,” states the noticePresentations by applicants at the special meeting will be limited to six minutes, followed by a question and answer period conducted by the council on each applicant’s qualifications.The council will then vote to fill the position. The appointee will not be restricted from running for office in 2022.The new District 5 councilmember will be sworn in immediately after the council votes.last_img read more

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Diocesan awards highlight Limerick youth activity

first_imgPatrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Email Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleLimerick TD proposes new law on gift vouchers Editor Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible WhatsApp NewsSocietyDiocesan awards highlight Limerick youth activityBy Editor – December 3, 2017 1439 Facebook Bishop Brendan Leahy A renewed sense of civic, community and Christian spirit has flourished among young people in Kilfinane, thanks to an awards scheme being piloted by the Diocese of Limerick.The John Paul II awards are given out to young people between the ages of 16 and 18 who commit to engaging in a mix of community and church-based activity, with 17 of them set to receive their awards at an event held in Scoil Pól, Kilfinane on Friday.The programme was run by Scoil Pól in conjunction with Limerick Diocese and was driven and initiated by Sr. Patricia Coughlan in Kilfinane. The Knights of St Columbanus are sponsoring the launch of the initiative.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is the latest implementation of a recommendation from the Limerick Diocesan Synod held last year to reinvigorate church and community across Limerick and face it positively to the future.The awards are divided into four categories – bronze, silver, gold and the Papal Cross – and based on the level of activity that the students, who were mostly drawn from transition year, could commit to.Bronze awards went to students who committed to two hours of activity in social and church-based activity for eight weeks; silver required two hours per week for 14 weeks and gold required the same level of weekly activity for 20 weeks.The Papal Cross award is given to students who have completed an additional 26 weeks of activity having already received a gold award, with four students set to receive that on Friday night having already secured their gold in a pilot programme ran in the neighbouring Killaloe diocese.Bishop Brendan Leahy said: “When we celebrated the Synod in 2016, we agreed it would be good to introduce these awards because they provide a structure for young people to explore practical ways in which they can play an active role in their parish and also become more aware of their community and the challenges that people face in their locality.”Rose O’Connor, Pastoral Implementation Manager and one of the organisers of the awards programme said it renewed hope for young people and their potential to do great things.“A huge amount of great work has been done by them across the community in Kilfinane, particularly in the likes of Tidy Towns activity and it’s no wonder that Kilfinane had such a big improvement in its standing in the competition this year.“There has also been an upsurge in involvement in Church activity, in the choir, in reading at Mass, in more young people becoming Eucharistic Ministers. Young people have also helped older people and one of the pleasing outcomes has been to hear older people say how impressed they are with the younger generation,” she explained.More news here TAGSBishop Brendan LeahycivicCommunityDioceseKilfinanceKnights of St ColumbanuslimerickMassPapal CrossPastoral Implementation ManagerRose O’ConnorSr Patricia Coughlansynodyouth awards Linkedincenter_img Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Print COVID-19 volunteerism is a glimpse of what the future can be for church and community Advertisementlast_img read more

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Man charged with copper wire theft

first_img Previous articleSMWT to perform in concertNext articleSuspect charged with shooting at residence admin WhatsApp Facebook Christopher Larizza Deputies charged a suspect Wednesday who reportedly stole copper wire from numerous counties.The arrest involved investigators from multiple sheriff’s offices including Ector, Midland, Gaines, Andrews and Dawson Counties, and investigators from XTO Energy, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office release said.Deputies charged 28-year-old Christopher Larizza, who the release stated was already incarcerated for charges out of Andrews County for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft of material, copper wire, state jail felonies.Larizza was further charged with selling stolen regulated material, a state jail felony, after he reportedly brought the copper from neighboring counties and sold it at local metal recycling companies, the release detailed.Jail records show Larizza was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Friday and has three bonds totaling $90,000. Twitter Man charged with copper wire theft Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Local NewsCrime Facebook WhatsApp By admin – March 7, 2018 last_img read more

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Crisis No Longer Haunts Bank of America

The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Exceed Risk-Sharing Goals Next: Just How Far Has REO Fallen? March 28, 2016 3,771 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Bank of America Earnings Statements Mortgage Crisis Profits 2016-03-28 Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Bank of America Earnings Statements Mortgage Crisis Profits in Daily Dose, Featured, News Home / Daily Dose / Crisis No Longer Haunts Bank of America Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago With the release of the company’s Q1 2016 earnings statement right around the corner, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said in his letter to shareholders in the 2015 Annual Report that the bank is “no longer clouded over by heavy mortgage and crisis-related litigation and operating costs.”Crisis-related litigation plagued Bank of America in 2014. The bank reached a settlement with the Department of Justice in August of that year for $16.65 billion over the sales of toxic mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis; litigation costs and other expenses related to that settlement took a big chunk out of the bank’s 2014 net income. The $16.65 billion settlement remains a record for a settlement between the Department of Justice and a single company over matters related to the 2008 financial crisis (it was eclipsed only by British Petroleum’s $20.8 settlement with the DOJ in October 2015 over the Gulf oil spill).“This progress is the result of continued strong business performance, no longer clouded over by heavy mortgage and crisis-related litigation and operating costs,” Moynihan said. “Over the past several years, we’ve followed a strategy to simplify the company, rebuild our capital and liquidity, invest in our company and our capabilities, and pursue a straightforward model focused on responsible growth.”For the full year of 2015, Bank of America more than tripled its net income from the previous year ($15.9 billion compared to $4.8 billion). The bank’s earnings for 2015 were the highest since the pre-crisis year of 2006 (net income of $21.1 billion).“Other general operating expense decreased $16.0 billion primarily due to a decrease of $15.2 billion in litigation expense which was primarily related to previously disclosed legacy mortgage-related matters and other litigation charges in 2014,” the shareholder letter said.Moynihan’s announcement follows what was largely a positive second half of 2015 for Bank of America. In November, independent monitor Eric Green reported that the bank was well ahead of schedule to pay off the $7 billion in consumer relief required by the August 2014 RMBS settlement. In December, the Federal Reserve approved the bank’s resubmitted capital plan after spending approximately $100 million to “get the process right for resubmission,” Moynihan said. Nine months earlier, the Fed announced that Bank of America must submit a revised capital plan due to certain weaknesses in the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank’s capital planning process the Fed located in its annual Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) conducted in early March 2015.Bank of American’s earnings statement for the first quarter of 2016 will be released on Thursday, April 14.Click here to view the entire 2015 Annual Report for Bank of America. Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Crisis No Longer Haunts Bank of America read more

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Council initiate restricted access to beach car parks & beaches

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter Previous articleCovid-19: 40 Gardai in North West restricting their movementsNext articleTeachers ‘angry & worried’ over school reopening plans News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – January 7, 2021 Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Donegal County Council is restricting access to a number of beach car parks and beaches following consultation with relevant state agencies. Gardai in the county will be assisting with the beach restrictions.In a statement, the Council says that the move is part of on-going efforts to ensure compliance with public health guidelines during the current Covid19 pandemic in particular with regards to staying within 5km of your home for exercise.The beaches will remain available to those living within a 5km distance of them.The beaches affected are:Kinnagoe; Lisfannon; Shrove; Rathmullan; Portsalon; Murder Hole; Tra Mor (Na Dunaibh); Tra Beg (Na Dunaibh), Ards (Creeslough); Block Yard Beach (Keadue); Narin; Dooey; Magheroarty; Magheraclogher; Marble Hill; Killahoey; Mullaghdearg; Silver Strand; Fintra; Murvagh; Rossnowlagh; Tullan Strand (Bundoran) and Bundoran.Donegal County Council is requesting that all members of the public respect the necessary restrictions currently in place and remain at home except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes. Do not travel more than 5km from home for exercise. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterestcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Council initiate restricted access to beach car parks & beaches Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

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Former Baltimore mayor indicted in children’s book scheme

first_imgKuzma/iStock(BALTIMORE) — Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was indicted on numerous federal charges of wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud and tax evasion in an alleged scheme involving the publishing of her children’s books, officials announced Wednesday. Pugh, 69, allegedly defrauded customers of Healthy Holly books, a company she owned, for her own political and personal gain, including funding her mayoral run, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She allegedly used the proceeds from sales of fraudulently obtained Healthy Holly books to also purchase, then renovate, a house in Baltimore City, according to the statement.The grand jury indictment was handed down on Nov. 14 and made public Wednesday. She faces charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, seven counts of wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of tax evasion. Pugh is expected to turn herself in to the U.S. Marshals before for initial court appearance and arraignment on Thursday. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Letters

first_imgLettersOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Thisweek’s lettersFirstHR posts are  too hard to find Withregard to the letter from Paula Laite regarding how difficult it is to get ajob in HR (Letters, 13 February) I would like to add my voice to her comments.  Assomeone who has completed a post-graduate diploma in HR management and hasgraduate membership of the CIPD, I have found it it impossible to get my firstposition in HR. Recruiters appear to have the blinkered view that applicantsmust have “XYZ years’ experience”.Whyis a profession that should be encouraging opportunities for new staff failingto give people the chance to prove themselves?Thereappears to be a lack of first-level HR jobs, with hardly any being advertised.I would like to see the industry and the CIPD make an effort to help new peopleinto the industry at the ground level and then train them for the future, thereis a lot of talent out here, don’t let it go to waste.Onanother note, can anyone let me know why, after paying my large fees to theCIPD for the past four to five years and spending two years studying for mypostgraduate diploma, when the IPD changed to the CIPD they removed my right touse any designatory letters after my name. Thiswas one way of showing I had achieved something after my hard work, and itseems very unfair to me.DavidJ Bryden, EdinburghConstructionfirms have stereotypesItwas interesting to read Steve Rotherman’s letter (6 February) regarding the“Respect for People” article (5 December 2000) which concerned the image of theUK construction industry.MrRotherman appears to have been most upset by Personnel Today’s coverage when hesuggests that the article contains ‘gross generalisations of site culture.’  Buthe should not be so critical of your article as we do have operatives (andmanagers) in construction who are sexist, racist and ageist and thus can beseen to reinforce construction’s stereotypical macho culture. Indeed,a look at the top three selling weekly journals for the construction industryindicates a ‘healthy’ attitude to reporting on construction problems. I thinkPersonnel Today provided an accurate account of the UK construction industry.MikeMurray, lecturer in construction management, GlasgowDonot listen to the ‘horse whispering’Readingthrough the Letters page (23 January), I saw replies to Personnel Today’soriginal article on “horse whispering”. Robert Clarke even ventured to statethat MBS might have “hit on the next big idea in HR management”.Whyis it that in the HR press there are continuing debates on how to raise theprofile of HR and ensure that HR professionals are seen as equals of directorsin other disciplines, when ideas like “horse whispering” are given an ounce ofcredibility? Pseudo,voodoo techniques may be popular with the HR press but I would not feelcomfortable taking this idea to the board of directors of a major company.Ifthe HR press and HR professionals want to raise the profile and credibility ofthe HR profession in the wider interests of all staff, in all organisations,they should leave these pathetic ideas well alone.SimonDerry, consultant, via e-mailCorusshould have told its staff firstIwas very disappointed to read that Corus believed its communication to itsworkforce in relation to the redundancies had been strategically planned. Myhusband has worked at Llanwern steel plant in Newport for almost 13 years andthe first communication from management he received was on 6 February – wellafter the job losses had been reported by the media on 1 February. Yourarticle gave the impression that Corus had done everything possible. What theyshould have done was inform the workforce before the media – this would havehelped everyone to get through a very difficult time.NicholaMorden-Tew, personnel adviser, Harlow Pressings Comments are closed. last_img read more

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