Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. US payroll and coaching experts gain best pay risesOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Specialists in payroll, training and diversity in the US received the bestpay rises in HR in 2000, according to research. The joint research by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) andWilliam M Mercer shows that technical trainers’ pay has increased by 15.2 percent last year to around $58,100 (£41,000) while diversity managers’ pay hasgone up 11.5 per cent to around $90,000 (£64,000). The more widespread HR roles saw a wide range of median pay increases,ranging from 8.7 per cent for a payroll manager to 2 per cent for acompensation analyst or HR generalist. Lower-level positions, including administrative, clerical, and generalistroles, received pay increases of 2 per cent or less. Patricia Schaeffer, senior compensation consultant at William M Mercer,said, “The economic uncertainty appears to be holding down pay increasesin certain areas where qualified HR talent is more readily available, includingmany of the entry-level positions. “However, in certain areas – including jobs requiring specialisedskills, such as corporate security and HR information systems – pay rose at afairly brisk pace.” Several new roles were included in the survey, including immigration andexpatriate services manager and HR service centre representative. Debra Cohen, director of research for SHRM, said, “These new jobsreflect the evolving role of HR. The increasing globalisation of the workforcehas caused a number of companies to create new positions specifically to dealwith immigration and expatriate issues. The addition of the service centrepositions reflects the new and different ways that HR delivers services to itscustomers.” The survey gathered data from 1,156 companies and 103 different HR roles,ranging from senior management to clerical positions. www.shrm.org
Twenty-one-year-old Albert DeFreitas Jr was on Thursday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on three counts of simple larceny, wherein it is alleged that on November 25, on Battery Road, Kingston Georgetown, he smashed a window of a car belonging to the fiancé of iNews reporter Ramona Luthi to gain entry into the vehicle, and carted off therefrom thousands of dollars in valuables.The accused,Albert DeFreitas JrThe vehicle was reportedly parked while the couple was conducting a pre-wedding photo-shoot at the Georgetown Marriott Hotel, a short distance away.Unrepresented by legal counsel, DeFreitas denied that he had broken into the car and stolen several electronic items, a quantity of cash, and other possessions which belong to the couple and their cameraman. Altogether, these items carry a value in excess of $500,000.The Prosecution is contending that shortly after the incident, DeFreitas attempted to sell a laptop which was stolen from the car, but the prospective buyer, a woman, cancelled the transaction because of the suspicious actions of the perpetrator, and instead contacted the Police, allowing for ranks to intercept the suspect, who was nabbed with the stolen items in his possession.One of the hard drives which were taken from the car was retrieved.DeFreitas has further been charged with stealing a quantity of colognes and a handbag from Dexter Cummings on October 19, 2017 in Georgetown. He denied that charge also.DeFreitas has been placed on $20,000 bail, and is expected to return to court of December 11, 2017.